Brother XL2610 is good sewing machine for the price. Especially if you are looking for a machine that is in the under $100 category. There is a question mark over durability though.
Brother XL2610 Sewing Machine Features
- 25 built-in stitches
- Automatic needle threader
- Thread cutter
- Drop-in bobbin
- 4-step buttonhole
- Free arm
- Built-in light
Brother XL2610 Review
Sewing Machine Reviews Recommendation Level : MODERATE
Brother XL2610 is a cute little, low cost beginners machine. In fact, this is a beginners only machine, there is nothing that would excite an advanced sewer. It is a mechanical sewing machine. Stitches are selected by turning the dial. If you look at the features, it seems to have all the features a beginner will look for. It comes with 25 built-in stitches and 59 stitch functions. The built-in stitches include quilting stitches, garment construction stitches, decorative sewing stitches, stretch stitches and a blind hem stitch.It has an automatic needle threading system. The drop-in bobbin makes it very easy to change the bobbins. It has a manual thread cutter as well.
Brother XL2610 comes with a motor that is capable of delivering 800 stitches/minute. This machine has free arm sewing capability as well. This machine weighs just 11 pounds, so you can carry it easily with the carry handle provided. So this machine would be a good option, if you are planning to take it to your sewing classes. There is an LED work light also, which does a very good job in illuminating the work space. This machine comes with a 25 year limited warranty.
Brother XL2610 is an easy to use sewing machine. It does come with a lot of plastic parts, I think that is where Brother saved money. It does a decent job with multiple layers of denim and it is quite good with lighter fabrics. Threading the machine was quite easy. For the price, it is an impressive machine.
One limitation of this machine is that it comes with a 4-step buttonhole instead of 1-step. Beginners will find 4-step buttonholes slightly more difficult to use than 1-step ones.
- Nice stitches
- Easy to use
- Lot of features for the price
- Low price
- No 1-step buttonhole
- Customization options are limited
- Mostly plastic
Overall, Brother XL2610 is a very good low cost option. It is kind of a use and throw machine. You can’t expect this machine to serve you for 5 years. But if you are looking for a cheap sewing machine that costs well under $100 and you still want some quality performance, definitely consider this one. It has all the essential stitches and features a beginner needs.
P.S : Do check out the Brother XL2600I which is a better package in terms of features and price.