Brother SM3701 is a good quality sewing machine, but it is not widely available in all stores. There is another Brother machine that gives it a tough competition.
Brother SM3701 Main Features
- 37 built-in stitches
- Automatic needle threader
- Top drop-in bobbin
- 1-step buttonhole
Brother SM3701 Review
Sewing Machine Reviews Recommendation Level : MODERATE
SM3701 is an entry level mechanical sewing machine from Brother. The availability of Brother SM3701 is a question mark. It hasn’t yet made its way to most stores in US. The same machine is available under a different model name, which has made quite an impact in the market. The model I am talking about is the Brother XR3774. It has received good feedback from sewers, thanks to its quality and performance. Since SM3701 is built on the same platform of XR3774, one should expect the same quality.
Brother SM3701 has 37 built-in stitches including blind hem, decorative, and quilting stitches which gives you adequate stitch options. There are 74 stitch options in total. The stitches also include a one-step buttonhole as well. There is an automatic needle threader to save eye strain. The top drop-in bobbin is a beginners’ delight. It comes with an automatic bobbin winding system, which is not a surprise for a machine of this price.
Brother SM3701 is free arm convertible for sewing cuffs and sleeves. Free-motion quilting can be done by dropping the feed dogs. Stitches can be selected by using dials. Stitch width and length can be adjusted up to 5mm and 4mm respectively. The motor can deliver 800 stitches per minute, which is acceptable for a mechanical sewing machine.
The machine has a dimension of 12.0″ x 5.8″ x 15.3″. There is a built-in storage compartment to store your accessories. Brother SM3701 is a lightweight sewing machine. It weighs just 12.5 pounds. So it will be easy to carry. The machine comes with 25 year limited warranty.
Is It Worth Buying?
Brother SM3701 has the same quality and performance that XR3774 has. And that is where the confusion begins. Brother XR3774 is currently available in most stores. So XR3774 has edge in that section. Both machines are identical in features, the only difference is that XR3774 comes with an included quilting feet. So, that will also work in favor of XR3774.
Ultimately, it is your decision. You may compare the prices of both and pick the one that suits you.