Brother BB370 is a quality beginners sewing machine. But you need to watch its price as there is another Brother machine with identical features.
Brother BB370 Main Features
- 37 built-in stitches
- Automatic needle threader
- Top drop-in bobbin
Brother BB370 Review
BB stands for ‘Butterfly Blossom’, which is nothing more than a few butterfly graphics on the machine. Brother BB370 is a beginners’ mechanical sewing machine. It is a very popular entry level sewing machine. If a machine is popular, it must have some quality associated with it, let us see if that is the case with BB370. It has 37 built-in stitches (denoted by its model number), including a 1-step buttonhole. Total stitch functions amount to 74. Stitch selection is done by turning a dial. The stitch chart is printed on the front of the machine.
Brother BB370 features an automatic needle threader, which is a blessing for those with poor eye sight. The work space is well lit as well. The machine comes with easy to change, top drop-in bobbin system. You just drop the bobbin in, unlike the side loading ones in which you need to remove the side storage compartment. For winding bobbin, the machine is equipped with an automatic bobbin winder.
Brother BB370 is a lightweight sewing machine, it also has a built-in handle for portability. It has a powerful motor which can deliver 800 stitches/min. The motor power is very good for its price. The maximum stitch width and length are 5mm and 4mm respectively. There is an option to drop feed dogs for doing free-motion quilting. It can do free arm sewing as well. There is a built-in storage compartment for storing your accessories. It comes with 25 year limited warranty.
The first thing you will notice about Brother BB370 is that it is very beginner friendly. The automatic needle threader, top drop-in bobbin and 1-step buttonhole contribute a lot to its user-friendliness. It comes with a well written user manual, which is a great blessing for beginners. The machine is lightweight and you can easily move it. This can qualify as a travel machine for sure.
Even though most parts are plastic, the build quality is decent. Among 37 built-in stitches, there are a nice variety of decorative stitches, which is a good thing as far as creativity is concerned. This machine gives enough room to grow your creativity. The operation is quiet and stable. Even though BB370 is lightweight, it is very stable at high speeds. The machine is easy to thread and the instructions are easy to follow. The stitch quality of Brother BB370 is excellent. The machine sews perfectly straight stitches without any help from the sewer.
Being a beginners machine, you must be careful while sewing multiple layers of thick fabrics like denim (especially with 6 plus layers). You have to use denim needle for it.
The foot pedal could have been made of bit more quality material.
- Lots of stitch options
- Quality stitches
- Beginner friendly
- Not a lot
Is It Worth Buying?
Brother BB370 ticks all the check boxes. It is a complete machine in terms of quality and affordability. It will be a great tool for beginners. But before jumping in, you must compare its price with that of Brother XR3774, which is identical to BB370 in features. You can choose the inexpensive one as they are identical machines. That way, you can save couple of dollars for accessories. Moreover, you will get an extension table with XR3774, which is not the case with BB370. So account that in the price difference.