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Old 09-02-2011, 01:01 AM
 
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Brother XL2610 Sewing Machine

Rating: 4 out of 5
  • Currently 4.0/5.0

This little sewing machine performs surprisingly well for its price range. Listing at only $149.00 it is definitely a budget model- but Brother makes high quality machines and this model is no exception.

I purchased this machine approximately 3 years ago to replace an old Singer my mother gave me when I was a teen. At first I shopped with the intention to replace it with another Singer (as the old one served me well), but I soon found that for my price range this Brother offered more options and features than all of the Singers I looked at. The XL2610 has 25 different stitch settings, an automatic threading system, drop-in bobbins and a foot peddle attachment. It is a medium-sized unit (15" long by 6" wide) and relatively light weight for easy handling and storage. There is a small storage box built into the side of the machine for keeping extra needles, pins and such handy. The machine also has its own built-in light fixture, which is handy for detailed work.

For simple home and craft use, this little machine more than fits my needs. I regularly use it for making quick clothing repairs and have even used it to mend fabric tears on hockey equipment. I have found it handles even thick fabrics like canvas and nylons well. For its price range, the variety of stitches offered is very good and I've found stitches to meet my needs on any project. There are certainly more complicated and heavy duty machines available, but for the average home user that isn't very experienced with sewing this little Brother is great. The instructions are very easy to follow and I found making the switch from my Singer to be a snap. Many things are actually easier to do on this machine than my old one, like switching bobbins in and out. In all, a great value for the money.

Review by professional reviewer, Aug. 25, 2011
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