Brother XM2701 Sewing Machine Review

Sewing takes years to master, but with the Brother XM2701 Lightweight Sewing Machine, you don’t need ages to complete your first project. This machine is the number one choice when it comes to features rich, durability and simplicity.

It is one of the best-selling on Amazon in the Sewing Machine category with a rating of 4.7 out of 5. A great choice for your everyday sewing projects.

brother XM2701 sewing machine review

Brother XM2701 is ideal for beginners looking to get into sewing without spending a ton of money. This machine features everything to bring your sewing ideas to the next level.

It’s a high-quality sewing machine from Brother company, super easy to use, affordable, and lightweight you can go with it whenever you go.

This friendly sewing machine comes with an instructional DVD with step-by-step sewing tutorials showing you how to set up the machine and how to use key features of the Brother XM2701 sewing machine.

Brother XM2701 is your everyday machine to do some basic sewing and quilting for outdoor projects.

Brother XM2701 Sewing Machine Review Details

What company makes Brother sewing machines?

The Brother XM2701 is made by the Brother a Japanese multinational electronics company headquartered in Japan. The Brother Group was established in 1908 by Kanekichi Yasui. He started with the service of repairing sewing machines.

Later, Masayoshi his son Masayoshi started the idea of manufacturing sewing machines in the country instead of importing sewing machines. Together with his brother, they succeeded in manufacturing home-use sewing machines in 1932.

The company now specializes in manufacturing printers, sewing machines, desktop computers, Electronic Cutting Machines, typewriters, Scanners, fax machines, industrial multifunction printers, label printers, large machine tools, and other computer-related electronics.

Our Experience With The Brother XM2701 Machine

Brother XM2701 Sewing Machine Review

The Brother XM2701 is white in color with a decorative floral design on the stitch selection button front side.

Because you’re looking for something which won’t take a huge space, the Brother XM2701 is small in size and fits anywhere you want it to be.

Another thing is this machine is made from plastic, not metal which makes it super lightweight to carry. The machine sews very quickly at speed of 800 stitches per minute and can handle some touch projects.


Below are the main key features that come equipped with the Brother XM2701 sewing machine. The most important features you need on the machine.

  • Stitches: 27 Built-in Stitches including 1-step auto-size buttonhole
  • Stitch Functions: 63 stitch functions
  • Machine Type: Computerized
  • Feet: 6 Included accessory feet
  • Speed: Sew at 800 stitches per minute
  • Lighting Type: LED work area
  • Thread Tension: Manual
  • Threading System: Automatic needle threading system
  • Bobbin: Jam-resistant, Quick-set top drop-in bobbin
  • Weight: 15.8 Pounds
  • Dimensions: 17.8 x 7.6 x 15.1 inches
  • Stitch Selector Type: Dial
  • Warranty: 25 Year Limited Warranty
  • Voltage: 110v


This machine comes with all the accessories you need to set up and start sewing your basic projects straight away.

But if you are an experienced sewer handling complicated sewing projects, the company offers additional accessories to buy.

These include:

  • Sewing feet: narrow hemmer, Zipper, blind stitch, button, zigzag, buttonhole
  • Twin needle
  • Screwdriver
  • Extra spool pin
  • Darning plate
  • 3 Bobbins
  • Power cord
  • Instructional DVD
  • Operation manual in English and Spanish


Machine TypeSewing MachineComputerized Sewing MachineSewing & Quilting MachineSerger with Differential FeedScanNCut Cutting Machine
Included Stitches/Designs27 Sewing Stitches60 Sewing Stitches70 Sewing Stitches3/4 Thread Functions682 Drawing & Cutting Designs
Stitch/Design SelectionDial SelectionLCD Screen & Button SelectionLCD Screen & Button SelectionDial Selection5″ LCD Touchscreen Display
Feature800 Stitches per MinuteFree-motion SewingAuto Needle ThreaderEasy Lay-in ThreadingBuilt-in Material Scanner
AttachmentsFree ArmFree ArmFree Arm & Extension TableFree Arm—

Brother XM2701 Sewing Machine Features Overview

Automatic Needle Threader

Needle threading can be a problem with many sewing machines especially for those with poor sight. Thanks to the Brother XM2701 sewing machines which feature an automatic needle threading system. Which goes through the needle automatically.

Built-In Stitches

The XM2701 features 27 built-in stitches more than enough for your basic sewing projects.

Brother XM2701 Sewing Machine Review

The 27 built-in stitches including your everyday basic stitches like the straight stitch and a zigzag stitch great especially for beginners.

The machine also comes with other advanced stitches like;

  • The decorative for decoration and designing.
  • The blind hem helps you in hiding the hem
  • The quilting stitches for quilting

LED Light

Brother XM2701 Sewing Machine Review

Another unique feature about this machine is the LED light feature in the workplace area. This feature makes it easier to sew and get the project done right.

It is a great feature most especially for those working in low-light areas or at night.

Easy Threader, Drop-In Bobbin

Brother XM2701 Sewing Machine Review

This is one of the machine signature features featured in most of the Brother company machines. It is easy to load in the cases transparent so you will never run out of thread in the middle of your sewing.

Multiple Sewing Feet & Free Arm

It’s not that hard to find more sewing feet and they are not even expensive. But it is very important to have them included in the package.

Brother XM2701 features 6 sewing feet for best convenience which includes;

  • Buttonhole Foot for creating buttonholes without hassling.
  • Button Sewing Foot
  • Narrow Hemmer Foot
  • Zipper Foot
  • Blindstich Foot best for hemming
  • Zigzag Foot

These are life saviors as they do a lot of functions to make sewing easier.

Reverse Stitching

Which is also refers to as backstitching. Some sewing machines have a reserve feature as a button while others as a switch.

This feature allows sewers to reinforce the seam end and the beginning using different stitch patterns.

Who is the Brother XM2701 best for?

This portable cute Brother XM2701 sewing machine was made with beginners in mind though the experienced sewers can enjoy it also as their second option because the machine is equipped with a ton of features that you could ever need

Why we like xm2701 brother sewing machine

  • The machine is worth the money
  • It is the best Brother sewing machine for beginners
  • It’s much easier than you think
  • Drop-in bobbin works great
  • Has 3 needle positions
  • The machine is very portable and lightweight
  • Offers more stitches than others in the same price range
  • Best Durability

Cons of Brother XM2701

  • When sewing at high speed, the spool can bounce on a spool pin
  • Feed dogs cannot be lowered
  • The included screwdriver is hard for me to use
  • Case/cover not included
  • Not recommended for several layers of thick fabric

Brother XM2701 Sewing Machine Review FAQs

Can brother XM2701 sew denim?

Brother XM2701 won’t sew denim with many layers two or more. It is suitable for one-layer denim and other fabric if you don’t want to find any problems while working on your projects.

How to thread a brother xm2701 sewing machine

How do I use the Brother sewing machine XM2701?

This video will help you to understand how to use the Brother sewing machine XM2701

How To Thread A Machine on a Brother Sewing Machine

The video below will help you understand how to thread a sewing machine.

How to insert a top-loading drop-in bobbin

Learn how to insert a top-loading drop-in bobbin by this video below

Brother Xm2701 Sewing Machine Review Final Thought

Brother Industries is a company known for manufacturing high-quality sewing machines. That is why the Brother XM2701 is highly recommended most especially if you’re a beginner looking for an affordable machine to start with.

The machine is portable, lightweight, and comes equipped with all features you need to handle your basic sewing projects


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