Brother XL2600I 25-Stitch Machine
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An Entry level sewing machine from Brother

The Brother XL2600i is an entry-level beginner’s sewing machine, which is easy to use and very intuitive to learn to use. It like all the other Brother machines is packed with value-added features you do not expect to get in this price range or in this niche in the market. Surprisingly though Brother still seems to produce products just like the other everyday use sewing machine the Ls2125i that are very affordable without losing a lot of the prime features from their larger siblings.

Features

The Brother LX2600i is designed to appeal to those who are beginners to sewing or the inexperienced sewer. Therefore, everything is laid out to be easy to do or accomplish such as the auto needle threader, the drop in bobbin loading and winding and the additional auto thread cut. The instruction manual is clearly laid out and steps the beginner through tutorials and lesson in order the get the user familiarized to the product as soon as possible. By following the guidebook, it is very easy to get up to speed and get working very quickly. The Brother 2600i has many of the same features as the LS2125i such as the built is stitches though in the case on the LX2600i is comes with 25 build in stitches for garment construction, decoration, heirloom, and quilting stitches. There is in addition a one-step auto-size buttonholes feature.

Accessories

The LX2600i comes with the standard set of Brother Accessories such as the five presser feet zipper, blind, buttonhole and narrow. There is also the accessory pouch but it contains only needles sets, three bobbins, screwdriver and darning plate.

Strengths

Good features for the price

As with the other Brother sewing machines Brother has not skimped on features when producing, low end products targeted at the entry-level customer.

Great machine for someone new to sewing

The Brother LX2006i is a very easy machine for even the rawest beginner to try to use, as it is extremely easy to load and thread the bobbin.

Weaknesses

Looping

There was a problem I had with the upper thread looping on the underside of the cloth I was trying to sew. The problem came down to missing the spring whilst threading. So make sure the spring is engaged by the tread after threading to avoid those loose loops.

Overall Verdict

This is one of Brothers entry-level models but it still has great features that make it a please even for the beginner to use. There are no barriers to getting started, as it is so easy to setup and get going. The only drawback is perhaps you might like this model but regret spending a bit more on the LM7201 or the CS6000i. What is curious is to why there are two machines so closely aligned by price and functionality as there is here with the LX2125i and the XL2600i, as there seems to be little to differentiate them except perhaps the XL2600i might be considered an open arm style.