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Review of Brother 25-Stitch Free-Arm Sewing Machine, XL-2600i
4.40 stars Very Good Form 1372 Reviews
Reviewed on: October 12, 2013 Author:
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Pros & Cons


  • Easy to setup and use, user-friendly controls
  • Loaded with features good beginner to advanced user
  • Provides consistent stitch quality and tension
  • Compact and lightweight for easy portability
  • Built-in light and storage unit
  • Sturdy, well made with high quality
  • Great price for its utility and function


  • Lacks lower thread tension adjustment
  • Poor manual instructions
Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Brother 25-Stitch Free-Arm Sewing Machine, XL-2600i. The BoolPool rating for this product is Very Good, with 4.40 stars, and the price range is $79.99-$109.99.

Brother's Free-Arm Sewing Machine (XL-2600i) with it's user-friendly features is a great choice for sewing, quilting and decorating clothing, crafts and/or home fashion. Loaded with features, the sewing machine offers 25 built-in utility, heirloom and decorative stitches, each with multiple stitch function. This model also features 1-step auto-size buttonholder, automatic needle threader and a drop-in bobbin to make sewing as easy as breeze. Some other features include - Built-in thread cutter, Dial thread tension control, Electronic speed control, Twin needle feature for decorative projects, Variable needle positions, Quick change presser feet and Built-in light to illuminate the sewing area. This model also includes a built in space area for storing machine accessories. The compact and lightweight design with handle makes it easily portable.

However, it takes some time to figure out tension adjustment and correct bobbin placement. Some users faced issues like knotted seams, bunching and/or some spots while stitching. As there is no lower thread tension adjustment for the bobbins, the sewer has to adjust the upper tension based on the thickness of the cloth or materials sewing, which sometimes may not be completely understood by the sewer and leads to thread bunches or tangles at the lower bobbin.

Overall, the Brother 25-Stitch Free-Arm Sewing Machine, XL-2600i is highly recommended by users for its quality features, ease of use and affordable price range. It has been built for maximum performance to expand the sewing skills of all levels and to encourage sewers of all age groups. 

User Voice
Brother 25-Stitch Free-Arm Sewing Machine, XL-2600i
For the price, quality and functions, can't get a better sewing machine Sturdy and of very high quality Has all the required features
Review Group #: 1 Rating :
5.00 stars
9 Reviews See Details
Has simple stitching options for beginners, as well as advanced user Very simple and extremely affordable
Review Group #: 2 Rating :
4.00 stars
9 Reviews See Details
Lower bobbin thread bunches or tangles Embroidery stitches are beautiful No lower thread tensioner for the bobbin
Review Group #: 3 Rating :
4.00 stars
16 Reviews See Details
Its stitch quality, tension, and strength are wonderfully consistent Changing of stitches is pretty smooth too There is everything one needs for basic sewing
Review Group #: 4 Rating :
3.50 stars
18 Reviews See Details
Controls are simple and user-friendly Easy to understand manual instructions Auto needle threader feature is awesome Easy to use and easy to set up Solid and well-made machine
Review Group #: 5 Rating :
4.50 stars
25 Reviews See Details
Terrible waste of time and money as per some users It takes little time to figure out to adjust tension thread and wind bobbins Some users faced knotted seams, bunching, and little black marks all over the cloth
Review Group #: 6 Rating :
3.50 stars
26 Reviews See Details
Winding the bobbin and threading are very easy This model has the one-step bobbin threading
Review Group #: 7 Rating :
4.00 stars
42 Reviews See Details
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