Brother 25-Stitch Free-Arm Sewing Machine, XL-2600i

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I have not had this machine long enough to practice all its features. Though I have always been a fan of another long known brand name sewing machine, I'm LIKING this Brother sewing machine. It's light-weight; I like the reverse lever feature; most applications are dialed - you don't have to constantly change attachments for normal clothing/sewing projects. It has a smooth and easy feed. My problems were with the operation manual and diagram. The operation manual needs to be completely redesigned and can be even with it written in several languages. I have sticky notes all over the place to mark pertinent threading and bobbin winding instructions. The diagram to me was so confusing my eyes "glazed over." The good news is with just a few instructions it's easy to just figure it out on your own. The attachments compartment needs rethinking. When I found it, all the attachments just fell out! Thank you I started out looking for your sales on flash drives and instead, I found a sale on this Brother sewing machine. A good stimulous for your economy and a happy addition to my household. My need vs. want came together. The price was right.

-Marsha quote

I bought this machine for my adult daughter who is a beginner sewer. She just wanted a reliable machine to do mending and make some simple clothes. I am a fairly advanced sewer, so I had no problem with the bobbin or threading the machine for her. She was able to test out various hemming stitches on a few repair jobs while here for christmas, and it worked just fine. The manual is annoying to read because of all the foreign languages in it, but I was able to glean the needed material. I would suggest that they rewrite the manual to be more user friendly.

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I love it.....

by Pam on 11/24/2008

This is my very first sewing machine and it was so easy to get started. I'm making a quilt for myself - with the help of my mother-in law, but I needled and threaded it all by myself. After a day with her, I’m on my own.

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just a bit noisy

by Vicki Johnson on 12/5/2008

The needle threader is very handy, especially for those who have trouble seeing. The front drop in bobbin is also nice. Threading is very simple with illustrated directions right on the machine. The machine is not as quiet as my previous machine. Sounds a bit "klunky" -- but sews very well.

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Product Overview

For all of your sewing, quilting and home and clothes decorating needs. Brother's XL-2600i features built-in utility, decorative and heirloom stitches, each with multiple stitch functions to give you a palette of options for your creations. With a 1-step auto-size buttonholer and convenient drop-in bobbin.


Manufacturer Brother
Mfg Part# XL2600i
SKU 203221624
UPC 012502615200
UPC 14 00012502615200
Sales Rank 54580
Weight 14.95
For sewing, quilting and decorating clothing, crafts and home fashions
25 Built-in utility, decorative and heirloom stitches, each with multiple stitch functions
1-step auto-size buttonholer with stitch balance control
Drop-in bobbin
Automatic needle threader
Built-in thread cutter
Built-in stretch, blind hem and decorative stitches
Automatic bobbin winding system
Quilting features included
Stitch width and length control
Dial thread tension control
Electronic speed control
Variable needle position
Twin needle for decorative stitching
Forward and reverse sewing
Built-in stitches for garment construction, decorative sewing and quilting
Free arm/flatbed convertible sewing surface
Free arm for easy sewing of cuffs and sleeves
Built-in accessory storage
Accessories included for quilting, zipper insertion, darning, buttonholes and button sewing
Quick change presser feet
Built-in thread cutter
Built-in light illuminates the sewing area
Safety power and light switch
Lightweight with built-in handle for portability
Bilingual instructions (English/Spanish)
25-year limited warranty
Unit Dimensions: 15.4e x 6.7e x 11.4e
Shipping Dimensions: 18.9e x 9.8e x 15e
Shipping Weight: 16.5 lbs.
UL/CSA listed
Model Number: XL2600i
Tech Specs
Free Arm Sewing Machine26 Built in Utility Decorative and Heirloom StitchesMultiple Stitch FunctionsAutomatic Needle ThreaderBuilt in Thread CutterAutomatic 1-Step ButtonholerDrop in Bobbin Automatic Bobbin Winding SystemQuilting Features IncludedPart Number: XL2600I

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