Brother XM3700 Review

​The Brother XM3700 is a lower end sewing model that offers quality at an affordable price. The ease of use of this machine makes it ideal for beginner sewers. Though not equipped with as many features as you may need, the quality of stitching more than make up for it. If you happen to be looking for a step up in sewing experience, the Brother XM3700 is also capable of offering you an gradual increase of functionality. 

​The features of the Brother XM3700 are aimed at those who are just starting sewing or is looking for more features to increase their sewing mechanics in certain areas. The price makes it ideal for anyone to purchase and jump right in. ​It also comes with plenty of accessories that is important to learn before you progress to higher end sewing machines. 

Features

​​​​Built In Stitches

​Only 37 built-in stitches come with this machine, but that is more than enough to get started as a beginner sewer. Combined with the stitch functions, you can easily get a challenge with this low-end sewing machine. ​​​​​

​Stitch Functions

​With 74 stitch functions, having fun with the Brother XM3700 is wonderful. Easily produce decorative stitchings, garment construction, and more. ​​​​​

​Buttonholer

​The easy to use buttonholer works in one step and will automatically thread your needle with the auto needle threader. ​​​​​

​Bobbin-Loading

​Many people love how easy it is to use the drop-in bobbin loader. Getting used to bobbin loading is important and having the ability to do it with ease is very convenient.

​Tension Control

​With the dial thread tension control, novice sewers can begin to learn how to properly work with thread tension while more intermediate and advanced sewers can get their projects done just the way they want.

​Bilingual Instructions

​Whether you speak English or Spanish, understanding the instructions is easy!

​Free Arm

​Most novice users will not know what the free arm feature is for. However, it is an excellent feature that most sewers need to be exposed to early on. It allows for you to have a lot more control over the sewing experience. The easy to convert free arm feature is a plus for this novice sewing machine.​​​​​

Pros

  • ​Easy bobbin loading system
  • 25 year warranty
  • Versatile
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Bad tension
  • Accessory storage is not useful

​Included Accessories

  • ​Blind stitch foot
  • ​Zigzag foot
  • ​Zipper foot
  • Buttonhole foot
  • Button sewing foot
  • Needle set
  • Four bobbins
  • Instructional DVD
  • Operation Manual
  • Power cord
  • Screwdriver
  • Darning Plate

Specs

  • ​Stitch Selection: ​Dial Stitch Selection
  • Lighting: ​None
  • Needle Threading System: ​Automatic
  • Max Sewing Speed (SPM): 8​00
  • Feed Dog System: ​6
  • Built-In Stitches: ​37
  • Buttonhole Styles(One-Step)​: ​1
  • Stitch Width: ​5mm
  • Stitch Length: 4mm

​Using the ​Brother XM3700

​Let's discuss what it is like using the Brother XM3700. Since the machine was created for novice sewers, you can expect it to be easy to use. Well, the Brother XM3700 is much simpler to use than most sewing machines. Many first time sewers find themselves not even needing the instruction manual before getting started. 

The machine is designed in a way to guide you with simple imaging on how to go about threading, stitching, and bobbin loading. The Brother XM3700 is one of the best beginner sewing machines around.

Brother has been in the sewing business for many years. They have a long track record of creating high quality and durable products. The Brother XM3700 embodies all the years of hard work Brother has been able to put into the sewing community. Creating a nice beginner friendly device like the XM3700 could only be done by Brother. As such, the device does not feel like a 'toy' but an actual sewing machine.

​Verdict

​As one of the cheapest models that Brother offers in terms of sewing machines, the Brother XM3700 is definitely worth every penny. Many praise this sewing machine as being a great standard of sewing machines. It is an excellent machine with many built in stitches for its pricing.

​Value

​​For the price, it is crazy how much you get with this sewing machine. Both novice and intermediate users can benefit from this inexpensive sewing machine. That speaks for how well it was designed and the features that come with it.

​Price

​​​​​​​​​Compared to machines that has a similar goal of helping novice sewers get better, the Brother XM3700 is the best. Not only is it one of the most inexpensive models, but it offers so much it is hard to pass up. There are sewing machines two times as much as this one with less built-in stitches and features.

​Features

​The few features that are included with this sewing machine are amazing. Many sewers will find them very helpful and enjoy the convenience of the features. The higher in price you get, the more features you will see. So, it is not a surprise that there are few features to be seen on this sewing machine.

​Build

​For its price, you may be wondering how durable and sturdy the build is. Though, not the highest of quality in terms of build, the Brother XM3700 definitely can get the job done. Try to stay away from working with heavier fabric and you will be fine working with this machine for years to come.

​Final Verdict

​The price and value of this sewing machine are simply too good to look pass. Other machines at this price range could not hope to offer as many features and accessories as the Brother XM3700. As such, we are rating this a 9 out of 10.

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