The Brother CS770 and the Brother XL2610 are two of the most popular affordable sewing machines we will compare today. In addition to being packed with features in an affordable price range, these two sewing machines produced excellent stitch quality.
What are the major differences between the two? Below I will describe the differences in the simplest terms possible.
Brother CS770 vs. Brother XL2610: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Brother CS770 is a computerized sewing machine, while the Brother XL2610 is a mechanical sewing machine. Since the machine types decide they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion.
The decision has to be made on an individual level.
Brother CS770 vs. Brother XL2610 : Built-in Stitches
The Brother CS770 has 40 stitches. The Brother XL2610 on the other hand comes with 25 built-in stitches. The apparent difference is in the buttonhole styles, where Brother CS770 sewing machine comes with 5 one-step buttonhole(s), Brother XL2610 sewing machine has only One 4-step buttonhole(s).
The Brother CS770 weighs approximately 11 lbs, while the Brother XL2610 comes with a weight of 11 lbs.
The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.
Neither Brother CS770 nor Brother XL2610 has a start/stop button. This might not be convenient for a novice to sew effectively.
Speed Control Slider
Neither Brother CS770 nor Brother XL2610 has a speed control slider. With a speed control slider, the sewing speed will never go above your selected speed, no matter how hard you press on the pedal.
Automatic Needle Threader
Many sewing machines sold today come with an automatic threader function. This is essentially a lever that will guide the thread through the eye of your sewing needle for you so that you don’t have to do it yourself. Many sewists prefer to thread their own needles, but if you have difficulty performing this task, then a machine with an automatic needle threader might be very useful for you. Fortunately, these two sewing machines both come with automatic needle threader, allowing you to thread the machine with ease.
The advantage of easy drop-in, top load bobbins is that you can readily see how much thread is left on the bobbin through the window. You do not have to remove the bobbin case to insert a new bobbin, and you do not have to remove the accessory tray from the free arm to change bobbins. Both the Brother CS770 sewing machine and the Brother XL2610 sewing machine come with this user-friendly feature.
There is free arm on both the Brother CS770 and the Brother XL2610. The free arm is a very useful feature to all sewing machines as it makes sewing one layer of fabric without catching another. This is because all of the workings around the bobbin race, feed dogs, and needles are housed there.
|Brother CS770||Brother XL2610|
|Sewing Machine Type||Electronic||Mechanical|
|Buttonhole Styles||5 one-step||One 4-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||–||No|
|Speed Control Slider||No||No|
|Weight||11 lbs||11 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||–||–|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||–||–|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||–||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||LCD and Push Button||Dial|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||Buttonhole Foot, Zipper Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Overcastting Foot, Blind Stitch Foot, Monogramming Foot, ZigZag Presser Foot||–|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||–||–|
|Tension||–||Adjustable With Dial|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Brother CS770 Video Review
Brother XL2610 Video Review
When you compare the performances, both machines are neck on neck. There isn’t a lot of difference in stitch quality. Both machines handle thick and delicate fabrics exceptionally well. In fact, the stitch quality is one factor that makes these two machines different from other machines in their segment. From the feature differences we have listed above, we believe you will be able to make a decision on your own. We will leave this one to you.
Q. Can I interchange metal and plastic bobbins if they are the same size?
A. Metal bobbins and plastic bobbins of the same size can NOT be swapped. Machines are set for a very precise tension setting. If they are set for a lighter plastic bobbin, the tension will change if a heavier metal bobbin is used.
Q. Do you need a special sewing machine for leather?
A. No, although a heavy-duty machine will make it easier. However, any good-quality home sewing machine can handle leather with a few special accessories. You will need a Teflon presser foot, a needle designed for sewing leather, and heavy-duty thread.
Q. Why use a bobbin on a sewing machine
A. In general, the bobbin is the thing that feeds the thread to stitch from the lower part of the machine. Its purpose is to hold the thread below the needle, and it is where the thread in which you stitch comes from.
Q. Does the machine work well with stretchy materials?
A. The machine works perfectly with all types of fabrics. As long as the user can work with the material, there should be no problem.
Q. Are sewing machines dangerous?
A. Like any machine, a sewing machine can be dangerous if not used correctly. Always follow the safety guidelines provided by the manufacturer when it comes to maintenance, and pay attention while sewing.
Q. Can a regular sewing machine sew vinyl?
A. Yes, with the same modifications listed above for leather.