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Brother XL2600I vs. Singer 2277 Comparison

In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Brother XL2600I and Singer 2277. What made these two sewing machines stand out was that they were packed with features in an affordable range combined with excellent stitch quality.

What are the major differences between the two? Below I will describe the differences in the simplest terms possible.

Brother XL2600I vs. Singer 2277: Comparison in Features

Sewing Machine Types

Brother XL2600I and Singer 2277 are both mechanical sewing machines. The mechanical sewing machine has fewer stitch options than a computerized sewing machine, but it is easier to maintain and costs less.

Brother XL2600I vs. Singer 2277 : Built-in Stitches

The Brother XL2600I comes with an attractive amount of built-in stitches, 25 to be exact. Within those 25 stitches you can find standard stitches, decorative stitches and easy-to-use buttonhole stitches. While the Singer 2277 features 23 stitches. Similar to the Brother XL2600I, these stitches include standard and decorative stitches.

Weight

The Brother XL2600I sewing machine weighs approximately 11 lbs, while the Singer 2277 sewing machine comes with a weight of 13.6 lbs.

When you don’t have a specific spot in your home where your sewing machine belongs, the extra weight can become burdensome.

Start/Stop Button

Neither Brother XL2600I sewing machine nor Singer 2277 has a start/stop button. This might not be convenient for a novice to sew effectively.

Speed Control Slider

Neither Brother XL2600I sewing machine nor Singer 2277 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.

Drop-in Bobbin

This Brother XL2600I sewing machine sewing machine comes with a drop-in bobbin, which allows you to see how much thread is left on the bobbin through the window. While Singer 2277 sewing machine doesn’t

Programmable Needle Up/Down

With a programmable needle up/down function, the needle will stop down in the fabric, allowing you to raise the presser foot and adjust the fabric without the fabric moving out of position because the needle will hold the fabric in place. However, unfortunately, these two sewing machines come with this feature.

Free Arm

There is free arm on both the Brother XL2600I and the Singer 2277. 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 XL2600I Singer 2277
Product Image
Sewing Machine Type Mechanical Mechanical
Stitches 25 23
Buttonhole Styles 1 one-step 1 one-step
Start/Stop Button No No
Built-in Memory No
Programmable Needle Up/Down No No
Monogramming Font No No
Drop Feed Free-motion With Needle Plate Cover Only No, Free-motion is possible with darning plate
Free Arm Yes Yes
Working Light Bulb Yes
Speed Control Slider No No
Weight 11 lbs 13.6 lbs
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter Yes
Snap-on Presser Foot Yes
Automatic Thread Cutter No
Automatic Needle Threader Yes Yes
Drop-in Bobbin Yes No
USB Connectivity No
Stitch Selection Dial Dial
Adjustable Stitch Length/Width Yes Yes
Included Feet Buttonhole foot, Button sewing foot, Narrow Hemmer Foot, Zipper foot, Blind Stitch foot, Zig zag foot All Purpose Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Zipper Foot.
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button No
Tension Automatic, but adjustable with dial
Knee Lifter No
Warranty 25 Year Limited 25 Year Limited
Price Check Price on Amazon Check Price on Amazon

Brother XL2600I Video Review

Singer 2277 Video Review

The Verdict

Both of these sewing machines come from fantastic companies, but they are particularly difficult to choose between. Based on their features, my overall recommendation would be to choose the machine that comes with more built-in stitches at an affordable price.

Q. Can a normal sewing machine sew canvas?

A. Yes, canvas can be sewn on a regular sewing machine.

Q. How to use double needle on sewing machine

  • STEP 1: PREP YOUR EDGE.
  • STEP 2: PREP YOUR SEWING MACHINE.
  • STEP 3: TEST ON A SCRAP OF FABRIC.
  • STEP 4: SEW THE DOUBLE NEEDLE HEM.

Q. Why use a walking foot on a sewing machine

A. A walking foot helps move knit fabrics evenly so they don’t stretch out of shape. The walking foot eliminates the need for excessive pinning when working with slippery fabrics. That is especially useful because most of those slippery fabrics, such as satin, are easily damaged by pins.

Q. Why adjust tension on sewing machine

A. Sewing machine tension adjustment is controlled by devices that separately control the needle thread and the bobbin thread, putting varying amounts of tension (or strength) on the threads they control to form a strong, balanced stitch.

Q. How much electricity does a sewing machine use

A. A typical home sewing machine may be in the 100-watt range. One estimate for portable sewing machines says that you are paying about 0.013 cents per hour every time. For the day you may be spending about 10 cents.

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.