In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Brother XM2701 and Toyota STF17. 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 them? Here I will try to answer them as simply as possible.
Brother XM2701 vs. Toyota STF17: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
Both Brother XM2701 and Toyota STF17 are mechanical sewing machines. Although a mechanical sewing machine has fewer stitch options than a computerized one, they are easier to maintain and cost less.
Brother XM2701 vs. Toyota STF17 : Built-in Stitches
The Brother XM2701 sewing machine comes with an attractive amount of built-in stitches, 27 to be exact. Within those 27 stitches you can find standard stitches, decorative stitches and easy-to-use buttonhole stitches. While the Toyota STF17 features 17 stitches. Similar to the Brother XM2701, these stitches include standard and decorative stitches.
The Brother XM2701 weighs approximately 12.6 lbs, while the Toyota STF17 comes with a weight of 18 lbs.
The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.
Automatic Needle Threader
To assist the user, self-threading sewing machines have what is called an automatic needle threader. The Brother XM2701 has one while the Toyota STF17 doesn’t.
This Brother XM2701 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 Toyota STF17 doesn’t
There is free arm on both the Brother XM2701 and the Toyota STF17. 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 XM2701||Toyota STF17|
|Sewing Machine Type||Mechanical||Mechanical|
|Buttonhole Styles||1 one-step||1 four-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||No||–|
|Drop Feed||Free-motion With Needle Plate Cover Only||No|
|Working Light||Yes 1 LED||–|
|Speed Control Slider||No||–|
|Weight||12.6 lbs||18 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||–||–|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||No||–|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||No|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||No|
|Included Feet||Buttonhole foot, Button sewing foot, Narrow Hemmer foot, Zipper foot, Blind Stitch foot, Zigzag foot||Zigzag (Standard) Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Zipper Foot|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||No||–|
|Tension||Adjustable With Dial||Automatic Tension|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||–|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Brother XM2701 Video Review
Toyota STF17 Video Review
The Brother XM2701 and Toyota STF17 differ significantly in terms of features. The stitch quality is, nevertheless, a recurring factor. These two machines can sew a wide range of textiles with reliable results. I’d choose any of these two machines if you asked me to choose an affordable, sophisticated sewing machine. I won’t offer a recommendation because they have such disparate features. You must base your selection on your stitching ability and experience.
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. 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. Can i use serger thread in my sewing machine
A. Do not use serger thread in your sewing machine. These spools of thread are tempting to buy because they’re inexpensive, but they have a very rough texture on the thread. So if you put it in your regular sewing machine, it’s going to break and jam and you’ll be really frustrated.
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. 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 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.