Brother BB370 Vs XL2600i Comparison In Detail

Brother BB370 Vs XL2600i Comparison In Detail


This is a comparison between two popular entry level sewing machines from Brother. Brother BB370 and XL2600I fall in the same segment, so it is worth having a comparison. There is no doubt about the quality of these two machines, which is pretty much evident from their popularity. All we want to know is, which machine offers more value for your hard earned money. 

Brother BB370 Vs XL2600i – Major Feature Differences

Even though both Brother BB370 and XL2600I are mechanical sewing machines, there is quite a bit of difference between them in their designs. Brother XL2600I has a curvaceous outlook whereas BB370 has a squarish design. The oversized reverse sewing lever is a striking thing about XL2600I. The reverse sewing lever is comparatively smaller on BB370. Their positioning is purely subjective though. Now let us have a look at the feature differences.

Built-in Stitches 

This is the major difference between these two machines. Brother BB370 has the upper hand here with 37 built-in stitches. Brother XL2600I on the other hand has just 25 built-in stitches. So those who want a variety of stitch options, will like Brother BB370 more.

Actually the difference in built-in stitches is the only feature difference between these two machines. Everything else is the same.

Editor comment

Both are beginner friendly machines, the ease of use is something that both machines are famous for. The performance on medium-lightweight fabrics is quite good. The stitch quality is excellent in that department. The first thing you need to decide is whether you need all 37 stitches that come with Brother BB370. If the answer is yes, don't think twice. If you don't need a lot of built-in stitches (BB370 has only 12 more stitches after all), then Brother XL2600I will be a good option.

Side by side comparison

FeatureBrother BB370Brother XL2600I
TypeMechanicalMechanical
Built-in Stitches3725
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNoNo
Speed Control SliderNoNo
Automatic Needle ThreaderYesYes
Buttonhole StylesOne 1-step1 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYesYes
Stitch SelectionDialDial
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYesYes
Stitch Width5mm5mm
Stitch Length4mm4mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownNoNo
Built-in Monogramming FontNoNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNoNo
Drop FeedYesYes
Free ArmYesYes
Motor Power800 Stitches/min800 Stitches/min
On Board StorageYesYes
Work LightYes LEDBulb
Included FeetButtonhole foot, Button sewing foot, Zipper foot, Blind Stitch foot, Zigzag footButtonhole foot, Button sewing foot, Narrow Hemmer Foot, Zipper foot, Blind Stitch foot, Zig zag foot
Warranty25 Year Limited25 Year Limited

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