Brother GX37 Vs XM2701 Comparison In Detail

Brother GX37 Vs XM2701 Comparison In Detail


When you look for an entry level Brother sewing machine, you are bound to come across XM2701 and GX37. Both are excellent sewing machines and there is no question about it. But it is when you try to compare both, the things get a little interesting. Both machines come in the same segment, so you need to dig really deep to spot the differences.

Brother GX37 Vs XM2701 - Major Feature Differences

The major difference between GX37 and XM2701 is in the number of built-in stitches. As the model number suggests, GX37 comes with 37 built-in stitches, whereas XM2701 comes with 27 built-in stitches. Another thing to note is that GX37 is a newer model compared to XM2701. GX37 is a couple of years younger than XM2701.

Machine Weight

Brother GX37 is lighter by 2.46 lbs in comparison to XM2701. A lighter machine will be ideal for those who move the machine around. But it is not a huge difference, we are talking about couple of lbs only. A heavier machine will be more stable at high sewing speeds. So you need to pick your machine based on your priorities. All I can say is that, the difference is not huge in terms of weight.

Sewing Speed

The maximum sewing speed that can be attained on Brother GX37 is 850 stitches/min whereas on XM2701 is 800 stitches/min. Again, not a huge difference but still a difference though.

Stitch Width And Length

The maximum stitch width and length available on GX37 are 7mm and 5mm respectively. XM2701 on the other hand, comes with stitch width and length of 5mm and 4mm respectively. So if you are a person who plays around with the stitch width and length rather than sticking on to the preset width and length, you will have more customization options on Brother GX37 in comparison with XM2701.

Editor comment

As I have said earlier, both machines are extremely beginner friendly and easy to use. The stitch quality is also very good. There is no doubt that GX37 is slightly more feature packed than XM2701, but that doesn’t mean that XM2701 is far behind. The reputation that XM2701 has, is a testimony to its quality as a beginner machine.

Side by side comparison

FeatureBrother GX37Brother XM2701
TypeMechanicalMechanical
Built-in Stitches3727
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNoNo
Speed Control SliderNoNo
Automatic Needle ThreaderYesYes
Buttonhole Styles1 One-step1 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYesYes
USB ConnectivityNoNo
Stitch SelectionDialDial
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYesYes
Built-in MemoryNoNo
Stitch Width7mm5mm
Stitch Length5mm4mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownNoNo
Built-in Monogramming FontNoNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNoNo
Free ArmYesYes
Motor Speed850 Stitches/min800 Stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYesYes
Work LightYes, LEDYes 1 LED
Included FeetButtonhole Foot, Narrow Hemmer Foot, Zipper Foot, Blindstich Foot, Zigzag Foot, Button Sewing FootButtonhole foot, Button sewing foot, Narrow Hemmer foot, Zipper foot, Blind Stitch foot, Zigzag foot
Machine Weight10.14 lbs12.6 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited25 Year Limited
Automatic Thread CutterNoNo
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button (Apart from reverse button)NoNo
TensionAdjustable by dialAdjustable With Dial

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer only. Opinions may be subjective.

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