Brother LS2125i Vs XL2600i Comparison In Detail

Brother LS2125i Vs XL2600i Comparison In Detail

Brother LS2125i and XL2600I are two affordable sewing machines from Brother. Here is the detailed comparison of both.

Brother LS2125i Vs XL2600i - Major Feature Differences

Both are basic mechanical sewing machines designed for beginners. As far as features are concerned, there are quite a lot of differences between the two, some of the feature differences are quite distinct as well. 

Built-in Stitches

Brother XL2600I sweeps all the points here, with 25 built-in stitches. Brother LS2125i has just 10 built-in stitches.


Advantage Brother XL2600I, as it has a user-friendly 1-step buttonhole. LS2125i comes with a 4-step buttonhole. Beginners may find it difficult to make buttonholes in 4 different steps. On XL2600I, you can create perfect buttonholes in a single step.

Automatic Needle Threader 

Advantage Brother  XL2600I here as well, as it comes with an automatic needle threader. Whereas Brother  LS2125i  has a manual threader, you will have to rely on the power of your eyes.

Drop-in Bobbin

Another point for Brother XL2600I as it has a top drop-in bobbin. Brother  LS2125i on the other hand comes with a front loading one, in which you need to remove the storage compartment every time you want to change the bobbin. In the case of a drop-in bobbin, you just drop the bobbin into the slot, nothing needs to moved. The clear cover even lets you keep an eye on the bobbin thread supply.


This is one area where Brother LS2125i has an upper hand over XL2600I. LS2125i 's motor is more powerful than XL2600I's in terms of stitches/min. LS2125i's motor can deliver 900 stitches/min, whereas XL2600I motor has power to deliver 800 stitches/min.

Stitch Width And Length

LS2125i  has a maximum stitch width and length of 5mm and 7mm respectively. The stitch width and length on XL2600I are 5mm and 4mm respectively.

Machine Weight 

Brother LS2125i is 2 lbs heavier than XL2600I.


In the accessories department, Brother XL2600i comes with 3 extra accessories. Narrow Hemmer Foot, Blind Stitch foot and Zig zag foot are the extras you will get.

Editor comment

As far as performance and ease of use is concerned, we feel Brother XL2600I is ahead of LS2125i. Beginners will love the ease of use of XL2600I. Better performance of XL2600I is because of its advanced features. we are not saying that LS2125i is bad in performance, it is a great starter machine. It is only when you compare both the machines side by side, you will pick up the difference rather quickly. That is why we call Brother XL2600i 'The King Of Affordable Sewing Machines'.

Side by side comparison

FeatureBrother LS2125iBrother XL2600I
Built-in Stitches1025
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNoNo
Speed Control SliderNoNo
Automatic Needle ThreaderNoYes
Buttonhole Styles1 Four-step1 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinNo, Front Loading OnlyYes
Stitch SelectionDialDial
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthBy Pattern Selection OnlyYes
Stitch Width5mm5mm
Stitch Length7mm4mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownNoNo
Built-in Monogramming FontNoNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNoNo
Drop FeedNo, Free-motion is possible with darning plate.Free-motion With Needle Plate Cover Only
Free ArmYesYes
Motor Speed900 Stitches/min800 Stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYesYes
Work LightYes, BulbBulb
Feed Dog66
Included FeetButtonhole foot, Zipper foot, Button sewing footButtonhole foot, Button sewing foot, Narrow Hemmer Foot, Zipper foot, Blind Stitch foot, Zig zag foot
Machine Weight13 lbs11 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited25 Year Limited
Twin Needle CapabilityYesYes
On-screen Help TutorialsNoNo

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

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