Brother BB370 Review

Brother BB370 Review In Detail

Brother BB370 ticks almost all the check boxes as an entry level mechanical sewing machine. It has good features and the stitch quality is also very good.

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In Brother BB370, BB stands for 'Butterfly Blossom', which is nothing more than a few butterfly graphics on the machine. Brother BB370 is a beginners' mechanical sewing machine. It is a very popular entry level sewing machine. If a machine is popular, it must have some quality associated with it, let us see if that is the case with Brother BB370. It has 37 built-in stitches (denoted by its model number), including a 1-step buttonhole. Total stitch functions amount to 74. Stitch selection is done by turning a dial. The stitch chart is printed on the front of the machine.

Brother BB370 features an automatic needle threader, which is a blessing for those with poor eye sight. The work space is well lit as well. The machine comes with easy to change, top drop-in bobbin system. You just drop the bobbin in, unlike the side loading ones in which you need to remove the side storage compartment. For winding bobbin, the machine is equipped with an automatic bobbin winder.

Brother BB370 is a lightweight sewing machine, it also has a built-in handle for portability. It has a powerful motor which can deliver 800 stitches/min. The motor power is very good for the segment it is placed. The maximum stitch width and length are 5mm and 4mm respectively. There is an option to drop feed dogs for doing free-motion quilting. It can do free arm sewing as well. There is a built-in storage compartment for storing your accessories. It comes with 25 year limited warranty.

Ease of Use

The first thing you will notice about Brother BB370 is that it is very beginner friendly. The automatic needle threader, top drop-in bobbin and 1-step buttonhole contribute a lot to its user-friendliness. It comes with a well written user manual, which is a great blessing for beginners. The machine is lightweight and you can easily move it. This can qualify as a travel machine for sure.

The build quality is decent. Among 37 built-in stitches, there are a nice variety of decorative stitches, which is a good thing as far as creativity is concerned. This machine gives enough room to grow your creativity. The operation is quiet and stable. Even though Brother BB370 is lightweight, it is very stable at high speeds. The machine is easy to thread and the instructions are easy to follow. The stitch quality of Brother BB370 is excellent. The machine sews perfectly straight stitches without any help from the sewer.

Pros

•    Lots of stitch options
•    Quality stitches
•    Affordable
•    Beginner friendly

Cons

•    Not a lot

Review Verdict

Brother BB370 ticks all the check boxes. It is a complete machine in terms of quality and affordability. It will be a great tool for beginners.

Specifications

FeatureType
TypeMechanical
Built-in Stitches37
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNo
Speed Control SliderNo
Automatic Needle ThreaderYes
Buttonhole StylesOne 1-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYes
Stitch SelectionDial
Adjustable Stitch Length & WidthYes
Stitch Width5mm
Stitch Length4mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownNo
Built-in Monogramming FontNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNo
Drop FeedYes
Free ArmYes
Motor Power800 Stitches/min
On Board StorageYes
Work LightYes LED
Included FeetButtonhole foot, Button sewing foot, Zipper foot, Blind Stitch foot, Zigzag foot
Warranty25 Year Limited

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