Brother LS2125i Review

Brother LS2125i Review In Detail

Brother LS2125i is the king of basic stuffs. Even though it lacks couple of user friendly features, it still is one of the best you can get in the price segment.

Editor rating

Brother LS2125i is an affordable, value for money, beginners sewing machine. It is very simple to use, so it suits beginners quite well. It includes most features required by beginners. It comes with easy bobbin  winding and built-in free arm for sewing cylindrical items. The 25 year limited warranty is something we are pretty much used to.
Brother LS2125i comes with 10 built-in stitches including elastic, straight, blind hem and zigzag stitching. The machine can sew using twin needle as well. The light illuminates the work space pretty well. Weighing at just 13 lbs, it is easy to carry around. Lightweight makes it easy to carry to sewing classes.  You might have to buy a carrying case, if you want to take it to classes or something. The auto-buttonhole attachment works perfect. The stitch selector dial is user-friendly. Bobbin winding is super easy as well.
The pedal is pressure sensitive and works perfectly well according to the increased and decreased speeds. Another thing to note is that, you must use the recommended bobbins, other standard size bobbins would be too small for this machine.


From beginners' point of view Brother LS2125i, misses out on two important features. The automatic needle threader and top drop-in bobbin (Even though it is asking too much from a machine in this price segment, it still is a miss).

The automatic needle threader threads the needle for you and top drop-in bobbin is easy to use as you just need to drop the bobbin in, rather than removing the side storage compartment to change the bobbin. So if you are looking for a beginner machine with automatic needle threader, drop-in bobbin and One-step buttonhole, you can consider the Brother XM2701 in my opinion.


•    Affordable
•    Easy to use
•    Excellent for beginners
•    Great sewing


•    No automatic needle threader
•    No top drop-in bobbin

Review Verdict

Overall, if you are looking for a basic sewing machine that is affordable, lightweight and portable, you can definitely consider Brother LS2125i. . Brother LS2125i is the king of basic stuffs. As a pro user, you can consider this one as a back up option as well.


Built-in Stitches10
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNo
Speed Control SliderNo
Automatic Needle ThreaderNo
Buttonhole Styles1 Four-step
Top Drop-in BobbinNo, Front Loading Only
USB ConnectivityNo
Stitch SelectionDial
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthBy Pattern Selection Only
Built-in MemoryNo
Stitch Width5mm
Stitch Length7mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownNo
Built-in Monogramming FontNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNo
Drop FeedNo, Free-motion is possible with darning plate.
Free ArmYes
Motor Speed900 Stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYes
Work LightYes, Bulb
Feed Dog6
Included FeetButtonhole foot, Zipper foot, Button sewing foot
Machine Weight13 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited
Twin Needle CapabilityYes
Automatic Thread CutterNo
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button (Apart from reverse button)No
On-screen Help TutorialsNo
TensionAdjustable with dial
Included Wide Extension TableNo
Knee LifterNo

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