Features of the Brother ST371HD Sewing Machine
This unit is convenient in terms of the types of fabrics that it can work on. If most of your sewing projects are centered on heavy-duty fabrics, this machine is up to the task. Therefore, whether you are into stitching denim, leather, or canvas, you can comfortably use this machine to finish the task.
Similarly, it can handle lighter fabrics such as silk, making it very practical for a person who prefers using a single machine for everything.
This versatility is made possible by its powerful motor and versatile needle set. Its motor gives it a top speed of 800 stitches per minute, which shows that it also has the power to drive needles through tough fabrics with ease.
The machine’s needle set varies from #11 needles, which are ideal for lightweight fabrics, #14 needles for sewing layers of fabric, and #16 needles, which are good for punching through denim, leather, and other tough fabrics.
If this sewing machine can handle tough fabrics, it should also be tough itself, and luckily, this is true. The unit has a strong metal frame designed to hold every component in place for skip-free sewing.
It also has a metallic needle plate that protects the threading mechanism on the lower end (from the bobbin) from damage and ensures that the thread pickup speed is maintained even as the machine ages.
Easy to use
It may look tough and act tough, but this machine is easy to use. All of its 37 stitches are printed on the front right panel of the unit to serve as a reference guide for starters.
The machine has a stitch selector dial, which scrolls through the stitch numbers as they are displayed live through a small window above the stitch drawings. This setup makes it very easy to select a specific stitch, which could have been otherwise tough with a dial alone.
- Very versatile.
- Heavy-duty construction.
- Easy to use.
- Drop feed for free-motion sewing.
- Quick-set top drop-in bobbin with a transparent case.
- Free arm.
- Built-in handle for easy carrying.
- No string tensioning feature.
- Work area lights are not very bright.