Features of the Brother xm1010 Sewing Machine
This machine is ideal for daily sewing or mending activities because it is a full-sized machine yet very lightweight. This design gives you the benefits of a full-size unit while also enabling you to carry it, for instance, when going on a camping trip.
As a beginner, this is advantageous because you can continue perfecting your sewing skills while on the road.
Easy to use
Part of what makes this machine ideal for beginners is how easy it is to use. For starters, it has an automatic bobbin winding system that requires you only to place an empty bobbin in the bobbin winder then let the machine fill it up for you.
This process is made easier by the diagrammatic instructions given on the machine cover, showing you how to place the upper thread and bobbin when winding.
After this, the bobbin should be inserted into the machine in a top drop-in mechanism, which is jam-resistant, and thus, you won’t have to worry about tangled threads as you stitch.
The machine also has an easy-to-use stitch selector dial, which is very convenient, considering that there are only 10 stitch patterns to choose from.
Another important feature that makes it easy to use is its adjustable thread tension function. This is also set using a selector dial located just above the needle and enables you to create smooth and tight stitches all through.
Well-designed work area
The XM1010 has a wide working surface for working on large quilts as well as other sewing projects. This working surface hosts a storage tray underneath, which keeps the machine’s accessories, such as the extra bobbins, needle sets, screwdriver, and a darning plate.
Removing this storage tray exposes the machine’s free arm, which ideal for stitching pant hems, collars, and cuffs.
As you work on your projects, the working surface gets lit up using LED lights, which improve your visibility at the needle level to work on dark fabrics comfortably.
- Easy to use.
- Free arm.
- High stitching speeds (a maximum of 750 spm).
- Few built-in stitches.
- Does not have an automatic needle threader.
- No drop feed.