The Brother XR27NT will be of interest to anyone looking for a low cost sewing machine. Additionally it will also appeal to those sewers who don’t like, or are put off by, electronic machines. It is an entirely mechanical model. Unlike the electronic models, the user only has to turn dials and press knobs to make adjustments.
Easy to use
Therefore the Brother XR27NT is a very easy machine to use. Having said that it does come with a needle threader to make threading your needle easier. Also there is a modern LED light which will never need to be replaced. This will light up your work well. As well as that it also has a drop feed feature. Something not always included in the lower price range, and very handy for freehand work. To secure a seam there is a simple to use reverse knob.
There are 27 stitches to choose from, practical, utility or stretch stitches. All of them can easily be adjusted for stitch width and length. Importantly there are no fancy stitches. People in our shop still ask for a machine with no fancy stitches. And why not.
The one party piece is a one step buttonhole. This makes buttonholes unquestionably easier to produce. Each buttonhole is measured precisely for the button. You can sew lightweight fabrics, from silks and cottons, up to denims. And you can use a twin-needle if you choose. The free-arm is handy for trouser legs and shirt sleeves. When the accessory box is in place you have a nice flat surface to work on. The machine also comes with an instructional DVD and instruction manual. So it is ready to go once you get it home. All it needs is thread.
So there you have it. The Brother XR27NT. A simple, straightforward sewing machine. Easy to use, no fancy stitches, but good enough for Alan and Steve to offer for sale to you. A perfect choice for the beginner, those afeared of fancy stitches and anyone looking for a low cost sewing machine.
Care and Maintenance of your Brother XR27NT
This model has a drop-in bobbin. So extra care must be taken to ensure you thread the take-up lever properly. The modern design trends have largely concealed the take-up lever. On older models they were almost always completely exposed. Always thread the machine when the take-up lever is at the top of its travel. Trap the thread before you pull it through the take up lever.