95.5 It’s hard to find anything particularly negative about this sewing machine. It is a mechanical machine that is easy to setup and operate, and ratings are very good. It is also very reasonably priced. It is suitable for beginners and even those with some experience. However folks looking to do more advanced sewing projects may find it a little limiting as it doesn’t have a large number of stitches or features.
We should point out that some of the people providing consumer ratings for this sewing machine were given a free unit for review (through Amazon’s Vine program which provides Vine members with free products that have been submitted to the program by participating vendors). We believe that sometimes these reviewers may not be entirely subjective – but that is not always the case. These “Vine” ratings are not in the majority however and there are still plenty of top notch ratings for the XR3774 from owners who purchased it.
We found 165 ratings at the following retail outlets (see table below). When these ratings are averaged they generate an overall score of 95.5 out of 100 which is quite high. You may want to compare this score with our other sewing machine ratings.
|Amazon||4.8 stars out of 5||148|
|Overstock||4.6 stars out of 5||8|
|Target||4.5 stars out of 5||9|
A thorough review of owner comments yields the following Brother XR3774 likes and dislikes. We have also provided some of the more common owner thoughts about the machine.
- Easy to setup and operate
- Lighting of sewing area is good
- Oversize quilting table is popular
- Competitively priced
- Instructional DVD is helpful
- Good stitch quality
- Some people initially struggle with the needle threader
- No foot pressure adjustment
This is a lightweight machine which makes it quite portable. As a result many owners highlight that they often take it to sewing classes. For beginners it is also easy to understand and operate. In addition, it has enough features that beginners have some room to grow with the machine.
One of the most common comments related to the XR3774 is that the instructions provided are clear and well-written. Also many folks indicate that the included DVD is very useful.
Owners also report that the machine runs smoothly, is fairly quiet, is dependable, and that it has few tension problems. However there are a number of comments that the built-in needle threader is a little tricky at first but folks get used to it after a while.
In general, owners feel that this sewing machine is good bang for the buck. You can read more customer reviews on Amazon if you wish.
- 37 built-in stitches (including blind hem, decorative and quilting stitches)
- 1 step buttonhole
- Stitch selection via dial
- LED work light
- Built-in needle threader
- Jam-resistant top drop-in bobbin (with clear cover)
- Automatic bobbin winding system
- Free arm
- Max sewing speed = 800 stitches per minute
- Max stitch width = 5mm
- Max stitch length = 4mm
The machine will sew in reverse but it does not have the ability to drop the feed dogs and it does not have a needle down option. It is both UL and CSA listed and it has the following dimensions in inches: 12 x 5.8 x 15.3.
Accessory storage in built-in and the accessories include 8 sewing feet: buttonhole, zipper, zigzag, blind stitch, button sewing, narrow hemmer, walking, and quilting. Also included with the machine are: a darning plate, twin needle, four bobbins, extra spool pin, screwdriver, power cord, instructional DVD, and an English/Spanish user manual.
The XR3774 weighs a lightweight 12.3 lbs and it carries a 25 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty (you can find the Brother Standard Limited Warranty here if you want to check it out).
Sewing Machine Manual
You can find the manual for this machine here: Brother XR3774 Manual. This is a large manual so it might take a little time to load.