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Brother GX37: Sturdy Sewing Machine with 37 Stitch Designs

Brother GX37

The Brother GX37 is suitable for a large variety of sewing and quilting projects. It has a classic mechanical design that will be easy to understand for most users with a beginner skill level. Plus, due to its accessible price, it will work great as the very first sewing machine.

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Dimensions

The machine measures 12.48 x 16.26 x 7.1 inches and weighs just 10.14 pounds which makes it convenient to travel with, but it still feels stable during work. The unfolded table is sized at 19.2 x 11.5 inches, so it's quite wide.

Features

The GX37 is often compared to the XM2701 since these machines have very similar construction and user interface. However, the reviewed model has 10 more inbuilt stitch designs. So, this machine offers 37 stitch options (stretch, zigzag, decorative, and others), including a one-step auto-size buttonhole. The Brother GX37 manual provides recommendations on how long and how wide each type of stitch should be. The maximum possible length of the stitch is 5 mm, and the width is 7 mm. These stitches can be used to repair clothing, sew carpets or pillowcases, and adorn crafts.

The quality of stitches is consistent. The Brother GX37 has a speed of 850 stitches per minute which is an average speed for its type. The foot pedal isn't super-convenient to use, but you will probably get used to it; all you have to do is locate the right angle.

The threading mechanism is very easy to use since it's automatic. The top-loading bobbin is located right next to the needle plate, which is very convenient. Plus, the bobbin winding system is automatic as well. The bobbin cover is transparent, making it easy to monitor the thread supply. The needle can be adjusted to 3 different positions.

The model that I've got for this Brother GX37 review came with the accessories (6 sewing feet, set of needles, 4 bobbins, seam ripper, etc.) packed in a special soft pouch.

The GX37 is supplied with a good set of stitch patterns and convenient automatic features. So, I think it deserves a 9/10 rating.

Design

The machine feels sturdy. The frame and needle plate are made of metal. The case, however, is made of sleek, semi-matt plastic. On the right side of the machine, you will see a purple-colored frame with printed stitch patterns and a stitch selection dial. The rest of the machine's body is white.

The Brother GX37 sewing machine has traditional, old-school mechanical controls that will work great for seniors and learners. There are 3 wheels on top of the machine that allow adjusting stitch tension, lengths, and width. The reverse sewing lever is on the left side of the machine's front panel.

The LED lamp to light up the work area is also present, but it seems too bright for me. The compartment for accessories at the front of the machine is too small and hard to slide. The on/off switch is situated on the back. The machine stands on 4 anti-slip feet.

As for a non-computerized model, the design is convenient enough to get a 9 out of 10.

Conclusion

The Brother sewing machine GX37 is one of those machines that are able to satisfy most domestic sewing needs. It has good sewing speed and 37 types of stitches, suitable for various applications. I would strongly advise it to beginning sewers and students.

Common features

Product

Brother GX37

Model

GX37

Brand

Brother

Rating

0

Reviews

0

Features

Type

Electronic

Noise level, db

Drop feed

Work light

Cover

has not

Functions

Utility stitch

Reverse

Free arm

Quilting stitch

Heirloom stitch functions

Needle

Number of needles

1

Positions

1

Twin needle capability

Threading system

Needle threading system

manual

Thread sensors

Automatic thread cutter

Sewing

Stitch length, inches/mm

0.16/4

Stitch width, inches/mm

0.20/5

Speed control

Max. stitches per minute

850

Sideways sewing

Pivot function

Stitch attributes

Built-in stitches

17

Mirror

Multi-directional

Side cutter

Satin stitch regulator

Connections

Memory cards

USB

Patterns

Number of patterns

17

Pattern rotating increments, degrees

has not

Display

Built-in display

Type

Touch screen

On-screen editing

On-screen help

Size, inches/mm

Dimensions

Product size, inches/mm

17.7 x 14.1 x 7.6/449.6 x 358.1 x 193

Product weigth, pounds/kg

12.9/5.9

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