Brother XR3340 Sewing and Quilting Machine Review
The Brother XR3340 sewing and quilting machine is a 2-in-1 machine that lets you undertake both sewing and quilting projects. This is an advanced, computerized sewing machine that comes with an LCD. The advanced easy threading system and automatic needle threader make your task even easier.
This sewing machine comes in an all-white finish with black prints on its body. Thus, it has a classic look and style.
The unique feature of this sewing machine is the 140 built-in stitches. These stitches let you design beautiful sewing projects that stand out from the rest.
Brother XR3340 Key Features
140 unique built-in stitches
The Brother XR3340 sewing and quilting machine come with 140 built-in stitches that let you create unique designs. These built-in stitches can be used for sewing decorative top stitches, sewing quilts, blind hems, overcasting fabric edge, and also for sewing knits. You can also create a custom-size buttonhole using this machine.
In addition to 140 built-in stitches, the machine also has 55 alphanumeric stitches that can be used for sewing basic letters and create beautiful satin stitches. All this is possible through the ten presser feet provided along with the machine.
A few of the decorative stitches that you can sew in this machine are scallops, vine, scroll, and serpentine stitches.
The sewing machine has eight different styles of buttonholes that are auto-sized to fit the button in hand. Once the button is fitted on the buttonhole foot, the buttonhole is automatically stitched to match the size of the button. All this is done in one step.
Thus, you do not have to worry about the button coming off the hole once stitched.
Automatic needle threader
The Brother XR3340 sewing and quilting machine come with an automatic needle threader that helps you to thread the needle very fast. You simply have to press the lever on the side of the machine, and the thread is automatically pushed through the needle. Thus, there is no need to do threading manually.
Variable speed control
The machine comes with variable speed control that provides better control while sewing. The on-board keys in the device help to start and stop sewing and position the needle precisely. This is particularly useful while sewing difficult areas like the corners.
The work area of the machine is adequately lit using an LED light. Thus, it is effortless to sew dark fabric. Similarly, if you have to sew in a room that is poorly lit, it is also possible with this machine. You can also undertake minute and intricate work easily because of the LED light.
Free-motion sewing is a technique in which you can sew in any direction you want. This is particularly useful while sewing patterns. The machine comes with a simple lever that drops the feed dog. Once this is done, you can undertake free-motion quilting. Using the free motion sewing feature, you can create designs of your choice.
Top-load, drop-in bobbin
The top-load, drop-in bobbin of the sewing machine ensures high quality of the stitch. The drop-in feature of the bobbin ensures that it remains in place. The bobbin comes with a transparent cover, and hence you can replenish the thread as and when it gets over.
Special quilting features
The Brother XR3340 sewing and quilting machine also has special quilting features like quilting foot, drop feed, and needle up/down control, which makes your quilting job an easy one.
Brother XR3340 Accessories
The following accessories are available along with the sewing machine.
- Ten presser feet
- Extra-wide table
- Seam ripper
- Needle set
- Ballpoint needle set
- Cleaning brush
- Spool caps
- Spool pin
- An instructional DVD
- Foot control pedal
- One dust cover
This includes spring-action zig zag foot, overcasting foot, monogramming foot, zipper foot, blind stitch foot, button sewing foot, buttonhole foot, quilting foot, and narrow hemmer foot. These feet help to undertake different types of sewing in this machine.
This table makes your sewing and quilting task very easy. You can accommodate large projects in this wide table.
Bobbinis used to hold the thread in place. The machine comes with four bobbins.
A seam ripper is used to cut and remove stitches while sewing. One seam ripper is provided along with the machine.
This set consists of needles of different sizes that can be used for sewing different types of fabrics. The machine comes with one set of needles.
A ballpoint needle is used for sewing stretchy fabrics like knitted fabric. The round edge of the needle lets it pass easily through the different threads of stretchy fabrics. The machine comes with one set of ballpoint needles.
The cleaning brush can be used to dust and clean all sewing machines. One cleaning brush is provided along with this sewing machine.
The screwdriver comes handy while assembling the various parts of the machine. One screwdriver is part of the accessory kit of the machine.
Spool caps are used to hold the thread in place and unwind it as and when needed. The machine comes with threenos of spool caps.
The spool pin helps to hold the spool of thread in place. The accessory kit comes with one spool pin.
The DVD contains all instructions for installing and using the sewing machine. Since the device is highly user-friendly, it is very easy to install and operate it by following the instructions on the DVD.
This pedallets the sewer control the operation of the machine with the foot.
The duster cover is made of high-quality material and can be used to protect the sewing machine from dust.
- Versatile machine
- LCD display screen
- Automatic needle threading
- Easy to sew in any direction
- Works on a variety of fabric
- Easy set-up
- Well illuminated
- Easy to maintain
- Helpful accessories
The Brother XR3340 sewing and quilting machine is a versatile machine that can be used to undertake multiple tasks. Apart from sewing, you can do quilting and monogramming using this advanced computerized sewing machine. The 140 built-in stitches of the machine help you to undertake different types of sewing projects.
The LCD screen is handy when you want to select stitches and customize the project. Using the push button, you can select the stitches, adjust the stitch length and width, and view the final result on the screen. The screen also suggests the foot to use for the stitch selected.
You need not thread the needle manually in the Brother XR3340 sewing and quilting machine. All you have to do is press the lever on the side of the machine, and the thread is automatically pushed through the eye of the needle. This saves a lot of time.
The free motion quilting feature of the machine makes it easy to sew in any direction. All you have to do is to drop the feed dog using a simple lever, and you are free to sew in any direction you want.
The Brother XR3340 sewing and quilting machineare available for less than $300. Considering the versatility of the device and the different features that it offers, the price of the machine falls in the affordable range.
Being an advanced computerized machine, theBrother XR3340 sewing and quilting machine can be used for sewing a variety of materials. You can sew light fabrics like silk, cotton, and polyester as well as heavy fabrics like wool, leather, and velvet using this sewing machine
The Brother XR3340 sewing and quilting machine come with an instructional DVD that contains all the details regarding its set-up. Thus, it is very easy to install and operate the machine.
The Brother XR3340 sewing and quilting machine is all of 19 pounds. Thus, it is very easy to carry.
The machine comes attached with an LED light. Thus, the work area of the device is well-illuminated. Whether you are working on intricate stitches or dark fabrics, it is rather easy as the work area is well-lit.
The Brother XR3340 sewing and quilting machine is very easy to maintain. All you have to do is to wipe it down with a clean cloth. The cleaning brush that comes along with the machine can be used to dust and clean it.
The machine comes with different accessories like ten sewing and quilting feet, four bobbins, three spool caps, and one needle set. The extra-wide table that comes along with this machine provides enough space to undertake large sewing projects. Apart from this, the instructional DVD contains all information about the set-up and operation of the machine.
- Difficult tension control
- No automatic thread cutter:
- Low stitch per minute
- No walking foot
It is difficult to maintain the tension of the thread while sewing. Thus, you should be extra careful while sewing.
The Brother XR3340 sewing and quilting machine do not have any automatic thread cutter. Hence you need to cut the thread manually.
The Brother XR3340 sewing and quilting machine can sew only 850 stitches per minute. This is low when compared to other sewing machines. But, for beginner, who has just started on sewing projects, this speed is appropriate.
A walking foot helps to feed layers of fabric evenly while quilting. This foot grips the top layer of the material and feed it under the needle at the same speed as the machine’s feed dog moves the bottom layer of the fabric.
Being a fully automatic machine, it is very easy to sew in the Brother XR3340 sewing and quilting machine. It is highly versatile and can be used to undertake different projects, like sewing and quilting. The various presser feet and accessories used in the machine makes your task easy. Whether you are a beginner or an expert sewer, the Brother XR3340 sewing and quilting machine would be the right choice for you.