Brother XR3140 Review: Very Worthy Sewing and Quilting Trooper

Brother XR3140 machine is a great one for complex sewings like blind hems, gathering, elastic attachment, stretch zigzag stitching, decorative satin stitching, and many more. And it doesn’t come with a huge price tag in spite of all of these. But let’s jump into details and see what makes this model so special (and what doesn’t).

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Brother XR3140 review 

Brother XR3140 comes with an impressive list of 140 unique stitches displayed on the front panel. It has a built-in 55 alphanumeric characters sewing font for making basic monogramming on fabrics.

This machine is portable, easy, and swift to handle. The bobbins are unique to many of the Brothers sewing machines. You will find threading functions simpler to use (you might find it tricky initially). Stitching on this machine will leave you a very professional result, and the decorative stitches are equally beautiful. Despite its portability, the device maintains balance even when you are working at full speed,

Making quilts with the machine is okay, with this machine with its free-motion foot, an extended table, and a quarter-inch seam setting. This machine can also sew on multi-layer fabrics without stretching or bunching the fabric. 

This machine has an extra-large high contrast white on black display, it helps to reduce the low visibility in low lights. It also makes it easier for you when you are using the computerized stitch selection. You can choose whichever stitch you want on the settings on the intuitive push-button controls. The LCD screen will show you the choices you make on the machine.

While using the presser foot will be easy to see through, which will help make your work more comfortable. The LED light will aid you with added visibility when sewing. The package comes with an instructional DVD which will help you through set-up and any other issues you may have with your machine.

Main features

  • 140 built-in stitches
  • 8 buttonhole styles
  • 55 built-in alphanumeric characters
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Free arm 
  • Top load bobbin
  • Extra-large LCD Display
  • 17.81 pounds

Brother XR3140. SYS rating, pros, and cons

Brother XR3140 manual 

You can download the full manual here.

Video guidelines

Brother XR3140. FAQ and Troubleshooting

How to thread Brother XR3140?

How to sew a button on Brother XR3140? 

How to change the needle on XR3140? 

Brother XR3140 accessories

This model comes with an impressive package of extras. You’ll get 8 extra feet to start with (foot for spring action quilting, 1/4″ piecing foot, buttonhole and button fitting feet, overcasting, monogramming, blind stitch, zipper, and zigzag). 

And you will get a bunch of other little extras – from a set of bobbins and needles to cleaning brushes, seam ripper, and screwdriver. It basically has anything to get you started right out of the box. Just get your fabric and threads and you are ready to go.

Is Brother XR3140 really a good one? Our verdict 

You can hardly get a machine of the same price that will sew through thick layers without slowing down. It also comes with many pretty stitches and will work well for quilters and intermediate sewers.

 Most of the features in this machine are easy to use for beginners. Its decorative stitches are also robust. Anyone who uses this machine will also find features like its buttonholes pretty easier than many of Brother’s other competitors.

Brother XR3140 is easy to carry around, the side could rattle a bit when sewing, but all in all, it is every cent worth the price.

Credits: photos by Canva

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