Sewing has always been a major hobby of women in the past. Since then, this habit has been transmitted to men as well and I am glad to know that the scope of the sewing industry is increasing day by day. Before we start our Brother GX37 Sewing Machine review, I want to discuss it with you. Having a sewing habit requires a sewing machine, and almost everyone has a sewing machine at his/her home.
But what can we expect from a sewing machine? This is a bitter truth that we can’t use those old-style machines at present because they don’t fulfill the requirements of the day. However, those machines are epic but we have to stay up to date with the technology. Almost all of us have a question: which machine would they buy for sewing purposes?
Although there are many machines available in the market and every sewing machine is different from others. I’m not degrading any brand but everything has pros and cons. Everything has unique features that can’t be found in other things.
Today the machine I’m talking about is the Brother GX37 sewing machine. One of the most selling sewing machines by Brother Industries and its features are stunning. So let’s get straight to our Brother GX37 sewing machine review.
Brother GX37 Sewing Machine – All Features
The Brother GX37 has every basic feature that any professional sewer would need to accomplish simple or a bit complicated projects. Here are the details of all features that the GX37 sewing machine has.
There’s an old saying “Less is More” and this machine looks more than it is. Overall, the machine is coloured white presenting a classic look. With white colour, the right front area is coloured blue presenting built-in stitches.
Other parts inside the machine are made of metal including the needles and other things like bobbin compartment, needle plate, etc. With a logo of Brothers, the machine has an elegant look.
We can compare it with an average medium-sized printer.
37 Built-in Stitches
As I told before this machine has every basic feature that can be used by even professional sewers to handle simple, intermediate, or complex tasks. For the maximum availability of features, the Brothers have added 37 built-in stitches in the GX37 sewing machine.
It means that whether you’re doing simple sewing, quilting, sewing buttonholes, attaching buttons, or a zipper, you’ll find the right built-in stitch available in the machine that can easily do the job for you.
Or I can say this machine fits for everyday sewing projects.
If you’re looking for a machine with more built-in stitches, take a look at our light weight, portable sewing machine review.
Also with a combination of 2 or more stitches, you can make unique designs on fabrics that can help to boost your business.
To select a stitch, the only thing you need to do is spin the dial available on the blue area and select any design from 1 to 37. Isn’t it simple?
After manually threading the needle, the most annoying thing in the old machines was threading the bobbin and set it up. In the new machines with the latest technology, these problems have been solved using new techniques like automatic needle threading and top bobbin compartment designs.
Instead of the bobbin compartment present under the needle plate like it was in old machines, the Brother GX37 offers the bobbin compartment just near the needle plate on the right side. Just thread the bobbin and put it in the compartment. Grasp one the end of the thread and pull it out of the compartment.
Now close the compartment and spin the dial, the needle will pull the thread of the bobbin into place.
Imagine yourself doing a project that is about to end and the lights are suddenly turned off, what will you do?
The only thing you can do in this situation is just putting a halt on that project. And if the deadline is close, this might be a bit hard to stop the project.
Also if the fabric you’re using is dark, you can’t notice whether the stitches are straight or getting away from your aim if you’re not sitting in a bright place.
To avoid these problems, the Brother GX37 sewing machine comes with an LED light that directs towards the clothes you’re working on. In this way, you can easily take a check on dark clothes and see whether the stitches are on the aim of your needle or away from your aim.
Automatic Needle Threader
The Brother GX37 sewing machine also includes an automatic needle threader that makes it easy for you to thread the needles without wasting your time, focusing on a single point and using your hands.
These features allow old people as well as those having unsteady hands and poor eye vision to easel thread the needle. It is very convenient and anyone can thread the needle easily with the automatic needle threading option.
To thread the needle simply lower the sewing foot lever and make sure that the bobbin is just at the right place.
Now hook the thread on the place mentioned on the machine and simply pull the lever down.
The thread will pass through the eye of the needle and now pull the thread. Kudos!!
The needle has been threaded.
For double stitching/sewing, this feature is best. Instead of wasting your time sewing the whole fabric twice, you can use the twin needle option to sew the clothing at a single time.
However, this feature is included for your convenience. It’s up to you whether you use this feature or not but it is indeed stunning. Also if you want to sew with two different colours in the same place, you can thread both needles with different threads and this makes sewing easier and the stitches look cool.
Although you have to thread both needles manually if you want to use this feature.
The automatic needle threading option is included for threading the single needle only. The twin needle set is included in the box but you can also buy a twin needle set online. Please note that the needles should be exactly 2mm in width and make sure they are compatible with this machine.
One Step Button-hole sewer
Making a buttonhole has always been a super easy task in the world of sewing. But the difference between the old and new machines is clear. While using the old machine, we had to make buttonholes manually with hands and it required time but with the Brother GX37 sewing machine, you can easily use the buttonhole presser foot and make buttonholes within seconds.
This feature would be a blessing for those who have a bulk work of making and sewing buttonholes only.
There’s a possible chance the stitches tear up after some time if they’re not stitched twice at the beginning and the end. The reverse stitching option can help you avoid this type of issue. With this option, you can sew backward/reverse and easily sew a layer of stitches on the from beginning to end to avoid tearing up of stitches.
Portability is one of the most common perks that every machine should have. But this feature can’t be found in every machine. Luckily, the Brother GX37 sewing machine is very portable and handy. From one corner of your house to another once, this machine can be easily transported.
I have seen many sewing lovers who take their machines with them while they’re on a long tour or plan to enjoy the holidays in another city. The GX37 sewing machine weighs only 10.14 lbs and its size is neither too large nor too small. Instead, this machine has a medium size.
Now you can easily carry your machine to go anywhere you want at any time. Be it locating the machine from one room to another or carrying it with you while on tour, the GX37 sewing machine will never disappoint you.
We can consider this feature as a negative aspect of the Brother GX37 sewing machine as well.
This machine has a foot controller to get started but unfortunately, there isn’t any particular speed controller available on this machine. The more pressure you put on the foot, the faster the machine will run and the more low pressure you put on the foot, the slower the machine will run.
So you will have to use this feature carefully to avoid any mishap.
6 Presser Feet Included
The presser feet play an important role in the sewing world. For example, if you want to sew a zipper, you can use the zipper foot that will stitch the zipper with your fabric perfectly and the zipper will hopefully not tear up.
The Brother GX37 includes a pack of 6 presser feet that are helpful in everyday small and big projects.
The feet included are mentioned below :
This foot is used to sew a zipper with your cloth perfectly without any issue of being teared up.
The buttonhole foot gives you the freedom to easily make the buttonholes instantly to attach the buttons.
Button Sewing Foot
After the buttonholes have been crafted, you can use the button sewing foot that will instantly sew the button within the place in less than a minute.
The ZIg-Zag foot is also included so that you can easily sew curly patterns on your clothes.
To cover the teary areas, the Blindstitch foot is very helpful.
Narrow Hemmer Foot
If the place you’re sewing is narrow, you can use the Narrow Hemmer Foot.
You can easily remove the attached table and see a free arm on the Brother GX37 sewing machine. This gives you the freedom to sew sleeves, buttons, cuffs, and other such small things.
Also with the free arm included, you can show your creativity by using combinations of built-in stitches and twin needle options on little pieces of fabrics and the free arm lets your mind relax because the machine looks unloaded and you can work smartly.
You can also see a thread cutter on the upper left side of the GX37 sewing machine. It is not automatic because you’ll have to manually pass the thread in the cutter. It’s a good choice if you can’t find a scissor near you and also it will save you time as time is more important.
Tension Control Dial
Having a tension dial reduces half of your problems. With a tension dial included in the Brother GX37, you can easily tighten or lose the upper thread tension to make your sewing experience a breeze.
There are many sewing machines available in the market at the same price but the Tension control dial feature isn’t available in all machines.
It means that the GX37 sewing machine would be a good potion for your sewing projects.
Moreover, make sure that the tension of the upper and lower thread is the same so you don’t have to face loops of stitches on your fabrics.
As per the tradition of Brother industries, you can see an ultimate warranty of 25 years on all the products manufactured by Brothers.
Similarly, you can see a warranty of 25 years on the Brother GX37 sewing machine and this thing makes your investment risk free. If you find any problem with the machine, you can claim your warranty.
What’s Inside the Box?
The Brother GX37 lightweight sewing machine is worth its price. The accessories included are worth 40+ USD and all the things are perfect. Inside the box, you can see
- A unit of Brother GX37 Sewing Machine
- A set of 6 presser feet
- A pack of 4 Bobbins
- A set of needles
- A Seam Ripper
- Twin Needle
- Ball Point Needle
- A set of Spool Caps
- Power Cord
- Extra Spool Pin
- User Manual
Brother GX37 Sewing Machine – Advantages
Everything has pros and cons. The positives of this machine are already mentioned above in the feature section. Now we’re going to discuss some other positives and negatives as well for the GX37 sewing machine.
Whether you’re low on budget or you have a high budget, the Brother GX37 sewing machine would be a perfect match for you. This machine can be considered a theft on the store because, with so many features included and a bundle of extra accessories, this machine comes just at the right price.
Also, there are many machines with the same features but they’re available at the double price of this machine. That’s where we see the beauty of Brother Industries. They try to keep the price as low as possible with awesome quality and an ultimate warranty of 25 Years.
Being available at the most affordable price, the Brother GX37 has everything included that every sewer needs. For example, you can instantly sew buttonholes, sew buttons, zippers, as well as increase/decrease the tension of the string, use 37 built-in stitches, and other such features in a single machine.
This machine is portable, lightweight, compact-sized, and has every elegant feature.
Brother GX37 Sewing Machine – Disadvantages
Some problems that a user might face with this machine are discussed next.
Odd Instructional Manual
This thing has no effect on the features of this machine but the thing is if you find it difficult using any single feature like threading the bobbin or threading the automatic needle, you’ll surely read the user manual guide.
But unfortunately, the wording is too vague in the manual, and instead of learning a thing, you’ll get confused about different things.
Although you can consult youtube and there, you can see a list of tutorials on the features of the Brother GX37 sewing machine but the manual can not do any help for you.
Not for Professionals
The Brother GX37 sewing machine includes a good number of stitches with different features like an automatic needle threader, dial thread tension, and many other features but a professional or advanced sewer will soon get bored of this machine.
This machine is for beginners and intermediate sewers and this would be the best option for them.
If you’re looking for an embroidery machine at an affordable price, take a look at our best, heavy duty embroidery machine review.
The most common questions asked by users are discussed next.
What is the average number of stitches per minute for this Machine?
The stitching capacity of this machine is very high. And for those having a sewing business/industry have the biggest benefit of buying this machine. This machine can sew almost with a speed of 850 SPM (Stitches per minute) and this speed is unbelievable.
Take a look at our heavy duty machine review with maximum stitching power.
Does this machine include a table?
I’m sorry to say this machine doesn’t include a table as the price of this machine is very cheap and at this price, the company can’t afford a table with the machine.
Will the thread cutter provide value to this machine?
Imagine that you’re working and it’s night time. All markets are close. And you need a scissor but you don’t have any scissors in your house. How difficult it would become for you to cut the thread. For this purpose, the thread cutter would be a great thing.
Where’s this machine manufactured?
According to the box and manual, the machine is assembled in Vietnam and this machine has been a great choice for beginners. The whole box weighs around 16 lbs in which the weight of the machine is almost 10.4 lbs.
Can I increase/decrease the speed of this machine?
Unfortunately, the Brother GX37 sewing machine doesn’t have a speed controller on sight. The speed of this machine depends upon how hard you push the foot lever. The harder you push, the faster your machine will run and vice versa.
Does this Machine worth its price?
Brother GX37 is one of the most inexpensive machines having lots of features with high quality and durable material. This machine should be the first choice for beginners and intermediate sewers.
Does this machine include an instructional manual?
The Brother GX37 sewing machine includes an instructional manual but in my point of view, this manual is of no use. The wording of this manual is too complex and it will leave you confused about different things.
You can see youtube videos to learn using its features instead of reading the manual.
Does this Machine include a DVD drive?
The Brother GX37 sewing machine includes a DVD drive that has little tutorials of almost every feature. You can also watch these videos instead of using the manual.
Can I increase/decrease the stitch length and width?
The GX37 machine is perfect here. You can easily adjust the stitch length/width by using the spin dial available on the machine. The maximum stitch for length is 5mm and for width, it is 7mm.
Does this machine include a carrying case?
The company can not include a carrying case even when they’re selling this machine at the lowest price. Although you can see a soft cover that will protect your machine from dirt but we can’t see a carrying case in the box.
However, you can buy one from the market.
Thanks for reading this Brother GX37 sewing machine review. In my point of view, this machine is simple, smart, easy to use and the most important thing, this machine is portable.
Sewing needs perfection and perfection comes with a combination of stitches, presser feet, and other such features. And luckily, the Brother GX37 sewing machine has everything included that will help you in growing your business.
If you’re a beginner, intermediate sewer, or if you’re just starting out as a sewer, I would highly recommend this machine to you as it is light on pocket and has everything a beginner might need in his/her sewing projects.