Brother GX37 Review

Brother GX37 Review In Detail – Best For Beginners

Brother GX37 is a sewing machine for beginners. It is a mechanical (non-computerized) sewing machine. It comes with 37 built-in stitches that include a good variety of decorative and useful stitches. It also has a 1-step buttonhole for an easy buttonhole. Also, come with an automatic needle threader to avoid eye strain.

Another thing I loved about the Brother GX37 is that it has a top insert bobbin, which makes it much easier to change the bobbin when the thread runs out. All 37 stitches are displayed in front of the machine and the stitch can be selected by turning the dial. The sphere is also a reasonable size.

The Brother GX37 can sew at a maximum speed of 850 stitches/minute, which is very impressive considering the fact that more advanced computerized sewing machines come with a similar 850 stitches/minute motor.

You can sew cuffs and sleeves easily as the GX37 is a free-arm convertible. An accessory storage compartment is built in to store important accessories.

There is a manual thread cutter on the side, so there is no need to search for scissors every time you want to cut the thread. There is an LED work light that illuminates the workspace quite well.

Who Is The Brother GX37 For?

The Brother GX37 looks like a beginner machine. And, if you are looking for a first sewing machine for yourself or a new seamstress of any age, it will be difficult to find one that is easier to work with.

This is also a good all-purpose sewing machine. Garment construction, repair, household items, curtains, you get the idea. You could even use it for small quilting projects.

At just a pinch of over 10 pounds, it’s lightweight and compact. This makes it easier to take it with you when you go to classes or meetings.

If you’re starting your own business, the GX37 likely doesn’t have the functionality you need and most likely won’t stand up to long-term continued heavy use. But the average general-purpose household sewing kit, especially a new sewing kit, could have a lot of fun with this machine.

Automatic Needle Threader

Brother GX37 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 time, focusing on a single point and using your hands. These features allow older people, as well as those with unsteady hands and poor vision, to thread the needle. It is very convenient and anyone can easily thread the needle with the automatic needle threading option.

To thread the needle, simply lower the presser foot lever and make sure the bobbin is in the correct place. Now hook the thread at the mentioned place on the machine and simply pull the lever down. The thread will go through the eye of the needle and you will now pull the thread.


Portability is one of the most common advantages that every machine should have. But this function cannot be found on all machines. Fortunately, the Brother GX37 sewing machine is very portable and practical. From one corner of your house to another once, this machine can be easily transported.

I have seen many sewing enthusiasts take their machines with them when they are on tour or planning to vacation in another city. The GX37 sewing machine weighs only 10.14 pounds and its size is neither too big nor too small. Instead, this machine has a medium size.

Now you can easily transport your machine to go anywhere you want at any time. Whether it’s locating the machine from room to room or taking it with you while on the road, the GX37 sewing machine will never let you down.

Super Easy to Set Up

Don’t expect trouble with this sewing machine! We loved that the Brother GX37 lightweight machine was quite easy to set up and thread.

To thread the top, simply move the thread through the pulleys and levers until you reach the needle. From there, use the automatic needle threader to push the thread through the eye of the needle.

Then, after you have threaded the bobbin, place it in the bobbin case and let the upper thread pull the lower thread up. You are ready to go!

Once you take it out of the box, you will have your machine up and running in no time. This way, you can start sewing without having to fumble with a complicated machine. Definitely a bonus for us.

Easy to use

Although the machine is lightweight, the overall build quality of the GX37 is quite good. It is very easy to set up and thread. I think the USP of this sewing machine is its 37 built-in stitches. In the segment you are in, it is not very common to find machines with so many built-in stitches. With GX37 you can sew different types of fabrics with good results.

Since the GX37 is a beginner machine, it is best suited for sewing light to medium-weight fabrics. But you can sew denim and the quality of the stitch is good. However, I will not recommend sewing multiple layers of very thick fabrics.

Brother GX37 Vs XM2701 Comparison

When looking for an entry-level Brother machine, you are sure to come across the XM2701 and GX37. Both are excellent sewing machines and there is no question about it. But it’s when you try to compare the two, things get a bit interesting. Both machines belong to the same segment, so it is necessary to dig a lot to detect the differences.

Main Function Differences

The main difference between Brother GX37 and XM2701 is in the number of built-in stitches. As the model number suggests, GX37 comes with 37 built-in stitches, while XM2701 comes with 27 built-in stitches. Another thing to note is that Brother GX37 is a newer model compared to XM2701. Brother GX37 is a couple of years younger than XM2701.

Machine weight

Brother GX37 is lighter at 2.46 pounds compared to XM2701. A lighter machine will be ideal for those who move it. But it is not a big difference, we are only talking about a couple of pounds. A heavier machine will be more stable at high sewing speeds. Therefore, you must choose your machine based on your priorities. All I can say is that the difference is not huge in terms of weight.

Sewing speed

The maximum sewing speed that can be achieved on the Brother GX37 is 850 stitches/min, while on the Brother XM2701 it is 800 stitches/min. Again, it is not a big difference, but it is still a difference.

Stitch width and length

The maximum stitch width and length available on Brother GX37 are 7mm and 5mm respectively. Brother XM2701, on the other hand, comes with stitch width and length of 5mm and 4mm respectively. So if you are a person who plays with stitch width and length instead of sticking to preset width and length, you will have more customization options on Brother GX37 compared to XM2701.

Editor’s comment

As I said earlier, both machines are extremely beginner-friendly and easy to use. The quality of the stitch is also very good. There’s no question that the GX37 has a bit more features than the XM2701, but that doesn’t mean the XM2701 is far behind. The reputation the XM2701 has is a testament to its quality as a beginner machine.


  • Good variety of stitches
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Top drop-in bobbin
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Accessory package


  • Not much


End of the Brother GX37 review, With so many great features, the Brother GX37 is definitely worth your time. Its affordability even after having numerous great features is what sets it apart from other sewing machines. If you are a beginner at sewing and are trying to learn, the Brother GX37 sewing machine is perfect for you.

Its small size and simple but beautiful design make it look stylish and it is also easy to carry. There are undoubtedly many better machines than this on the market, but the Brother GX37 outperforms them all in price-quality ratio. Buy it today and start learning how to sew.


Built-in Stitches37
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNo
Speed Control SliderNo
Automatic Needle ThreaderYes
Buttonhole Styles1 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYes
USB ConnectivityNo
Stitch SelectionDial
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYes
Built-in MemoryNo
Stitch Width7mm
Stitch Length5mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownNo
Built-in Monogramming FontNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNo
Free ArmYes
Motor Speed850 Stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYes
Work LightYes, LED
Feed Dog7
Included FeetButtonhole Foot, Narrow Hemmer Foot, Zipper Foot, Blindstich Foot, Zigzag Foot, Button Sewing Foot
Machine Weight10.14 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited
Automatic Thread CutterNo
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button (Apart from reverse button)No
TensionAdjustable by dial
Included Wide Extension TableNo

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