Brother Luminaire 2 XP2 Review of the Sewing and Embroidery Machine

Modern sewing and embroidery machines provide a variety of functions and capabilities, and the Brother Luminaire 2 XP2 is no exception. Sewers and embroiderers of various skill levels like the Luminaire 2 XP2 because to its cutting-edge technology and adaptable design. It contains everything you want to produce stunning and distinctive projects, regardless of your level of experience. The Luminaire 2 XP2 from Brother is part of the Innov-ís range of embroidery machines. We’ll examine some of this machine’s most notable characteristics in more detail in this blog article.

Main Features of the Luminaire 2 XP2

Brother Luminaire 2 XP2 is an incredible sewing, embroidery and quilting machine and has taken the sewing community by storm. It was the very first that had a projector that’s built in that can be used for embroidery placement. Allowing you to exactly see  the design right on the fabric where it’s going to be sewn. Not only does the Brother Luminaire 2 XP2 have some amazing embroidery capability but it is also a full featured sewing and quilting machine.

Brother Luminaire 2 Xp2 Review
Brother Luminaire 2 XP2 Review

Embroidery area and sewing space

The Brother Luminaire 2 XP2 has the largest embroidery area in the industry, which is 16 inches long by 10 5/8 inch, in total over 169 square inches of embroidery area. The extra large hoop is reinforced with metal, it is rubber wrapped as well as a wonderful clamping system so it is much easier to get your bulky fabric in and out. It has over 13 inches of room to the right of the needle and the entire sewing space has beautiful lighting on the bed of the machine. The large embroidery area can also act as an extension table as well as the machine is able to switch from sewing to embroidery without taking it off. It has a special scratch resistant finish on the bed of the machine plus also very beautiful lighting over the whole bed of the machine.

Stitches and Designs

It has all kinds of beautiful designs, over 1300 built-in designs including 192 designs by Disney. The designs are beautiful and so well digitized and the stitch out is just amazing. It also has all kinds of lettering, 24 different fonts built in all different ways where you can take the fonts and completely change them. Such as center, arc, array or just change the font of just one letter. There are so many things that you can do with the Brother Luminaire 2 XP2. It has seven beautiful large monograms that are just so gorgeous when you stitch.


The key to using these designs and how you see them is through the large 10.1 inch led touch screen display. This screen is able to show over 16 million colors so it really enhances your whole embroidery experience. With the screen and the projector you are able to truly see how your designs will look. The Brother Luminaire 2 XP2 also has the capability to do automatic echoing and automatic stippling of designs directly on the screen. Allowing you to customize in so many different ways. The screen is a capacitive screen meaning that you can change the icons to larger or smaller right on the screen.

Automatic fabric sensor

It has automatic fabric sensors so it senses the thickness of the fabric from going from heavy fabric like denim, working with sheer fabrics working to for instance trico fabric. The machine works wonderfully with not just sheer fabric but also working with elastic and lycra. The Brother Luminaire 2 XP2 really has some amazing fabric control on all different types of fabrics.

Digital dual feed

It it also has a digital dual feed and what this does it is a motorized walking foot system that’s a belt drive. The belt drive doesn’t leave the surface of the fabric and it is possible to control the speed of the belt in relation to the bottom. If you need more stretch or if you need more pull the machine can actually adjust that and have perfect control on those difficult fabric situations.


The projector that Brother calls StitchVision Technology can be used working with sewing stitches and decorative stitches and it will actually showcase them by projecting right on the fabric. When making changes the changes will display the changes of the different stitches right on the fabric. The projected guidelines for doing your seam allowance like for a quarter inch seam it makes it easy to do your chain piecing even without using a special foot although you can use them with all your different feet.

Portable thread stand

The portable thread stand is quite an amazing feature on the Brother Luminaire 2 XP2. Part of the problem with working with embroidery thread and different decorative threads is sometimes you need more room for the thread to unravel. The thread stand that comes with the machine  is portable and attaches through a magnet and can be fitted at the top of the machine when the lid is open. With this thread stand it can now hold larger spools of thread and it also gives more distance from the thread to the needle providing the best way to have continuous embroidery.

Needle threader

The needle threader on the Brother Luminaire 2 XP2 is truly amazing and fully automated. All you need to do is press a button and it will thread the needle automatically. This feature is just amazing and something you want to use in person. 


A problem with a lot of machines is that you cannot size a design more than 10 percent larger. With the special sizing function on the Brother Luminaire 2 XP2 it can actually recalculate the design and the stitches needed. This means if you make a stitch larger it will change the design so that there’s more stitches while maintain the same quality in fact. For instance if you increase a design with 7,200 stitches by 200% it would then make the stitches 23,000 so the quality while be the same. It also works the other way around, if you wanted to make the design smaller it will calculate the correct stitches needed.


Included with the Brother Luminaire 2 XP2 are four frames a total of 16 different types of sewing and embroidery feet. Needle plates for straight stitch. An accessory case specially designed for the XP2 to help organise all tools. A dual king spool thread stand and an adjustable presser foot knee lifter.

There is also a range of optional accessories, the full list can be seen here.


The Luminaire 2’s cutting-edge features, which include a sizable 10.1″ HD LCD Touch Screen with capacitive technology, upgraded StitchVision Technology for more accurate placing of embroidered patterns, a large workstation and embroidery area, and much more really makes the XP2 a fantastic machine.

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