From the Simplicity® Limited Edition line by Brother™ this easy-to-use sewing machine has the features to help you easily tackle your first sewing project. The SB170 is simply compact, lightweight and fun to show off to your friends at sewing club! Start creating beautiful garments with 17 built-in sewing stitches, including 1 style of 4-step auto-size buttonhole. Creativity and variety are virtually limitless with the built-in free arm for sewing on hard to reach areas like cuffs and sleeves. This fun sewing machine is for you!

Are you just starting to sew, and need an easy to use, affordable machine for your first sewing projects? If so, then the Simplicity by Brother "Simply Affordable" SB170 Sewing Machine is for you! With 17 stitches including buttonhole, you will have enough stitches to get by with most basic sewing applications. Simply use the Easy Stitch Selector Dial to choose straight stitches, zig zag stitches, as well as a scallop, satin stitch and blind hem stitch. Simply, this is the best basic sewing machine, created with you in mind.

Brother SB170 Basic Sewing Machine Scores Consumer Digest Best Buy Award.

  • 17 Built-in Stitches including 1 style of 4-step auto-size Buttonhole
  • Brightly Lit LED Work Area
  • Free Arm for Sewing Cuffs and Sleeves
  • Easy Bobbin Winding System
  • Easy-to-use Blind Hem Stitch
  • Jam Resistant Drop-in Top Bobbin
  • Pattern Selection Dial
  • Upper thread tension control

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    2014 Simplicity by Brother Brochure(.PDF)

    2014 Simplicity by Brother Full Line Brochure(.PDF)



    Basic Features

    Stitch Select: Dial
    Screensaver: No
    Opening Screen: No
    On-Screen Help: No
    Built-in Languages: No
    On-Screen Editing: No
    Lighting: 1 LED
    Table: No
    Needle Threading System: No
    Thread Tension: Manual
    Electronic Speed Control: No
    Easy Bobbin Winding: Yes
    Adjustable Bobbin Winding Speed: No
    Automatic Thread Cutter: No
    Quick-Set™ Bobbin: Vertical
    Full USB: No
    Computer Connectivity with Update Capability: No
    Mouse Capability by USB: No

    Sewing Features

    Bed Area (Depth x Width) inches: 4.6 x 8.5
    Work Space (Height & Width) inches : 3.8 x 6.2
    Maximum Sewing Speed (Stitches Per Minute): 800
    Knee Lifter: No
    Feed Dog: 6
    Back to Beginning Key: No
    Standard Presser Feet Included with Machine: 4
    Built-in Sewing Stitches (Includes Buttonhole Styles): 17
    Buttonhole Styles: 1 Four-step
    Built-in Sewing Lettering Fonts: No
    Stitch Width: 5mm
    Stitch Length: 4mm
    My Custom Stitch™ Feature: No
    Side Feeding: No
    Start/Stop Button: No
    Speed Controller: No
    Twin Needle Setting Key: No
    Needle Position Key (Up/Down): No
    Automatic Height Adjuster™ AHA® Feature: No
    Free Arm: Yes
    Table: No

    Carton Contents

    Accessory Storage: Yes
    Included Accessory Feet: Buttonhole foot, Button Sewing foot, Zipper foot, Zigzag foot
    Other Included Accessories: Needle set, bobbin, darning plate, oval screwdriver, power cord, operation manual and instructional DVD
    Foot Controller : Yes

    Specifications

    Warranty: 1/3/25 year plus warranty. See plus warranty for details.
    UPC Code: 012502634317
    Machine Weight: 12.787
    Shipping Weight : 14.991
    Compatible Media (requires separate purchase): 15.118'' x 7.638'' x 17.756''
  • US Warranty 25 Years Head, 3 Years Electrical, 1 Year Parts, 1 Year Labor
  • Non-US Warranty: 30 days parts and labor
Specifications
2014 Simplicity by Brother Brochure(.PDF)

2014 Simplicity by Brother Full Line Brochure(.PDF)

FAQs, Downloads, Troubleshooting and Updates

Accessories Catalog


Other
Warranty 25YearPlus
Machine Weight 12.787
Shipping Weight 14.991
UL/CSA Listed Yes
Quick Reference Stitch Guides
Included Accessories
  • Foot and Foot Control
  • Needle
  • Bobbin
  • Instruction Manual

    Accessory Storage: Yes, in Free Arm Extension Accessory Tray
    Included Accessory Feet: Buttonhole foot, Button Sewing foot, Zipper foot, Zigzag foot
    Other Included Accessories: Foot Control, Needle set, bobbin, darning plate, oval screwdriver, power cord, operation manual and instructional DVD
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icon Simplicity Brother SB170 Simply Affordable 17 Stitch Mechanical Freearm Sewing Machine

icon 17 Built-in Sewing Stitches including 1 style of 4 Step Buttonholea

icon Easy Stitch Selector Dial

icon Jam Resistant Drop-in Top Bobbin

icon Upper Thread Tension Control Dial

icon Simplicity SB170 Simply Affordable Sewing Machine

K10L, O'Fallon, MO, USA

LOVE this machine! This replaced my 30 yr old Singer. I love all the features. Plus, it is so lightweight. I do wish it had a zero setting for stitch length tho. Expertise Hobbyist/Enthusiast Use Replacement Machine Brother products owned 1 ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

Deacon , Ohio, United States

Great little simple machine I was looking for the simple everyday sewing machine and this is IT! Expertise Casual User. Use Replacement Machine. Brother products owned 1. ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

Mamie , Youngsville, LA

Best value for the price This machine does an excellent job for all of my sewing needs. The machine is easy to use. My 11 year old granddaughter can even use the machine. Expertise Advanced Amateur. Use Home (Personal Use). Brother products owned 2. ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

Princess, Texas, United States

Good purchase The machine is simple to use. A great sewing machine to take to quilting classes. Expertise Advanced Amateur. Use Additional Machine. Brother products owned 2. ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

kailiismom, Illinois, United States

Perfect for my 13yr old. This is a perfect started machine. My daughter loves how easy it is to use. She sews everything she can. Simple and easy was what we were going for. Expertise Hobbyist/Enthusiast. Use Home (Personal Use). Brother products owned 1. ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

Nurse61, Brother-usa.com

Easy to learn for an older, seldom sewer. I used to sew simple items. Haven't sewn in several years. Now only mend. But had a simple project and trusty Singer quit on me, so I made this purchase. Expertise Casual User. Use Home (Personal Use). Brother products owned 1. ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

SoSew, okusa

Just what I was looking for in a sewing machine. It is a good sewing machine and does what I wanted it to do. I was looking for a sewing machine to make repairs to my clothes that were getting worn. I did not need a lot of 'fancy stitches' that I would never use. I wanted a good low priced machine that did not jam and 'gets the job done' and this machine 'fills the bill'. Expertise Casual User. Use Home (Personal Use). Brother products owned 1. ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

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