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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    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


    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
Included Accessories
  • Foot and Foot Control
  • Needle
  • Bobbin
  • Instruction Manual
Other Images

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

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