Simplicity SB170


Simply Affordable

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!


Basic Features

Stitch SelectDial
On-Screen HelpNo
Built-in LanguagesNo
On-Screen EditingNo
Lighting1 LED
Needle Threading SystemNo
Independent Bobbin Winding MotorNo
Automated Upper and Lower Thread CuttingNo
Quick-Set™ BobbinVertical
Computer Connectivity with Update CapabilityNo
Memory CardNo

Sewing Features

Work Space (Height & Width) inches3.8 x 6.2
Maximum Sewing Speed (Stitches Per Minute)800
Knee LifterNo
Feed Dog6
Back to Beginning KeyNo
Built-in Sewing Stitches (Includes Buttonhole Styles)17
Buttonhole Styles1 Four-step
Built-in Sewing Lettering FontsNo
Stitch Width5mm
Stitch Length4mm
My Custom Stitch™ FeatureNo
Sideways SewingNo
Start/Stop ButtonNo
Speed ControlNo
Needle Position Key (Up/Down)No
Automatic Height Adjuster™ AHA® FeatureNo

Carton Contents

Accessory StorageYes
Included Accessory FeetButtonhole foot, Button Sewing foot, Zipper foot, Zigzag foot
Other Included AccessoriesNeedle set, bobbin, darning plate, oval screwdriver, power cord, operation manual and instructional DVD


Warranty1/3/25 year plus warranty. See plus warranty for details.
Machine Weight12.787
Shipping Weight14.991


  • 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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