Brother DS140 Sewing Machine

Product information

Surprisingly lightweight, the Brother DS-140 computerised sewing machine is equipped with a wide range of features to suit both the beginner and the experienced sewer. With a bright LCD display screen, digital stitch selection and smooth feed system for sewing denim, tweed and other thick fabrics. Complete with an easy to use automatic threading system, quick-set bobbin and super bright LED-lit work area. Also includes: 40 built-in stitches, 5 styles of 1 step automatic buttonholes, stitch length and width adjustment and a selection of decorative stitches.

Additional features:

  • Twin needle sewing
  • Drop in bobbin
  • Automatic thread tension
  • Forward and reverse sewing
  • Maximum speed limiter
  • Built in handle
  • Drop feed
  • 7 point feed for smooth fabric feeding and superior stitch quality
  • Free arm sewing
  • Slide type speed control
  • Quick set top loading bobbin
  • F.A.S.T. Bobbin winding

Accessories included:

Accessory bag, seam ripper, twin needle, 3 piece needle set, 3 bobbins, cleaning brush, 3 spool pressers, extra spool, disc shaped screw driver, blind stitch foot, button hole foot, overcast stitching foot, zipper foot, transparent foot, button attaching foot, dust cover, instruction book, instructional DVD.

Hints & Tips: To produce the best results from your sewing machine please be aware that the needle should be replaced after approximately 8 hours of continuous use. We have a plenty of needle packs to pick from when the occasion calls.

Alphabet styles Information Easy way to sew letters
Buttonholes Information The fewer steps, the easier and faster the process
Buttonhole styles Information Gives flexibility when sewing different garments
Buttonhole type Information The fewer steps, the easier and faster the process
Boxed: H50 x W40 x D27cm
Electronic foot speed control Information Gives greater control, even at slow speeds
Eligible for International Delivery
Embroidery options
Satin Stitches
Exclusive to John Lewis
Hook movement Information Oscillating is a half-circle movement of the bobbin; rotary moves full-circle, reducing thread jams
Integrated drop feed Information Feed teeth drop down so fabric has free movement. Useful when quilting or embroidering
Integrated dual feed Information Provides equal feeding of top and bottom layers of fabric. Useful when quilting
Integrated needle threader Information Makes it easy to thread the needle
Knee lifter Information Lets you lift the presser foot when using both hands to control the fabric
Lock stitch facility Information Ensures all stitches and patterns are securely locked off at the end of the sewing sequence
Manufacturer's Guarantee
3 years
Max speed limiter Information Controls maximum speed of machine, irrespective of how hard the foot control is depressed
Model name / number
Needle up/down function Information Lets you to programme the needle so it always finishes in the down or up position. Useful when pivoting on corners
Reverse button Information Sews in reverse to reinforce the stitch
Sewing Machine Type
Sewing speed Information Measured in stiches per minute
850 rpm
Stitch memory Information Memorises characters, letters and numbers: useful for name tapes
Stitch options Information The more stitch options, the more designs you can use
40 including embroidery stitches
Stop/Start button Information Lets machine be used without the foot control
Suitable for fabrics
All, including stretch and denim
Suitable for user
Beginner or some experience
Thread cutter Information Neatly cuts the thread after sewing
Tutorial DVD
Twin needle Information Produces parallel rows of decorative stitching in one easy step
View-through bobbin cover Information Shows you when your bobbin is low on thread
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Width adjustment Information Lets you adjust the stitch setting manually

Brand Story

The company that now calls itself Brother began to make sewing machines in Japan in 1908. Over 100 years later, Brother is known throughout the world as an innovative premium technology brand, yet still develops the sewing machines that made it famous.

When Brother began production in Manchester in 1968, it quickly established itself as a leading light in the British sewing industry. The Brother range now includes a remarkable array of sewing machines for beginners, innovators and experts. As a sign of its commitment to quality, reliability and durability, Brother offers a three-year manufacturer’s warranty with every sewing machine.


  • Click & collect

    Click & collect from John Lewis and Waitrose shops tomorrow from 2pm
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  • Collect+

    Collect + from a local shop from Thursday, postcode exclusions apply
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  • UK delivery

    Standard delivery within 5 working days
    Named or Saturday UK delivery
    Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am
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  • International delivery not available


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 16 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brother DS140 Sewing Machine So self explanitery, Iam delighed with product,also the weight is ideal as i attend craft classes.wish i had bought it sooner. 03 May 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good machine Upgraded from a 25 year old Singer machine. Pleased with it overall, especially the quick loading of the bobbins etc. My only niggle is that it is too wide for free arm sewing of sleeves. After removing the flat bed attachment It is still too wide to take the sleeves I need to shorten! 02 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant machine. This is a fantastic machine. Good clear instructions for use. Simple to thread, and the self threading is an extra bonus. I have used it for dressmaking and curtain making; it coped brilliantly with quite heavy curtain fabric. It's lightweight. It sews with or without the foot pedal, and I have quickly adapted to using it without the foot pedal. The cover is very flimsy, so I have purchased a sewing machine bag to store mine in. 100% recommend this machine. 17 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great value for money Purchased this machine about a month ago and cannot praise it enough. Has all the features of a machine at twice the price. Needle threader is an absolute godsend. Don't hesitate if you're thinking of buying one, go for it! 30 December 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Easy to use and light weight Love this machine so easy to use. The only negative comment is the self threading element is not easy to use. 29 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Exactly what I wanted. I love Brother sewing machines and this one is exactly what I wanted. I paid the extra to have a self threading mechanism, multi-speed sewing action and up and down needle positioning. It is lightweight which is a bonus. I purchased it as a second machine to another Brother machine I own and intend to use it when I go to my quilting classes. 23 September 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Really great Easy to set up and operate. Really pleased I bought this model. 18 August 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Reasonably priced but very effective I needed a new machine after having my old one for 35 years and I am delighted with my new Brother. The needle threader is a real bonus. Haven't tried all the stitches yet but can't wait to. 29 May 2015
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  • 3 year guarantee included

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