Brother JK1700 Sewing Machine

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Product information

A traditional metal chassis sewing machine featuring utility and decorative stitches. Ideal for dressmaking and basic alterations, it features 17 stitches, a drop in bobbin, 4-step automatic buttonhole and LED lighting to make it easier to see the fine details of your work.
Accessories included: booklet, needle plate fixing metal, zipper foot, button sewing foot, twin needle, needle set (3 pcs), extra spool pin, feed dog cover, accessory bag.
Alphabet styles Information Easy way to sew letters
Auto thread tension Information Ensures stable stitch quality
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
H45 x W19 x D38cm
Electronic foot speed control Information Gives greater control, even at slow speeds
Eligible for International Delivery
Embroidery options
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
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.


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Free from John Lewis or Waitrose shops for collection tomorrow from 2pm
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Collect + from a local shop from Monday - postcode exclusions apply for Collect+ deliveries

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Standard delivery in 5 working days


Next day UK delivery


Named or Saturday UK delivery


Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am


Next day UK delivery pre-10.30am


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.


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Q & As

Brother JK1700 Sewing Machine 4.4 5 17 17
Jammed and unusable after 6 months use As the title says ... not sure I want to buy a brother product again..... Completely unsatisfactory 24 January 2015
great machine i was looking between this and john lewis brand chose this in the end as it does various fabric thickness. so far cant complain the dvd does not work and find bobbin bit tricky to get thread loaded. but only used twice so sure after bit more practice will come naturally, easy to thread . without working dvd dont really know what it does fully. So far im happy with it and glad i purchasede this one just right for a hobby crafter 15 January 2015
First rate product I am very pleased with the machine . It has all the facilities that I need for uncomplicated everyday sewing with easy to use instructions. 09 December 2014
Brotherly love I bought this sewing machine for my 21 year old daughter,who felt she'd like to get into sewing after never having sewn a button on .So price was good and I have to say she's had no problems with it at all ,she very soon got used to setting it up and how to do various things.i believe it to be ideal for starting out and there's no reason she won't get many years use from it ,we're very pleased 18 November 2014
Easy to learn Very pleased with the machine. Written instructions fairly clear - just had to go to the provided CD to confirm how to set up the shuttle. Otherwise no problems and it produces nice even sewing. I look forward to trying it out on more fabrics e.g. stretch. Just one minor niggle - the dust cover is not very robust, so the pocket is not really suitable for storing the lead and foot pedal when not in use - and there's nowhere else for it. 17 October 2014
Great machine Easy to use - very pleased with the machine and great value for money. Plenty of functions and stitch options for every day use without the high price tag. 02 October 2014
Amazing Sewing Machine Ever! I have been searching for a long time a sewing machine that can work on all fabrics, thick and thin. Finally, I got JK1700. Easily installed, and I worked in silk, embroidered cotton, linen, and chiffon. JK1700 done Its job amazingly in small price. Thank you Brother. 27 August 2014
Disappointed I bought this machine having read the reviews and on the recommendation of the in store assistant. I have experience of sewing over many years and was seeking to replace my previous machine which has given good service for 37years. I wanted a basic machine but am initially disappointed with the quality and performance of this machine. The plastic parts of the machine seem cheap and fragile (foot lever, bobbins etc.), the manual is badly set out and I am struggling to achieve even decent straight stitching. I will persevere but without much enthusiasm 21 August 2014
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