Brother JK1700 Sewing Machine

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The Brother JK1700 sewing machine is the perfect introductory model ideal for making basic dressmaking alterations. Simple to use but still packed with great features, the JK1700 is suitable for beginners to those with some experience.

Suitable for use with lightweight to medium fabrics, this sewing machine features an impressive 17 stitches, 6 of which are decorative and a 4-step automatic buttonhole. The drop-in bobbin will enable you to see when your thread is running low whilst the LED lighting illuminates your projects making it easier to see the fine details of your work.

Accessories included:

  • Booklet
  • Zipper foot
  • Button sewing foot
  • Needle set (3 pieces)
  • Extra spool pin
  • Accessory bag

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
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
Light to medium
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 4.5 out of 5 by 27 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Glad I got it Lovely little machine, very useful and not too bewildering for a non- sewing person! 05 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product Wonderful machine, easy to use and easy to understand instructions. Fabulous price too 25 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice machine Entirely happy with the online description and the decision to purchase 20 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Update... My wife has a Brother Sewing Machine which she has used for about 20 years and absolutely loves. This is a great update on her original with lots of added on features. A really practical present to have bought, plus, I had the added bonus of buying online during the "Black Friday" Sale and saving a lot of money... 07 January 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good machine I returned this machine because I wanted to upgrade. But good machine for the price 15 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing! Quick delivery, easy assembly, really useful product. Love it all round! 25 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great machine The advice from assistant was in valuable and enabled my 12 year daughter to make an informed decision on which sewing machine to purchase. It has provided to be a great machine to get started with. 27 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it! It's great it is not too complicated - just enough technology for me and it is so light and easy to move around. Really pleased with my choice. 07 April 2015
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  • 3 year guarantee included

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