Model #SM1704

Internet #300437882

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  • Ideal for everyday mending and sewing
  • Full size and lightweight sewing machine
  • Selecting your stitches is as easy as turning the dial

Product Overview

Brother SM1704 17-Stitch Sewing Machine is ideal for everyday sewing and mending. The SM1704 offers the features of a full size machine yet is lightweight and portable.
  • 17 Built-in Stitches with 38 Stitch functions including blind, stretch, buttonholes and zipper insertion
  • Dial stitch selection, tension control dial and reverse sewing lever give you added control at your fingertips
  • Reliable Brother jam-resistant Quick-set drop-in top bobbin
  • Brightly lit LED work area
  • Free arm for sewing cuffs and sleeves
  • Lightweight and full size sewing machine perfect for everyday sewing and mending
  • Auto-size 4-step buttonholer included
  • 4 sewing feet: Zigzag foot, zipper foot, buttonhole foot, button sewing foot
  • Easy-to-use jam-resistant Quick set drop-in top bobbin
  • Built-in accessory storage
  • Instructional DVD included
  • Included Accessories - Darning plate, 3-piece needle set, twin needle, extra spool pin, bobbins (4), foot controller, power cord
  • English and Spanish product manual
  • Free technical phone and online support for the life of the product
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Appliance Type
Sewing Machine
Automatic Needle Threading
Color/Finish Family
Cover Included
No Additional Features
Number of Buttonhole Settings
Number of Embroidery Designs
Number of Needle Positions
Number of Presser Feet
Number of Stitch Positions
Preprogrammed Embroidery Designs
Product Weight (lb.)
Small Electric Product Type
Sewing Machine
Wattage (watts)

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Listed,UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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Questions & Answers

What kind of bobbins can I use for my SM1704 brother sewing machine?


Does this machine have a printed circuit board?



Can I sew curtains using the machine

Yes definitely you can this machine can do any thing you want no matter thick or thin enjoy


Is this machine a self threader

No it is not. But it is easy to thread.


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Customer Reviews

  • 49 Customer Reviews
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars overall
85% of customers recommended.
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Very easy to use, just watch the instructional video a couple times and you'll get the hang out o...
Very easy to use, just watch the instructional video a couple times and you'll get the hang out of it quickly. I just finished my 1st sewing project making curtains and I'm thrilled with the results. It was quick, easy, and turned out very professional looking. A tailor wanted to charge me almost $100 for this project, but instead I decided to spend less than that on this sewing machine so I could do it myself and have it for future projects. Very pleased and was excited while using it.
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An excellent machine, would recommend it....
An excellent machine, would recommend it.
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It's great
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Was very nice to received this sewing machine in hard...
Was very nice to received this sewing machine in hard times. Is a great machine, no issues
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Easy setup, easy to use, and has worked great for...
Easy setup, easy to use, and has worked great for the first few projects I’ve already done. Works well for what I need.
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Keeps skipping stitches!
I was initially very pleased with this sewing machine and had I reviewed it 3 weeks ago I probably would have given it 5 stars. I bought this model because I have never sewed on a machine so I wanted to start out with something simple and inexpensive to teach myself how to sew. I started out making an apron from a tutorial from Youtube and it turned out fabulous. I then graduated to re-purposing some old clothes and those turned out great as well. Then Covid-19 hit and my Sister who works at a hospital asked if I could sew some masks for her staff. I was happy to and found a good tutorial on Youtube and the masks started out great. Then the machine started skipping stitches and making this knocking sound. I tried Googling to find a resolution and it seems this is a common problem with Brother sewing machines. I have tried all of the trouble shooting tips. I have changed the needle several times, changed the size of the needle, cleaned out the bobbin case, changed the bobbin, you name it. Changing the size of the needle to a smaller size has stopped the knocking but the skipping stitches continues to the point that I have not been able to complete any more masks which is frustrating because the activity is helping me to stay busy during self isolation. Mind you I just picked this machine up on Feb 11, 2020 so it started having issues in less than a month because today is just March 17, 2020 and I have been troubleshooting for about 2 weeks. I'm not sure if I can return it since I threw the box away which is something I never usually do but I was so please initially that I had no idea that returning it would even be a consideration. I'm going to try reaching out to Brother because the online FAQs and blogs have not resolved this stitch skipping issue.
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A wonderful little sewing machine!...
A wonderful little sewing machine!
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This machine is very simple for use and I like...
This machine is very simple for use and I like how it looks. By the way it it is light, thanks.
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So easy to use, love it!!
So easy to use, love it!!
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The Brother Sewing Machine is perfect for my sewing needs....
The Brother Sewing Machine is perfect for my sewing needs. Easy to use, lightweight and a good price. I like the ease of Home Depot on line order to store pick up.
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