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The JX2517 handles basic sewing and mending chores while offering exceptional ease of use at a very reasonable cost. Built-in are 17 unique utility and decorative stitches and an included automatic 4-step buttonhole in a compact, lightweight sewing machine. The JX2517 also features a jam-resistant Quick-set™ drop-in top bobbin and a brightly lit LED work area. Repair a hem with the built-in blind hem stitch or create a home décor project. It's Sew Easy!
  • 17 Built-in Stitches, Including One 4-step Automatic Buttonhole
  • 38 Stitch Functions
  • Brightly Lit LED Work Area
  • Free Arm for Sewing Cuffs and Sleeves
  • Easy Automatic Bobbin Winding System
  • Easy-to-use Blind Hem Stitch
  • Upper Thread Tension Control Dial
  • Pattern Selection Dial
  • Jam Resistant Quick-set™ Drop-in Top Bobbin
Basic Features back to top
Stitch Select Dial
Lighting LED
Needle Threading System Manual
Thread Sensor No
Automated Upper and Lower Thread Cutting No
Quick-Set™ Bobbin Yes

Sewing Features back to top
Maximum Sewing Speed (Stitches Per Minute) 900
Feed Dog 4
Built-in Sewing Stitches (Includes Buttonhole Styles) 38
Buttonhole Styles 1 Four-step
Built-in Sewing Lettering Fonts No
Stitch Width 5mm
Stitch Length 4mm
My Custom Stitch™ Feature No
Presser Foot Pressure Adjustment No
Drop Feed/Free Motion Yes
Free Motion Quilting Foot Optional (additional purchase required)
Built-in Quilting Stitches No
Included Quilting Feet Optional (additional purchase required)

Carton Contents back to top
Accessory Storage Built-in
Included Accessory Feet Buttonhole foot, Button Sewing foot, Zipper foot, Zigzag foot
Other Included Accessories Needle set, bobbin, darning plate, oval screwdriver, power cord and Operation manual

Warranty 25 year limited warranty
UL/CSA Listed y⁄110v

Please click on the categories below to view the optional accessories for the JX2517

N5689 Aqua (6-Spool Pack)

Brother embroidery threads are compatible with all Brother embroidery and sewing machines.

N5672 Coffee (6-Spool Pack)

Brother embroidery threads are compatible with all Brother embroidery and sewing machines.

N9020 Dark Red (6-Spool Pack)

Brother embroidery threads are compatible with all Brother embroidery and sewing machines.

N5600 Ice (6-Spool Pack)

Brother embroidery threads are compatible with all Brother embroidery and sewing machines.

N9079 Ocean (6-Spool Pack)

Brother embroidery threads are compatible with all Brother embroidery and sewing machines.


5300 Carrying Case

Hard Carrying Case for Sewing Machines & Sergers

SASCKIT1 Pacesetter® Sewing Starter Kit

Designed with Brother® Sewing Machines in mind, the Pacesetter® Sewing Starter Kit provides a group of key items you’ll need for any sewing projects. Included are the following items: 1 set of 6 different color spools of 40 weight XP Poly Core/Poly Wrap Sewing thread specifically designed for Brother Sewing Machines; 1 set of 10 Organ sewing needles; 10 empty bobbins; 1 clear view accessory foot; 1 pearl and sequins accessory foot; 1 cording accessory foot.

SASCISSKIT Scissor Kit

This kit includes 6 high quality scissors, designed for precision cutting for a range of sewing and embroidery uses. Includes: 4" Large Ring Micro Tip, 4" Large Ring Curved Tip, 6" Double Curved Machine Embroidery Scissors, 4.5" Angled Tweezers, 6" Straight/Sharp Trimming Scissors, and 4.5" Micro Serrated Curved Snip.


SA125 1/4" Piecing Foot

For quilt and patchwork piecing with 1/4" or 1/8" seam allowances. Using the center needle, straight stitch position, the right front edge of this foot provides a guide for creating even ¼-inch seams for quilts, doll clothes and heirloom sewing projects. When using the left side of the foot as a guide, an 1/8-inch seam is created.

SA185 1/4" Piecing Foot with Guide

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Exclusively for centered straight stitching quarter inch seams on fine fabrics. Quarter inch piecing foot with blade for seam sewing. Accurate reference marking on 3 sides of foot for visibility and accuracy. Single hole foot prevents fabrics from sinking into feed dogs.

SA161 Adjustable Zipper & Piping Foot

Genuine Brother® Accessory. This foot attaches zippers and pipings easily. Its position can be adjusted exactly on the edge of the zipper/piping, avoiding the non-flat parts of them. It also presses the fabric with just the right pressure. Adjustable zipper foot for left or right seams. Adjustable guide to accommodate varying piping dimensions. Single stitch opening for accurate and perfect straight stitch creation.



Requires Low Shank Adapter for ULT Series, PC-6500, PC-8200 and PC-8500 sewing machines.

SA109 Binder Foot

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Attaches bias tape with widths less than 7 mm (1/4 of an inch) using straight, zig zag or decorative stitches. The design of this foot will place your ready-made bias tape or will fold and place precut bias strips correctly for easy sewing to the edge of a fabric

SA134 Blind Stitch Foot, 5mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. A great foot for both embellishing and utility use. Adjustable for creating blind hems on a variety of fabrics. While designed for blind stitching, the foot works well for edge stitching, lace and fabric edge joining.

SA141 Braiding Foot

The adjustable guide on this foot offers perfectly centered hands free placement of cords, ribbon, braiding, or tape up to 7mm in width.

SA144 Clearview Foot, 5mm

Clearview Foot is used with any application where visibility of seams or pattern markings is desired for ease in embellishment.

SA128 Concealed Zipper Foot

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Parallel grooves on the underside of foot hold a concealed zipper in place for easy installation of the zipper.

SA148 Cording Foot, 3-groove, 5mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Secure and apply cording in one step. Allows for the insertion of cords held by a notched clip with cords being stitched down using a serpentine zig zag or decorative stitch. Couch multiple threads with zig zag stitches. Flexible grooved securing attachment handles threads of varying thicknesses.

SA142 Fringe Foot

The Fringe foot is a good tool for creating 3-D flowers, heirloom seam joins, surface texture and custom trims with a simple zig zag stitch. This foot was originally designed and used to mark construction details by creating tailor tacking, so feel free to use it as a great marking too as well!

SA120 Gathering Foot

The Gathering Foot can be used for lightly gathering fabric as well as attaching the gathered edge to a flat (ungathered) fabric, at the same time quickly and easily. The gathering foot will allow the sewer to gently ease or slightly gather fabric for various garment and home decorating applications.

SA127 Narrow Hem Foot, 5mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. The groove under the foot is slightly wider and flatter than the Picot Foot and is designed to create a flat narrow hem on lightweight fabrics.

SA122 Non Stick Foot, 5mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Designed for consistent feeding with fabric such as leather, vinyl and other novelty fabrics. Non-stick foot glides over difficult fabric surfaces with ease improving stitch quality in many problem fabrics (some fabrics may bind under metal feet often causing problems in consistant feed resulting in poor stitch quality). The non stick foot overcomes problems with fabric such as loop and hook tapes, leather and vinyl. Similar to standard J and Clear-view feet.

SA146 Open Toe Foot, 5mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Open toe foot for 5 mm feed dogs on vertical bobbin case machines. Open Toe foot is used with any application where extra visibility while sewing is desired. Use where visibility is important for seams with markings or curves and pattern markings. Wide opening for wide range of left to right needle positions.

SA135 Overlock Foot, 5mm

The Overlock Foot is used for sewing overcast seams and protect edges from fraying. Use the overcast stitches in your machine and see what a difference this foot makes in their appearance and functionality!

SA149 Picot Foot, 5mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Roll fabric edge and hem stitch at the same time. Picot foot looks similar to narrow hemmer foot but is designed to create a shell look edge on lightweight fabric. Groove on sole of foot has been specifically developed to match width of picot stitches for perfect stitch formation. Groove on sole of foot allows stitches to feed evenly while being created and sewn.

SA162 Pin Tuck Foot, 5mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Sews corded pintucks on garment and home decorating projects. Pintuck foot for 5mm feed dog width. Secure up to 5 threads, vary pin tuck width by moving threads in grooves. 5 grooves on sole plate for precise formation of pintucks.

SA132 Quilting Guide

The adjustable guide can be used to sew parallel rows at preset even intervals. Slide straight bar into the hole of the presser foot ankle or walking foot (equipped with a mounting hole). The distance from the needle may be adjusted by sliding the guide from left to right.

SA108 Straight Stitch Foot, 5mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. The design of this foot improves contact with the feed dogs resulting in more accurate and consistant feed which creates a higher quality straight stitch. Also used for straight stitch applications using fine or lighter weight fabrics where a wide center foot opening might cause the fabric to be pulled into the bobbin area.

SA169 Walking Foot, 5mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Walking foot is great for quilting or sewing when matching prints or plaids or need to avoid fabric shifting. Straight Stitch center needle position walking foot SA132 quilting guide can be inserted on left or right side of foot for accurate stitch placement. Single needle hole prevents fine fabrics from being caught in feed dogs. Movable feet dogs assist in moving fabrics from both upper and lower surfaces.


SA156 Bobbins, clear plastic, 10-pack, 11.5 size


High Quality Clear Plastic Bobbins
7/16 inch deep
Security notch for consistent bobbin thread winding
10 bobbins per pack

Product Reviews

2 of 2 people would recommend this product.

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
October 14, 2014
By mawmaw
Great little sewing machine. Great price, lightweight. My only complaint is the pressure foot lever is on the side instead of the back where my other machine was and the handwheel is too small. I have arthritis and it is very hard to turn the wheel. The thread take up lever is hard to thread. I love the thread cutter and it sews great Had a little trouble adjusting the tension but finally got it to where it sews great. Love this machine.
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Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
good back up machine
January 18, 2014
By Sewfanatic from Arlington, TX
I had to take my Innovis 1700 to get cleaned and adjusted. I can't quit sewing and needed to look for an inexpensive machine that I could use as a back-up and to take to sewing guild meetings. This machine does not have pretty stitch patterns. It is a basic workhorse with several utility stitch patterns. It is mechanical instead of computerized. I like having both types of machines.
I tested the buttonhole feature and it works well. I did a lot of sewing on this machine and love it. My only two complaints are that I had to purchase a see-through foot for sewing narrow seams. I'm not really fond of the stitch dial. Sometimes I have to go back and forth on the stitch dial to get it in the right setting. This isn't a major problem, but it is the reason I can't give this 5 stars. I still love the machine!
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