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Whether you're new to fashion sewing or a skilled veteran of the fitting room, you'll love the creative potential the Innov-ís 40 brings to your design table. Beginners will appreciate the free-motion stitching and quick-set bobbin which prevents top bobbin jam. It also has a built-in automatic needle threading system. As any experienced sewer knows, threading the sewing machine can be a struggle for beginners. With this sewing machine, that job is done for you so you can focus on what really matters in your sewing adventures! Dream it, then do it with the Innov-ís 40's wide array of decorative stitches and convenient machine features. Made by Brother, powered by your imagination!

  • Available at Authorized Innov-ís Dealers Only
  • 40 built-in stitches, including 5 one-step auto-size buttonhole styles
  • Stitch selection via dial and LCD
  • 7-point feed dogs
  • Free-motion stitching
  • Jam resistant top bobbin with Quick-set™ bobbin
  • Built-in needle threading system
Basic Features back to top
LCD Size (Horizontal x Vertical) inches 2.0 x 0.7
Display (Number of Colors) Monochrome
Stitch Select Dial
Screensaver No
Opening Screen No
On-Screen Help No
Built-in Languages No
On-Screen Editing No
Lighting 1 LED
Needle Threading System Easy
Thread Tension Manual
Easy Bobbin Winding Yes
Adjustable Bobbin Winding Speed Yes
Thread Sensor No
Thread Sensor On/Off No
Automatic Thread Cutter No
Quick-Set™ Bobbin Yes
Full USB No
Computer Connectivity with Update Capability No
Mouse Capability by USB No

Sewing Features back to top
Bed Area (Depth x Width) inches 5.9 x 9.8
Work Space (Height & Width) inches 4.1 x 6.2
Maximum Sewing Speed (Stitches Per Minute) 850
Knee Lifter No
Feed Dog 7
Back to Beginning Key No
Built-in Sewing Stitches (Includes Buttonhole Styles) 40
Buttonhole Styles 5 One-step
Stitch Width 7mm
Stitch Length 5mm
My Custom Stitch™ Feature No
Sideways Sewing No
Start/Stop Button Yes
Speed Controller Yes
Needle Position Key (Up/Down) Yes
Automatic Height Adjuster™ AHA® Feature No
Presser Foot Pressure Adjustment No
Presser Foot Leveling Yes
Automatic Presser Foot Lifter No
Pivot Function 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)
Free Arm Yes
Table Optional (additional purchase required)
Specialty Feet Included Optional (additional purchase required)

Carton Contents back to top
Accessory Storage Built-in
Carrying Case Soft cover
Included Accessory Feet Buttonhole foot, Overcasting foot, Zipper foot, Zigzag foot, Button fitting foot, Monogramming foot, Blind stitch foot
Table Optional (additional purchase required)
Other Included Accessories Knee Lifter, Accessory bag with seam ripper, needle set, twin needle, cleaning brush, eyelet punch, screwdrivers (3), spool caps (3), extra spool pin, bobbins (4), grid sheet set, spool net, power cord and Operation Manual
Foot Controller Yes

Warranty 2/6/25 year premium warranty. See premium warranty for details.
UPC Code 012502618966
Machine Dimensions (H x W x D) 17.32" x 7.87" x 11"
Machine Weight 17 lbs
Shipping Dimensions (H x W x D) 21.65" x 11.02" x 15"
Shipping Weight 26 lbs
UL/CSA Listed Yes, 110v

Please click on the categories below to view the optional accessories for the Innov-ís 40

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.

SA552 Wide Extension Table

The SA552 Extension Table is compatible with the NS40 and NS80.


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.

SA133 Blind Stitch Foot, 7mm

Perfect for edge stitching, attaching lace and fabric edge joining. Adjustable, open-toed guide makes this a great foot for both embellishing and utility stitching, works with straight and decorative stitches.

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.

SA193 Candlewicking Foot

Add a beautiful, decorative touch resembling handsewn ‘knotted’ candlewicking to embellish pillows, table linens, bed linens, and clothing, or to stitch down appliqué shapes or ribbons. This candlewicking foot has a specially formed, deep tunnel on the underside, which allows the raised candlewicking stitches to pass under the foot easily, and helps prevent unwanted pressure on your finished stitches. Ideal not only for candlewicking stitches, but for other raised or 3-dimensional stitches, and for sewing with heavier cotton threads. For Use With: BC1000, CE4000, CE5000PRW, CE5500PRW, CE8080PRW, CP6500, CP7500, CS80, CS100T, CS5055PRW, CS6000i, CS8150, CS8060, CS6000T, CS8072, Duetta® 4500D, ES2000, EX660, HE120, HS1000, Innov-ís 40,

SACIRC1 Circular Attachment Bundle

Automated fabric pivoting creates precise circles with radii ranging from 30mm to 130mm. Excellent tool for creating circles with straight stitching, zigzag, embellishing and decorative stitches. Easy to set up, easy to use!

Additional accessories to add to your creativity include the Braiding Foot with an adjustable guide that offers you hands-free (after set-up) placement of cords, ribbons and braiding up to 5mm in width centered along selected circle circumference. The Cording Foot for 7mm horizontal machines is used for embellishing projects with 1, 2 or 3 cords or decorative stitches. Great for couching! Use the Protractor Template as a guide for easy measuring and accurate stitching.

SA145 Clearview Foot, 7mm

The Clearview Foot can be used with any application where visibility of seams or pattern markings is desired for ease in embellishment. Similar to the 7mm Open Toe Foot except this foot has a clear bar in front of the needle. Perfect for quilting applique.

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.

SA157 Cording Foot, 5-groove, 7mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Anchor decorative threads and sew in place. 5 Hole Cording foot is used for embellishing up to 5 narrow cords. Easy threading, visibility and a 7mm wide foot. Hold up to 5 threads securely while sewing.

SA158 Cording Foot, 7-groove, 7mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Anchor decorative threads and sew in place. 7 Hole Cording foot is used for embellishing up to 7 narrow cords. Easy threading, visibility and a 7mm wide foot. Hold up to 7 threads securely while sewing.

SA110 Cording Foot, 7mm

Used for embellishing with 1-3 cords. Cords or yarn are held by a clip on the top of the foot. Simply insert cords under the clip and stitch down using a serpentine zig zag or other decorative stitch. Great for couching. Similar in use to the 7mm Cording Foot.

SA184 Edge Joining Foot

This genuine Brother® accessory is perfect for precise and easy joining of fabrics, even sheers and difficult fabrics. Hold fabrics in place while leaving a space to allow open decorative stitches such as open weave stitches. Reference marks to increase accuracy. Foot can be used to line up and sew edgings such as lace to edges of other fabric. Centered blade enhances ability to follow the edge of the fabric.

SA129 Free Motion Foot, clear

This clear plastic foot raises and lowers with the needle to allow fabric to be moved between stitches and to hold fabric in place while stitches are created. Screw on clear plastic foot has markings for easy reference. Requires Low Shank Adapter for ULT/PC series. Also known as a Darning Foot and may be used as a free motion foot.

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.

SA126 Narrow Hem Foot, 7mm

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

SA114 Non-Stick Foot, 7mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Designed for consistent feeding with fabric such as leather, vinyl and other novelty fabrics. This non-stick foot glides over difficult fabric surfaces with ease, while improving stitch quality in many problem fabrics (some fabrics may bind under metal feet often causing problems with a consistant feed resulting in poor stitch quality). The non stick foot overcomes problems with fabric such as loop and hook tapes, leather and vinyl. Perfect for hemming plastic tablecloths.

SA147 Open Toe Foot, 7mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Clear plastic foot allows for sewing with complete visibility. Clearview foot for easy viewing of stitches, seams and pattern markings. Wide opening for use with decorative stitches. Horizontal opening for wide range of left to right needle positions and added sole pressure.

SA186 Open Toe Foot, metal

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Metal Open toe foot snaps on, to provide clear visibility when creating decorative and satin stitches. Metal open toed foot provides expanded stability and red markings for easy reference. Sole of foot is grooved to assure accurate stitch formation within feed dog area.

SA150 Pearls and Sequins Foot, 7mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Great for adding a little glitz with sequins or pearls as well as couching larger cords. Place embellishment choice under foot and into guide to stitch down to base fabric. Guide channel for even feeding of pearls. Clear plastic for visibility from all angles.

SA164 Picot Foot, 7mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Decorative narrow hemmer foot for picot hem finishes. Picot foot looks similar to narrow hemmer foot but is designed to create a shell look edge on lightweight fabric. Grooved soleplate for picot stitch formation. Cone shaped feet channel for edge finishing.

SA194 Pin Tuck Foot, 5-groove

This 5-groove pin tuck foot, when used with a twin needle, helps you to make virtually perfect pin tucks, and is also perfect for sewing corded pin tucks on shirts, blouses and many home decorating projects. This foot is ideal when making pin tucks with slightly larger intervals, and for more prominent tucks on medium-weight fabrics. Not recommended for use with firm or thick fabrics. For Use With: PC-8500D, PC-6500, SE-270D, NX-200, XL-2230, NX-400, NX-400Q, NX-600, PS-1000, PS-1250, PS-3100, LS-2125i, XL-2610, XL-2600, XL-5500, XL-5600, XL-5700, XL-6452, XL-3510, XL-3500T, XR-65T, XL-6562, CS-80, CS-8060, CS-8150, ES-2000, CS-6000T, XL-5130, XL-5340, XR-33, XR-40, CS-100T, CS-6000, CS-8072, ES-2000T, Innov-ís 1000, Innov-ís 4000D, LS-

SA179 Pin Tuck Foot, 7mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Sew perfectly parallel seams with our grooved pintuck foot. Pintuck foot kits comes complete with 2 clearly marked bobbin case covers and a cording guide. Grooves on sole plate form perfect pintucks. Customized bobbin case covers for feeding cording into pin tuck as it is being formed and measurement.

SA192 Piping Foot, 7mm

Designed for creating custom piping, for home dec and other uses. The over-sized channels in this 7mm snap-on foot provide more accurate placement of piping, and the wide needle opening allows for a range of stitch widths.

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.

SA190 Roller Foot

Perfect for sewing on vinyl, velvet, suede and leather fabrics. The dual rollers on this 7mm snap-on foot help provide for more accurate and consistent sewing, as the rollers work in tandem with the machine feed dogs to pull the fabric through, for a more consistent fabric surface. This foot has a wide needle opening, allowing for a range of stitch widths.

SA143 Ruffler Foot 7mm

Create ruffles and pleats in varying depths and fullness, evenly spaced tucks, and gathers for home dec pillows and curtains. You can also create great trims with purchased ribbons. Single hole needle plate makes this foot perfect for ruffling lightweight fabrics as well.

SA177 Side Cutter, 7mm

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Cut fabric and overcast fabric edges at the same time. Side Cutter foot creates the perfectly cut edge of a serger. Measure and finish fabric edges with straight or zig zag stitches. Centered post for consistent stitch formation over fabric edge.

SA160 Stitch Guide Foot

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Stitch guide for utility and embellishment projects. Stitch Guide foot for accurate sewing. Incrementally marked ruler. Horizontal opening for wide range of left to right needle positions and added sole pressure.

SA191 Stitch in the Ditch Foot

Designed for quilting and other projects that require stitching over an existing seam, this foot rides smoothly over the seam, helping to ensure your stitching remains more perfectly aligned while you ‘stitch in the ditch’. The long guide and wide opening on this foot allow for more accurate sewing and stitch placement.

SA167 Straight Stitch Foot

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Used exclusively for straight stitch applications for fine or light weight fabrics. Straight Stitch center needle position foot. Single needle hole prevents fine fabrics from being caught in feed dogs. Curved foot toes travel over varying fabric thicknesses.

SA189 Vertical Stitch Alignment Foot

Genuine Brother® Accessory. Use for top stitching for straight and curved lines for precise seams. Vertical Stitch Alignment foot snap on metal foot with visibly measuring markings spaced 2mm apart for use as fabric guide. Horizontal opening for wide range of left to right needle positions. Replacement foot for Vertical Stitch guide for edge sewing attachment on Brother's Quattro machine.

SA140 Walking Foot, 7mm

The walking foot is a moving feed system that holds and moves fabric between the presser foot's upper feed dog and the machine's lower feed dogs to better control difficult fabrics as well as multiple layers of fabric. The walking foot is great for sewing when matching prints or plaids or when fabric drift is an issue or quilting.

Brother® offers several Walking Feet which differ for the width of the feed dogs, shank height, etc. Please check your manual or the machine listings on this website to find the correct Walking Foot to fit your machine. Walking Feet are not for use in reverse or side to side sewing as well as some built-in stitches that include other than forward movement of the feed dogs.

SA176 Zigzag Foot with Ankle, low shank

The zig zag foot with ankle set has a snap on foot for sewing over rises at the beginning of or in the body of your fabric. Simply tilt the foot and pull the button to set the foot. When a rise is encountered, the foot automatically realeases on it's downward slope. No more getting stuck at a rise or uneven stitches on the down side! This is also a great item to have on hand as a replacement for a lost or damaged ankle.


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

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Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
Love it!!!
May 20, 2013
By Beverly from Chicago, IL
I have had this machine for a year. I love this machine. Easy to use, it just work wonderful. I love the button maker great..... I would recommend this machine. I have not used all of its feature, but I love it.
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