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Loaded with features, this powerhouse sewing and quilting machine provides the versatility you need to handle all your quilting, home décor, and fashion sewing projects. The SM8270 features 160 unique built-in sewing stitches including utility, decorative, heirloom, and quilting stitches, with 8 styles of one-step auto-size buttonholes. Also included are 2 built-in sewing fonts each with 55 alphanumeric stitches for basic monogramming. Enjoy the versatility of the 13 accessory sewing and quilting feet, including a walking foot and a ¼" foot for quilting. The detachable, extra-large wide table helps provide a more stable sewing surface, and is ideal for quilts and larger projects. In addition, the SM8270 boasts an extra large LCD display, variable speed control and exceptional feed system to sew on almost any fabric.
  • Large backlit LCD display screen for easy viewing in low light
  • 160 built-in sewing stitches, including 8 one-step auto-size buttonhole styles
  • 2 sewing lettering fonts each with 55 alphanumeric characters
  • Included wide table for larger projects
  • Super bright, LED-lit work area
  • Push-button stitch selector
  • Advanced needle threading system
  • Jam-resistant Quick-set™ drop-in top bobbin
  • Super easy bobbin winding system
  • Variable speed control for custom adjustability of sewing speed, with start/stop button
  • Exceptional feed system utilizing 7-point feed dogs – sew on almost any fabric
  • Drop feed for free-motion quilting
  • Free arm/flatbed convertible sewing surface
  • 13 quick-change sewing and quilting feet including walking foot and ¼" foot for quilting
  • Lightweight with built-in handle for portability
Basic Features back to top
LCD Size (Horizontal x Vertical) inches 1.1 x 2.5
Adjustable Screen Brightness Settings No
Stitch Select LED Stitch Selection
Screensaver No
On-Screen Help No
Built-in Languages No
Zoom Function No
On-Screen Editing No
Realistic Preview No
Lighting LED
Table Yes
Needle Threading System Automatic
Independent Bobbin Winding Motor Yes
Thread Sensor Upper Thread and Bobbin Sensors
Thread Sensor On/Off No
Automated Upper and Lower Thread Cutting No
Quick-Set™ Bobbin Yes
Built-in Memory No
USB No
Computer Connectivity with Update Capability No
Memory Card No
Cable No

Sewing Features back to top
Work Space (Height & Width) inches 5.7 x 3.8
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) 160
Buttonhole Styles 8 styles of one-step, auto-size
Built-in Sewing Lettering Fonts 2
Stitch Width (mm) 7mm
Stitch Length (mm) 5mm
My Custom Stitch™ Feature No
Sideways Sewing No
Start/Stop Button Yes
Speed Control Yes
Automatic Height Adjuster™ AHA® Feature No
Presser Foot Pressure Adjustment No
Drop Feed/Free Motion Yes
Free Motion Quilting Foot No
Built-in Quilting Stitches Yes
Included Quilting Feet 14 sewing and quilting feet included
Specialty Feet Included Yes (Additional feet may be available, see Optional Accessories)

Carton Contents back to top
Accessory Storage Built-in
Included Accessory Feet Zigzag foot (on machine), Buttonhole foot, Zipper foot, Button sewing foot, Overcasting foot, Blind stitch foot, Monogramming foot, Quilting foot, Walking foot with quilt guide, 1/4 ( piecing ) foot, Stitch Guide foot, Metal Open Toe foot, Adjustable Zipper Piping foot
Other Included Accessories Accessory bag with needle set, twin needle, ballpoint needle, seam ripper, cleaning brush, screwdriver, extra spool pin, bobbins (4), bobbin clip, eyelet punch, Instructional DVD, Operation manual

Warranty 25 year limited warranty
Machine Dimensions (H x W x D) 11.48" x 6.69" x 16.02"
Machine Weight 9.9 lbs
Shipping Dimensions (H x W x D) 14.25" x 12.38" x 19.38"
Shipping Weight 16.1 lbs
UL/CSA Listed Yes, 110v

Please click on the categories below to view the optional accessories for the SM8270

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.

SA198 Adjustable Binder Foot

This foot has clear plastic bias tape guide. By adjusting this guide, users can sew various width bias tape from ¼” to ¾” (5mm to 20mm).

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,

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.

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-

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.

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.


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

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

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this machine! In the middle of sewing an apron my old machine died! Sadly, it would cost almost as much as buying a new one-so, welcome home new Brother SM8270. I love it. It's easy, sturdy, and man, it has so many nice features I have yet to use-projects are lined up in my sewing room.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Machine Just started to sew after many years things are difference but this machine is easy to use love the video help a lot but would have like a little more instructions over all I think it's going to be good
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good machine Fro the money this is a good machine. I enjoy sewing on this machine.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sewing machine Great sewing maching,very easy to use, have lot of additional features.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from sm8270 easy to use. easy to learn. easy to teach. 3 characters to short.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good value I have used this machine for a few months now. It has been a good machine to quilt on. I haven't used many of the stitches it offers, but the manual is very helpful in finding the proper stitch for the project you're working on. It's a little noisier than I thought it would be, but has worked well.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from setting up is difficult well, if i can get it set up it will be a miracle. Threading, bobbin, etc is difficult.
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from rReally like this machine. I really like this machine. Easy to use and love all the stitches it has. Only wish it had is push button auto needle threading.
Date published: 2017-04-22
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