Toyota STF17 Review In Detail

Toyota STF17 Review In Detail

There is no doubt about the build quality of Toyota STF17. You can trust Toyota for that. The machine even comes with a metal bobbin, which is durable.

Editor rating

Toyota has been making sewing machines since 1946. STF17 is an entry level offering from Toyota. This machine has 17 built-in stitches including a 4-step buttonhole. Free arm option is provided for sewing cuffs and sleeves.

Toyota STF17 weighs 18 lbs. It is not too light nor too heavy. The built-in carry handle makes it all the more portable. Like all mechanical sewing machines, the stitch selection is done by turning a dial. The stitch chart is printed on the front. The machine comes with a front loading metal bobbin. Snap-on presser feet makes it easy to change the feet. The reverse sewing lever is large and is easy to engage. The motor is powerful and it can deliver 800 stitches/min.

Ease of Use

There is no doubt about the build quality of Toyota STF17. You can trust Toyota for that. The machine even comes with a metal bobbin, which is good on durability. The machine handles thick fabrics quite well.


Bobbin is front loading one. Top drop-in would have been more beginner friendly.

There is no automatic needle threader to assist in threading.

No 1-step buttonhole.

All the stitches have preset stitch length which you cannot adjust manually.

There is no drop feed option.


•    Good build quality
•    Good on thick fabrics
•    Portable


•    No top drop-in bobbin
•    No automatic needle threader
•    No 1-step buttonhole


Built-in Stitches17
Automatic Needle ThreaderNo
Buttonhole Styles1 Four-step
Top Drop-in BobbinNo, Front Loading
Stitch SelectionDial
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthNo
Drop FeedNo
Free ArmYes
Motor Power800 Stitches/min
Included FeetZigzag (Standard) Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Zipper Foot
Machine Weight18 lbs
Needle PositionsLeft, Centre
Snap-on Presser FeetYes
Automatic TensionYes

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