This Janome 525s is a simple mechanical sewing machine lightweight, yet robust and reliable with a jam proof top loading bobbin system, it has 24 stitches plus button holes in one-step where the foot actually measures the button and each button hole will be matched to that button. It ticks all the right boxes for a robust home sewing machine, even threading is quicker thanks to the auto needle threader, all these features in one great sewing machine. We even use this model in a classes!
When its time to sew tubular items like trousers use the convertible free arm, the free arm extension also has a pull out accessories storage draw.
Janome 525s Sewits offers both stitch width and length adjustment and a drop feed facility for freehand embroidery, darning or specialist quilting techniques. The two speed switch setting on the foot controls helps while doing free-motion work or it is often used to slow the machine down for children or novice sewers.
Also when needing to wind the bobbin it has an auto-declutch bobbin winder and is supplied with a hard cover. This is a must have sewing machine at this price... nothing will come close to at this price for Janome quality and weighing in at only 8Kg.
24 Stitch selections
Top loading bobbin
Variable stitch length
Variable stitch width
Auto sizing buttonhole
Built in needle threader
Adjustable foot pressure
Drop feed facility
Free arm storage compartment
Accessories in the box:
Adjustable Blind Hem Foot
Satin Stitch Foot
Set of Needles
Additional Spool Pin
Spool Pin Felt
Two Speed Foot Control
|Free Gift||Save £20 off RRP|
|Warranty||2 Years Full Manufacturers Warranty|
|Size||W41 cm x H30 cm|
|Variable Electronic Speed Control||No|
|Bobbin Access||Top Loading|
|Transparent bobbin cover Bobbin Cover||Yes|
|Hard Carrying or Storage Cover||Yes|
|Automatically Tensions Thread||Yes|
|Integrated Needle Threader||Yes|
|Thread End Cutting||Manual|
|Number of Stitch Selections||25|
|Popular Stitch Functions||Straight, Zig-Zag, Multi Zigzag, Blind Hem, Stretch Blind Hem, Straight Stretch, Overlock Stretch, Scallop, Ric Rac, Honeycomb, Applique, Sew-On Buttons|
|Formation of Buttonholes||1-Step Fully Automatic|
|Variety of Buttonholes||1|
|Maximum Speed Limit Adjustment||No|
|Needle Up/Down Function||No|
|Integrated Dual Feed System||No|
|Integrated Fabric Feed Lowering||Yes|
|Hook Movement||Smooth Rotary Action|
|Needle Positions||Left / Centre|
|Tutorial CD / DVD||No|
Gloucester Review by willoughby
Excellent machine. Does everything I want. Replaces my 20 year old trusty janome which finally gave up. Delighted with the new improved model. (Posted on June 8, 2016)
Dumfries & Galloway Review by Sewingbee
We bought the Janome 525S for our daughter at Christmas. Sewing Machine Sales were very helpful in choosing the right machine for her requirements and delivery. was very quick. The machine is very simple / intuitive to use and the instruction book is very easy to follow. It is a great machine for a beginner, but has enough to features to satisfy her developing skills. The machine feels very solid and well made with a robust hard carrying case. The additional free gifts provided were very useful and all you need as a beginner. (Posted on February 8, 2016)
Hassocks Review by Joyce Bellingham
This is an easy to use machine and I love it. In my view it's suitable for both beginners and more experienced sewers. The tension is good. Reverse stitch is a doddle. It is so easy to remove the bobbin cover and take the bobbin out. Threading is easy. It has a built in needle threader which I haven't yet used but certainly intend to. I have only had it a short while but like what I have seen and used so far. (Posted on January 5, 2016)
Manchester, UK Review by Alison Howarth
I haven't tried out all that the Janame Sewist can do, but it seems like a great machine so far. The price was the best on the internet. I had not noticed when I ordered it that the machine was out of stock. Ongoing communications with the customer service team were excellent. Very responsive to inquiries and I was kept up to date with restocking progress. The machine arrived exactly when the delivery company said it would. All in all, very happy. (Posted on August 10, 2015)
Boldon colliery Review by Pamela Coates
Only had this machine for a couple of weeks but seems easy to use (Posted on July 29, 2015)
whitley bay Review by retired sewer
After 40 years my Husqvana 2000 finally gave up. Now I am retired I could only afford to replace my sewing machine with a basic model. The Janome 525s sews very well. The only thing I am finding difficult is changing the different feet quickly...not much room to manoeuvre and I need a stronger light. The automatic buttonholer was easy to use after a little practice. (Posted on March 16, 2015)
Morpeth, Northumberland Review by Joannie
A joy after my old machine !!! have always used a Singer, from treadle to hand then electric but read lots of reviews and decided on this one. Have read instructions through both on their own and alongside setting up the machine and everything was quite clear. Found a problem trying to find the thread cutter as it is not where I had expected but the needle threader is a joy as the old eyes aren't as good as they were. Have experimented a bit but haven't made anything yet, hence the 4 stars as I cannot comment fully until I have. Service and delivery excellent and I was able to call direct to the firm locally for additional information which was excellent. All round looking good. (Posted on February 11, 2015)
Barnstaple Devon Review by Valerie Harris
Really pleased with this machine,easy to use,quiet and a nice stitch programme.Loving it !! (Posted on January 26, 2015)
ANDOVER Review by Barry ATKINS
So far so good. Only used once to date but found it extremely smooth to operate. I am very pleased with my purchase. Only time will tell if it is really a good machine. I will keep the guarantee close by. (Posted on January 1, 2015)
Oxford Review by Susan Holland
This was a Christmas present from my husband. I have never used a sewing machine since my school days 30 years ago. Easy to use, directions very clear all round a great present. Ordering online was simple and well laid out. Delivery was next day and the tracking service for the parcel through DPD meant I new exactly when it would arrive. First class service and item! (Posted on December 8, 2014)
leeds Review by Bryn jones
The extendable arm seems wobbly, or am I doing something wrong, the manual isn't clear on this. Finding the accessories tray small and hard to access. Overall, very pleased with the machine; a dream compared with my recently expired 40 year old Singer. (Posted on December 7, 2014)
Newport, South Wales Review by Sandie Carrington
This is really a lovely machine. It offers everything a beginner or advanced seamstress needs. I've been sewing for over 50 years and it's the first machine that has offered automatic needle threading which I have found such a bonus. I would thoroughly recommend this machine and Sewing Machine Sales that provided such an excellent service. Thank you (Posted on December 1, 2014)
Luton Review by Dawari George
Items arrived on time and in good order, have not used it yet so cant comment on that. hoping all will be fine (Posted on November 26, 2014)
Scotland Review by Tracey Mark
I read a lot of reviews on may different sewing machines before purchasing this one and I am very happy with my new sewing machine. It is quiet, easy to thread and has great accessories. In the 5 days I have had it, I have made curtains, 7 small quilts, a table cloth, place mats and a dress for Christmas. The machine has not made a wrong move and everything has turned out beautifully with great stitching. It is worth taking your time to familiarize yourself with the stitches and get your tension right before you start any project - this took me a couple of hours. I am sure you will be as happy as me if you buy this sewing machine. (Posted on November 25, 2014)
Cornwall Review by Sandra
I am very pleased indeed! Easy to order online, speedily delivered as advised. A lovely machine with a solid feel, very straight forward and easy to use. Hopefully this will last me for a very long time (Posted on November 15, 2014)
PA Review by Lucian
Excellent sewing machine, great seller. I would recommend this sewing machine. (Posted on March 23, 2014)
London Review by Spotdot
I am very pleased with this machine. It is very easy to thread, ease of use and well made. Stitches perfectly, very quiet compared to my old Singer. I looked at computerized machines but kept coming back to this one. I have made a quilt already and it was a pleasure to sew. No snagging, sticking or jumpy tension. I now need to stock up on a few extra specialist feet. The delivery was super fast. Next day delivery, perfect. (Posted on February 26, 2014)
Herefordshire Review by A K
Excellent in all respects except the threading of the needle; front to back, unless you have miniscule fingers, is very fiddly and the needle threader is not reliable on all sizes of needle. My old machine threaded right to left which was easy because even if you had difficultly you could always use a standard needle threader but with this modern construction - I note most machines are now front to back - the mechanics get in the way. But in every other respect I am very pleased indeed with it. Excellent service too so would certainly recommend this company. (Posted on January 9, 2014)
Bristol Review by Jeanne
I can only say I love the Sewist 525S. It is so easy to use and lovely and light to take to my sewing classes. Have gone for nearly four years with heavy machine, so I am very happy with this light and very well performing sewing machine. Have not found all the tricks yet but with the very clear manual it is very easy to find out what to do. Also thanks very much for the very quick delivery all the way to me, the service was great! (Posted on November 7, 2013)
Sussex Review by maje
Prompt delivery of machine. have used it already to make curtains and am very happy with it's performance. I particularly like the automatic tension and needle threader. (Posted on July 2, 2013)
gloucestershire Review by abc
Lovely machine, comes with clear instructions. Easy enough for beginers but advanced enough to keep you going afterwards. Happy with my purchase! (Posted on June 27, 2013)
Aldershot Review by Carmen
I am thinking of buying a new machine, I have had 2 singers before, but saw the reviews on this model and I am converted !!! I am going to purchase this ASAP, thanks for the reviews
Carmen (Posted on May 11, 2013)
Lincolnshire Review by jetskisal
I am very pleased with my Janome 525s sewing machine. Have not had it long but seems very easy to use. Nice sturdy but fairly light weight machine. Good range of basic plus decorative stitches. The ordering and delivery service was very good! :) All in all a pleasant transaction and quality item. (Posted on May 3, 2013)
Somerset Review by Lois
I have had this product a few months now. My daughter has made trousers and shorts with it. I have made a wall pocket hanger out of old sailcloth and curtains for a camper van. The machine works really well on all the materials we have used, quiet and firm. The free arm is great for sleeves. I'm really pleased as this is the first machine I've bought for more years than I care to remember. Great prices and service too. (Posted on March 11, 2013)
Durham Review by MOIRA
I bought the machine for my daughter(after buying the Janome Jubilee 85 for myself from you a few years ago). My daughter, a sewing novice, has not owned a machine before and since receiving it last week has made a kitchen blind, tablecloths and cushion covers. The Janome 525s is very easy to use , very good stitching and quiet. I would recommend it to anyone.
In addition the service from Sewing Machine Sales was courteous and efficient and the machine arrived safely in record time. Thankyou very much. (Posted on September 26, 2012)
jersey Review by derfal
Bought this machine as a present for my partner. She was over the moon with it. She used to have an old Singer and this is a world apart from that.
Couldn't fault the service especially as I live in the channel islands and getting things delivered here can be a bit of a pain, but no such problems with this company.
All in all I would highly recommend the machine and this company
Tim Bridges (Posted on May 13, 2011)
Eastleigh Review by Bobby Poll
Fantastic machine makes sewing a joy. Very easy to use and instuctions very clear. Needle threader is a dream and very much appreciated.
I would recomnend this machine without any hesitation. (Posted on September 23, 2008)
Bath Review by gibbs
lovely machine. lovely price, fair service. (Posted on May 15, 2008)
somerset Review by mrs Gibbs
Machine was out of stock when i ordered so took a little longer than next day to arrive, however i was well impressed with it once out of the box. It is a very sturdy machine , not at all complicated, and just what i need to make the home furnishings for my new house.
I have had a computerized machine in the past and was not impressed, you cant beat a basic bog standard machine. and this is it!!!!!!! (Posted on May 11, 2008)
birmingham Review by madeleine
The service was outstanding.
The machine is a dream. Everything I wished for. Light weight, simple to use, with one step button hole feature. The
needle threader is pure genius. Id never used one before and after a few goes it was a breeze.
The instruction manual was the most comprehendible i have come across. Simple and well layed out.
I cant recommend this machine and this service highly enough! (Posted on March 17, 2008)
essex Review by sandi
Just wish I had seen your site before I bought my machine. I paid £249 for my 525s. I had to trade in my old machine to get it at this price.
If anyone is thinking of buying from here they are so much cheaper. (Posted on August 26, 2007)
Kent Review by Doris
Hi! I am pleased to have been able to try out my new sewing machine now and would like to say that I am happy with my choice. The only thing I am slightly dubious about is the needle threader as it seems a little fragile but I expect I will soon get used to handling it. It is a very good facility to have.
It is very noticeable how much lighter this machine is than my previous one and is much better to handle as a result. I used to find it an effort to get the old one out of its place and was apt to postpone doing so.
The stitch options are going to be sufficient for my purposes and the quality is good as far as I can see. I have spent quite a lot of time studying the instruction book and it is quite well produced.
Packaging was very good and delivery was very prompt. Also, I will certainly bear in mind the fact that you are able to supply other items via your website. All in all, I would recommend this machine to anyone thinking of buying a new one.
Many thanks for your prompt service. (Posted on June 6, 2007)
west yorkshire Review by sam thomas
Today I had a demonstration of the Janome Sewist 525s and I thought it seemed a really flexible and feature filled machine.
I have recently taken up sewing classes so although some of the features I will not need now, this machine is one which I am sure I can most definately develop my sewing skills with in the future without having to change machines to match my developing skills. (Posted on April 4, 2007)
Swansea Review by Ann Wood
The service that I have received from this company is second to none. The Janome Sewing Machine I have bought is absolutely beautiful.
I have never received such a service on the high street. I feel more encouraged to buy on the internet with a company like this, these people really do generate customer confidence.
If you are looking for a sewing machine, you will be extremely impressed, as I am. There prices are very competetive too.
Well done I cant fault them.
Local Government Officer
Swansea (Posted on February 21, 2007)
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