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Janome 525s Sewist Sewing Machine

Average rating 4.8/5 Stars.

Availability: In stock.

Price: £249.00

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Item# JANOME-525S UPC# 05027843100853

Janome 525s Quick Overview

Voted best buy! by WHICH magazine and used on the TV series Sewing Bee the Janome 525s fought off its rivals and earned its self bragging rights as being a reliable machine capable for withstanding all household sewing tasks with extra features to spare. Plus I'm sure you have seen it featured on the Great British Sewing Bee
Janome 525s Sewing Machine
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  • Janome 525s Sewing Machine
  • Hard protective cover included
  • Top loading with view through cover
  • Janome 525s stitch selection with automatic buttonholes

Why choose the Janome 525s?

2 Years Full Manufacturers Warranty. Lifetime Product Support. Rapid No Cost UK Next Working Day Delivery.

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.

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.

Key Features:
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
Stretch stitches
Satin stitches
Hard cover
Free arm storage compartment

Accessories in the box:
Hard Cover
Adjustable Blind Hem Foot
Buttonhole Foot
Zig-Zag Foot
Zipper Foot
Satin Stitch Foot
Set of Needles
Seam Ripper
Lint Brush
Bobbins (4)
Spool Holder
Additional Spool Pin
Spool Pin Felt
Two Speed Foot Control

Manufacturer Janome
Model Number 525s
Type Sewing Machine
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Warranty 2 Years Full Manufacturers Warranty
Weight Kg 8
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
Twin Needle Optional
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
Voltage 220-240 Volts
  1. Oxford Review by Susan Holland
    My overall rating is: 5 out of 5. Excellent

    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 12/8/2014)

  2. leeds Review by Bryn jones
    My overall rating is: 4 out of 5. Good

    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 12/7/2014)

  3. Newport, South Wales Review by Sandie Carrington
    My overall rating is: 5 out of 5. Excellent

    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 12/1/2014)

  4. Luton Review by Dawari George
    My overall rating is: 5 out of 5. Excellent

    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 11/26/2014)

  5. Scotland Review by Tracey Mark
    My overall rating is: 5 out of 5. Excellent

    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 11/25/2014)

  6. Cornwall Review by Sandra
    My overall rating is: 5 out of 5. Excellent

    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 11/15/2014)

  7. PA Review by Lucian
    My overall rating is: 5 out of 5. Excellent

    Excellent sewing machine, great seller. I would recommend this sewing machine. (Posted on 3/23/2014)

  8. London Review by Spotdot
    My overall rating is: 5 out of 5. Excellent

    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 2/26/2014)

  9. Herefordshire Review by A K
    My overall rating is: 5 out of 5. Excellent

    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 1/9/2014)

  10. Bristol Review by Jeanne
    My overall rating is: 5 out of 5. Excellent

    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 11/7/2013)

  11. Sussex Review by maje
    My overall rating is: 4 out of 5. Good

    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 7/2/2013)

  12. gloucestershire Review by abc
    My overall rating is: 4 out of 5. Good

    Lovely machine, comes with clear instructions. Easy enough for beginers but advanced enough to keep you going afterwards. Happy with my purchase! (Posted on 6/27/2013)

  13. Aldershot Review by Carmen
    My overall rating is: 5 out of 5. Excellent

    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 5/11/2013)

  14. Lincolnshire Review by jetskisal
    My overall rating is: 5 out of 5. Excellent

    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 5/3/2013)

  15. Somerset Review by Lois
    My overall rating is: 5 out of 5. Excellent

    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 3/11/2013)

  16. Durham Review by MOIRA
    My overall rating is: 5 out of 5. Excellent

    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 9/26/2012)

  17. jersey Review by derfal
    My overall rating is: 5 out of 5. Excellent

    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 5/13/2011)

  18. Eastleigh Review by Bobby Poll
    My overall rating is: 5 out of 5. Excellent

    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 9/23/2008)

  19. Bath Review by gibbs
    My overall rating is: 4 out of 5. Good

    lovely machine. lovely price, fair service. (Posted on 5/15/2008)

  20. somerset Review by mrs Gibbs
    My overall rating is: 4 out of 5. Good

    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 5/11/2008)

  21. birmingham Review by madeleine
    My overall rating is: 5 out of 5. Excellent

    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 3/17/2008)

  22. essex Review by sandi
    My overall rating is: 5 out of 5. Excellent

    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 8/26/2007)

  23. Kent Review by Doris
    My overall rating is: 5 out of 5. Excellent

    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 6/6/2007)

  24. west yorkshire Review by sam thomas
    My overall rating is: 4 out of 5. Good

    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 4/4/2007)

  25. Swansea Review by Ann Wood
    My overall rating is: 5 out of 5. Excellent

    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.

    Ann Wood
    Local Government Officer
    Swansea (Posted on 2/21/2007)

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