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Janome Sewist 500 Sewing Machine with 25 Built-In Stitches and Hard Case

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  • 25 Built-In Stitches including Utility Stitches, Stretch Stitches and a 1-Step Automatic Buttonhole
  • Built-In Automatic Needle Threader - Thread Your Needle with Ease and Without Eye-Strain
  • The Sewist 500 Has A Free Arm For Sewing Pants, Cuffs and Collars and Drop Feed for Darning, Stippling, Attaching Buttons and Other Free Motion Applications
  • Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure for Allows you to Adjust the Pressure on the Fabric
  • Comes with a Hard Case for Storage and Transport and a Bunch of Different Accessories Including - Bobbins, Felt, Extra Needles, a Screwdriver, Seam Ripper/Buttonhole Ripper, Zipper Foot, Blind Hemming Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Overedge Foot, Automatic Buttonhole Foot, a Quilting Guide and more
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Janome Sewist 500 Sewing Machine with 25 Built-In Stitches and Hard Case + Janome Sewing Machine Universal Needle Size 11 in 5 needles per pack + Janome Plastic Bobbins for All Janome Home Use Models
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 11 x 17 inches ; 17 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 23.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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  • ASIN: B003AXXWAE
  • Item model number: 001Sewist500
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,943 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing (See Top 100 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing)
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Product Description

The Sewist 500 makes it easy to sew - and the great price makes it easy to afford! This versatile machine offers 25 stretch and utility stitches, an automatic 1-step buttonhole, and convertible free arm. Practical features like accessory storage and a top loading bobbin with see-thru window will make creating with the Sewist 500 practically effortless.

Customer Reviews

I highly recommend this machine for a beginning or advanced seamstress.
Mary C. Baker
After doing lots of research on various brands and machines, I kept reading great things about Janome.
KJ
The first one began making a horrible clunking, grinding sound the very first time I used it.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

103 of 108 people found the following review helpful By ravenlrod on October 3, 2010
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First off, I'm an amateur when it comes to sewing. I've been sewing for about 6 years and it has been pretty much just basic alterations and maintenance of my military uniforms. The Janome Sewist 500 is my third sewing machine. So far I am impressed.

PROS:

-My first project was sewing through two layers of leather straps on my pistol holster. We're talking 3/16" thickness and leather!! The Sewist 500 pounded through it with ease. My previous Brother and Singer could not have done this.

-The Sewist 500 is very user friendly. Again, I am an amateur when it comes to sewing. There is nothing difficult about using this machine. I was able to jump right on it and start sewing.

-The adjustable foot presser is very handy. It held my leather firmly in place without any problems.

-Honestly, this machine has more features then I am use to. I don't even know how to use them all and probably will never need to. This is a plus for the more experienced user, I'm sure.

-The included hard case/cover is an added bonus. Not only does it add an element of protection to my machine, but it also hides it when my fellow military buddies come over.

-In terms of portability, the Sewist 500 is pretty light and portable. It's a little larger than my previous two machines and takes up a little more room on my desk, but that is fine considering the added performance.

CONS:

-I actually wanted the Janome Thread Banger TB12 but it was sold out everywhere I looked. Unlike the TB12's aluminum body, the Sewist 500 is all plastic. I am stationed in Iraq currently and I travel extensively. I would've liked a machine that is built like a tank.

-Finally, not all people who sew are women.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Mary C. Baker on December 21, 2010
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I have been sewing for over 50 years and have had 3 Singer machines and 2 Kenmore machines. This machine is great. I sew for a living and need a reliable machine. I like the extra high presser foot lever as I sew bulky fabrics. I also like the fact that it doesn't hesitate when sewing through thick fabrics. The automatic needle threader is an excellent feature as well. I highly recommend this machine for a beginning or advanced seamstress.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By SandySK on August 22, 2010
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I love it, love it, love it. I haven't sewn for years, but decided that I would give a shot at making new bedding after taking a textiles class this spring. The Janome came with excellent reviews and a "test drive" revealed the excellent nature of the machine. The stitches are exquisite. And it is probably the easiest, most intuitive machine I have ever touched. It is solidly built and has more features than most sewers will ever use. I also like the fact that it is mechanical, rather than electronic (fewer things to go wrong). An all around great machine.
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Dan & Sarah on May 4, 2010
My husband bought me this machine for an early Mother's Day gift. I am really new to sewing and so far am in love with my Janome!! It was so easy to learn to wind the bobbin and thread the machine, going by just the manual. I haven't sewn a thing since 8th grade home ec and after 2 days of practicing I've already hemmed some things and fixed a few seams in my husbands' boxer shorts ;) The machine itself is very solidly built and runs so smoothly, it makes me feel silly for being so nervous about sewing for so long. I wish I had gotten one years ago! I would definitely recommend this machine to anyone looking to get into sewing for the first time, or anyone who just wants a good, solid-running machine that will last for many years. I've always heard good things about Janome and this machine is no exception.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By twizzler on March 13, 2011
I originally ordered mine in December before I saw so many other reviews that mentioned the clunking issue. LONG story short, I had the same problem. I assumed it was the gears misalgining. I sent it back to the seller who didn't want to give me a refund (mistake in not ordering through amazon). They paid to have me send it back and fixed it. I was told that the problem was that the motor was not bolted down well, that was the cause of the clunking. They sent it back and lo and behold, it works. Knock on wood I've been using it several times a week for a month and a half and it's still fine. I'm crossing my fingers on this one.

Now that I have been using it I have to say that it's a good machine. The other day I sewed through 4 layers and it went just fine (granted it was thinner material). I haven't tried denim or anything heavier on it yet. I want to learn buttonholes soon, I'm happy that this machine has a one step. Once I've had this machine for a few more months I will update this review and let readers know if it has held up and how more of the features have worked.

I specifically wanted a mechanical- not computerized- machine assuming that there would be fewer parts to go wrong and would last for the long haul. I'm hoping that the original clunking was the only problem.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By S. Massey on January 23, 2011
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I received my machine in only two days; extremely fast delivery! But it was so disappointing to hear that crunching/grinding noise that a couple other reviewers mentioned. This machine seems to have a problem with it's gears misaligning. I took a risk and hoped that I wouldn't get a lemon but I guess I lost. Good luck to you!
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