Janome Sewist 500

The Janome Sewist 500 brings a whole new meaning to the word simple—and at a great price. This diverse model is equipped with 25 stretch and utility stitches, an automatic one-step buttonhole, and a convertible free arm. Accessory storage and the top-loading bobbin with a transparent window offer prime practicality. The Sewist 500 is sure to complete your projects with graceful ease.

The Janome Sewist 500 sewing machine is an affordable, adaptable machine that anyone can use. It has a number of excellent features. These include 25 stretch and utility stitches, automatic one-step buttonhole and accessory storage. Read on for the full details of this exceptional sewing machine.


Free Arm

The sewing table can be quickly removed to gain access to the machine’s free arm. This is very useful for hemming pant legs and sleeves.

Convenient One Hand Thread Cutter

You don’t need to reach for the scissors with this machine. It has a built-in thread cutter that saves you time.

Top Loading Full Rotary Hook System

This machine has a jam-proof, magnetic, top-loading full rotary hook system. This makes working with bobbins easy and painless.

Stitch menu and dials    

The Janome Sewist 500 has a stitch menu, stitch selection dial, and stitch length dial on the machine. This is convenient and easy to use.


This machine can do the following:

  • 25 stretch and utility stitches
  • Automatic one-step buttonhole
  • Maximum zigzag width of 5 mm.
  • Maximum stitch length of 4 mm.
  • Maximum speed of 860 stitches per minute

More features include:

  • Free arm/ flat bed conversion
  • Drop feed dog
  • Easy snap-on presser feet
  • Built-in needle threader
  • 1-hand thread cutter
  • Manual thread tension control
  • Thread take up lever (slit)
  • Reverse stitch lever
  • Foot pressure adjustment
  • Foot control
  • Extra high presser foot lifter
  • Stretch stitch adjustment
  • Snap-on presser foot
  • Auto declutch bobbin winder
  • Top loading bobbin with transparent window
  • Horizontal full rotary hook
  • Push-pull bobbin winder
  • Horizontal spool pin
  • Accessory storage
  • Incandescent electric lamp
  • Power switch
  • Retractable carrying handle
  • Hard resin cover

Machine Specifications:

  • Machine width: 16.5”
  • Machine height: 11”
  • Machine length: 6.7”
  • Machine Weight: 16 lbs
  • Skeleton Body Construction

Standard Accessories

The Sewist 500 has the following standard accessories:

  • Needles
  • Bobbins
  • Feet: overedge foot C; zipper foot E; blind hemming foot G; buttonhole foot B; automatic buttonhole foot R
  • Quilting guide
  • Seam ripper /buttonhole opener
  • Spool holder: small; large
  • Additional spool pin
  • Felt cushion
  • Screwdriver
  • Lint brush