Janome Decor Excel 20 Sewing Machine

Product information

Perfect for everyday crafting, this classic Janome Decor Excel 20 sewing machine boasts 15 stitch options to experiment with. This sleek model is ideal for beginners but sewers of all levels and ages can also benefit from its useful features. If you are looking for a machine that is able to sew most fabrics the Decor Excel 20 is ideal; stretch and denim materials are also suitable.

Accessories include: 

  • Hem guide
  • Hemmer foot
  • Oil
  • Overcasting foot
  • Satin stitch foot
  • Seam ripper
  • Screwdriver
  • Sliding buttonhole foot
  • Standard foot
  • Zipper foot
  • 4 x bobbins
  • Needles
  • Foot control
  • Instruction manual
Please Note: this machine has a twin needle function but is not supplied with a twin needle.

Hints & Tips: To produce the best results from your sewing machine please be aware that the needle should be replaced after approximately 8 hours of continuous use. We have a plenty of needle packs to pick from when the occasion calls.

Alphabet styles Information Easy way to sew letters
Auto thread tension Information Ensures stable stitch quality
Buttonholes Information The fewer steps, the easier and faster the process
Buttonhole styles Information Gives flexibility when sewing different garments
Buttonhole type Information The fewer steps, the easier and faster the process
H28 x W15 x D39cm
Electronic foot speed control Information Gives greater control, even at slow speeds
Eligible for International Delivery
Embroidery options
Hook movement Information Oscillating is a half-circle movement of the bobbin; rotary moves full-circle, reducing thread jams
Integrated drop feed Information Feed teeth drop down so fabric has free movement. Useful when quilting or embroidering
Integrated dual feed Information Provides equal feeding of top and bottom layers of fabric. Useful when quilting
Integrated needle threader Information Makes it easy to thread the needle
Knee lifter Information Lets you lift the presser foot when using both hands to control the fabric
Lock stitch facility Information Ensures all stitches and patterns are securely locked off at the end of the sewing sequence
Manufacturer's Guarantee
2 year guarantee included
Max speed limiter Information Controls maximum speed of machine, irrespective of how hard the foot control is depressed
Needle up/down function Information Lets you to programme the needle so it always finishes in the down or up position. Useful when pivoting on corners
Reverse button Information Sews in reverse to reinforce the stitch
Sewing Machine Type
Sewing speed Information Measured in stiches per minute
750 spm
Stitch memory Information Memorises characters, letters and numbers: useful for name tapes
Stitch options Information The more stitch options, the more designs you can use
Stop/Start button Information Lets machine be used without the foot control
Suitable for fabrics
All, including stretch and denim
Suitable for user
Beginner or some experience
Thread cutter Information Neatly cuts the thread after sewing
Tutorial DVD
Twin needle Information Produces parallel rows of decorative stitching in one easy step
View-through bobbin cover Information Shows you when your bobbin is low on thread
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Width adjustment Information Lets you adjust the stitch setting manually

Brand Story

Helping people to sew in the comfort of their home since 1921, Janome is the world’s largest manufacturer of domestic sewing machines. With an extensive model range there’s a machine for everyone, whether you’re a beginner looking for your first or an expert looking to update. Create, alter and repair items in minutes or get crafty with embellishment to express yourself.


Click & collect

Click & collect from John Lewis or Waitrose shops tomorrow from 2pm
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Collect + from a local shop from Friday - postcode exclusions apply for Collect+ deliveries

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Standard delivery in 5 working days


Named or Saturday UK delivery


Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am


International delivery not available

We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.


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Q & As

Rated 5 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by good all rounder I used this machine on different thicknesses of material including very heavy and net curtains and it coped with the job easy enough. The instructions were really easy to follow, and changing stitching was easy to do. Good value for money 22 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant sewing machine - easy to use Having experienced problems with other sewing machines, I was sceptical that the Janome was as good as the sales assistant suggested, so I booked a lesson at john Lewis in High Wycombe and the lady went through all the necessary set up / stitch settings. It was so helpful in making the decision to buy this machine and I have been using it for making new cushions and repairs since I bought it. It's very simple to use and the results are brilliant. Many thanks to John Lewis for providing this service. 28 May 2014
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