Janome Decor Excel 30 Sewing Machine

Product information

This computerised sewing machine has lots of great features to make sewing easy and fun. It's packed with 30 stitches including 6 styles of auto 1-step buttonholes while the built-in LCD screen provides information on stitch settings.
Accessories included: standard foot, zipper foot, buttonhole foot, satin stitch foot, seam ripper, large spool cap, small spool cap, spare spool pin, screwdriver, 4 spare bobbins, spare needles.
Please note: this machine has a twin needle function but is not supplied with a twin needle.
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
H35 x W27 x D48cm
Electronic foot speed control Information Gives greater control, even at slow speeds
Embroidery options
Satin Stitches
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
Model name / number
Excel 30
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
820 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
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 and Waitrose shops tomorrow from 2pm
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  • Collect+

    Collect + from a local shop from tomorrow, postcode exclusions apply
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  • UK delivery

    Standard delivery within 5 working days
    Named or Saturday UK delivery
    Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am
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  • 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.

Q & As

Rated 5 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Useful product I took the advise in store, the assistant was knowledgeable and patient , I have so far only used the machine for one set of curtains but it was great and handled thicker material well 17 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great machine, great advice from John Lewis! I wanted to upgrade from my grandmother's very old 1950's Singer machine (one stitch pattern and disconnect the wheel to go backwards) and so didn't have a clue where to start when faced with the range of modern machines. The haberdashery specialist at Welwyn Garden City was superb at guiding me through the decision-making process, really helpful and insightful without being pushy and I cannot speak highly enough of her. I decided to go for this computerised model based on the reputation of the brand and the fact that the knobs on the manual one were quite stiff and, longer-term, I thought this would be easier to use. I have no regrets as it is so effortless and intuitive to use. The manual is very clear so the basics are easy to master and therefore I have yet to go back for my hour-long training session at the store - although I'm sure I will when I tackle more complicated projects.Great machine - thanks for the support, John Lewis. 15 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant machine! After a demonstration at the Norwich store I bought one of these machines. It is such a lovely machine to use and very quiet machine compared to my old machine. I have gone back to dressmaking after a 30 year lapse and particularly wanted something which would make doing button holes easier. This machine suited my needs and the automatic button hole feature is the answer to my prayers. In addition to this, I particular like the transparent feet which certainly enable you to see the fabric easier as you sew. The stitches are very fine and neat and the operation of the whole machine will certainly give me the additional confidence. The functions all seem pretty easy to use and I look forward to many years of creating with my new machine. I would certainly recommend this to anyone who would like a machine that does something other than basic sewing. 30 March 2015
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