Janome Excel 5024 Sewing Machine
I bought this machine 13 years ago!
It has been brilliant, a good all round basic machine.
I have made hand bags, clothes, curtains and applique etc. It's brilliant for buttonholes.
05 September 2013
great sewing machine
this machine is ideal for my use - robust, very easy to use -especially threading the machine.
My daughter had previously decided this was the machine fo her and I could not find a better option for myself when my (very old) machine finally died.
06 November 2012
A girls best friend!
Seems to be a good little machine ,not too expensive.I wanted a machine that did not have too many gadgets as I find it confusing.
04 September 2012
Does what it says on the 'tin'!
I bought this machine a month ago after my last one died after 30 years - that came from John Lewis as well. It took me a long time to make a decision and after borrowing a couple of machines from friends where they were so lightweight I knew I wanted a machine with a metal base to add stability and weight. So far I've not been disappointed. It's easy to use, good stitch quality with everything both a beginner and experienced dressmaker could want. If you don't need masses of craft/embroideriy stitches then this does everything you would need, I have an over locker as well which gives me the best combination.
27 April 2012
This machine replaces a 24 year old one, so had a lot to live up to. It is incredibly straightforward to use. I unpacked it and started sewing. The stitches are neat and simple to select and it's easily controllable so my teenage daughter can use it. I mostly sew curtains and do repairs, which it is perfect for. I haven't tried anything more ambitious but the two speed foot pedal suggests applique should be possible.
06 October 2011