Janome Excel Decor 5024 Sewing Machine

Product information

The solidly built Janome 5024 is suitable for sewing all types of fabrics and gives you a good choice of sewing options. Its rotary action ensures a smooth bobbin feed, while the view-through cover lets you spot when you need to change the bobbin.

The 1-step buttonhole function makes it easy to insert a buttonhole, while there are another 24 stitch options to select. The automatic needle threader gets you started quickly, the side cutter lets you finish the job quickly. Other features include integrated drop feed (useful for embroidering); reverse button (for strengthening a stitch); and auto thread tension (for continuous feed); maximum stitch width of 6.5mm.

The Janome 5024 has a flip-top lid, which can store your sewing machine feet and other accessories. This machine is supplied with a standard foot and 6 additional feet; zipper, blind hem, buttonhold, overedge, even feed, satin stitch, hemmer and a 1/4" seam foot.

Also includes: Lint brush, Spool cap - large and small, Spare spool pin, Spool pin felt, Screwdriver, Spare bobbins,Spare needles

Exclusive to John Lewis.

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
H29 x W39 x D18cm
Electronic foot speed control Information Gives greater control, even at slow speeds
Eligible for International Delivery
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 years
Max speed limiter Information Controls maximum speed of machine, irrespective of how hard the foot control is depressed
Model name / number
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
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 Monday, 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 9 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Over 17 Years Old I purchased this sewing machine to start me off in my sewing venture over 17 years ago - i bought a shop and offered tailoring services. It was a workhorse and I was sure it would wear out pretty soon... many years and thousands of hours of use later - it's going strong! I have 15 sewing machines in total mis of makes and types... and this is my go-to machine for jobs that need working on to a high spec. Love it! Now I work with a charity to repair and send away sewing machines to underdeveloped countries and I have asked the question - Which machine brand is the best for long term durability to be worthy of sending away ? - expecting Singer to be the answer, I was told New Home - which is Janome's aka name. Not a total surprise... what did surprise me was that Singer came at the bottom of the league. 06 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Really Impressed! A lightweight but solidly built (metal frame) machine ideal for a very wide range of projects. It is easy to thread and run, - very smooth with a solid case. The manual is clear and comprehensive. I know that this model is made exclusively for JL by Janome and would thoroughly recommend it. 25 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent machine Excellent advice and guidance by John Lewis staff, lead to me choosing this machine. It is just right for everyday furnishing and fabric work. I am very happy with it. 13 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by An all rounder! I am a semi professional dressmaker who has gone through her fair share of sewing machines (Singer, Brother & Toyota). I wanted something that will last me years. I carefully read reviews for this one before buying and I couldn't find a single bad one. They are right! It's quiet, smooth and once you figure out the knobs it's easy to use. It's well made with little compartments for all the presser feet and a clear diagram of the different stitches. Only problem I have is that it isn't that great with really thick material (i.e. 4 layers of denim) but all my previous machines struggled with this. At first I struggled with the speed as it's much slower than my Singer however, it's a blessing in disguise as it means I take my time and not run material through without thinking. I just can't believe how quiet it is. My first Janome, and I don't think I can go back! 25 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
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