JL Mini Sewing Machine, Fuchsia

Product information

To mark our 150th anniversary we've created a range of special edition products, each reflecting qualities that continue to inspire all we do; from excellent design to craftsmanship and quality.

This retro-inspired John Lewis Mini sewing machine is a perfect sewing machine for beginners. It has enough functions to let you experiment and have fun, but not so many that it's overwhelming.

Features include: 10 stitch options, 2 needle positions, drop-in bobbin, and free arm (great for adjusting cuffs or trousers). It also has a double presser foot and push lever reverse for when you want to reinforce a stitch. It's suitable for light to medium fabrics, so you can mend and make things as you wish.

A twin needle can be used with the John Lewis Mini Sewing Machine, in the straight stitch function only.

John Lewis sewing machines are compatible with Janome sewing machine accessories

Alphabet styles Information Easy way to sew letters
Auto thread tension Information Ensures stable stitch quality
John Lewis
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
Not included
28cm x 23cm x 12.5cm
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
1 year
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
Sewing speed Information Measured in stiches per minute
450 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
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


Click & collect

Free Click & Collect from John Lewis and Waitrose shops for collection tomorrow from 2pm
261 participating John Lewis and Waitrose shops

Standard UK delivery within 5 working days


Next, named or Saturday UK delivery.


Next/named working day UK delivery pre-10.30am.


Collect+ from a local shop from Monday - postcode exclusions apply for Collect+ deliveries

5000+ participating Collect+ shops

International delivery not available


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, just return the products to us or to one of our shops. Unless faulty, we'd like this to be within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Depending on the type of product, you can make free returns via our shops, Royal Mail (or courier collection for large or heavy items), Collect+ or via MyHermes.

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Q & As


JL Mini Sewing Machine 3.8 5 29 29
It's great! I have no sewing skills at all but faced with shortening a very wide pair of voile curtains, I decided to take a chance and buy a simple sewing machine. The John Lewis Mini sewing machine had caught my eye some time ago, so I went ahead and ordered one on the internet. It arrived within 48 hours and is brilliant. The price is excellent for someone new to sewing and the colours are fun. It's very simple to use - the instruction manual should win an award for its clear instructions and diagrams - and I'm very pleased with my curtains! The only tricky bit is threading the needle which requires good eyesight and a steady hand. 29 June 2014
Great Little Machine Bought for my 12 year old daughter, she's used it to make a cushion case - so far, so good. Seems easy to use and set up, ideal for a beginner. I might even have a go! 24 June 2014
JLmini sewing machine Bought this for my granddaughters 12th birthday ,& she just loves it ,her biggest problem was deciding which color to choose.I think this is a very good starter machine . 03 June 2014
Brilliant! Very light, pretty, able to do all sorts of stitches. Very good value. Easy to use even for a 78 year old like me! Two things would make it even better, a built in light and a cover. A cloth cover would be fine, just something to look neat and protect it from dust. It is light and so easy to move around. Altogether a very good product indeed. 10 April 2014
Very disappointed I have bought this machine twice now, and both times it has broken with the same fault (the bobbin stops moving round and will not pick up the needle thread). No sewing machine repair shops know how to fix it, and it is so uneconomical to send it back to JL to fix. For such a cheap and handy machine (which is brilliant when it works) it is actually a big disappointment. Also v unsustainable to have to keep buying new machines as this is cheaper to do than to fix the original... 09 April 2014
Great bargain I have brought my third machine for my mother's 80th birthday present as she finds it's simplicity, bright colours and reassurance of the brand good for her. The best bit is choosing what colour to go for. When she murders it ...I don't know how ....it's easy to replace 27 March 2014
Great Little Machine I got this for Christmas as my first sewing machine and its a great little machine! Many people say thats its too basic but it does more than you think. Made by janome its a great make and although doesn't have as many stictching options as other machines, the variety you get for a small machine is great. I've been using mine on a weekly basis since Christmas with no problem at all. Although it doesn't have a light, it does have a reverse button which is greate for starting and finishing stitches and Janmoe accessories fit on it so the feet can be changed too. A great little starter machine. 24 March 2014
Pay more, get more I bought this machine for my grand daughters and they love it. The bright red machine is cute and is easy to set up - excellent instructions. The speed is quite slow so good for kids but it is noisy, not a problem here as we're noisy too! Downsides are quite big though, especially for a machine which will be used by children. Mainly no off/on switch which is a health and safety issue. I've overcome this by taping the 2 wires together at the top and we unplug the foot pedal when it isn't being used. Also, no light, making it hard to thread the needle. Overall, good value for money and a good first machine. You get what you pay for, after all. 24 March 2014
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