John Lewis Mini Sewing Machine, Red

Product information

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
1 year guarantee included.
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 Bee Type
Sewing Machines
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 or Waitrose shops for collection tomorrow from 2pm
347 participating John Lewis and Waitrose shops

Standard delivery


Next or named day delivery


Next or named morning delivery


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

5000+ participating Collect+ shops

International delivery not available


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Q & As

John Lewis Mini Sewing Machine 3.8 5 35 35
Good for a beginner / amateur & small projects My 12 year old daughter had this machine for Christmas last year. After almost a year, we are still pleased with it. The instructions are geared towards a child with easy to follow diagrams. Threading the machine is also quite straightforward - simpler than my 'singer' model. It is quite noisy in operation but stitches beautifully and has options to vary the stitch for decorative effects. The foot has a safety feature integrated so a child's finger can't get under the needle. All in all, a good purchase. I'm thinking of buying another for my third daughter this Christmas. Negative points: Noisy operation, doesn't have a light so you need your own spot light. 26 September 2014
It just stopped working I loved this machine to start with but after a year and only used a dozen times it just stopped working and had to be scrapped. In store I was told that quite a number of them did that which was why they were only guaranteed for a year. A complete waste of money such a shame. Not what I expect of JL. 23 August 2014
Brilliant Everything that you need, in miniature and in duck egg blue! I am buying another one tomorrow! It's that good! 19 August 2014
Great sewing machine. Bought for my 10 yr old daughter, who absolutely loves it and finds it easy to use. Very good value for money. 29 July 2014
JL mini sewing machine Bought this for my 6 year old granddaughter's birthday. She was so thrilled and proud and couldn't wait to get started. Within 15 minutes she was happily stitching away. Good features are: really safe stitching foot and machine does not go too fast. She needs help with threading the needle and bobbin - after all she's only little.! Machine a bit noisy but apart from that it is a smashing little machine, a ideal starter for a young person - I was really impressed. My only problem is to find ideas for her stitching. 16 July 2014
Great for beginners I bought this for my 10 yr old daughter for Xmas and didn't want to spend a lot incase it was a fad. I also purchased a great sewing book " sewing school 2" by amie petronis plumley and andria lisle. She has completed loads of the projects, which are perfect for her age. The sewing machine instructions are fantastic and the speed just right for a beginner. The only downside for me was the lack of light, although my daughter has no problems threading the needle. When you thread the bobbin, you must try not to put too much cotton on, as it becomes uneven and jams. She has made cushions covers, bunting, bags etc. You are however limited with the type of material you can use. Now I know it's not a fad, we will be upgrading this Xmas to a better machine. 15 July 2014
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
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