John Lewis Heritage Sewing Machine, Limited Edition

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This vintage inspired sewing machine has been specially designed as part of our "Haberdashery since 1864" collection to celebrate the heritage of John Lewis. It's an ideal choice for both enthusiastic beginners and more experienced sewers as it offers a range of stitches and features. At just 5.7kg, it's also portable. Sewing functions include seaming, applique, zipper insertion, mending and quilting.

The easy to adjust stitch options include: variable straight stitch up to 4.5mm, 11 zig zag stitch options, scallop stitch and reverse stitch. The tension dial, automatic bobbin winder, halogen sewing light and built in accessory storage will also help you complete your projects.

Additional features: two needle positions, double lift presser foot, 4 point feed dog for straight feeding, free arm, 4 snap on feet, accessory set and adjustable presser foot pressure.

This machine includes both a standard and buttonhole foot. Also includes a seam ripper, spare bobbins and spare needles.

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
H30 x W38 x D15cm
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
2 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
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
All, including professional use
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

Featured articles

John Lewis heritage range article

John Lewis heritage range article

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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 day UK delivery pre-10.30am.


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

Trial in Scotland, Wales, SW England and N Ireland only

1500 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.

Find out more about returning products

Q & As


John Lewis Heritage Sewing Machine, Limited Edition 4.5 5 4 4
does a great job! I've recently upgraded to this machine from beginning with a john lewis mini machine, and what a difference! A real upgrade! Good solid machine, but simple enough for someone who is self taught. Great value and good clear instructions manual. Would definitely recommend for the amateur sewer. 14 February 2014
Not for me Excellent service from John Lewis, as usual. Ordered on the Saturday & collected In-store next day. A good point about the machine is that it is light and easy to move which is why I bought it. First time it was switched on the light blew. Trying to fit the bobbin is too difficult for me with my arthritic fingers. The access to the bobbin is restricted for me because the drop-down cover gets in the way. Someone with agile fingers will probably manage without problems. The plastic cover supplied was for a Bernina Bernette. I am returning the machine & will continue using my Bernina bought by my mother in 1961 - all metal & heavy but still in excellent working order. I will just have to get someone to move it for me as it is too heavy for me to lift now. 19 August 2013
Practical We have found it very easy to use . It is not too heavy and cubersome so if it need to be moved it is quite practical. We found sewing very repid and hassle free. It has turned out to be an early Chritmas Present that everyone has enjoyed. 20 December 2012
Stunning machine! Fantastic value for money, I own a JL mini and I desperately needed a machine that does seaming but there were all too expensive. This one does the job and you can sew zips on too! 17 December 2012
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