John Lewis JL110 Sewing Machine, Cornflower Blue

We like it because...'s packed full of features yet simple to use making it the ideal choice for the novice with seamster dreams.

Product information

The JL110 is ideal if you use your sewing machine as part of a hobby or regularly mend clothes. It's suitable for beginners or those with a little experience of sewing.

It has 14 stitch options, 4-step automatic buttonhole facility, darning plate - and free arm for sewing cuffs or trouser legs; it also comes with a soft dust cover. Use it for sewing light to medium weight fabrics.

This machine features a darning plate which sits over the needle plate to stop the fabric coming into contact with the feed teeth and acts like a drop feed.

Please note: this machine can be used with a twin needle, but this is not supplied with it.

Hints & Tips: To produce the best results from your sewing machine please be aware that the needle should be replaced after approximately 8 hours of continuous use. We have a plenty of needle packs to pick from when the occasion calls.

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
H33.5 x W22 x D43.5cm
Electronic foot speed control Information Gives greater control, even at slow speeds
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 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
Sewing speed Information Measured in stiches per minute
860 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
Light to medium
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


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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 4.6 out of 5 by 39 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Basic Machine I also had problems with the bobbin not picking up. As I'm new to using a machine I didn't know if it was me or the machine. I managed to resolve and came to the conclusion it's just a bit fiddly. However, John Lewis couldn't have been more helpful and Lisa at the Norwich store offered a half hour one to one (thank you Lisa). Overall I would recommend it as in terms of value for money it's good and does everything you need for basic sewing and if you have a problem with the bobbin just make sure you follow the instructions to the letter. 05 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing! After many hints, I got this sewing machine as a Christmas present, and I absolutely love it!! It is so easy to use and produces excellent results. It is compatible with Janome Category A accessories which are widely available and help to produce a more professional finish when dressmaking. I would recommend to anyone in a heartbeat - having seen me using mine, my Mum is considering buying her own! 05 April 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Can't start sewing! I am setting up the machine and it's like the bobbin casing is not even connected to the rest of the machine. The light, needle and bobbin wonder all work as normal but the bobbin and bobbin case are not rotating. If I pull the bobbin thread through manually the needle just goes in and out of the fabric but does not pick up the bobbin thread or move forward. I've googled what to do if a bobbin isn't moving but all the responses are for cleaning older machine so. If anyone has a fix please comment! 16 February 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Difficult to use New user to sewing so waited til I went to a WI course at Denman College on how to use a Sewing Machine taught by a highly experience WI trainer. Had nothing but problems for 48 hours. The needle did not want to pick up the bobbin thread and it would take numerous attempts to get this to happen. Once this obstacle had been overcome, the sewing machine frequently would not stitch correctly as the bobbin thread would have 2 or 3 threads snared in the material. Even the WI trainer was pulling her hair out and had to discuss it with the other tutor on a parallel but more advance course to get her thoughts on this machine. Following this discussion the tutor told me that the other tutor had had students on previous courses who had similar problems with h this machine. Do not waste your money. 13 January 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by JL110 Sewing Machine Fault We bought this machine in red in October 2015, to ensure we had our 10 year old daughter's Christmas wish. When it arrived we checked it wasn't damaged, to avoid any disappointment on Christmas morning. All seemed perfect till she tried using it for more than 10 minutes and the foot lever stopped working leaving the foot in the elevated position. There were tears and upset for all when she said "John Lewis have ruined my Christmas". Once switched off the foot plate lever would work fine again, so we concluded it must be related to the heat from the sewing machine bulb next to this part of the mechanism. The foot will consistently fail to come down after 10-15 minutes but work again perfectly once switched off and cooled down. Our daughter was so disappointed on the day but so loved her gift she did not want us to return it, instead choosing to tolerate it's fault and work round it. We have purchased an LED bulb in the hope that it will not get hot and this problem will resolve itself. If it gets worse I guess that's when the 2 year guarantee will come in handy. Original bulb: 15W 240V small Bayonet cap pygmy New LED bulb: 2 Watt B15 LED Pygmy Bulb - Epoxy Resin 48pcs 3014SMD 27 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sewing i bought this sewing machine for my 11 year old daughter and the instruction was google is the best sewing machine had 07 November 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Just the job My first new sewing machine for 25 years and it is brilliant. Easy to use, with perfect results. I'm not a first class needle woman and didn't want a machine too complicated, so this fits the bill perfectly. Light to carry and love the colour. Now teaching my Grandaughter how to use it. 15 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by So easy to use! Perfect for a beginner! I bought this sewing machine with absolutely no previous experience in sewing and within 1 day I had already created a 12 flagged, double sided bunting. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow so this sewing machine is perfect for beginners! It has a lot of different stitches and the foot peddle isn't too fast. My machine is watermelon colour and I love it, so nice to have something different to white! Would definitely recommend this machine. 06 September 2015
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Cornflower Blue

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