John Lewis Mini Sewing Machine, White

Product information

The John Lewis Mini is the 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, 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 fabrics, so you can mend and make things as you wish.

Accessories included: Standard foot, spare bobbins and needles.

Please be aware: Though our John Lewis Mini sewing machine is light, compact and great for sewing projects, only lightweight fabrics are advised. For beginner projects including cushion covers without a zip, buntings and similar, the Mini is ideal. For projects that involve curtain making, hemming jeans and sewing ​heavier fabrics, you may prefer our JL110 model which is fully equipped for the task.

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.

Alphabet styles Information Easy way to sew letters
Auto thread tension Information Ensures stable stitch quality
John Lewis
Buttonhole styles Information Gives flexibility when sewing different garments
Buttonhole type Information The fewer steps, the easier and faster the process
Not included
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
1 year
Max speed limiter Information Controls maximum speed of machine, irrespective of how hard the foot control is depressed
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
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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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.


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Q & As

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great machine for lightweight jobs This machine has served me well over the past few years doing the odd lightweight repair job and I have been very pleased with it. Unfortunately, I have asked a little too much of it just lately in regard to what I am expecting it to sew and it has started chewing up the material. Time to make way for something a bit more robust and I will be replacing it with the larger John Lewis model 06 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super Sewing Machine! This is a superb, lightweight sewing machine that is very easy to set up. It is capable of doing repair jobs and adjustments. I have just begun a dressmaking project and it has performed very well indeed so far. 29 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good little sewing machine When buying this product, the person selling it said it was more of a toy and wouldn't cope with big projects. I am currently making two bridemaids dresses, and it is working very well. As a novice sewer, I found it very easy to thread and use, and think it is very good value for money 09 September 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by good introduction to machine sewing A compact lightweight machine but not very versatile.Would be well suited to a child wishing to do simple craft sewing - would make great Christmas present with some fabric and little craft book! In that respect it's very good value. It really doesn't have much pressure so can't handle jobs like hems or seams involving a triple thickness - even if fabric is lightweight. 29 May 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good value. Brought this sewing machine for my granddaughter to learn how to sew. Really nice first sewing machine. Very surprised for the money. But no light. 26 February 2014
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