New Janome Skyline S5 Sewing Machine

Janome Skyline S5We were thrilled when we received Janome’s new Skyline S5 sewing machine today. Not only does this new machine offer many of the features of its more expensive Janome counterpart, it exceeded our expectations. The S5 has a substantial sewing surface that holds the accessories. The extension surface may be removed for free arm sewing.

As previously reported, the new Skyline S5 sports the 9mm stitch width capability, automatic tension, a “start/stop” button, a port for the Magnifier lenses, and it comes standard with the following accessories:

  • Foot “A” – Zigzag
  • Foot “D” – Rolled Hem
  • Foot “E” – Zipper
  • Foot “F” – Satin Stitch
  • Foot “G” – Blind Hem
  • Foot “M” – Overcast
  • Foot “O” – 1/4″
  • Foot “PD-H” – Darning
  • Foot “R” – Buttonhole with stabilizer plate
  • Foot “Evenfeed” – for Quilting
  • Foot “T” – Button Sewing
  • Straight Stitch Needle Plate
  • ZigZag Needle Plate
  • Semi-Hard Fabric Cover
  • Stylus
  • Instructional DVD
  • Knee Lifter
  • Extra Spool Pin
  • Large and Medium Spool Caps
  • Special “small” spool cap/holders
  • Extra needles, bobbins, screwdriver, lint brush, seam ripper, power cord, foot controller, and Instruction Book

Although not included with the Skyline S5, a few awesome, optional accessories are available. To house your accessories, Janome has created an amazing zippered case, similar to the accessories case for the Memory Craft Horizon 15000. Through December 2014, TVSC is including this optional accessories case with your purchase of a new Skyline S5.  Janome has also introduced a Quilt Kit that includes the Convertible Free Motion Quilting Foot and an acrylic extension table. We will have those items in the store, as well as the zippered accessories cases, later this month.

More information about Janome’s Skyline S5 sewing machine can be found on our Skyline S5 product page.

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Reader Comments (5)

Amaline on 11/27/14 @ 12:48pm

The new Janome Skyline is an awesome machine! Big and solid and quiet, sews like a dream. I've used it for a couple of weeks and absolutely love it. Upgrade from my beloved MC3000 for the bigger workspace, speed control, 9mm stitches, thread cutter. On-board storage for everything besides the walking foot. So many great features as detailed above, overall it gets an awesome :o) Janome owners will be impressed, first-time Janome owners will be blown away!

Diana on 3/5/17 @ 8:50am

How does this machine compare to the MC9400?

b.gottier on 3/6/17 @ 12:03pm

The 9400 is basically the top of the line machine (w/o embroidery). The 9400 has many more features, and better than the S5.

Anne on 2/5/18 @ 7:55am

I loved my Janome Skyline S5 when I first bought it. The freemotion was great. Then it started skipping stitches, which I have never had happen on any sewing machine. That was $175. repair plus shipping! Then it flashed the no plate symbol and the plate was on! Another shipping and repair cost over $200.! and a 4 week wait. Now it is doing the same thing again and I have waited 10 days for the owner to be in so I can determine the next course of action. Ugh! Does anyone know if I send it directly to Janome?

a.woerth on 2/10/18 @ 1:33pm

This sounds like a story of the perils of online shopping, right? Anne, I'm sorry you are having this experience, but Janome does not allow for you to send your machine to them directly. You could ask your dealer to send it to them, but the shipping charges combined with Janome's repair charge may be expensive. What exactly was done to your machine that would cost you $175.00 and then $200.00 ?? I'm just curious, because we service machines here, and haven't had any Skyline S5 machines come in with a need for new parts or substantial repairs.

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