Janome 5124 Review

Janome 5124 Review & buying Guide





Choosing the right sewing machine for you can be a daunting task. The type of machine that you choose depends on the type of sewing that you anticipate to do. While many machines focus on embroidery, quilting, or fashion sewing, there are a few machines on the market that focus on the type of sewing that is done for home decorating.

The Janome Decor 5124 is great for sewing all of my home decor needs.

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Janome Decor 5124 review

If you are into making home the core, Janome Decor 5124 may be just the right machine for you. This machine is designed to sew the different textures that you find in home décor fabrics.

Who Is This Machine For?

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    The person who likes to sew home decore and often deals with heavier, or textured fabrics
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    Those that have online stores and produce home decor on a regular basis.
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    Those that like to change the style of their furnishings often and enjoy saving money and doing it themselves
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    Interior Designers


This machine is designed to effectively so seems and intricate stitching patterns on the heavier, and textured types of fabrics that are found in home décor. It also can handle slippery lightweight fabrics such as sheer curtain material without snagging or slipping.

It has a specialized feed dog system that allows the machine to be able to do this with ease.

Main Features

Janome Decor 5124 24 Stitch Mechanical Sewing Machine review

This machine has 24 stitches that are selected based on the types of stitching that those who make home décor need the most often. The needle automatically stops in the up position but can be quickly shifted using the press of a button.

This saves you time and speed when sewing home furnishings.

It is a heavy duty machine that weighs approximately 19 pounds, which allows it to handle heavy fabrics without sliding around or walking.


The machine comes with several accessories such as a zigzag foot, zipper foot, overedge foot, blind hem foot, satin stitch foot and open toe satin foot. These are the most common accessories that you will need when doing home decor type projects.

The machine also features a one-step buttonhole and balance control for variable piles that can be found on upholstery fabric.

Specially Made for Home Decor

Specially Made for Home Decor

If you are the type of person who loves to sew pillows, curtains, bedspreads, or even rugs, this machine was built exactly for your needs. Sewing upholstery fabrics can be a real pain on a regular sewing machine.

Those that are too heavy will strain the motor, and you risk breaking the machine. Those that are very lightweight can end up slipping, or becoming stuck in the feed dogs and being chewed up.

Either one of the scenarios can be very frustrating. This machine has features that were specifically designed to solve those issues.

Additional Features

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    Balance control and stitch balance control
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    Extra sharp penetrating needle to go through upholstery type fabrics and sheer fabrics without causing runners
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    Variable speed override
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    Drop-in rotary bobbin system
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    Comes with a large spool holder for cone threads and small spool holder
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    Can handle any texture of fabric
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    Comes with a hard cover to protect the machine and keep it dust free


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    Made for sewing all types of fabrics and textures
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    Designed for those who often sew upholstery fabrics and other home décor fabrics
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    Sturdy design for handling heavy fabrics without walking
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    Also good for costumers who often handle difficult fabrics
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    24 of the most common stitches used in home décor and interior design work
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    Floats easily over fabrics that are heavily textured, while still creating even stitches.


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    Not as many selectable features as other machines
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    Automatically stops with the needle in the up position every time
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    May not be a good machine for beginners or general sewing

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

Q. Does this machine come with a warranty?

A. The machine comes with a 25-year warranty, which means that it is meant to last. This is a heavy duty machine that is built to take the beating that heavy fabrics can dish out.

Q: Why does the needle always stop and the up position?

A. The needle always stopping in the up position is a feature that is preferred when sewing heavy upholstery fabrics. It allows you to easily re-position the fabrics before starting again. You can quickly change the needle position with a touch of the button.

Q: Is this machine good for general sewing too?

A. Even though the machine was made with home decor construction in mind, it is still a good machine if all you want to do is regular sewing. The advantage to this machine is that it can handle heavy-duty fabrics and may be perfect for those that design coats, work with woolens, or other fabrics that may be too difficult for the average sewing machine to handle.


In the final verdict, the Janome Decor 5124 is an excellent sewing & quilting machine that is specifically designed for those that wish to create stunning home décor. Whether you are a hobbyist or an expert interior designer, this machine can handle a number of fabrics that other machines cannot. It is easy to operate and understand.

This machine is highly recommended for anyone who loves to create beautiful things to make their space comfy and cozy.