Product Comparison: Janome Sewist 500 vs Janome Magnolia 7318

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General Specifications
About the Product
The Sewist 500 makes it easy to sew - and the great price makes it easy to afford! This versatile machine offers 25 stretch and utility stitches, an automatic 1-step buttonhole, and convertible free arm.
Easy to use features and supreme functionality unite in the Magnolia 7318. It's the perfect machine for all of your projects: quilting, garments, crafting, home dec, and more. With 18 decorative and utility stitches, easy electronic features, and the power and precision you can expect from Janome, all of your projects will get done quickly and easily. The Magnolia 7318 is the perfect machine for your lifestyle and your budget.
Magnolia 7318
Key Specs
Number of Stitches
Max. stitch length
4 mm.
4 mm.
Type of Shuttle
Top Loading Full Rotary
Top Loading Full Rotary Hook Bobbin
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Janome Sewist 500 Sewing Machine with 25 Built-In Stitches
  • I sew home decor and piece quilts using straight stitch and zig zag, therefore I didn't want to spend extra on a computerized machine.
  • The stitches are exquisite. And it is probably the easiest, most intuitive machine I have ever touched.
  • This is an excellent machine, with quiet & fast stitching.
  • I use it to sew women's clothes! I absolutely love it! It's precise and the stitches look beautiful. Probably more stitches that I'll ever need.
  • The stitches looked great but the sewing now and rattling was horrible.
Janome Magnolia 7318 Sewing Machine
  • It has a great looking straight stitch and for the budget conscious it was a fraction of the cost of my used TOL machine.
  • This machine even has overcasting stitches so you can finish your raw edges and avoid raveling.
  • The Janome has been wonderful. I've had no problems with binding up, it runs like the first time every time I use it. I've already made all of our Halloween costumes on it and not a glitch.
  • The stitching is nice and it was fun to may my own "examples" so I know what I need to use when making projects. It is a wonderfully simple machine with enough bells and whistles to keep me busy for quite some time.
  • The stitching was uneven and I chalked it up to getting to know the machine. After using the machine for a couple of hours the machine started to rattle while sewing and became quite noisy.
Size & Weight
11 in.
11.7 in.
16.5 in.
16 in.
6.7 in.
7.1 in.
16 lbs.
17.6 lbs.
Speed Controller
Foot speed control
Foot speed control
Free Arm
Locking Stitch Button
Easy Reverse Button
Thread Tension
Buttonhole Sewing
Knee Lift
Stitch Length, Stitch Width, Manual Thread Tension, Pattern selector dial, Drop Feed Lever, Buttonhole lever
Stitch Selection Dial, Needle Position, Manual Thread Tension, Speed control, Pattern selector dial, Stitch Width, Stitch Length
Included Presser Feet
Overedge Foot, Zipper Foot, Blind hemming foot, Buttonhole Foot, Automatic Buttonhole Foot
Zipper foot E, Blind hemming stitch foot G, Sliding buttonhole foot J
Snap-on presser feet, 1 one-step buttonhole, 4-piece feed dog, Push-pull bobbin winder, Extra high presser foot lift
5-piece feed dog, Push-pull bobbin winder, Top Loading Full Rotary Hook Bobbin, Extra high presser foot lift
What customers say about "Features"
Janome Sewist 500 Sewing Machine with 25 Built-In Stitches
  • The automatic needle threader is an excellent feature as well. I highly recommend this machine for a beginning or advanced seamstress.
  • Honestly, this machine has more features then I am use to. I don't even know how to use them all and probably will never need to. This is a plus for the more experienced user, I'm sure.
  • Since it had all the features I wanted and a decent price, I reordered it from Ken's Sewing Machines. For the same price, they will verify that I get working machine before shipping it.
  • It is solidly built and has more features than most sewers will ever use.
  • Love all the features, except the utility drawer is difficult to open and close.
Janome Magnolia 7318 Sewing Machine
  • It took a bit to adjust to the non-automatic features but the quality of my stitches and work is now so much better!
  • The extension table can be removed so you can do hems and shirt sleeves.
  • The bobbin can be dropped easily in on the base, and the cover is see-through so you can tell if you're running out of thread. This really help sell me, because in class I kept having bobbin issues. I also ran out of thread in the bobbin mid-project, so the see-through cover would've been helpful.
  • The speed is easily controlled and this machine does not jump so fast right "out of the gate", a great feature when working on an intimidating project that I need to take my time with.
  • I'm pleased with the features and find it a very easy machine to thread, adjust stitching and load the bobbin.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
499.00 $
339.00 $

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