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Janome SMD5018 Sewing Machine

Janome SMD5018 Sewing Machine


(Was £319.00)

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SMD Sewing Machine Thread Kit

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Janome SMD5018 Sewing Machine


SMD by Janome

A range of machines where each model is selected only if it meets our "SMD by Janome" three point criteria - ease of use, reliability, and of course, excellent value for money!

A model from the HD – Heavy duty stable, the Janome SMD5018 is a one piece cast aluminium, well proven work-horse.

Rather than having an internal chassis, the Janome SMD5018 has a one piece cast aluminium body which makes it ideal for stitching heavier fabrics and multiple layers.

However, it is just as portable as the internal chassis models with plastic cladding.

The easy to follow stitch advisor is clearly displayed on the front of the machine and recommends the length and width settings for the selected stitch.

This SMD5018 uses the same Janome top loading magnetic bobbin system as the more expensive computerised models which is whisper quiet and smooth as silk, even when running at full speed. 

Recommended for its durability, the SMD5018 is a favourite with schools, colleges and semi commercial situations where it may be subject to plenty of use and even occasional abuse!

With step by step instructions written as if you have little sewing experience, the "SMD by Janome" SMD5018 is suitable for the novice as well as the more experienced sewer.

Ease Of Use

The threading of the SMD5018 cannot be simpler. Simply follow the thread path on the top of the machine, as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4 and through the needle. The clearly defined path is numbered at each threading point and when you reach the needle, the built in needle threader will thread it for you. Threading the top loading bobbin is just as easy. Simply drop the bobbin in and thread around. In case you are still not sure, the threading diagram is also printed on the bobbin cover! The choice of built in stitches is conveniently displayed on the front of the machine. Length and width can be adjusted independently to suit the stitch and fabric type and buttonholes are stitched out in one easy step. Each one to automatically match the size of the button. Lightweights or heavyweights? No problem. The SMD5018 has adjustable presser foot pressure which can be increased as required to feed heavyweights evenly or reduced to assist lightweight delicates without marking them.

As well as having a top storage compartment for the popular presser feet, there is also a convenient storage box on the front of the machine, ideal for storing extra presser feet, bobbin, needles, etc and is easily accessible.


The Janome reputation for reliability is legendary and well documented. The Janome brand was established in 1935 and in 1936, opened the first mass production factory for domestic sewing machines in Japan. Janome designed and manufactured the first programmable computer sewing machine back in 1979 and launched the first domestic computerised hoop embroidery machine in 1990. Using modern techniques, innovations and components in its current models, Janome have established themselves as the leading specialist domestic sewing machine company.

Value For Money

Compare the price and features of the SMD5018 to machines of similar specification and quality. Our opinion - NO COMPARISON!! Heavy duty construction, top loading bobbin, independent length and width, adjustable foot pressure. Features that will help you with whatever task you have in mind - practical garment construction using straight, zig zag, blind hem and overlock stitches. Decorative sewing using stretch and satin stitches and creative sewing free hand! Even an extra spool pin for twin needle an incredible price!

Top Loading Bobbin

The acclaimed Janome jam proof bobbin case remains in place for threading and only has to be removed for cleaning. The top loading bobbin is easy to thread as the bobbin drops in from the top and is fitted with a see thru plate so the amount of thread left on the bobbin can be easily seen. Other advantages of this system over the front loading type are smoother and quieter operation as the shuttle hook rotates rather than oscillates which causes less vibration.

Adjustable Length & Width

The SMD5018 has a separate stitch selector, length adjustment and width adjustment making the SMD5018 so much more versatile than two dial or single dial models.

Adjustable Foot Pressure

Rather than just one "automatic" foot pressure, the SMD5018 allows you to regulate the pressure down onto the fabric, making it much more versatile. Delicate lightweight fabrics can be stitched on the minimum setting, avoiding the possibility of marking the fabric. For heavyweights, turn the foot pressure to the maximum allowing the feed dogs to get maximum grip resulting in perfect even stitches

7 Piece Feed Dog

This heavier duty “feed all fabrics” feed dog together with the adjustable foot pressure is a fantastic combination for feeding through bulky, stretch or any difficult to feed fabrics evenly. Perfect for perfect buttonholes!

Automatic Buttonholes

Easy to use one step, automatically matching the size of the button. Insert the button into the carrier, set your length and width and each one is stitched out an exact size of the other.

Needle Threader

This feature is a real time saver. Engage the needle threader behind the needle and a small hook locates through the eye of the needle. The thread is then taken around the guide and the needle threader released. Result - a needle threaded in seconds.

Hard Cover

Protects your machine from knocks and scrapes. A slot in the top for the handle means your machine is still portable, even with the cover in place.

Extra High Foot Lifter

Bulky fabrics and multiple layers can be sewn with ease

Drop Feed

For those who like to express their creativity with free hand embroidery. Drop the feed dogs leaving you in full control. Or use traditionally for darning.

Free Arm / Flat Bed

Use as conventional flat bed for general sewing tasks or remove the accessory storage box at the front for free arm sewing, allowing you to easily sew sleeves, trouser legs or any "difficult to reach" areas. Use the accessory storage box to keep your presser feet, bobbins, needles, etc safe.

Quick Release Foot Holder

To change the presser foot, simply lift the foot lifter, press the release button and the foot will detach. To attach the another foot, line the foot up with the foot holder and lower the presser bar. The standard zig zag, buttonhole, zipper, overlock, narrow hem and satin stitch foot are all interchangeable with the press of a button. Plus many optional feet are available.



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Main features

  • Interactive stitch reference table
  • 18 stitch selections
  • Top loading bobbin
  • Variable stitch length
  • Variable stitch width
  • 1 step auto sizing buttonhole
  • Built in needle threader
  • 7 piece feed dog
  • Adjustable foot pressure
  • Drop feed facility
  • Stretch stitches
  • Satin stitches
  • Easy reference stitch chart
  • Flip top storage compartment
  • Free arm storage compartment
  • Weight 10kg approx.

Standard accessories

  • Adjustable blind hem foot G
  • Overedge foot C
  • Automatic buttonhole foot R
  • Zig-zag foot A
  • Zipper foot E
  • Hemmer foot 2mm D
  • Satin stitch foot B
  • Quilting bar
  • Set of needles
  • Screwdriver
  • Seam ripper
  • Lint brush
  • Bobbins (4)
  • Spool holder (L, S)
  • Additional spool pin
  • Spool pin felt
  • Hard cover
  • Foot control
  • Instruction manual