Janome Memory Craft 500E Review

Step By Step Janome Memory Craft 500E Review:

The machine is very user friendly and allows for a lot of on-screen editing options, such as: four-way mirror imaging, drag & drop, rotate, etc. The designs can be customized in whatever form you want them to be. Janome Memory Craft 500E Embroidery machine has allowed users to personalize garments, accessories and home décor items by granting expansive options to do so. To take one example, multi-color to single-color shifting is also possible. All of this is very easy with the machine’s LCD color touch-screen.

It has an embroidery arm, which is mounted permanently on its bed. This helps to remove and place the hoop very easily. The material used to produce this machine is resistant to scratches, so that even after long and constant use of the machine, it doesn’t seem weary and rough. It is also quite strong. Repeating what I always say, you can trust Janome with the embroidery machines, they’re a pro!

Janome Memory Craft 500E Review

Bright LED lights are added to help provide a clear view, and assist your eyes. They lighten up the working space to make your work more enjoyable and convenient, while sitting in a dimly lit room or while sewing dark-colored fabrics.

It has 160 built-in designs, which is not too much, and expert users running businesses need new designs every day to make their products unique, in that case you have an option to transfer designs through a USB or insert a floppy disc for software. The LCD color touchscreen enables on-screen editing of these designs too, aiming to produce the most distinctive, idiosyncratic embroidery designs. While resizing, you won’t be able to enlarge or reduce the designs by more than 20% of the original ones.

Apart from that, Janome Memory Craft 500E comes with 6 monogram fonts, and enables 2 & 3-letter monogramming, quite worthwhile for personalizing. If you are primarily working on monograms, you’d probably need to look for another machine that specifically focuses this factor, as you’ll not be able to produce much variations in your designs with the limited number of fonts.

It comes with an extra wide table to give you space for easy working, and has 4 embroidery hoops (sizes listed below in the ‘Accessories’ section), making it possible to work with all kinds of projects. Now it’s up to you to pick up the perfect size for your project.

The speed of the machine depends on how complex or simple a design is, in order that it keeps functioning smoothly and silently. It usually works between 400 to 860 stitches per minute, utterly good to help you complete projects at a fast pace.

It is important to regularly clean the feed dogs as well as the race hooks, so that the machine keeps working smoothly. Otherwise, its durability might be affected, as certain delicate parts might start to malfunction.

  • Very efficient on-screen editing of designs.
  • Advanced needle and bobbin threading.
  • Edit on computer. Transfer via USB.
  • Limited size of embroidery designs.
  • Cleaning of feed dogs and race hook, needed after each use.


  • Built-in designs: 160
  • Maximum embroidery size: 7.9” * 11”
  • Maximum embroidery sewing speed: 860 spm.
  • Flexible Stitch travelling: By units of 1, 10 & 100
  • Display: LCD
  • Fonts: 6
  • Monogramming: 2 and 3-letter.
  • Item weight: 20 lbs.


  • Auto return post thread break
  • Automatically centers designs
  • On-screen editing
  • Ability to edit on a computer and transfer to the machine via USB
  • Enlarge/reduce
  • Rotate
  • Flip
  • Drag and drop
  • Arc
  • Combine
  • Copy and paste
  • Grouping
  • Corner layout
  • Single color sewing
  • Zoom
  • 4 Way mirror imaging
  • Lock out key
  • Ability to edit on a computer and transfer to the machine via USB
  • Advanced needle threader
  • Advanced bobbin threader
  • Programmable stitch skip feature
  • Shift images by 0.5 degree increments
  • Ability to combine design and borders
  • Enlarge or decrease image size by 20%
  • Digitizer enabled
  • 2 Position presser foot lift
  • Automatically ties off and cuts thread before jumping to another part of the design
  • Ability to convert any embroidery design from multi-color to single color


  • Screw driver
  • Screwdriver key
  • 6 Spool caps [2 large/2 medium/2 small]
  • Oil dispenser
  • Lint brush
  • Scissors
  • Extra spool pin
  • Stylus
  • Needles
  • Bobbins
  • 4 Embroidery hoops
  • 2 Rectangle – 7.9″ x 11″ and 5.5” x 7.9”
  • 2 Square – 5.5” x 5.5” and 7.9” x 7.9”
  • USB cable
  • Owner’s manual
  • Instructional DVD
  • Soft dust cover
  • Extra wide extension table
  • Anti-slip sticker
  • 8 Clamps


Janome MC 500E comes with a lot of essential accessories that complement the already very efficient machine. Personalize and customize designs, and produce garments and accessories with your favorite ones. It is user-friendly and would be suitable for any person who is new to machine embroidery, as it doesn’t require a skilled worker to operate. Without exception, it can be categorized as one of the best sewing machines amazon offers.


  • Janome Paisley Universal Sewing machine Tote Bag:

Made from tough canvas, this sewing machine bag is lightweight and features light padding on the insides, to protect your machine. Janome has designed this Tote bag in such a way that it is compatible with almost all best sewing machine brands.

The front pocket is quite practical, and has been added to contain all useful accessories you might need to carry. Even if not carrying it, it would be useful to keep all your necessary sewing machine accessories, together at one place, saving you from a mess on your working table.

It is very spacious and strong, and comes in nine beautiful designs and attractive colors. However, the padding can be increased a bit to make it even better.

  • SINGER Black Universal sewing machine Tote:

Years and years of producing the best sewing machines and embroidery combined, and now these carrying cases, but SINGER never compromises the quality. This classic sewing machine tote is made of tough nylon with thick layers of padding for added protection.

It comes in black color with dimensions of 18” x 10” x 13” to conveniently fit all standard size sewing machines. The end-to-end zip allows to open the bag completely in order that fitting the machine inside and taking it out, both become easy-breezy.

The two padded carrying handles do not hurt your fingers while carrying, and the front pocket is good enough to provide for extra storage.

  • Embroidex Floral sewing machine carrying case:

This stylish carrying case is made up of quality materials with a sturdy built, and two ergonomic cushioned straps which make carrying easy even when heavy machines are put in. It has a pleasing appearance, with a purple and green floral combo and heavy-duty fabric.

It has been made to fit almost all sewing machines easily, and its premium quality zippers allow for easy in-and-out. It is durable due to excellent stitching. The front pocket is capacious and would hold all necessary items.
Embroidex provides a great value for the money it demands, but what this bag lacks, is an ample amount of padding on the insides.


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