Janome S7 Sewing Machine Review

A couple of months ago, Janome contacted me to see if I would be interested in trying out their newest sewing machine, the Skyline S7.  Of course I said yes, and they sent it right over.  Last year, I had the opportunity to try out the previous model, the S5.  You can find my review here.  The S5 was a great machine so I was excited to see the latest model.

The machine I normally sew on is a Juki HZL-F600. (Affiliate Link)

I really really love my machine.  But I think I love the Skyline S7 more. Say what?  It has some of the best features I have ever seen in a machine.  Ones you actually use!

I sewed up a Manhattan Blouse (a dress version) by See Kate Sew, and a diaper cover by MADE.  It was a baby gift for a friend’s baby shower.  Boy did this machine work like a dream, and the Manhattan Blouse pattern was dreamy too.  I used Cotton & Steel fabric, from Michael Levine and Hawthorne Threads.

Janome S7 Manhattan Blouse

Favorite Features

1. Auto Threader
Auto threaders can be finicky.  This one was perfect.  Worked like a charm every time.  Loved how easy it was to figure out, too.  Super straight-forward.

2. Large Foot Pedal

Why is this the first foot pedal I have seen that is large?  Your foot never misses it!  It is SO GREAT!  I am going to miss this when I send the machine back in a couple of weeks.

Janome S7 Foot Pedal

3. Automated Clothing Stitches

There is a button you press on your screen for all the stitches you might need when sewing clothing.  Topstitching, gathering, etc.  No changing stitch widths, it is all one press of a button!  Magical.  I used these a ton.

Janome S7 Gathering Janome S7 Topstitch

4. Embroidery Stitches

I easily stitched these tags (made out of a tiny strip of bias tape!) without any stabilizer or anything.  The stitches were even and it didn’t eat the fabric.

Janome S7 Baby Dress Top Tag Janome S7 MADE Diaper Cover All in all, even though it feels like cheating to say this, I am in LOVE with the Janome Skyline S7.  I am quite sad to send it back…  If you are looking for a quality machine, it is a great choice.