Janome Skyline – S5

This machine has been designed for every type of sewing – everyday projects, home décor, high fashion, patchwork and quilting. The Skyline S5 has a 310mm long arm (over 12″) with 210mm of work area to the right of the needle and an arm space of 120mm (4.7″), high giving you plenty of room to cope with those bigger projects. With a great range of 170 stitches including a choice of 10 styles of buttonholes plus an alphabet, the Skyline S5 offers creativity on every sewing project. Just flip up the top cover on the machine to view the huge variety of 9mm wide stitch styles available. The stitch quality is excellent even at speeds of 1000 stitches per minute whilst the special built-in features will help you cope with almost any sewing challenge. Pivot on corners with the needle up/down feature, control the maximum sewing speed for precision work, trim off threads with the built-in automatic thread cutter, thread the needle automatically, whatever you need to make sewing easier, the Skyline S5 is the machine for you.

RRP $1699.00*

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Machine Size W504 x H316 x D236mm
Workspace 8″ or 210mm to the right of the needle
Free Arm 8″ or 205mm
Machine Screen bright backlit LCD touch screen includes stylus
Quick Reference Stitch Chart in the lid of the machine
Easy Stitch Selection Easy touch selection panel including stitch function/editing buttons
Sewing Speed 60 to 1,000 stitches per minute
Stitches 170 built-in stitches + lettering, over 6 modes
Buttonholes 10 different styles of auto one-step buttonhole
Stitch Width up to 9mm
Stitch Length up to 5mm
Stitch Elongation satin stitches can be elongated up to 5 times longer than the original stitch size
Mirror Imaging Individual stitches + stitches in a stitch combination can be mirror imaged
Startover The startover key resets the stitch to the beginning. Great for decorative stitches and stitch combinations
Set Menu Customise the machine settings via the Set Menu
Drop Feed Yes
Superior Plus Feed System 7 piece feed dog; no more fabric slipping, puckering and shifting
Foot Pressure Adjustment 7 levels
Needle Threader Built-in, easy to use
Easy Change Needle Plate No more screws, the needle plate is easily removed by pressing a lever, then attaching the straight stitch needle plate which comes standard with the bobbin cover plate attached
Needle Plate Has patented needle plate markings for precision sewing with needle drop position, angle marks and sewing guides in front of the sewing foot for perfect placement
Easy Set Bobbin yes
Needle Position 91
Easy Set Bobbin Winder Yes with 5 cutters on base plate
Stop/Start Button Can sew without foot control
Needle Up/Down Function You can set this function in the Set Menu. Default setting is down.
Auto Lock-Off Stitch Button Locks off your stitching at the push of a button, no more unravelling threads
Lighting 6 LED lights in 3 locations to illuminate your work area
Adjustable Knee Lifter Adjust the angle position to suit you. The knee lifter raises/lowers the attached foot
Storage In the compartment under the machine lid. There is also storage in the extension table front and back compartments
Machine Ports 1 External Port for optional thread cutter switch
Carry Handle The long handle slots neatly on the top of machine
Foot Control Electronic
Internal Frame Rigid die-cast aluminium frame for stable sewing at high speeds
Weight 10.2Kg

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