Janome 11542 Sewing Machine (Refurbished)

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ITEM#: 12944273

This basic Janome mechanical sewing machine is perfect for the beginner or advanced hobbyist. This sewing machine comes with 42 stitch functions for a variety of stitching.

  • Horizontal, drop-in bobbin sewing machine
  • 4-step buttonhole
  • Drop feed and reverse level
  • Professional stitch quality
  • Adjustable stitch width control
  • Three needle positions: Center, left and right
  • Manually adjustable tension control
  • Sewing light
  • Portable and fits into a cabinet
  • 42 stitch functions
  • Easy snap on/off foot
  • Includes foot pedal, power cord, instruction manual and complete accessory kit
  • Model 11552

This high-quality item has been factory refurbished. Please click on the icon above for more information on quality factory-reconditioned merchandise.


Material Plastic
Type Factory Refurbished, Mechanical, Portable
Color White
Dimensions 11in H x 5 in W x 14in D
Warranty 25 year Limited Distributor
Country of Origin China

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  • Most Recent

  • Not so great
    Verified Purchase

    After less than 2 years this machine failed. Too late for warranty to kick in and cheaper to buy another than have it repaired.

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  • Not an issue.
    Verified Purchase

    I don't sew a lot, but for what I need it to do, it does. No problems or issues with this.

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  • Great
    Verified Purchase

    Great sewing machine for general sewing. I'm not a professional, nor do I need a professional sewing machine. It's easy to use and very dependable. I am super glad I purchased it, and have had great success.

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  • Mrs.
    Verified Purchase

    Nice, simple-to-use machine. Works well.

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  • Awesome
    Verified Purchase

    This is my first sewing machine and I'M IN LOVE!!! It came highly recommended by my instructor (craftygemini.com). I was looking for a machine that was not only easy to use, but very budget friendly and this fit the bill. Very pleased!

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  • Most Helpful

  • Wow!
    Verified Purchase

    I am an avid sewist and quilter. I am also an instructor and I am always looking for great quality machines for budget-friendly prices to recommend to my students. I purchased this machine with the intention of giving it to my mother as a Christmas gift... but after opening the box and "trying it out" to make sure it worked.. I've decided to keep it for myself! I'm going to buy another one right now just for her. This machine is an amazing quality for the price. Everything arrived looking brand new even if it was "refurbished." All the parts were intact and came in original packaging. I started using it straight out of the box with zero problems! It sewed beautifully through 2 layers of cotton and 8 layers of cotton just the same! It did not jerk or jiggle or get stuck at all. You cannot adjust the stitch length or width on your stitches but it gives you three different stitch lengths for the straight stitch (small, medium, and longer basting stitch), and three different widths for your zig-zag stitch. This is the PERFECT go-to basic machine for any beginner and any hobbyist to take on trips or to sewing and quilting classes. I was pleasantly surprised to see that even though it is lightweight it is still sturdier than a Singer I have in a higher price range. I have 10 sewing machines that range from 50 years old to brand-new and across all brand names from American to Swedish machines and I will say this Janome hangs with the best of them! This machine is only lightweight in pounds. Everything it does is sturdy and I would even go as far as to call it pretty heavy duty. The machine threads super easily and has guides to show you where to pass the thread each step of the way and another added bonus is the drop-in bobbin that is rare to find in a low-end, inexpensive machine. I highly recommend this machine to anyone looking to start sewing, get back into sewing, or if you need a travel machine. I am VERY happy with this buy! Thank you Overstock! :o)

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  • Better than expected
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    A little about me, I'm a beginner at sewing. I took a sewing class, basic one. A guy learning how to use it because I want to save money on fixing up clothes rather than going to the tailor or buying new clothes. Maybe even make my own clothes, times are hard you know? Gotta find ways to save. Alright so here's how it goes. Opening up I find that I got all that was listed, instructions, a kit to start off like the bobbins/extra needles/seam ripper and stuff. It was pretty much ready out the box, just had to attach the plastic clip that holds the thread and I was set. As far as using it goes, I haven't had problems with it, works like a champ! Only problem I've come across from time to time would be the thread jamming up and I thought it was the sewing machine doing it. So I oiled it up but that didn't work. So it turns out it was the thread itself or how the thread is hooked up. Simply re-threading the machine or using another does the trick and I haven't had any other problems since. I was using cheap thread before so that's probably why. Never had any jamming with Gutermann thread. Coats and Clark is a hit or miss. My FAVORITE thing about this machine is that it was a slot where you can have thread cut when you're done sewing. It is very useful to have to grab something to cut the thread. I just wish I invested in something better, I want more stitches than it can do. Hah All in all, it works great, perfect for beginners getting started and such.I thought I'd let everyone know about that because I was sooo lost when it came to this stuff.

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  • Good...but only one needle position

    I like this sewing machine...but the details description is WRONG about it having three needle positions...it only has ONE needle position...center. Also, be sure to use ONLY PLASTIC bobbins with it's horizontal bobbin system...not metal bobbins.

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  • Janome 11542 Sewing Machine (Refurbished)
    Verified Purchase

    I have had this machine for 3 days, so far it is good. I actually exchange another machine for this one. This one is very simple, easy to use and learn. No issues so far. If I get something from Overstock I can just relax, because I know that 99 % everything is great, and if some issue arrise overstock is great at solving anything! I love Overstock

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  • excellent purchase!
    Verified Purchase

    Great machine! Stitches great on delicate fabrics as well as heavy jean material. Couldn't be happier with the machine and the price! In fact, this is the 2nd one of these machines I've purchased--both for my daughters, and they LOVE their machines!

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Questions & Answers

  • Q:

    "Where can I find replacement spool holder for this model? I can't find it anywhere"

    • A:

      Hello Brysonbaby1, unfortunately this item is out of stock. We currently do not have inventory to check, and cannot guarantee the item will be restocked. Thank you for shopping with us.

  • Q:

    "Does this machine have zipper foot E ?"

    • A:

      This item does not come with zipper foot E.

  • Q:

    "Does this machine handle stress fabric?"

    • A:

      No, it will not handle fabric like that.

  • Q:

    "It says that it comes with complete accessory kit. What is in that kit?"

    • A:

      The kit comes with 2 bobbins, a buttonhole maker, and needles.

  • Q:

    "Is it heavy duty?"

    • A:

      yes, it's heavy duty

  • Q:

    "Does it have extra high pressure foot lifter?"

    • A:

      I was very pleased with the foot pressure and lifter, I am not a professional seamstress or sew on a daily or weekly basis, but my girlfriend came over to walk me through sewing again and she was very impressed with my sewing machine, she is even contemplating buying the same one as an extra. She said the footing was great and the pressure of the foot lifter was great. Highly recommend.

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