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Now designers can create projects to reflect their personal sense of style with the Memory Craft 500E. It's easy to personalize, embellish and monogram home décor items, garments and accessories. With 160 built-in embroidery designs and 6 fonts for monogramming, the possibilities are endless. The MC500E has a maximum embroidery size of 7.9”x11” and it comes with 4 embroidery hoops; RE28b 7.9" x 11", SQ20b 7.9" x 7.9", RE20b 5.5" x 7.9" and SQ14b 5.5" x 5.5" an extra wide table for expansive workroom. 

Designs are easily imported through a USB and edited through the machine's advanced on-screen editing functions. Navigation through all of these features has become easier with the MC500E’s new LCD color touchscreen.

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Click here to learn how to use Embroidery Editor.

Click here to learn more about the Janome embroidery formats. 

Key Features
Automatic Thread Cutter
Advanced Needle Threader
Full Color Touchscreen On-screen editing functions include enlarge/ reduce, rotate, flip, drag and drop, arc, combine, copy and paste, grouping, corner layout, single color sewing, zoom
  • Maximum embroidery size: 7.9” x 11”
  • 160 built-in designs
  • 6 fonts for monogramming
  • 2 and 3 letter monogramming
  • Embroidery sewing speed: 400-860 SPM
  • Flexible stitch traveling (by units of 1, 10, 100)
  • Auto return post thread break
  • On-screen editing functions include enlarge/ reduce, rotate, flip, drag and drop, arc, combine, copy and paste, grouping, corner layout, single color sewing, zoom
  • RE28b Hoop (7.9" x 11") SQ20b Hoop (7.9" x 7.9") RE20b Hoop (5.5" x 7.9") SQ14b Hoop (5.5" x 5.5") RE10b Hoop (optional) (1.5" x 5.5")
Model Comparison
Memory Craft 500E
Hook Type
Thread Tension Control
Maximum Stitch Width
Feed System
Easy Reverse Button No
Bobbin Winding
Stitch Selection
Dual Voltage 80v - 240v No
Number of Stitches 0
Number of Buttonholes
Needle Threader
Needle Up Down
Free Arm No
Drop Feed No
Needle Position
Locking Stitch Button No
Twin Needle Guard No
Number of Stitch Combination
Last Stitch Recall Capability No
Knee Lift No
Machine Size
Machine Weight
Work Space
Extra High Presser Foot Lift No
Foot Pressure Adjustment No
Maximum Stitch Length
Other Features
Number of Designs 160
Fonts for Monogramming 6
Maximum Embroidery Size 7.9" x 11"
Design Transfer Options USB
Embroidery Sewing Speeds 860
Embroidery Format .JEF
On Screen Editing Functions
On-screen editing functions include enlarge/ reduce, rotate, flip, drag and drop, arc, combine, copy and paste, grouping, corner layout, single color sewing, zoom
Programmable Jump Thread Trimming Yes
Adjustable Speed While Embroidering Yes
Flexible Stitch Travelings units of 1, 10 and 100
Auto Return Post Thread Break Yes
Adjustable Hoop Positioning Yes
Thread Brand Selection
Janome, Robison-Aton, Madeira, Mettler
Available Hoops
RE28b Hoop (200 x 280 mm) (7.9" x 11") SQ20b Hoop (200 x 200 mm) (7.9" x 7.9") RE20b Hoop (140 x 200 mm) (5.5" x 7.9") SQ14b Hoop (140 x 140 mm) (5.5" x 5.5") RE10b Hoop (optional) (40 x 100 mm) (1.5" x 5.5")

Embroidery 500E
Thursday, November 12, 2015

I just purchased this machine, and am generally pleased. One thing I need (since I do a lot of quilting designs by embroidery machine) is a Cloth Setter. I can't seem to hoop the quilt sandwich easily. I also need a vertical spool holder for embroidery designs and quilting with metallic threads. Please consider manufacturing these accessories. Thanks!
Saturday, February 18, 2017

I've had my 500E for over a year and overall I'd say it is a good little machine. I have two questions that I'd appreciate answered. First, why when an embroidery design is saved in the JEF format must I also go through the Embroidery Editor so the machine can access it? Also, is there any chance for an update to a larger embroidery hoop? Thank you.
You gotta get this machine !!! mc500 E
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Wow, I can only say wow, and wow again. I sew a lot, but not with an embroidery machine. This is truly a wonderful and friendly machine. I named mine Doozy, because she is that. so easy to use, and simple. But, it really helps to just watch the video, it only lasts a couple of minutes, and sit and read the book. Saves you a whole lot of time. I also got the MBX V5 software. It has been a love hate relationship. But, any new software is. It has now become much easier. It has so much, I still don't know what all I can do. But I am doing a whole lot. The best thing you can do for yourself in regard to the software, is download and print out the pdf manuel. It helps so very much. I go thru the different sections, and always find new things I didn't know I had. But this machine is the best. Not cheap, and I don't have a lot of money to spend, but I have never been sorry I bought this machine. It truly does beautiful work, and so very little is ruined because of a thread break, or bobbin issue, of which there are not many.. You can just go back to where the thread broke, and go from there. No more waste. whooo hoooo. So easy to use and learn. Buy it, I don't think you will be sorry you did. I was up and sewing within 2 hours of brining it home, and that's because I read the book first. I'm a nerd, cant help it.
Friday, August 4, 2017

This is my third embroidery machine, each one giving a larger hoop size. It is awesome to use. Has great features. It is easy to use even if you are a beginner and after owning this for almost a year I am still learning new ways to use it. Each pattern comes out like it should. The thing I don't like or haven't found out how to do yet is turn the hoop when the pattern is sideways and it does not fit. For that you have to enter the design into software or have the maker turn it for you. An inconvenience. That is the only complaint. I would recommend this machine to anyone.
pros/cons of 500E
Monday, January 8, 2018

I've had my 500E for several months now and really love it. I love the quality of the stitching and how easy it is to attach the hoop. There's a few things that I don't like about the 500E and that is having to oil it monthly. The first time I did it my husband had to help me because I am not very mechanical. It's not an easy thing to do. I broke my USB stick because I forgot to remove it. That's my fault. The other thing that I had trouble with was the bobbin threader. It never worked from the start. My solution was to buy pre-wound bobbins. Also I have another Janome sewing machine that I used in case I wanted to use the same color thread in the bobbin. Another thing that didn't work for me was the needle threader. That's okay too because I can thread the needle manually. The last thing is having to transport the machine. It can be tricky with the arm not being able to be removed. I ordered the trolly so I can transport the machine when I need to take it to the dealer.

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