Janome’s largest stand-alone embroidery machine, the Memory Craft 550E, is a perfect companion to your sewing machine. Personalizing your projects has never been easier or faster now that you can use the new RE36b hoop that provides an embroidery field of 7.9″ x 14.2″ with magnetic clips. Your built-in embroidery library contains 180 embroidery designs, that include classic designs, floral alphabets, in-the-hoop monsters and Sashiko designs. Add in 6 fonts, and the possibilities are endless. The MC550E comes with an extra-wide extension table, four embroidery hoops, the already mentioned RE36b hoop, SQ20b 7.9″ x 7.9″, RE20b 5.5″ x 7.9″ and SQ14b 5.5″ x 5.5″.

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 MC550E’s LCD color touchscreen.

To learn more about the ‘Janome Memory Craft 550E Machine.


Main Features

  • Top loading full rotary hook bobbin
  • 180 built-in designs
  • 6 fonts for monogramming
  • 2 and 3 letter monogramming
  • Maximum embroidery size: 7.9” x 14”
  • Design transfer via USB
  • Embroidery sewing speed: 400-860 SPM
  • Embroidery format: .jef
  • 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
  • Adjustable speed while embroidering
  • Flexible stitch traveling (by units of 1, 10, 100)
  • Direct jump to desired stitch point
  • Auto return post thread break
  • Adjustable hoop positioning
  • Built-in advanced needle threader
  • Automatic thread cutter
  • Easy set bobbin
  • Bobbin winding plate with cutter
  • Bobbin thread sensor
  • Full-color LCD touchscreen
  • Thread brands include: Janome, Robison Anton, Madeira, Mettler
  • Extra-wide table included
  • Dust cover included
  • Hoop Monster Designs!

Larger Embroidery Area

The new RE36b hoop provides an embroidery area of 7.9″ x 14″; it’s the largest embroidery area Janome has ever included on an embroidery only machine! You can hoop bigger designs and refuce the number of re-hoopings so very large projects go faster.

Designs for Days

Designs are easily imported into the Janome MC550E through a USB or with a direct connection to your PC. Once in the MC550E, a design can be edited using the machine’s advanced on screen functions. Navigation through all of these editing functions is naturally intuitive, and it’s all easier to see tahnks to the large LCD colour touch screen. There are 180 built in designs, including floral alphabets, in-the-hoop monsters (so clever), even Sashiko and wedding designs. Add in six fonts, and the possibilities are really limitless.

Four embroidery hoops total plus extension table

In addition to the new 7.9″ x 14″ RE36b hoop, the Janome MC550E also comes with the SQ20b 7.9″ x 7.9″ hoop, the RE20b 5.5″ x 7.9″ hoop, and the SQ14b 5.5″ x 5.5″ hoop. Plus the large extension table shown in the photos above also comes standard with the machine.


Included Accessories

  • Embroidery Foot [P]
  • Janome Plastic Bobbins X5
  • Set of Needles
  • Large Screwdriver
  • Flat Screwdriver
  • Lint Brush
  • 2 x Large Spool Holder
  • 2 x Small Spool Holder
  • 2 x Special Spool Holder
  • Extra Spool Pin
  • Embroidery Scissor
  • Touch Panel Stylus
  • Bobbin Holder Cleaner
  • Embroidery Hoop RE36b [200x360mm]
  • Embroidery Hoop SQ20b [200x200mm]
  • Embroidery Hoop RE20b [140x200mm]
  • Embroidery Hoop SQ14b [140x140mm]
  • 8 x Magnetic Hoop Clamps
  • Anti-slip Tape
  • Red Dot Bobbin Holder
  • Yellow Dot Bobbin Holder
  • Key Icon Reference Chart
  • Power Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Instruction Book
  • Quick Reference Guide
  • Instructional Video DVD
  • Embroidery Editor CD-ROM
  • Soft Machine Cover
  • Extra Wide Table

Optional Accessories

  • RE28b: 7.9” x 11”
  • RE10b: 1.5” x 5.5”
  • HH10b: 1.5”x 3.5”
  • ASQ18b: 7.2” x 7.2”

Additional information

WiFi Connectivity with iPad, Laptop & PC No
Work Space 303.5 x 120mm (WxH)
Easy Change Needle Plate No
Machine Screen Bright backlit LCD colour touch screen
Embroidery Speed up to 860 stitches per minute
Built-in Embroidery Designs 180
Maximum Embroidery Area 200 x 360mm
Built-in Embroidery Fonts 6
Built-in Letter Monogramming Yes
Standard Embroidery Hoops 4
Needle Threader Yes, superior type
Lighting 5 white LED lights
Machine Ports 1 USB port, 1 PC port
Extra Wide Table Yes
Built-in Memory 4MB
Machine Size W566 x H335 x D532mm
Weight 11.5Kg
Bobbin Winder Yes
Set Menu personalize your machine functions and machine lighting via the Set Menu
Needle Plate single hole
Thread Cutter automatic thread cutter; cuts top & bobbin thread at the same time, pulling top thread to underside
Stop/Start Button Yes
Embroidery Unit built-in, mounted on machine bed
Max. Stitches per Design 200,000
Upper Thread Sensor Yes
Bobbin Thread Sensor Yes
Real-time Monitoring of needle position during embroidery stitch-out Yes
Embroidery Hoops 4 with machine + 4 optional hoops
Software Embroidery Editor for Windows only
Storage No
Carry Handle Yes
Foot Control No
Internal Frame rigid die-cast aluminium frame for stable sewing at high speeds
Multi-language 14 languages English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Turkish, Czech & Japanese

Model Summary

Hook Type Top Loading Full Rotary Hook Bobbin
Thread Tension Control Automatic
Maximum Stitch Width
Feed System
Easy Reverse Button No
Bobbin Winding Bobbin Winder with Plate and Cutting Blade
Stitch Selection Touchscreen
Dual Voltage 80v – 240v Yes
Number of Stitches 0
Number of Buttonholes
Needle Threader Superior
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 180
Fonts for Monogramming 6
Maximum Embroidery Size 7.9″ x 14.2″
Design Transfer Options USB
Embroidery Sewing Speeds 860
Embroidery Format .JEF, .JEF+, .JPX
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, 100 and 500
Auto Return Post Thread Break Yes
Adjustable Hoop Positioning Yes
Thread Brand Selection
Janome, Robison-Aton, Madeira, Mettler
Available Hoops
RE36b Hoop (7.9″ x 14.2″) SQ20b Hoop (7.9″ x 7.9″) RE20b Hoop (5.5″ x 7.9″) SQ14b Hoop (5.5″ x 5.5″) RE28b Hoop (optional) (7.9″ x 11″) RE10b Hoop (optional) (1.5″ x 5.5″) HH10b Hoop (optional) (1.5″ x 3.5″) ASQ18b Hoop (optional) (7.2″ x 7.2″)
Item # 550E
Alternate Item Numbers
Product Dimensions
Package Dimensions 67.20 x 61.70 x 57.00 cm (WxHxD)
Package Weight 19.12 kg

Janome Company Warranty

  • 25 Years on Mechanical Parts
  • 5 Years on Electrical Parts
  • 1 Year Labor






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