- Product Review (submitted on September 18, 2014):
Janome machines have never let me down through the years, and neither has this one.
While portable, this one is heavy enough that I can trust it with larger projects, where I might need to sew thicker materials. It’s just not “jumpy”, it feels really sturdy. It’s also great for my sewing class, I can transport it easily, it’s not hard to carry around and it is ready to use so fast.
I’m overexcited with the foot control too; I haven’t had a machine like this before, but it sure is something else. To have both of your hands free and then just start it up when you are ready, it’s really a fine way to get a sewing job ready. It took me a while to get used to it, getting to sew and to coordinate well, but I got it done. And the foot control works fine even for smaller sewing projects, in fact I’d say it’s such a time saver.
For those of you who are used to the old machines, that would need lubrication, with this computer one, forget it, no more of that mess!
Within the computer portion, you get a stitch selector, but the fun part is that you have a button dedicated to it, so you don’t have to browse through a menu – it’s so much faster and better. Also, if you don’t understand how to use some features, the instructional DVD is a really well done. Also included are a neat extension table and extra feet, so quilting is extra easy to get done.
My thinking is that for a beginner, or for someone just going to school to learn machine sewing, this one is a really well balanced machine. On one hand it allows great portability and on the other it is just so fun to use, so easy to get the job you want done, done!