Janome Memory Craft 8200QC
- Product Review (submitted on August 4, 2014):
I can’t tell you how pleased I am with this machine. In fact, one of my only issues with it has in fact so little to do with it all; you see there are very few in-depth reviews online that cover this one. And so, it took me a while to kind of get the info I needed. Not that there isn’t a lot of info that the manufacturer makes available, but I just wanted some more in-depth opinions from actual users. Anyway, before I bought it I did call one of the retailers and asked for more details, and after I got all the details I needed, I was sure that the Janome was exactly what I was hoping for.
So this is a Janome from the get go: looks amazing, is solid, is state of the art. It doesn’t even bother to have a keypad like some other models, the controls and settings are all selected via a touchscreen. But, to turn back to the build, the machine has a lot of extras, tools for maintenance, a foot plate and even bobbins (5 of them).
All of those extras are neatly boxed in a compartment of the machine so you don’t have to worry about having to create a whole world of mess in your studio, home or anywhere else. The feet have labeled slots, so that is really neat. IN one of the slots you’ll find a DVD and the instructions book, and I feel it’s a good idea to actually give these a read or a watch, even if after just a few minutes of work with it, the machines shows how well designed it actually is.
Feeding is also pretty easy to do, the bobbins are easy to load and the feeder dogs feed the material with precision and so smoothly. The tension adjustment is the only one that is not controlled electronically, but it’s so easy to do and not even once did I have an issue getting the tension right (nor does it lose the tension).
Foot control or by a button press, you can control when the machine starts and when it stops, but with the foot pedal it’s much neater. It’s also got a needle position (on or off) adjustment, a stitch lock and even an automatic lock setting, which is so useful.
Overall, it’s a professional machine for the home user or for small businesses. It’s just brilliantly designed.