We love how it comes with 30 built-in stitches, including 16 utility stitches, six one step buttonholes, and eight decorative stitches. The built-in LED display will show you the stitch you're using. Features a double-lift presser foot to make it easier to work with thicker fabrics.
Some users report difficulty with the tension.
This neat sewing machine is ideal for the beginner. It includes 12 stitch settings to choose from and a vertical oscillating hook bobbin. We love how easy this machine is to use. Includes all the sewing accessories you need to get started.
On some machines, the bobbin case can come loose after a few sessions.
This machine allows you to choose from 18 stitches. It has a top loading jam proof bobbin system and includes a 4 step buttonhole with balance adjuster. The accompanying book is full of helpful tips and notes.
Some users find this machine struggles with thick material.
Stands out for its 'needle up/down' button — have the needle finish down to stop fabric moving about. The 'start/stop' button allows you to sew without using the foot control. Users appreciate the automatic needle threader.
Can be difficult to clean and hard to service yourself.
Features a heavy-duty, well-built aluminum body. Offers a selection of 18 stitches. The motor is highly durable and breezes over thick material like vinyl. Includes a carrying case.
Snap-on presser foot holder is delicate and can break easily.
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Janome sewing machines work especially well for those sewers looking for a good value. Sewers appreciate the easy-to-operate features of Janome brand machines. You often can begin using them immediately after taking them out of the box. Some people won’t even have to read the instructions to start sewing. On the other hand, some Janome sewing machines provide a more complex set of features. These features make use of advanced technology and will appeal to experienced sewers. Recently, the manufacturer introduced gear that simplifies using the machines for quilters. No matter how many features you need in your sewing machine, you can find the perfect model.
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