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Great little sewing machine for the money. I bought this because I didn't want to spend too much money but wanted a machine that was going to be reliable and have enough settings to do basic craft and refashioning projects at home. I haven't been let down. I have been using this machine for over a year now and I really like it. It comes with a handy instruction booklet that is easy to understand so is great for a beginner or someone who hasn't sewn in a while like me. It also has a troubleshooting section and tips on things like getting the thread tension right, how to use the different stitches, how to wind and install the bobbin, etc. This is the first electric sewing machine I've had (I used to use the old hand-cranked ones), and I was a little worried about whether I would have enough control over the speed. I needn't have worried. It is easy enough to control as the foot pedal is nicely responsive to pressure. If you just want to do one or two stitches though you can turn the wheel by hand to get precision control. The sewing machine itself is heavy enough to feel good quality, but not too heavy meaning it's easy to take out and put away. It also has a really handy little space hidden inside the casing where you can keep spare feet, bobbins etc. The machine comes with a nice selection of basics like spare bobbins, a selection of feet, some oil, a cleaning brush and a stitch unpicker. This meant I didn't need to bother buying these things separately. The machine has a decent variety of stitches and is very easy to use. My only gripe is that the foot pedal feels like it's made from quite cheap plastic, and doesn't feel that sturdy. However it hasn't broken yet! The cable between the machine and the foot pedal is also not very long, so you can't use the machine on a high table. This is worth bearing in mind perhaps if you are tall. Overall good value for money and a nice quality, easy to use machine.
Delighted with a robust and easy to use machine that does everything I wanted. Then a week or so later I hit a mechanical problem which I tried hard to solve but eventually decided the machine must be broken. I complained to Amazon and was contacted by the seller with a promise of a phone call from Janome in the hope of solving the problem. Within 24hours of my complaint Janome called me and knew just what I was doing wrong. Problem very easily solved.
This is excellent service from both seller and Janome and a machine I am very pleased with.
I can't fault the machine! I've had it for a few months now and have made a pair of cushions and a tablecloth smaller. Never having had a sewing machine before I think it's great for a beginner as it's very simple to use and good quality. It also has a good selection of feet included in the purchase which are very useful. Very happy and look forward to using it on more projects!
My wife is delighted with this machine by the speed and how quiet it is . It responds quickly to the foot peddle. Over the years my wife has had a Toyota and also Singer machines to use on a wide variety of tasks but now she has said that this Janome machine is the best and would stick with this manufacturer.
I bought this on the price range, I wanted something fairly cheap but not rubbish. I'm happy with my choice, the machine seems sturdy, it's worked well, and I'm happy with the value for money. I would only say it might struggle with heavy workloads, but for everyday work, I think it's just fine.
Good value for money. Has a good selection of all the basic stitches, well made. Like the twin reel holders, allows for twin needle stitching, that I have yet to try out. Good selection of various foot attachments, happy bunny time. Arrived on time, well packaged
I am thrilled with this machine. I have never used a sewing machine before and have always been a little frightened of them. This one is easy to use and there are helpful you tube postings if not certain how to do basic tasks. I am making lots of items and using the machine is the fun part of the project. I highly recommend it for beginners