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Janome Sewing Machine Reviews

Janome JW7630 Sewing Machine

95.0 The Janome JW7630 is a computerized sewing machine with 30 built-in stitches.  This is one of the more moderately priced Janome units but like many of this company’s machines it is getting very good ratings and reviews from owners.  The JW7630 is a good fit for those doing crafting and home decor projects.  It is also popular for quilting as well as clothing construction & alterations.  It handles thick fabrics easily and is sturdy and quiet.  In addition, it comes with an instructional DVD that most owners report is very easy to use and helpful.

Janome 5812 Mechanical Sewing Machine

87.2 The Janome 5812 is a “no bells & whistles” mechanical sewing machine.  It has 12 stitches and is lightweight, reliable and sturdy.  It is easy to use and is a good fit for purists, but folks who want more features – like an automatic needle threader or needle up/down – may be disappointed. Consumer ratings are good and owners highlight the unit’s ability to successfully sew through very thick fabric as well as its quiet operation.  It is also reasonably priced for a Janome.

Janome Memory Craft 6300P

93.0 The Janome Memory Craft 6300P is a computerized sewing machine that is getting top notch reviews and ratings from owners.  It is well suited for quilting, garments or home decoration and is fairly easy to use.  It’s a good fit for the professional crafter and it can handle both heavy duty and large projects.  This is a sturdy workhorse of a machine that is capable of sewing through multiple layers of heavy material while still producing a high quality stitch.  It does not have a free arm however and this can be a deal breaker for some seamstresses.

Janome Hello Kitty 11706

90.8 Compact, durable and cute.  These three words describe the Janome 11706 ¾ Size Hello Kitty Sewing Machine well.  It is a popular choice with parents or grandparents looking for a beginner machine for their children/grandchildren.  It is also well-liked by adults, and some feel it is good for quick fixes and repairs, and also for travel and classes.  It is lightweight, easy to use and it sews smoothly.  It is not particularly feature rich however and it comes with a limited number of stitches.

Janome 712T Treadle Powered Sewing Machine

91.0  The Janome 712T is a treadle sewing machine. It uses a treadle, which is a lever operated by the foot, to power the sewing machine. In other words it is a modern Janome machine that uses old fashioned principles. Consumer ratings are quite good and most owners find it easy to thread and like the fact that it does not require electricity. It’s a great machine for people that live off the grid or just want to get some exercise while sewing.

Janome DC2015

98.0  The Janome DC series continues this year with the DC2015, and like the other Janome DC annual machines we have reviewed (DC2011, DC2012, DC2013, DC2014) it is getting top notch consumer ratings.

The Janome DC2015 is a computerized sewing machine with 60 stitches and owners praise its quiet operation, ease of use and quality of stitches. It is a bit on the heavy side however and, like most DC units, it is not cheap.

Janome New Home 720

 

98.0 The New Home 720 is a lightweight, ¾ size sewing machine that is getting excellent consumer ratings.   Many owners like the compact design and find it a great choice for taking to classes.  There is little negative written about this machine aside from the fact that it is a bit expensive.  The name can also be confusing as it is often a combination of several words such as “New Home”, “720”, Jem Platinum”, JNH720” and “JP720”. These generally all refer to the same machine but check the specifications first to be sure.

Janome DC2014 Sewing Machine

97.7 Janome’s latest Decor Computer sewing machine, the DC2014, is getting excellent ratings from owners. Owners like the range of stitch options, the host of useful features, the fact that the unit is sturdy and reliable, and the ease of use. It also comes with many accessories as well as a hard-shell carrying case. All this comes at a price however, and the DC2014 is not cheap. But even so, most owners still sing this sewing machine’s praises.

Janome Purple Thunder

76.2  The Janome Purple Thunder is a compact, lightweight, no-frills, mechanical sewing machine designed for quick projects.  It is fairly popular with beginners and is also commonly purchased by parents or grandparents for children aged 5 to 10.  In addition, a number of owners report buying the Purple Thunder to use as a second (or backup) machine.

Janome 2206 Sewing Machine

 

90.9  The Janome 2206 is definitely worth looking at if you are in the market for an inexpensive and easy-to-use sewing machine.  It is a no-frills, solid, mechanical sewing machine and it is getting good consumer ratings.  The 2206 is designed for beginners or those who have been away from sewing for awhile.  However it is also fairly popular with experienced seamstresses and, on more than one occasion, we have seen this unit recommended by sewing teachers.

 

 

Janome DC4030 Pink Ribbon Sewing Machine

DC4030PR Pink Ribbon
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97.0 The Janome DC4030 Pink Ribbon, or DC4030PR, is a limited edition computerized sewing machine designed to commemorate The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. - Janome is a sponsor of this foundation. The machine is user friendly and has been designed to handle both delicate and heavy-duty sewing. It comes with 30 built-in stitches, 6 one-step buttonholes, an automatic needle threader and quite a bit more. Consumer ratings for this machine are few but those available indicate a high level of owner satisfaction. 

 

Janome Sewist 500

Sewist 500
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86.1  Janome describe the Sewist 500 as one of their “value priced” machines but it still isn’t that cheap and will set you back about $300USD.  Owners like the fact that the machine is easy to use, that it produces even stitches, and that it easily sews through thick fabrics.  It also comes with a great manual and a host of accessories.  However some owners have had issues and report a grinding sound after unboxing and first starting up the machine.  This problem seems sporadic and while some consumers have experienced it, most have not.

Janome Sew Mini Sewing Machine

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86.3  The Janome Sew Mini is a small, lightweight, basic sewing machine that can be purchased at a very reasonable price.   It is good for beginners and as a backup machine or a machine for travel/classes.  It doesn’t come with many accessories or features nevertheless consumer ratings are quite respectable.

Janome DC2013

 

98.4  Like many Janome sewing machines the DC2013 receives very good ratings from owners.  And like most Janome sewing machines it is not cheap, at close to $500.  The DC2013 is intuitive and easy to use but also has many features including 50 stitches selectable via an LED panel.  As a result this machine is suitable for both beginners and the experienced seamstress. It includes a hard carry case, many accessories and carries a 25 year warranty.

Janome Memory Craft Sewing Machine

 

92.9  The Janome Memory Craft (model 6500P) is a sewing machine for those who don’t like compromise.  It has an extremely wide array of features and is also powerful and solidly built.  Despite its many options the 6500P  is still easy to use and it has intuitive controls.  Most owners give the machine rave reviews and consumer ratings are very good.  The unit also includes many, many accessories.  If there are any downsides they may be that the Memory Craft does not have a free arm and that it is also rather heavy, making it a poor candidate for those who like taking their machine to classes.

Janome DC3050 Review

Janome DC3050 Sewing Machine
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96.6 The Janome DC3050 is a computerized sewing machine and like many of the machines manufactured by Janome, it gets very good consumer ratings.  Owners report that it is very easy to use, that it rarely jams and that it is capable of sewing through many layers of material.  The auto-tensioner is also a very popular feature.  There are few unfavorable things said about the DC3050 but some folks lament the lack of a cover while others find the automatic buttonhole foot a little difficult to work with.

Janome DC5100 Sewing Machine

Janome DC5100 Sewing Machine
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98.4 The Janome DC5100 gets glowing reviews and ratings from owners.  This is a structurally solid and quiet sewing machine with a tremendous number of features and accessories.  It is also fast, smooth, and it easily sews through multiple layers of fabric.  However, like many good things, it is expensive and it retails for as high as $899.  But you should be able to find it for much less, and $599 is a commonly quoted price online.

Janome 3128 Sewing Machine

 

85.8 The Janome 3128 is an entry level mechanical sewing machine that gets very good consumer ratings.  Janome sewing machines have a good reputation and are generally not cheap, but the 3128 can sometimes be found for as little as $120.  It is lightweight, quiet and sews a nice stitch.  Most owners report feeling that they got their money’s worth with this machine.  However, it is also limited in terms of features and accessories, so it is important to understand what you are buying. 

Janome DC2012

Janome DC2012
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95.7  This is a computerized sewing machine with 50 built-in stitches, a host of features and many accessories.  Consumer ratings are very good, however we should note that ratings for almost all of the Janome sewing machines we have reviewed are very good.  The DC2012 is quiet, has even stitching, 3 one-step automatic buttonholes and many, many additional features.  It also includes a hard case and quite a few accessories.  This machine is not cheap however and one can expect to pay almost $500.

Janome 2212 Sewing Machine Review

 

93.3 This is a rather plain mechanical sewing machine that is simple and easy to use.  It is solid and reliable and likely a good fit for a beginner or even an experienced seamstress who only requires the basics.  Consumer ratings are excellent and the machine is well-priced for a Janome.  It doesn’t come with some of the usual bells and whistles like an automatic needle threader or a needle up/down button but this doesn’t seem to detract from the praise heaped upon this unit by owners. [REF Janome Sewing Machine Reviews]

Janome HD3000 Sewing Machine

Janome HD3000
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96.0 The Janome HD3000 is a sturdy sewing machine that is getting great reviews and ratings from owners.  It feeds material smoothly, is capable of dealing with thick materials, and is also reportedly very easy to operate.  Unfavorable comments are few but some consumers feel that the stitch selection light is a little dim and the turn wheel a bit stiff. [REF Janome Sewing Machine Reviews]

Janome DC2011 Sewing Machine Review

Janome DC2011
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100 There are a limited number of online consumer ratings for the Janome DC2011 at this time but a total of 9 were still found.  All 9 owners gave the machine a perfect 5 out of 5 – or 100/100.  Folks are very impressed with how easy the machine is to setup and operate and also feel it is solidly built, sturdy and reliable.  Owners like the large number of included accessories as well as the unit’s ability to easily sew through multiple layers of fabric and the needle up/down feature. [REF Janome Sewing Machine Reviews]

Janome DC1050 Computerized Sewing Machine

Janome DC1050
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94.3 Like most of the Janome sewing machines we have investigated to date, the Janome DC1050 gets very good ratings from consumers.  It is a lightweight machine that is also very quiet.  Owners report that it is sturdy, user friendly and very easy to setup and get running.  There is some grumbling about the lack of illumination provided by the built-in LED light however. [REF Janome Sewing Machine Reviews]

Janome Jem Gold 660 Sewing Machine

 

96.4 The Janome Jem Gold 660 is another Janome sewing machine that gets very good consumer ratings.  This unit can be found online for under $200 (at some outlets) and owners really like it for its simple and straightforward design, ease-of-use and very light weight. [REF Janome Sewing Machine Reviews]

Janome 7330 Review

Janome 7330
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98.9 The 7330 is the most advanced sewing machine in Janome’s Magnolia Line.  It is not a cheap machine and it costs about $400 or so, but if consumer reviews and ratings are anything to go by, it is worth every penny.  This is the highest rated sewing machine we have reviewed to date, and owners feel that it is a sturdy workhorse that is also quiet and easy to use. [REF Janome Sewing Machine Ratings]

Janome HD1000 Heavy-Duty Sewing Machine

Janome HD1000
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92.6 The general consensus is that this is a great sewing machine.  It doesn’t have a computer interface but a number of owners actually like this, and it gets a lot of praise for being able to sew through heavy duty materials easily.  Consumers also feel that it is a sturdy machine but some struggle a bit with the front loading bobbin.  [REF Janome Sewing Machine Ratings]

Janome Magnolia 7318

Janome Magnolia 7318
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92.6 The 7318 is another Janome sewing machine that is getting good comments from owners.  The Magnolia 7318 is popular for its ease of use and solid, yet light aluminum construction.  It comes with 18 built-in decorative and utility stitches and a large number of features and accessories.  The Magnolia also carries a 25 year limited manufacturer’s warranty and is fairly well-priced at about $200 (at some retail outlets). [REF Janome Sewing Machine Ratings]

Janome 8077 Computerized Sewing Machine

Janome 8077 sewing machine
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96.8 The Janome 8077 computerized sewing machine is getting very good consumer ratings and reviews.  Reviews are limited however, but those that were found indicate that consumers have very few negative things to say about this machine.  8077 owners praise its quiet operation, light weight and ability to easily sew through thick fabrics.[REF Janome Sewing Machine Ratings]


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