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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]

Consumer Ratings
Consumer ratings for this unit are few but those found indicate that consumers are happy with their purchase.  Janome sewing machines are usually quite popular with owners.  The average score for this unit is a very healthy 94.3 out of 100.

 Source Consumer Ratings #Ratings
 Amazon 4.6 stars out of 5 5
 Mr Vac & Mrs Sew 5 stars out of 5 2

Consumer Insights
Common owner likes and dislikes are recorded below:

PROS
- Very quiet
- Start/stop button
- Sturdy machine
- User friendly
- Easy to setup and get running

CONS
- LED light is dim

You can read more customer reviews for the Janome DC1050 on Amazon.

Consumers highlight that the machine is very quiet and that they like working with the designer stitches.  The stitches on the machine include Decorative, Heirloom, Darning, Overcasting, 1-step Buttonholes and others. Owners also like the start/stop button and the very sturdy feed system.

Owners report that the DC1050 is very easy to setup and to use, and that the manual is well written and helpful.  The machine is also not too heavy and most folks find it fairly easy to carry.  Also, like many sewing machines these days, people really find the automatic needle threader to be a timesaver.

There is some reported discontent with the LED worklight as some people find it too dim.  This is a common complaint with some sewing machines and is often remedied by buying a separate external light to illuminate the sewing area.  In addition, some consumers would like to have seen a darning foot and a walking foot amongst the accessories (even though there are a number of other sewing feet included with the machine).  And a few owners would like to add an extendable table to the unit.

Key Sewing Machine Features
- 50 stitches (with 3 one-step buttonholes)
- Control panel with LCD screen
- Adjustable stitch length and width (max 7mm width, 5mm length)
- Speed control
- Reverse
- Locking stitch button
- Needle up/down button
- Manual tension dial
- Automatic needle threader
- Drop feed capable (great for darning, stippling, attaching buttons, etc.)
- Free arm capable (great for sewing pants, cuffs and collars)
- Electronic foot controller
- Start/stop button
- Top loading bobbin system
- Auto-declutch bobbin winder
- Built-in thread cutter
- Extra-high presser foot lift
- LED lamp
- Soft cover
- Carrying handle

Like most machines today the Janome DC1050 comes with quite a few accessories.  Accessories include a series of presser feet (automatic buttonhole, satin stitch, zipper), a screwdriver, spool stand and pin, spool holder (large & small), lint brush, felt, set of needles, seam ripper, power cord, and an instruction manual (English/Spanish).

This sewing machine weighs a fairly lightweight 12 lbs and it is UL listed.  The machine also carries (in the United States) a warranty that provides 25 years on parts, 5 years on electrical, and 1 year on labor.


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