- Created: 4 June, 2019
86.1 The Janome 128 is a very simple and basic sewing machine with only 8 stitches. It is also relatively inexpensive. Janome often refer to the 128 as a “value-priced” sewing machine. Owners like the unit’s ability to tackle thick materials, its light weight, and its ease of use. It is popular for taking to classes, and the compact size, aluminum frame, and built-in carry handle make it very mobile. However, some folks have had issues with thread jamming and inconsistent stitches. Many owners are also disappointed that it does not come with a built-in thread cutter.