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86.6 There are a limited number of online consumer ratings for the Janome DC2011 at this time but a total of 45 were still found.  Quite a few owners gave the machine a perfect 5 out of 5.  Folks seem 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]

 

There are no detracting statements regarding this sewing machine but it should be said that it is a little more expensive than some of the Brother or Singer machines for example. 

Consumer Ratings
As mentioned, consumer ratings for the Janome DC2011 are quite good.  You can see the ratings and their sources in the table below:

 Source  Consumer Ratings  #Ratings
 Amazon  4.3 stars out of 5  45
 Mr Vac & Mrs Sew  5 stars out of 5  2

Consumer Insights
A review of consumer comments has yielded the following owner likes and dislikes:
 
PROS
- Easy to setup
- Comes with well-written manual
- Professional looking stitches
- Capable of sewing through multiple layers of fabric
- Has needle up/down feature
- Sturdy
- Reliable
- Comes with plenty of accessories
- Includes a hard case
- Quiet operation

CONS
- A bit expensive

DC2011 Control Panel
DC2011 Control Panel

It is fairly clear from the notes above that owners had very little bad to say about the DC2011.  They are clearly pleased with their purchase and many indicate that the machine is very easy to setup and to operate.  A few also comment upon the machine’s quiet operation.  The number and quality of stitches, and the ability to easily choose them via the computer interface (LED) are also favourably noted.

The machine is known to sew very straight with limited need for guiding and there is more than one comment on how easily the tension can be regulated.  In addition, owners also commented upon the ease of use of the automatic needle threader and several highlighted that the DC2011 is a good machine for quilting.


Key Sewing Machine Features
- 50 stitches (heirloom, darning, decorative, overcasting, etc.)
- 3 one-step automatic buttonholes
- LED control screen
- Stitch panel on front of machine showing all 50 stitch options
- Automatic needle threader
- Free arm capable
- Adjustable stitch length and width (0-7mm width, 0-5mm length)
- Top loading bobbin
- Auto-declutch bobbin winder
- Reverse button
- 7 Feed Teeth Box Feeding System
- Needle up/down button
- Drop feed capable
- Speed control slider
- Precise tension control
- Halogen lightbulb for sewing area lighting
- Carrying handle
- Built-in thread cutter
- Snap on presser feet
- Extra high presser foot lift
- 15 different needle positions
- Electronic foot control

Janome DC2011 Stitches
Janome DC2011 Stitches

The DC2011 comes with its own hard carrying case and also sports a retractable carrying handle.  The unit has dimension in inches of 16.26 x 11.8 x 7.2 (W x H x D) and it weighs 18.2 lbs (or 8.2 kilograms).  Quite a number of accessories are provided with this Janome sewing machine including a number of presser feet – ¼ inch seam foot, zipper foot, automatic buttonhole foot, walking foot, satin stitch foot, overedge foot, blind hem foot.  In addition, one will also find spool stands and holders, felt, a screwdriver, a needle set, a quilter bar, bobbins, a seam ripper, and a spool pin.

The machine includes a fairly comprehensive sewing machine manual and carries a respectable warranty – 25-years on mechanical parts, 2 years on electricals and 1-year on labor. 

Manual
You can view the Janome DC2011 sewing machine manual here if you wish to learn more about the machine.


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