Before reviewing the Hello Kitty 18750 from Janome, I was totally against teaching children to sew on computerized sewing machines. After doing this review, however, my mind has been changed. If you take away the Hello Kitty name and logo, this machine looks very much like the Janome 3160QDC. It has many of the same features and is one of the most user friendly computerized machines I have ever had the pleasure of reviewing.
If there is a very young sewer in your life, you might be interested in taking a very close look at the Hello Kitty 15822 from Janome. This electronic sewing machine is loaded with kid friendly features like large, easy to understand and use dials and an automatic needle threader and a free arm. I got my first sewing machine when I was eight and never stopped sewing. There are a lot of sewing machines out there that are designed for children. Unfortunately, many of them are mere toys that do not produce good quality stitches and are difficult to use. It’s easy to start a love affair with sewing when a youngster starts out on a good sewing machine, and the Hello Kitty 15822 fills the bill.
This is one of the most well built, user friendly computerized sewing and quilting machines I have had the pleasure of working on. The Janome Horizon Memory Craft 8200QC is a solid, quiet machine that can please the most seasoned of home sewers. It’s a great machine for beginners as well because its function buttons and features are so clearly defined and easy to use.
The Janome DC 5100 is a basic computerized sewing machine that brings 167 decorative, utility and alphanumeric stitches and all the features any beginner or experienced home sewer would appreciate to your sewing room. In addition, it also brings with it all of the great Janome quality and workmanship. It is an excellent choice that I believe everyone will be able to appreciate.
There aren’t many sergers out there that I would recommend for use by children, but the Janome 8002D is an exception. This serger is easy to thread, easy to maintain and one of the most user friendly sergers I have had the pleasure to review. Learning to use the Janome 8002D is, in my opinion, easy for youngsters as well as those who are returning to sewing after a lengthy hiatus and just starting to venture into the world of serging.
The Janome/New Home 2206 is one of the best mechanical sewing machines I have reviewed. It has only six stitch options, and there is no way to control the stitch length and width, but that limitation is immaterial when you consider the user friendliness and superior stitch quality.
This is an affordably priced, mechanical sewing machine that’s ideal for beginners. It has 22 stitch options plus one one-step buttonhole, an automatic needle threader and an on board accessories case that when removed, gives you access to a free arm. My only hesitation was that a few of the decorative stitches require a little extra manipulation of the length and width adjustment dials before I was able to get the desired result. All in all, however, this is a very good sewing machine, especially if price is a concern.
This basic mechanical sewing machine has 14 utility stitch options and is a great choice for sewers of all ages and skill levels. It’s a wonderful learning tool for beginners of all ages, especially children. The large easy to use dials and uncomplicated threading system are not only ideal for beginners, but the superior stitch quality and solid workmanship make this a perfect sewing machine for intermediate and advanced home sewers as well.
Reviewing the brand new Janome Memory Craft 15000 was a real treat. I knew it was going to be fun when Faye Nichol, owner of Sunshine Sewing and Quilting in Margate, Florida told me that if she wasn’t a dealer, this is the machine she would buy. With so many features and accessories, including an Apple iPad, I could definitely understand why.
The Janome HD 1000 looks and functions like sewing machines of a bygone era. It is an all metal heavy duty sewing machine that puts 14 utility stitches at your fingertips. It doesn’t have many of bells and whistles that are found on most new sewing machines, and I am willing to guess that if you had this machine in your sewing room, you wouldn’t even miss them.