They say you have an opportunity to learn something every day. Well, I certainly learned a lot when I visited Margate, Florida’s Sunshine Sewing Center and reviewed the single purpose Janome Xpression FM 725. It’s a single function felting machine that allows you to simply let your imagination go to create just about anything you can see in your mind’s eye.
Each year since 2010, Janome has introduced a brand new sewing and quilting machine in the Décor Computer line. These lightweight portable machines appear to be identical with the exception of the color on the front. They all have 50 decorative and utility stitches, three one step button holes and tons of great features that make them great for beginners as well as the seasoned expert.
When I first saw the Janome 1600P, I thought it was an industrial sewing machine, but I was mistaken. This is a super fast, metal, straight stitch only mechanical sewing machine designed for home use. If you like making leather or suede purses or working with super heavy materials like canvas, this might be the perfect machine for you.
If machine embroidery is your thing, you are going to love this one. Although the Janome MB 4 looks like it needs a whole lot of space in your sewing room, the truth is, its footprint is no larger than that of the Janome 1100. In keeping with Janome’s reputation as an innovator in home machine embroidery, the MB 4 is the first ever four needle home embroidery machine.
The Janome Memory Craft 9900 is Janome’s latest addition to its line of sewing and embroidery machines for the home. I fell in love with the new features it brings to the home sewer. If I was truly interested in machine embroidery, and wanted to buy a new sewing and embroidery machine, I would definitely give this one some serious consideration.
The Janome 3160 QDC is a lightweight portable sewing and quilting machine that is so easy to operate, I am tempted to recommend it for use by children. But don’t get me wrong. Just because a child could operate this machine, it is a solid workhorse that an advanced home sewer or someone at the intermediate skill level will be very pleased with.