Class will be starting in October and I have been researching sewing machines for beginners. I came across so many websites trying to refer the same sewing machines and when I read the reviews and they were numerous, however when you’re looking to make a purchase or a recommendation you must take the time to read the reviews. One sewing machine had over 5000 reviews and over 700 of the reviews were negative, I wasn’t quite sure how to feel about that with so many unhappy people it was a little hard to ignore.
While diligently continuing my research I came across a few referrals for a few Janome’s which was one of my first computerized sewing machines and I have never been unhappy with the performance of the sewing machine I only had one complaint but it had nothing to do with the performance and not serious enough to consider writing a negative review nor returning the sewing machine, I have sewn many quilts, clothes for my children, curtains and gifts and my Janome has never failed me, I finally took it in for standard maintenance and shamefully I must admit this had been at least 10 years after purchase. I don’t recommend anyone wait that long for standard maintenance and it was still in great condition.
As I stated earlier I came across a Janome sewing machine and after reading the reviews I could only find two negative reviews and hundreds of positive reviews from satisfied customers. I appreciate all the customers who take the time to give feedback on their purchases, this really helps when you go to website after website and they are all recommending the same machine, I cannot help but wonder do they read the reviews from actual owners, do they try the machines themselves because those are the most appreciated reviews, some of the websites wrote reviews based on the fact that they received the machine to give a review and I appreciate the disclosure.
The sewing machine I have decided on for my beginners is the Janome 2212, it is basic enough to not confuse someone who has never sewn, some of the features that helped me choose this one was the front loading bobbin and free arm, speeds up to 1000 spm dial pattern selector, manual tension control, snap-on presser feet, built-in thread cutter, 12 Stitches, 4 step button hole, stitch length adjustment to 4mm, 0-2.5 stitch length for reverse stitch. The newer model of the Janome 2212 is the Janome MOD-15 Easy-to-Use Sewing Machine with 15 Stitches, Automatic Needle Threader and 5-Piece Feed Dogs. they are both very reasonable when it comes to cost, not too expensive for a beginner. Check out the link, $120 is truly reasonable for a beginner sewing machine.
Congratulations to all those crafters who were able to nab this deal before is disappeared because a few people let me know it is now sold out, however the Janome 2212 with the bonus pack is still available for purchase as well at the Janome MOD-15.
Meet you at the sewing circle.