Meet one of the most exciting pieces of technology in this house, my sewing machine, the Janome 2212. Purchased off of Amazon when I wasn’t sure if sewing would be to my liking or not, this machine turned out to be great for what it is! Totally sturdy & great for a beginner. It doesn’t always handle the larger projects I’ve worked on perfectly, but I’ve been satisfied & don’t feel held back. The 1/4″ seam foot did not fit, & that was annoying, but I used tape to mark the throat plate. This summer, in an excitement, I bought a vintage Viking off of eBay, it didn’t work & returned it. After that I decided to work with the Janome 2212 & feel things out. Here I am loving every minute & a more advanced model is in my future! Honestly, having this model allowed me to understand what my expectations & uses of a sewing machine may be in the future.
Sewing Machines I Have My Eye On:
Janome’s 1600P-QC: This machine seems sturdy & the reviews I’ve read are great. I love Janome’s machines already, having had a great experience with my current machine. Straight-stitch only is what I’d like, and I’ll use a serger. Simple is best for my capabilities, in terms of technology, & this machine allows for great free-motion quilting.
Juki’s TL-2010Q: My seamstress auntie recently purchased this machine from her local machine shop ( she got a great deal!) & she loves it. Her work is always beautiful, but her free-motion quilting on a set of potholders blew me away! Each stitch looked fantastic. This machine is also straight-stitch only with great reviews.
The local sewing machine shop here carries Janome & I’m not sure I want to buy another one off of the internet. What has your experience been buying sewing machines off the internet? Do you use either of these machines? Any likes or dislikes (within reason!)?
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I am sewing machine addict and have too many to count, including 4 industrials. I LOVE them all and they give me so much joy… as you are discovering. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with either of the machines you are eying. That said, I think you want to consider how easily you can get replacement parts when you need them. I live in Ontario Canada and when I was exploring those two models, I preferred the Juki because of the company’s experience in the industrial sector but discovered the parts are too hard to come by. Good luck! I am sure you will be happy with whichever model you choose. Welcome to the sewing obsession – Nelusha
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Thank you, Nelusha! That is something I never considered and it is a really important factor. Glad to be joining great company.
Thank you for being my first commenter!
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