One of the best decisions I have ever made was to purchase this machine. I love to quilt and this machine has all of the features that are on some of the priciest machines out the ... (see full review)re. The bobbin drop on top, ease of use, quality of stitching - you will not be sorry you purchased this. Also makes household and clothing repairs easy and quick.
I purchased this for my seven year old granddaughter who I had taught to sew around ages four and five. She was working on an old machine with issues and never lost her patience. T ... (see full review)ime to reward that sewer! It's a great machine! She had it out of the box and sewing on a quilt top and freaking out because it was a Hello Kitty machine. I have owned many Janomes, they have been quality machines. I'm sure this will suit my young sewer until she reaches her tween years. BTW her mother said it was a great machine and sews on it also.
I am fairly new to embroidery machine sewing starting out with a Brother PE425. I really wanted something that would make bigger designs. This machine definitely does that. In the ... (see full review) first few days of using the machine I had issues with tension. Bird nesting and thread breaking. But I stuck with it and figured out that it wasn't the machine, but me not making sure the thread was tight when threading the machine. It is now working beautifully. Having the software included is an added bonus.
I've had this machine for about 6 months, and am getting more and more frustrated with using it! I've been using Kenmore and Brother sewing machines for many, many years...I sew a ... (see full review) LOT. I've seen the Janome brand on so many sewing videos and thought I'd give it a try because my Brother machines had little operating issues. First of all, I do love the weight and power of this Janome HD 1000, but, that's about all I like. The thread breaks ALL THE TIME! I have tried several different brands of thread, adjusted the settings and no matter what, I'll be sewing along and the thread breaks. So, I need to re-thread the machine. Also, the tension settings don't seem to be consistent. Again, I can be sewing along on several small pieces, going smoothly, and for not reason, the tension goes off. I tried this Janome because of the name and the price was right, but I am going to go back to my Brother machines.
This is a very good sewing machine. All Janome machines are well built, but for the money this is a good buy. The thread cutter is much better than other brand machines I have trie ... (see full review)d. The machine also sews very well and runs quietly.
I should have done more reviews on the Janome machines before buying this for my daughter. The sewing machine has been used 3 times. The bobbin jumps in the case, the thread spoo ... (see full review)l jumps on the thread pin, spinning like crazy and tossing thread everywhere. This happens 3 to 4 stitches in every time we try to make a stitch! From the reviews and forums about the Janome sewing machines, everyone seems to be told it is "user error" that "broke" the machine. It is very disappointing to have a company not own up to a mistake in manufacturing. Wasted money and a first time sewer now hates sewing... thanks for nothing Janome. Oh, HSN, you really should have a "0" star. This machine has performed worse than "poor".
I was initially enamored with this machine because it was easy to use and the instruction manual was understandable and thorough. However, I have had issues. Spandex fabric jammed ... (see full review) under the needle plate and had to be removed with needle-nose pliers. The button hole attachment did not stitch the full circumference on fleece fabric. I had the machine serviced locally to adjust the timing and tension because I didn't want to wait for shipment between Oregon and New Jersey for warranty factory repair. I would recommend the Janome because it performs better than my old machine, but it also cost more than twice as much. Additional research and practice will hopefully improve my sewing experience.
easy to understand & use. Lightweight, perfect stitches. It is my 2nd Janome. First one is a quilting machine. This one is for smaller projects, like making an outfit or mending. I ... (see full review) love it! I say, buy it use it, and you will love it.
I gave my old Janome to my daughter and wish I had never parted with it as my two Singer's are so finicky. This machine is a great little powerhouse, lightweight enough to take to ... (see full review) quilt group and small enough to tuck into my cabinet.LOVE JANOME products! You can't go wrong with the brand.
I just got back into sewing and a lot of my friends have sergers and they kept telling me to get one that the work great on the baby blankets that I make a lot of for family,friend ... (see full review)s and shows. I was nervous at first because everyone kept talking about threading the serger. I have had mine since early March and am very satisfied with the machine.
I bought this machine a couple months before Christmas and waited to give it to my wife for Christmas. The first month was fine with minimal use but now 4 months later and I will n ... (see full review)o longer sew anything. The bobbin will not feed, everytime you get a couple inches into sewing anything it jams up and rips the fabric. DO NOT BUY THIS MACHINE. Spend the extra money and get something worthwhile. I'm stuck paying the bill on a 200 dollar paper weight. So frustrated...
I bought this Laura Ashley for my backup sewing machine. I have another Brother sewing machine that was getting serviced so I needed a backup so I chose this one. I absolutley lo ... (see full review)ve it. It is very user friendly. It is very light in weight as well not to mention that it purrs like a cat very quiet. I do believe that my other Brother is now going to be the backup.
I am a man, and when I was in boot camp, I was issued a small sewing kit to darn my socks. :)Now I want to learn so I can make some of the ideas I have. So far this machine is g ... (see full review)reat. It was super easy to set up and I was sewing in no time, of course I was only practicing on a rag. In any case, I am learning this fast and I like the options and different stitches that it can do. This machine can even sew heavy material. For a beginner like me this machine was perfect. I highly recommend this machine.
I love this serger. Although not new to using one(have a Brother serger also) I can tell this is a sturdier machine by the way it sews and the sound of it when sewing. Just receive ... (see full review)d few days ago so haven't done much with it but have sewed a few things and am very happy with results. I am impressed with how easy it is to thread. Very nice product.
If you are looking for a heavy duty straight stitch only sewing machine this one is great. Read the instructions on winding the bobbin, threading, and regular oiling and you are ... (see full review)set to sew. I have made aprons, potholders, placemats, a quilt and even repaired my dogs collar with it so far. It goes through many layers with no hesitation. I LOVE this machine I can focus on my project and not have to fiddle with tension issues or skipped stitches. This machine is very heavy so at high speeds or while finishing a quilt it doesn't move around but I would recommend using a sturdy table or desk to put it on. I am very glad that I gave the Singer S16 a try.
I love this machine. Upgraded from a 20 year old Viking and couldn't be more pleased. Did not receive the extras package that was supposed to come with the machine but one phone ca ... (see full review)ll to HSN took care of it. HSN is easy to work with and I'm a very happy customer.
The machine was purchased for my daughter and she loves it. It's quiet and smooth. It lives up to the description. No fat quarters were with the shipment though. That's the reason ... (see full review)for the 4 stars.
For years I have wondered why someone couldn;t figure out a way to thread a bobbin without unthreading your whole sewing machine, Can you image my surprise when I found this on HS ... (see full review)N. I love ths little bobbin winder, It works great. Thanks HSN for bringing this product to the sewers attention. I love it
I never took the time to allow my grandmother to teach me how to see & now later in life I wish I had bc she is no longer with us to pass on all she knew about becoming an amazing ... (see full review)semstress. I have spent the last few months researching the many options out there & finally took the plunge and ordered this Janome & another machine by a different manufacturer. While there is always a bit of learning with any new endeavor this machine was so unbelievably easy to use & I found my "learning curve" having more to do with the types of projects I wanted to sew & the techniques to bring those projects to life. I have no prior sewing experience & thought this would never be able to learn how to sew as years ago when I tried things out on my mother's machine & was only successful in breaking 3 1/2 packages of needles. This time things were completely different with this Janome DC5100! Right out of the box I sat for a short while with the instruction manual on my lap to go over the various par
This is my second purchase from HSN and just like last time, it was a smooth transaction. My machine arrived quickly. I bought a brother HS-3000 last time and I've had it for about ... (see full review) 3 years and it's still strong. Amd now I decided to purchase this amazing serger. threading it was a breeze. Really easy to thread. And I was using it immediately after reading the instructions and figuring out the tension settings to what I needed. It does vibrate like crazy but not if i step lightly on the pedal.
I have only had this machine for about a week. So it is still in the love/hate stage. Love all the functions it offers, hate the tread cutter cause it cuts too short and there is n ... (see full review)o direction for adjustment the cut I simply have to pull the tail or keep rethreading. The bottom loop ring is so closes to the cutter that it is difficult to loop the thread. Thread tension is still in the learning stage cause if it is tweak too much it affects the bobbin tension. I feel that I have to get comfortable with all the functions before I attempt the embroidery unit.
Sews great. I have one complaint though. Front cover over the needle bar doesn't open. Makes it hard for left-handed people to thread. Auto -threaders only work about half the time ... (see full review) on most machine. If I'd known it didn't open I might not have bought it. But I really like Singer sewing machines in general.
tis machine is difficult and easy to follow the instructions and it will out last me and my girls I love this machine it does everything u want and more I haven't got to the photo ... (see full review)punch or the sewing part yet I went straight to embroidery I love it and well worth the money thank u hsn
I did not like this product at all. I wanted something small and easy to use for hemming and spot repairs. It was hard to operate and had not lower thread. Every time I sewed wi ... (see full review)th it the threads would all pull out. Would not recommend this to anyone.