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Janome Jem Gold Plus Trim & Stitch
Has anyone used one of these? What did you think?
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Date: 1/9/11 1:00 AM

I was just reading about the Janome Jem Gold Plus Trim & Stitch machine. I like the fact that it is portable and has the light serging ability. I own a serger. But I was thinking of using this to go to classes or out and about when I sew. Does anyone have any experience with this machine positive or negative? I'd love to hear about it!
Thank you!

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Date: 1/9/11 1:21 AM

Quote: StitchinMom
I was just reading about the Janome Jem Gold Plus Trim & Stitch machine. I like the fact that it is portable and has the light serging ability. I own a serger. But I was thinking of using this to go to classes or out and about when I sew. Does anyone have any experience with this machine positive or negative? I'd love to hear about it!

Thank you!

StitchingMom, thank you for posting about this machine
I had no idea it existed and looked up the specs...could not find what stitches or information on the light serging system though.
I have seen the Jem Gold and like you, would need a lightweight machine to take to classes. I have a few Janome machines and being able to use the same snap on feet, is a huge bonus.

I like the idea of the trim and stitch, sometimes I buy deeply discounted knit tops ($5) and they require taking in at the side seams....and I hesitate to find matching threads ( I have a thing about matching threads) to thread up my overlocker for such a short run.
Plus I could take some classes, ATM, hauling my Janome 6500 is not allowed.

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Date: 1/9/11 7:39 AM

My sewing machine is a Janome Jem Gold from 6 years ago. I love it and sew everything on it. It is lightweight and very easy to take with me, plus it has a handle and mine came with a carrying case, so it's very portable.
I've never heard of the trim and stitch, but I looked at the brochure. It looks like a nice feature, and I could see when it would be handy (as I've traveled with my serger and that's just awkward!)
The only thing I don't like about my machine is that the needle can't be positioned left or right and the stitch selections are fixed (as they are in the one you mentioned as well). Those aren't major concerns, just features I want if I ever decide to replace my Jem. But I just finished up a new ironing pad with 1/2" foam on my Jem, and while it was a bit of a pain, my machine was able to handle it. Did I mention I love Janomes?

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Date: 1/9/11 9:41 AM


The Jem line has a good reputation.. I had not heard of this stitch and trim model either.. A lot of Jems are purchased for using in classes..
Someone post a link PLEASE..

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Date: 1/9/11 11:03 AM

Has anyone seen a price on this?

Looks like a nice portable machine and the side cutter is very interesting.

And if it a true Janome, should have wonderful straight stitches!



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Date: 1/9/11 11:48 AM

Here is the link for it:

Jem Gold Plus

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Date: 1/9/11 12:31 PM

Looks like they finally discovered a niche for those who want to have a nicely finished seam.. but are scared to use their sergers.. A nice addition I might add. anyone could thread this machine..
I have to wonder how much thickness it could handle.
And I have to wonder what price. I am guessing about 399..surely not more than 499.. Having said that.. now I really wonder how much...
This must be new, as I was on that Janome site just a few days ago..but maybe just didn't look closely enough for their newest additions.. Thanks for letting us know..



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Date: 1/9/11 12:46 PM

I think it's been out for a little while now. If I remember correctly Mrs. Moos was commenting on it, and she had said that it worked with only VERY light layers and didn't seem too impressed with it. Maybe she'll jump in here to comment.

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Date: 1/9/11 4:32 PM

I learned about this machine yesterday while looking at smaller portable sewing machines. Some of you (and I won't mention names but you know who you are) were talking about the Kenmore Ultra Mini on sale at Sears for $49.99. Looking at info about that led me to looking at Janomes and specifically the Janome Jem machines.

I found this article from Threads magazine about the machine and some others:
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4173/new-sewing-machines-by-janome

Ugh, I thought I could post this as a link, but I guess I don't know how to do that

I cannot find a price. I'm thinking I may need to call or visit my local Janome dealer to find out more. I'm just a bit hesitant. I guess I'm thinking I'm not sure I want to spend bigger bucks for a machine to take to class. Maybe I'd be better off to either wait for the Kenmore Ultra Mini or get the Janome 3128. *Sigh*

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Date: 1/9/11 4:50 PM

Janome Jem Gold Plus Trim & Stitch at AceSewVac

SO much here including Janome's brochure.....

OH and here it is a the Janome site! Including downloadable brochure....

Janome's site for Jem Gold plus
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