SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Bernina
Bernina

Forum > Sewing Machines > Janome dc1050 ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Janome dc1050
light weight?
mech

mech
Florida USA
Member since 12/30/04
Posts: 38
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 5/8/13 10:40 AM

Hi All, Can anyone that owns the Janome DC1050 tell me how much it weighs? I am seeing conflicting information on the internet, some sites say 12lbs, 16lbs and even 18lbs. I was originally looking at the Jem 720, but when I saw the DC1050 goes 800+ stitches per minute I was sold BUT only if its a 12 pounder like it think it may be!! Thanks SO much in advance for help!! Mechelle

karen149
star
karen149  Friend of PR
California USA
Member since 3/4/05
Posts: 3427
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



In reply to mech <<


Date: 5/8/13 7:43 PM

I'm sure it's pretty light in weight. I'd go for that over the 720 anyway as it has the Superior Feed System. I wonder if it vibrates at that high speed.

mech

mech
Florida USA
Member since 12/30/04
Posts: 38
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



In reply to karen149 <<


Date: 5/9/13 8:57 AM

I found out some additional info - others might be interested! It seems it does weigh 12 pounds so I will be ordering it soon. Here is the site I found that gave a review, and lots of comments from people:
http://www.erinsayssew.com/janome-dc1050-sewing-machine-review/
It also gives information (other machines too) for beginners buying a first maching, that doesn't apply in my case but might help someone! thanks!

tgm and Kittys
star
tgm and  Kittys
Wisconsin USA
Member since 3/8/10
Posts: 8259
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Body Type:
Send Message

      



In reply to mech <<


Date: 5/9/13 9:43 AM

Oh I was wondering if you found out the info.
Where are you ordering yours from ? I hope you get a good deal.
Thank you for posting. Please post how you like it when it comes.

------
The Girls... Baby & Mittee girl >^,,^
It's all about The Baby , about the Baby, about The Babe ....Big Smile! (sung off key ..la la la )

Here comes the big 60! OH MY!

The sewing workers:
Hello Kitty Kate (green), Hello Kitty Valerie, Dottie Kenmore, Bubba Kenmore the traveler,has case does travel.

Christ Is Risen from the dead, trampling down death by death & to those in the tombs bestowing life ..+

Mufffet
starstarstarstar
Mufffet  Friend of PR
Vermont USA
Member since 8/14/05
Posts: 11930
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



In reply to mech <<


Date: 5/9/13 12:30 PM

It is most definitely about 12 pounds and a nice machine. It is the same machine as the Janome 8050, only different cosmetically. The shank is different than other Janomes but top loading feet fit. I changed the shank on my 8050, and here is the thread in which you can read a lot of info that will also apply to your machine. Have fun!

J8050 posts

------
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."
--Dalai Lama

I have sewing machines

mech

mech
Florida USA
Member since 12/30/04
Posts: 38
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



In reply to tgm and Kittys <<
thumbsup 2 members like this.


Date: 5/9/13 3:42 PM

I ordered from Sew Vac Direct in TX - found a 10% off coupon, so the total w/ a pack of bobbins was $274.50 - they had a bonus kit that has 2 extra feet and some needles. I'm excited to have a light weight machine for classes and sew-ins - no more lugging the expensive heavy machines! I'll post a review once I get the machine and give it a good test!

tgm and Kittys
star
tgm and  Kittys
Wisconsin USA
Member since 3/8/10
Posts: 8259
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Body Type:
Send Message

      



In reply to mech <<


Date: 5/11/13 11:42 AM

Oh gosh that sounds like an excellent deal. I hope it arrives soon safe & sound.

------
The Girls... Baby & Mittee girl >^,,^
It's all about The Baby , about the Baby, about The Babe ....Big Smile! (sung off key ..la la la )

Here comes the big 60! OH MY!

The sewing workers:
Hello Kitty Kate (green), Hello Kitty Valerie, Dottie Kenmore, Bubba Kenmore the traveler,has case does travel.

Christ Is Risen from the dead, trampling down death by death & to those in the tombs bestowing life ..+

mech

mech
Florida USA
Member since 12/30/04
Posts: 38
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



In reply to tgm and Kittys <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 5/21/13 1:41 PM

Ok - got my machine last week, did a review today. Its a nice little machine - my back will LOVE taking to classes! I did have to get the metal snap on shank that Mufffet talked about on her blog, Sew Vac Direct sent it to me free of charge - the 1/4" foot would not sit flat on the feed dogs with the plastic shank that came with the machine.

Mufffet
starstarstarstar
Mufffet  Friend of PR
Vermont USA
Member since 8/14/05
Posts: 11930
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



In reply to mech <<


Date: 5/21/13 4:16 PM

And even if one has to buy that shank its about 7 dollars - no big deal. I like these machines, excellent value for the money. :)

------
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."
--Dalai Lama

I have sewing machines

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Sewing Machines >> Janome dc1050

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro

Class Details

Online Class
The Contemporary Couture Jacket
The Contemporary Couture Jacket

Class Details

Paradiso Designs Xine Basket Bag Pattern

Paradiso Designs Xine Basket Bag Pattern

Pattern Details
You Sew Girl Mod Bag Pattern

You Sew Girl Mod Bag Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.