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First time sewing machine buy
Janome sewist500, hd1000, magnolia 7318 or juki hzl-35z
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Date: 1/6/14 7:34 PM

Hello everyone, I'm totally new to sewing and I need your help. I've been researching sewing machines and can't decide which one to choose. I don't want to buy expensive one, so i found jamone sewist 500, hd1000, magnolia 7318 and juki hzl-35z. I need it just to do basic sewing for now, and more advanced in the future.

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Date: 1/6/14 9:09 PM

The Sewist and the Magnolia are pretty much the same machine, except the Sewist has an automatic buttonhole. I don't mind 4-step buttonholes, so that wouldn't be a big deal. I have both the Magnolia and the TB-12 which was almost the same as the HD1000 except no needle threader and different graphics.

If I were to choose one of the Janomes, I'd go with the HD1000. I prefer a vertical bobbin and I like the larger handwheel.

Sorry no help with the Juki. I've never had the pleasure of sewing on a Juki.

Joe in New Albany, Indiana, USA

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Date: 1/6/14 9:30 PM

The Sewist also has adjustable foot pressure to adjust for heavy and very light fabric feeding. The Magnolia looks the same but does not have this feature. I have the Sewist and it's as a great starter machine and beyond. It's very much like a Sears Kenmore I started out on years ago and had I kept it, it would still be meeting my needs today.

The Juki has pressure adjustment, plus a one-step buttonhole. A nice machine for the price.

Welcome! Feel free to ask more questions and let us know what you choose!
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