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|Janome:New Home 611 (Sewing Machine)|
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|About annabelvita |
|Member since: 7/3/12 |
|Reviews written: 4|
|Favored by: 1 people|
|sewing machines reviewed: 1|
|Posted on:||3/19/13 2:39 PM|
|Approx price paid:||$40|
|Had this machine for:||2 years|
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|What annabelvita likes about this machine|
I love it because itís the one I learnt to sew on. Iíll probably keep it forever, even once I upgrade. Itís very heavy but I like how sturdy it is. When it works itís great but it does sometime throw a fit and I get angry with it, but normally discover it was user error later (like it needs or new needle or Iíve made a threading error).
I love that itís mechanical and one glance at all the dials tells me exactly how itís set up. The manual is clear (although the trouble-shooting section is awful) and it just does the job well. It has lots of useful stitches, including an overlocker stitch. You can use a twin needle on it. The free arm is nice and skinny. Thereís plenty of space under the arm for quilting (I have quilted a queen size quilt on it). It goes like a tank most of the time.
It's simple enough for a beginner to use (I love how all the threading up bits and pieces are on the outside of the machine housing so you can see whatís actually going on) and feels nice and indestructible. When I last had it serviced the staff were very complimentary about it.
Iíve sewn clothes, quilts, curtains, cushions, softies and baby clothes on it.
What annabelvita does not like about this machine
Because itís so old itís hard to just buy feet for, which is annoying. Thereís no information about it online. None of these things are the machineís fault Ė just the problems of using an older machine. Iíve noticed this especially since getting my Brother 1034d, which has legions of tutorials dedicated to it!
(I'm trying to remedy this! Visit this page of my blog to find out allll about it: http://www.annabelvita.com/2013/03/19/new-home-611-sewing-machine-review-and-manual/ - with a free copy of the manual as well!)
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