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|Janome:Magnolia 7330 (Sewing Machine)|
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|About Ksaunm |
|Member since: 10/19/12 |
|Reviews written: 15|
|sewing machines reviewed: 1|
|Posted on:||11/4/13 7:32 PM|
|Approx price paid:||$500|
|Had this machine for:||1 year|
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- Needle Threader
- Needle Up/Down Setting
- Embroidery Stitches
- One step buttonhole
- Drop-In bobbin
- Free Arm
- Adjustable Stitch Length and Width
- Adjustable Needle Position
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1. Extra spindle so you can wind a bobbin without unthreading.
2. The choices of buttonhole shapes and that the buttonholer is automatic.
3. The stretch stitches. (I don't really use the embroidery stitches.)
4. The automatic stop in up position.
5. The option to tie a knot instead of back stitching to finish a seam.
6. Fairly large surface area to sew on.
7. Clear bobbin case so you can see if you're about to run out.
8. Speed control-good for my daughter who is just learning to sew.
1. You can't adjust the tension on the presser foot. Very frustrating. My old cheap-o machine did this. To compensate I had to buy a $60 walking foot.
2. The reverse button goes an extra stitch before changing direction, both ways.
3. The thread cutter, while a nice touch, broke after 9 months.
4. The free arm is too thick for a sleeve. (OK for a pants leg, though.)
5. No ruler on it like my old machine.
6. This is just me, but I don't like electronic controls because they take so long to get to where you want (you have to go all the way from 1 to 15, or back from 30. You can't just punch in "#15" and be done with it. And when you turn off the machine, as I do to pin or iron, you lose all your settings.
7. The buttonholer is pretty persnickety. Doesn't work well on thick fabric.
8. Difficult to get into the machine to clean. You have to pry off a plastic cover, then unscrew a tiny screw that is set in deep. My old machine just hinges open.
9. Loud and plastic. I have a hard time believing it will last decades. I worry the thread spindle will break off within a couple of years.
The reason I'm not sure if I would recommend it or not is because I don't feel it is a significant improvement over my entry model Riccar that I bought in 1983. My Riccar is much more solid, and does about 95% of what the Janome does. And it does some things better, like multiple thicknesses, sewing very thin fabric (the Janome usually tugs fine fabric into the feed dogs), and it feels like I can make more precise adjustments. I probably sound like an old fart!
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