I have sewn all my life on a second hand machine (which worked great) and decided to get a brand new machine for my 50th birthday. After much research I decided on the Janome 8077. I love it!! Took it to the beach for my vacation, it was light weight and super quick and easy to get set up and going. Highly recommend it!!
I am thrilled with this machine already. Despite questionable reviews about the manual, I found it easy to follow to set up the machine and get going. It sews like a dream. I love the push-button start and stop. It is easy to thread, quiet and works well. I made a doll's dress for my grand-daughter and used a decorative stitch to trim it with and it turned out just so darling. It feels like a very well-made machine. I tried out a machine that was three times the price and this one sews just as well. I am so happy I bought it.
I had little trouble getting the machine up and going. I bought it because my friends had it (a big plus) and it is very similar to the ******** without the price. I used Overstock because of the extra coupons. After sewing with it, I think I am going to really like it.