I use my machine for a little bit of everything. Sewing, quilting, applique, embroidery. Just basic personal craft projects and toys machine has MORE than what I need! And I love the tension control. I get perfect stitches every time. And very user friendly. I definitely recommend for the average household crafter.
I used to teach sewing in the public schools so now that my granddaughters are old enough to learn, I bought two of these machines to teach them some basic skills. I just opened the box this morning to see what they are all about. First, they are not toys. If you know sewing at all, you know Janome is a high quality brand. The machines are a no frills machine with a couple of built in stitches and a tension dial. I wound a bobbin and so far that's the only thing I found a little sub-par. I had to help guide the thread so it would fill evenly. Not a big deal. It is noisy when running but acceptable. I practice ran the included stitches and found them to be quite nice. Three bobbins, a heeds threaded and two needles come with the machine. It does not have a light which is a negative but what do you expect for this price. I think they'll like it and I hope they will want to sew enough to advance to a larger, more sophisticated machine. Very cute and lightweight.
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