Hello Kitty Janome Sewing Machine

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ITEM#: 12518545

Sew with Hello Kitty with the Janome Hello Kitty sewing machine. A perfect starting machine for a beginner, child or adult, this quality sewing machine comes with a 5 year warranty. The machine is compact, but can stand up to daily mending, fun projects, ect. The Janome keeps you 'Sewing pretty with Hello Kitty'. The machine contains 10 stitches and a 4-step buttonhole.

  • Includes reverse lever, easy lay-in threading, a 4-point feed dog system, free-arm design for hard-to-reach areas and a snap-on presser foot system
  • Includes two bobbins, seam ripper, felt, sliding buttonhole foot, needle set, power cord and foot control, and instruction manual
  • 14.0 inches long x 5.0 inches wide x 10.0 inches high

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Material Aluminum
Type Kids, Mechanical, Portable
Color Green
Condition New
Number of Feet 2
Personality Creative
Product Features Automatic Reverse, Buttonhole Foot, Drop Feed, Extra High Pressure Foot, Free Arm, LED Lights, Pressure Foot, Stitch Length, Stitch Tension, Stitch Width, Storage
Set Includes 1 Piece
Dimensions 14.0 inches long x 5.0 inches wide x 10.0 inches high
Warranty 5 year Limited Manufacturer
Model Number 11706
Country of Origin Taiwan
  • Most Recent

  • Verified Purchase

    very good machine...my granddaughter loves it!

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  • Verified Purchase

    I bought this sewing machine for my teenager daughter after a lot of research. The Janome brand is a good brand and the hello kitty was great for her. I have used it myself on several occasions and it works as well as my adult machine. I highly recommend this machine as it is a smaller size but works as well as a full size, not much more than the kiddie sewing machines

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  • Verified Purchase

    My daughter loves this little sewing machine ! Very good quality perfect size! Has as many if not more features as the bigger ones. It would be a nice little sewing machine to have on hand in the event the others don’t work

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  • Verified Purchase

    For a "kiddie" machine, it is excellent and super sturdy. I bought it for my daughter but I use it all the time!

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  • Verified Purchase

    Very nice little machine.

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  • Most Helpful

  • Highly Impressed

    I'm a seamstress and own several sewing machines (including an embroidery machine and serger) so I definitely know my way around machines. My 6 and 5 year old girls have been asking me to learn how to sew for ages and a couple months ago they saw a cheapy battery operated Hello Kitty sewing machine in a store and BEGGED me to buy it for them.... of coarse I said no because I didn't want to waste money on something I knew would break sooner, rather than later. I knew Janome made a "high quality" Helly Kitty sewing machine so I talked to my mom about it. My parents decided to buy this as a gift for my girls. It's a very sturdy machine about 3/4 the size of a standard sewing machine. It does have a vertical bobbin case which I'm not accustomed to so I did have to break out the owners manual to figure out how to insert the bobbin - took about 2 minutes to figure it out. The manual is easy to follow and perfect for someone who is a novice to sewing and sewing machines. A previous poster mentioned there is no stitch length selector on this machine... while she is right, the machine comes with various stitch length stitches - so you don't need a stitch length selector. There are three straight stiches - the first one is about 2.5mm, the second one is about 3.5mm, and the last one is about 4.5mm - the same applies to the zigzag stitch. The smallest setting for the zigzag stitch is very small and is a borderline satin stitch - so this can easily be used for appliqué work (just another fun thing for the little one learn). While the machine comes with a buttonhole attachment and buttonhole stitch (basically just the smallest zigzag stitch) - I wouldn't exactly recommend it. It works, but it's not the greatest. So, when my girls get to the point they're sewing something with buttons - then we'll likely be doing the buttonholes on my "fancy" sewing machine. Honestly, there are a handful of cheaper Brother sewing machines that come with more stitch options - however, the likelihood that a young girl is going to need more than a straight and zigzag stitch is very slim. You might as well spring for this "girly" sewing machine which they will LOVE... should they outgrow this machine you can always resell it or pass it on to family/friends. Janome is a high quality company/machine (they also make Kenmore sewing machines). Therefore, you can rest assured you're going to get a high quality product! This is perfect for the young girl/teen in your life!

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  • Super cute, super easy, super buy
    Verified Purchase

    I'm 33 and have never sewn before but have always wanted to. When I saw this little baby on sale and all of the great reviews, I just couldn't resist. (I also looked around on the internet for price comparisons and couldn't even find it available elsewhere.) I was pretty confident I could learn with one of my friend's help. Before I even got to see him, though, I decided to set it up and give it a try. When I previously looked at the instructions, they seemed intimidating. When I sat down and went through them step by step, they were a breeze. I threaded a bobbin and tried every stitch, all on my own. I can't wait to learn to make something. My friend suggested starting with curtains, so I will be coming back to Overstock for some hardware!

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  • Perfect for a 10 year old!
    Verified Purchase

    I bought this little machine with some apprehension, and am pleasantly surprised by how it works. I have expensive sewing machines, and it DID take a little getting used to. But then I had an epihpany - women used to sew on treadle machines which did a straight stitch and that's it. There is no way to adjust stitch length, and there is no speed control (it is possible to adjust the speed with the presser foot), and the buttonhole stitch is a little "rough". But, it HAS three separate straight stitches (teeny, reg, and long) and three sizes of zig-zag, and a tricot stitch, a couple of hem stitches, and a fairly easy to use buttonhole stitch. So, all in all, I would recommend this machine! It's metal, and fairly sturdy. And, it's so CUTE!

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  • Buying this machine made me "the best mom ever"
    Verified Purchase

    I bought this machine for my daughter, who just turned eleven. Man, was I ever a hero on Christmas morning! "The best mom ever", I think she said. My mom, a life-long sewist and whiz with sewing machines, was skeptical at first, but after helping her get it set up and start sewing, Mom just couldn't stop talking about how nice it was. And it's quiet! This machine stitches forward and backward, with three different stitch lengths, and it zigzags. Yes, it's basic, but it does all most of us need to do. It's got a nice light on it, and you can take the front panel off to make it a "free-arm" configuration, for sewing on a sleeve or pants leg. So my daughter spent Christmas afternoon practicing her straight seams by sewing without thread on a piece of lined paper. She'd gotten pretty good at following the lines by the end of the day. The day after Christmas, we cut some fabric, and with my help, she made a pair of pillowcases for her bed. And the machine didn't flinch at sewing through five layers of flannel. It did just fine. As one reviewer mentioned, this comes in a box that broadcasts what's inside, so beware if this is supposed to be a surprise. (I don't think that warranted giving the machine a one-star review, however.) The bottom line is that this is a real machine, not a toy, and it's a machine that a young person should be able to use for many years. She's not going to outgrow the functionality of this machine. And since Hello Kitty is a timeless character, I can see this machine going off to college with her in a few years. I already have a sewing machine, but I'm considering getting one of these for myself anyway, because frankly, I'm a little jealous.

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  • hello kitty janome sewing machine
    Verified Purchase

    This item arrived within 7 days in good condition. I tried it out and it works great. Instructions were easy to understand. Right now it is my "carry with" machine when I go to church quilting parties and later it will be my 3-year-old granddaughter's "learning" machine.

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Questions & Answers

  • Q:

    "I would like to get a sewing machine for my 5 year old, soon to be 6 year old. Do you recommend this machine for ease of use? I see that a lot of people recommend the small "toy" Janome machine for the tiny kids just starting out. Is this machine better for the older kids or the smaller kids? The smaller machine is: Janome Lady Lilac Basic, Easy-to-Use, 10-Stitch Portable, Compact Sewing Machine with Free Arm only 5 pounds."

    • A:

      This would be an EXCELLENT machine for a new sewer. It is better to teach someone to sew with a "real machine" rather than a toy. This machine is easy to operate and a sturdy. Buy it without reservations!!

    • A:

      I own 7 of these machines and I use them to teach grade school children in an after school program. They are made really well and are easy to troubleshoot when something goes wrong. I also bought one for my daughter when she was 5. Don't let the hello kitty design fool you, these are real machines.

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  • Q:

    "What finger guard would fit this machine?"

    • A:

      I've never used a finger guard. I don't really think it's necessary with this machine. It's a great sewing machine for the price.

  • Q:

    "Is this machine able to sew denim or canvas materials?"

    • A:

      No the machine is not sturdy at all. The needle breaks often.

    • A:

      I've not had any difficulty with this machine. I may have used a sturdy needle to sew the heavier materials like denim or canvas. I bought this for my granddaughter but I love to sew on this machine.

    • A:

      Yes. It is just like a regular sewing machine, only smaller. Be sure to use the right size needle for denim. Different fabrics take different needles.

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  • Q:

    "Does this require batteries? If so what kind and how many? I just purchased for my daughter. Thanks,"

    • A:

      Hello NC, batteries are not required. It has a power cord that plugs into a standard outlet. Thanks for shopping with us!

  • Q:

    "Does this machine have any children safety features on it [pertaining to small fingers near the needle] etc. ?"

    • A:

      Hello Marilyn G., the finger guard is not included with this item. However, one can be purchased for safety. Thank you for shopping with us.

  • Q:

    "What age is this machine recommended for? My daughter is turning 6 in a couple of days and interested in it for her. Thanks!"

    • A:

      Hello abtaylor, various customer reviews indicate this machine is suitable for ages 5-6+. Thanks for shopping with us!

  • Q:

    "How much does this machine weigh?"

    • A:

      Hello cisward, this item weighs approximately 10 pounds. Thank you for shopping with us.

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