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  • Not so great
    Verified Purchase

    After less than 2 years this machine failed. Too late for warranty to kick in and cheaper to buy another than have it repaired.

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  • Not an issue.
    Verified Purchase

    I don't sew a lot, but for what I need it to do, it does. No problems or issues with this.

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  • Great
    Verified Purchase

    Great sewing machine for general sewing. I'm not a professional, nor do I need a professional sewing machine. It's easy to use and very dependable. I am super glad I purchased it, and have had great success.

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  • Mrs.
    Verified Purchase

    Nice, simple-to-use machine. Works well.

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  • Awesome
    Verified Purchase

    This is my first sewing machine and I'M IN LOVE!!! It came highly recommended by my instructor (craftygemini.com). I was looking for a machine that was not only easy to use, but very budget friendly and this fit the bill. Very pleased!

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  • missing parts
    Verified Purchase

    Just opened my box that arrived a few weeks ago and the power cord and foot pedal are not there. I guess that's what I get for getting a refurbished machine instead of a new one.

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  • Excellent product
    Verified Purchase

    Daughter was very pleased with the machine as it was an early Christmas gift.

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  • Nice compact machine
    Verified Purchase

    I think I will like the machine; however, two parts were missing and I am waiting to hear from the manufacturer about receiving them before I can use it.

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  • Great, Simple, Heavy Duty Sewing Machine
    Verified Purchase

    I LOVE this machine! I have a Singer (I think it's a basic Simple) - this Janome has less stitches but works SO much better! I got it because my Singer wasn't holding up to a heavy duty project the hubby and I are working on. I switched to this Janome and what took a minimum of 3 tries and a whole evening to do 1 complete project that didn't look so good now takes 15 minutes and looks great! At first I was disappointed that the reverse button was a lever but after trying it, I'm not disappointed anymore. It's simple, straight, easy to push and use. I also LOVE the drop-in bobbin! and the picture on the door :) I am always forgetting which way to put those in and with this - never again! I took this machine when we went to visit my parents/in-laws and my mom saw this feature and even she really liked that! It is quiet! I can sew after the kids have gone to sleep and it don't bother them or in the next room while the hubby is watching tv. Aside from heavy duty jobs, I made a dress on it too and again, it done magnificently! All in all this is a wonderful, simple, heavy duty machine!

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  • genome sewing machine
    Verified Purchase

    i don't recommend this product. it tends to slow down when used for an hour and smells like burning.

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  • Terrible customer service, unable to use machine
    Verified Purchase

    I received the sewing promptly, but a piece was missing. In the manual, it states to e-mail the customer service if there are any issues. I emailed the company on Friday and did not get a response, so I had to call on Tuesday. The automatic email the company sent in response did say if you are not contacted within 24 hours please call. I requested the part and the woman I spoke to stated it would take 3-4 days to receive. I told her I needed to have it rushed for a project that I have deadline for and she told me she could not rush the part. I asked her why I did not get any response and she said they are closed on Fridays. I told her I would return the product and purchase another sewing machine and she told me to contact Overstock.

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  • Perfect grab and stitch machine
    Verified Purchase

    When I discovered the power cord to my 20 year old portable sewing machine was lost. My first thought was O.com. Using the left menu to narrow down my search, I found and purchased this machine within 5 minutes. It was shipped quickly and I was up and sewing within the week. Right out of the box, I knew I had made a great purchase. The Janhome 11542 is quiet, sturdy, needed absolutely no adjustments, just wind the bobbin and sew!

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  • This sewing machine is a great deal
    Verified Purchase

    I bought it as a gift for my daughter and she is pleased with it. i did not use it so I cannot talk form experience

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  • Great Machine
    Verified Purchase

    This is a wonderful machine. I am no seamstress and the machine I had was so complecated it has just sat for years as I really don't have the time or desire to read books of insturctions each time I wanted to use it. I read the review on this machine that some had bought it to teach students to sew because it is so simple. Well I received it and waited till I worked up the energy to try it out and it could not have been more simple even for me. I hemed some sheers I had bought for my bedroom windows and it took minutes and I am so proud of myself and this machine made it happen. Looks like new and works so well. Maybe I need a new project:)

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  • Not my favorite starter machine.
    Verified Purchase

    I was really hopeful about this machine. I have always wanted a Janome, but this was not the one for me. It puckers as you sew fleece items. The buttonhole feature absolutely would not work properly. It got stuck going back up side 3 of the buttonhole. I am hoping it was just this one machine, but I would not take a chance and buy another one.

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  • good machine for dollar amount
    Verified Purchase

    machine works great but it dont sew many layers of material when sewing heavy material and more than 2 layers it knots up

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  • Great little machine....does all the basics++
    Verified Purchase

    Machine came ready to plug in and go. Took a little time to read the threading and bobbin instructions and I was good to go. It comes with all sorts of accessories. Looks new. I had an old and wonderful work horse sewing machine that I shipped off to my daughter. Then I realized I really wanted something light and small for mending or basic sewing. This is a great machine at well below "new" machines from known brands that are not near as nice. I only wish it came with a hard plastic cover for storage because the lightweight will definitely mean it goes to the closet between use.

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  • Great value!
    Verified Purchase

    I love this machine! It is simple to thread, make bobbins, and sew. It is lightweight and easy to store, yet it's also pretty strong. I've used it to hem jeans, and it goes right through a double layer of seams with no problem. All in all, it's a great value for the cost.

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  • Granddaughter really has taken to this machine.
    Verified Purchase

    I purchased this sewing maching for my granddaughter is 8 years old and wants to learn how to sew. I wanted something simple for her to use without a lot of bells and whistles. She has learned after two lessons how to thread the machine and wind the bobbin. Everytime we use the machine I make her thread the machine again. As I told her practice makes perfect. The stitches on this machine are even and so far we have not had any major issues. I would recommend this machine for beginners.

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  • A nice sewing machine, good value
    Verified Purchase

    I bought this for my sister as a gift for sewing classes. She had to return the first one due to it not sewing properly & being full of thread inside. The replacement sewing machine came quickly & shipping for the return & purchase was paid in full by Overstock. The replacement sewing machine, sews well. Nice straight stitch & zig zag stitches. Pretty sturdy for a smaller size sewing machine. A good purchase & gift over all. I would recommend this sewing machine.

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