Friday, 1 February 2013

Janome Machine for new course

We're taking delivery of a new Janome machine in the next few days - a DXL603 to be exact - to use for the video parts of our new Sewing Machine Skills course.

Janome say that it gives you computerised sewing with 60 pre-programmed stitches, including 7 different fully automatic buttonholes. The LCD display makes it easy to see which stitch you’ve chosen as well as the stitch width and length, which are fully adjustable. A jam-proof, magnetic, top-loading, full rotary hook system eliminates the need for a removable bobbin case. The hook cover plate opens at the touch of a button, and the extra needle penetration power of the DXL603 lets you sew across heavier fabrics & multiple layers. Adjustable foot pressure means you can fine tune the feeding to suit your fabric. The extension table also detaches for free-arm sewing. This machine also features a seven piece feed mechanism, a drop feed facility, automatic needle threader, a slide speed control and comes complete with a hard cover.

At an average price of £399, its a mid range machine which won't break the bank. It comes with an additional quilting pack which includes most of the well know and usable feet.  Great news for those who are only using their machine for patchwork and quilting.  I personally love the fact that you can choose a needle up or down position, which is ideal for machine embroiderers.  As soon as it arrives, I'll have a fiddle and let you know more. Meanwhile, have a great weekend

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