Most everyone has heard of the name, but did you know that Janome Sewing Machines have been in existence since 1921? Meaning "snake eyes," Janome Sewing Machines represent quality technology and quality product.
Originating in Japan, Janome coined their name of "snake eyes" due to the use of their latest technology at that time, the bobbin. They resembled the eyes of a snake, implying that Janome was consistently on the prowl for more innovative ideas and technology to add to their product line.
In 1971, Janome celebrated their 50th anniversary, and to highlight their half century of success, they introduced the very first ZZ sewing machine, which offered unique, automatic functions not previously available on the consumer market.
In 1979, Janome introduced the Memory 7 Sewing Machine, which was the very first sewing machine on the market that offered programmable and computerized functions.
Then in 1990, Janome offered the Memory Craft 8000 Sewing Machine, which was the very first home use computerized sewing machine that offered professional style embroidery features. As well, Janome introduced the Memory Craft 10000 Sewing Machine, which was the first sewing machine that allowed PC connectivity with a USB cable connection. This machine was a landmark breakthrough that paved the way to a new era of sewing.
But they didn't stop there. By 2005, Janome confirmed that their constant improvement would not stop by offering sewing machines such as the Janome MC11000 and the Janome MC6600P, both of which have very wide work spaces that allow for easy maneuverability of the fabrics that you are currently using for both your quilting and embroidery functions.
Best Janome Sewing Machines Of Today
Since their inception, the ever growing team behind Janome has toiled diligently to ensure that every product they offer meets the quality standards that both their customers and their organization expect.
In keeping with their ever evolving tradition, in November 2007 Janome released two of their newest models into the consumer market: the Janome Memory Craft 200E Machine, and the Janome 1200D Professional Overlock / Cover Hem Machine.
The Janome Memory Craft 200E Sewing Machine
This Janome sewing machine is regarded as being durable, highly reliable, and extremely affordable. It offers the usual characteristics consumers have come to expect from Janome, plus so much more.
For starters, the Memory Craft 200E features an LCD touch screen display that allows you to easily choose from the many different functions of your sewing machine. As well, it includes an automatic bobbin winder, which saves you time and lots of frustration as this sewing machine can immediately re-wind the bobbin all by itself, using the threads that are being utilized for your sewing project.
The Janome Memory Craft 200E also resumes stitching at the area where you may have stopped it. An excellent tool for embroidery that so many other machines of today lack. From experience, I can honestly say there is nothing more frustrating (aside from having to manually wind your bobbin) then having to re-start an embroidery project because your thread broke, or your bobbin ran dry. Picking up where you left off not only saves time and money, but aggregation. Additionally, there are 4 types of sizing you can choose for your design, allowing you to view your embroidery and quilting projects from different angles.
The Janome Memory Craft 200E will also work well with your PC because of it's USB memory key, meaning you can conveniently transfer your stitching patterns from your computer straight to your sewing equipment.
Not to mention there are hundreds of Janome software products that you can install right into your machine. These software products contain additional designs for embroidery projects as well as tools that make sewing projects a breeze.
And that's not all. the Janome Memory Craft 200E is also equipped with an additional presser foot lift, making your machine highly versatile when it comes to heavier sewing projects, such as denim and leather. Plus there is a built-in needle threader that provides you the opportunity to thread your needle with a mere press of a button.
Because Janome is available in all major cities all over the world, the Memory Craft 200E sewing machine is also equipped with 11 language translations. Perfect for every sewer out there.
The Janome 1200D Professional Overlock & Cover Hem Machine
Undoubtedly the most comprehensive of all the Janome sewing machines, the Janome 1200D Professional Overlock & Cover Hem Machine offers a multitude of sewing options guaranteed to keep you busy for a long time to come.
What's remarkable about the Janome 1200D is that it is three sewing machines in one: an Overlock, a Coverstitch, and a Top Cover Hem. It is extremely versatile, incorporating a bevy of stitches and functions all in one right at your fingertips.
The Janome 1200D has the ability to sew top cover hems, either 5mm or 2.5mm, simultaneously with a a bottom cover hem, allowing you to mimic true professional style cover hems.
Plus there is no need to change the needle plate or foot for a rolled hem. As well, the upper looper system can be easily converted for a cover hem or a top cover hem. The 1200D will also automatically select the tension settings needed for each stitch you perform so you can freely sew with comfort and confidence. There are also 28 optional feet and attachments. Needless to say, with the Janome 1200D your imagination is your only limit of ability.
Other points to note about the Janome 1200D is that with the automatic tension settings, you will be able to have more control on the appearance of your stitches, allowing them to be as even as possible. Thread guides are color coded to ensure that you don't mix up the different threads you're using in this Janome sewing machine.
And it's merely the twist of a dial to adjust the different lengths of your stitches. Literally. Auto-tension and a retractable upper knife are only 2 of the many features offered on this amazing machine. There is nothing you can't do with the 1200 D Professional if you set your mind to it.
There are dozens of sewing and embroidery machines on the market today so how do you choose? Only you can decide. But knowing what brands are the best, and what those best brands have to offer, is a start.