Saturday, February 28, 2009

New Baby...Janome 115110...

Meet Jannie, my new refurbished Janome 115110. Bought it from Sew Vac Direct in Texas. Checks out very nicely. This Janome machine is the model sold at Sears as the 19110. The Kenmore name is removed, and the manual is an amalgam (I think) of the HT2008 machine's manual, and the 19110 Kenmore manual. This machine is identical under the paint to the Janome Heart Truth 2008 machine and identical under the body casing to the Janome DC3050 and the Janome Harmony 8080. It is so simple to choose a stitch, and the computerized machine sets the width and length for you. You can override this easily enough with the width and length settings though. Stitch choice, width and length are set by the buttons up top of the panel of the front. The one critique I have is that to get to a high numbered stitch you have to run through all the other stitches which makes the machines needle bar move around a lot as it sets each stitch on the way as you fly though the choices on your way to the one you want. No big deal though. I love the plain white pretty looks. I did a trial run of several stitches, and you can see the results in the picture. I am not doing a full review at this point. In 6 months, after a project or two or three, a full review will be forthcoming on PatternReview.

7 comments:

Donna Hodgson said...

Very cool! I love her. Does she sound solid? Refurbished? Tell us more...and enjoy!

Sewfast said...

Congratulations on your new baby...may you sew many happy hours with her!

catspec said...

Donna - she sounds solid. Refurbished is anything from a return because the person didn't want it for whatever reason, or they had too many ordered and sent them back, or someone didn't pick up the catalog order, or all sorts of things. Sew Vac Direct has a really good blurb about it. :)

Sewfast - I sure will try! I need to cut out a vest or two and try some deco stitches on it...:))

Elaray said...

Lovely new addition to the family!

Chookyblue...... said...

Hi how are you liking this machine............I have an option to buy one and just would like your thought a year on..........would be for patchwork and quilting...........also roughly the $$$

catspec said...

We love this machine. It has painlessly sewed a number of fabrics from the stuff I made my grocery bags out of to light cotton and knits, so all around I would say it has been great! Just the same today as when we set it up too, no problems. I did have the buttonhole adjusted, but it works fine.

catspec said...

Oh - well, the refurb price at that time was 199, but I see it on Overstock now for about 249. You can buy it brand new at Sears for 299, and it is the Kenmore 19110.