Sunday, January 16, 2011

Janome 8050

Better get on an update to this machine or time will stand in my way! I did two projects on her in the last several weeks. The cover she looks so cute in, and a pair of pillowcases. She sews very well. I am using her without the foot pedal to make myself learn to control the machine with the Start/Stop button. So far so good. I have only run off the edge once! It looks like a person could use a few more hands or maybe just a few extra fingers using the S/S button, but it is fun, and it rids me of finding a place for the foot pedal in my small space. One less cord is a great help sometimes. The feet that slip in like my Viking feet are a nice touch. No problems so far, and using the same top loading Janome feet as other Janomes, the machine is very versatile. Since it only comes with the few feet it came with I ordered a few more Janome feet. I will need the Overcast foot and the 1/4" foot and an embroidery foot, so she needs her own. Of course I ordered them from Sew Vac Direct in Texas, my favorite online dealer. The machine has a nice array of stitches, as far as I have been able to tell, the same as my Kenmore 19110/Janome 115110. I have checked out several stitches and they stitch out just as nicely as Janomes should! The display is a personal favorite of mine and one major reason to buy this machine. You can use a two digit method of stitch choice, rather than keying up all the way to your stitch of choice. Very handy. Nice bright display as well, which is really a fine thing. The brighter the better. As I think I already mentioned in my previous post, the light could be brighter, but it is placed in the best position of any sewing machine light I have worked with. So additional lighting will be nice, but not essential as it is on so many machines. All in all, a nice machine, and a lot of fun, and a finished preliminary report!

5 comments:

Gail said...

I recently bought a Janome machine. It is heaven..especially in comparison with my old Singer machine which was a cluncker.

catspec said...

:) Janomes seem like the most user friendly machines out there...a model in every price range and they work. :) A little fun, which Janome provides, doesn't hurt either! Gail, enjoy your machine!

glorm said...

Wow--this sounds like a really nice machine. Enjoy!

latebloomerar said...

I have an 8050 and have I really like it and it is so much better than my old Singer. It sounds great and sews so beautifully. I have purchased several extra feet for it. The only one that I have had trouble with is the walking foot but I bought from an amazon seller and it was not a Janome brand walking foot, it pops while you're sewing and I really don't like having the distraction of worrying about the foot while I am trying to sew a straight stitch and wrestle a quilt. I plan to carry this machine to guild meetings and eventually get a 6600p.

catspec said...

Thanks for commenting, latebloomerar! I still have mine and it is running excellently. Aren't they quiet? AMAZING.