Janome DC1050 Computerized Sewing Machine with Exclusive Bonus Bundle
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A great option for advanced beginners and experienced sewists alike, the Janome DC1050 is a versatile, feature-filled, computerized machine ready to tackle all kinds of fun projects. This little machine offers the features and functions of more expensive models at a more affordable price. Whether you are sewing clothing, home decor, or anything else, the Janome DC1050 is equipped for the job!
The DC1050 has been a longtime Janome favorite and for good reason. This compact, lightweight, and portable machine includes a backlit LED screen for easy viewing and fast, easy stitch selection. It has direct stitch selection and adjustment buttons right on the front and allows various stitch adjustments including stitch speed, width, and length. There is also a reverse stitch button for easy backstitching, a locking stitch button, and an easy on/off power button.
The Janome DC1050 offers 50 built-in standard and decorative stitches, including 3 different one-step buttonhole stitches and makes high-quality stitches that give a professional look. It has a convenient, built-in one-hand needle threader, a memorized needle up and down feature, and extra high presser foot lift.
Additional features available on the Janome DC1050 include a 7-piece feed dog with drop feature, jam-proof rotary bobbin and auto declutch bobbin winder, and a free sewing arm for easy circular sewing. It accepts easy to use slide-on presser feet.
There are a number of accessories included with the Janome DC1050 such as a starter set of needles, 4 different presser feet, spool holders and stand, a soft cover, and more. The bonus bundle includes a quality fabric machine tote for conveniently carrying your machine with you.
The Janome DC1050 comes with Janome's standard 25-year warranty on mechanical parts, 5-year electrical parts warranty, and 1-year labor warranty. There is an additional 5-year extended warranty that comes with the bonus s bundle.
The Janome DC1050 - Computerized Sewing At An Affordable Price!
Bonus Bundle Includes: Machine Tote (Style and Color May Vary), & a 5 Year Nationwide Extended Warranty Plan
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I love how this machine works I can pick what speed i want to go and it is very quiet
So far, so good. Nice little lightweight machine that does what it's supposed to do. I am glad I got it!!
I have been sewing since I was a little girl. I remember the days in sewing class where the ONE Elna we had was king. Everyone used to compete to use that machine. It was so smooth and special. The other machines in the classroom were mechanical White's. They were clunky at best. The Elna's buttonhole capacity was what made it so amazing at that point in time. The automatic foot took the guess work out sewing buttonholes on your garment.
Fast forward to my early adulthood. I came into a small sum of money and decided that I needed to buy myself my very own sewing machine. I marched down to the local sewing machine shop and bought a top of the line Elna 9000. I thought I was the s*** at that point! It could do a bizillion stitches, automatic buttonholes--you name it! I felt like I had met my sewing life partner and I would never have to buy another machine again...YEAH RIGHT.
Fast forward almost twenty years and you find me attempting to sew a basic flannel shirt. I know. I am super-exciting. Anyway, the Elna wasn't acting right. The straight stitch wouldn't sew completely straight. It was like the sewing machine was drunk or something. I attempted to mess with the tension, and other basic means of mediating the issue but it kept up. I was able to complete the garment, but I wasn't happy with the top-stitching.
I finally took the Elna into be repaired this year, after letting it sit for a while. I will cut to the chase now. The Elna could NOT be repaired. The part that was broken internally was no longer made and would need to be sourced from a donor machine. Sewing machine repairs aren't cheap and I could tell that it simply wasn't worth it to fix my beloved Elna. Thus, I had to let it go to the Great Sewing Machine Heaven in the Sky.
I was pretty despondent at this point. The repair guy told me that Elna had been sold "to the Japanese" and I that was all I heard. He mentioned a slew of names of good machines, but I wasn't listening. How could I even THINK about sewing now that my ULTIMATE ADULT PURCHASE WAS DEAD.
I grieved for about six weeks and decided that I had too many home projects backing up. It was time to find a new sewing machine love of my life. Luckily, my best friend from childhood is also a sewer. I told her of my ordeal and she told me about Janome. She had purchased a used Janome from a private seller on Craigslist and she LOVED it. Intrigued with her feedback, I started to do my research. Lo and behold I found out that Janome had BOUGHT Elna! That was what the repair guy was referring to! I wasn't too far off the mark in deciding that this was going to become my new brand.
Mind you, I'm not a fancy quilter and I NEVER will be. I think quilting is stupid. Excuse me if you enjoy it but I don't want to sew glorified blankets. I want to sew things to WEAR or things that function in my home--like curtains. The Janome seemed to be the best machine to fit my needs, so I decided that was what I was going to purchase.
I got the machine last week, so we haven't gotten beyond our early stages of infatuation yet. I REALLY like the way it operates, and the only reason I needed to look at the manual was to figure out where the heck the thread cutter was. The needle threader is beyond cool (I'm easily amused), and so far our relationship is starting off on the right foot (see what I did there?).
I sewed some curtains the other day on VERY thin nylon. The machine didn't try to eat the fabric and the stitching looked amazing. My other fabric tests on flannel and denim have also gone well.
Now the main reason why I'm writing this review is to help others who have recently purchased this machine: I COULD NOT FIND THE BUTTONHOLE FOOT. The accessories came in a small plastic bag in the box. The buttonhole foot was NO WHERE to be found. I didn't go back into the shop to get another one as I didn't feel like making the journey. Yes, I'm lazy and I would rather avoid a 30+ minute drive. I like the shop very much as the owner is young by sewing machine repairman standards. He's not going to retire in the next three years because he is old. Anyway, I purchased a new foot on amazon figuring that the cost of it was worth the convenience.
While I was sewing my curtains, I FOUND THE BUTTONHOLE FOOT!!!! Turns out the foot it rather large and it was hiding in the accessory box that is attached to the front of the machine. It's a detachable piece that evidently opens up. I didn't realize this. I had to remove it for some reason, and when I did--I heard something rattling around inside. I pried the unit open and found the buttonhole foot in a custom space. WHO KNEW? The seller wasn't aware of this and it wasn't indicated in the manual to look there.
Thus, if you purchase this machine and can't find the buttonhole foot, now you know where to find it.
Love this machine. I have finished three quilting projects on it using a lot of the decorative stitches. I DID have bobbin problems but when I went to the quilting shop in my town (they carry Janome) the lady told me I needed to use "Janome" bobbins. Damned if that didn't help. I have learned how to fix other bobbin problems through cursing than fixing. You ALWAYS have to make sure that the bobbin is in the case the correct way, the bobbin thread HAS TO BE across the top of the bobbin. And sometimes my bobbin case will come out of the proper position, I can hear when this happens. I just stop and push the case clockwise and than no worries. Hopefully I will still love this in years to come
It was a gift requested by my granddaughter. I haven't heard anything about it. Thanks for reminding me. I intended to write to tell her I made nearly all my own clothes until I was 20-30 years old because ready-mades didn't fit me very well. I was tall and skinny (60 years ago). And ready-mades then were not as good as now.