Janome DC5100 Computerized Sewing Machine with Exclusive Bonus Bundle
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The Janome DC5100 is a gem among the computerized sewing machines of today. One of the high end, feature-packed machines that the brand offers, the DC5100 really packs a punch and lets you very easily complete your projects whatever they may be.
The DC5100 lets you create home décor, garments, quilts, and even lets you work on material for your scrapbooking needs. With the amount of built-in stitch options this machine has - one hundred and sixty seven! - you definitely won’t be lacking choices for your projects. There are also 5 auto 1-step buttonholes, a button for locking stitch, and enough in-built memory to let you save up to fifty patterns.
To control the Janome DC5100, there is a backlit LCD touch screen that makes on-screen navigation easier. To control stitching speed, there is a sliding control. The 7-piece system for the feed dog makes your sewing consistent and precise, while the presser foot can be lifted extra high to allow for thicker projects and layered fabrics. There is an automatic tension dial for ease of use, and Janome has built the machine with an included threader.
24 accessories are included upon purchase, but optional accessories may also be purchased if you need them. A hard cover is included to help you protect your machine while moving or storing it.
Janome also includes their usual generous warranty plan of 25 yr mechanical/5 yr electric/1 yr labor cost coverage. The DC5100 is sold in a bonus bundle that includes a 5-year extension on your nationwide warranty plan.
The Janome DC5100 - Loaded With Automatic Features!
Bonus Bundle Includes: Purple Tote, Pack of 25 Janome Cherry Blossom Bobbbins, 5 Year Nationwide Extended Warranty Plan
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Makes me love sewing again.
I love this machine. I had never used a computerized machine before. Even though I have been sewing for 60 Yrs.
But I had no trouble with the directions. They were simple and concise.The company went out of their way to insure that I received all the bonuses
that were advertised. and did not ask me to send back what was sent in with the machine even though I will probely never use it because I don't quilt. You can't ask for better service than that
Shipping was very fast and item arrived without damage. Now for some initial comments and impressions - and hopefully to answer some questions that you may have if you are looking for a new sewing machine. Perspective is from me - an amateur sewer, retired Army (I often sewed my own uniform repairs and buttons) and wanted a machine for the family to use that wouldn't turn us off quickly due to difficulty. This Janome DC5100 is more than what i anticipated - and pleasantly surprising. Here's a few things I noticed right away concerning features that I couldn't find an answer to while researching:
1) It has one incandescent bulb to light-up the sewing surface.
2) The sewing feet are snap-on.
3) A thread cutter is conveniently attached to the left and above the sewing area.
4) Needle Threader makes threading the needle very easy - almost stupifyingly simple.
5) Automatic Bobbin threader - very cool.
6) Ease of selecting a sewing pattern; the screen also tells you which foot to use.
7) Adjustable speed control - great for beginners to be able to go slow even with the pedal to the floor.
8) Good, solid machine - reeks of potential high quality (again, first impressions).
Getting started sewing was amazingly easy. I scanned the manual, then read in detail the initial instructions, and slowly practiced each step as described in the manual. It was less than an hour and my 9-year old daughter and I were sewing cool patterns and making a list of additional items we may want to further simplify and improve our capabilities.
Overall, first impression, this machine appears to be all it is quacked up to be and more - it came with all the conveniences that we didn't know that it had. Weight is good, the machine feels very solid. And it is surprisingly quiet even at full speed. You get what you pay for - and I believe this is no exception. It is money that seems very well spent. The only issue, for me, is that it would be nice if the bulb was an LED-style, or a little brighter, but that's a noise-level issue because we added an LED strip to improve the lighting.
Update 15 APR 2015: Well, the LED strip was ok, but I didn't like the extra wires and the placement is tricky, so I purchased a LED bulb (Bulbrite LED3WEDGE/12 2.5-Watt LED T3 Wedge Bulb, 10W Halogen Equivalent, Soft White) to replace the original 5-watt bulb. The LED bulb puts out approximately 6 times the brightness in lumens. Although it is about four times larger and the sewing machine case rubs on it when closing the case, it appears to be a much better arrangement. I've added four photos to show the difference.
This Janome is a prize that should and will be treasured for some time to come. I have been using this now for a few months and absolutely love it. Quite the work horse it is too. I love that it has sooooooo many different stitches and that it can handle very thick seams. I've been making purses so believe me when I say it handles a tough seam. Love the top loading bobbin, the easy threading and really every little thing about it. It has made me one happy camper as I used to eat machines at the rate of one or two per year. Don't think I have to worry about that now. Next up is to get a Janome embroidery machine and then I'll be in heaven.
I'm a total novice, have never sewn before, and it only took me about 15 minutes to wind a bobbin, thread the machine, and be ready to sew. Really simple set up, very easy to change out presser feet, and the computer interface is intuitive. The machine feels substantial and solid. Stitches, including decorative stitches, are well-formed and even.
It does have alphanumeric stitches, and you can program in a string up to 50 characters long, but the result probably won't cut it for you if you want a really nice looking monogram. The letters and numbers are basic.