Janome Memory Craft 350E Embroidery Machine with Bonus Bundle
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Like all the other models in the Memory Craft line, the Janome Memory Craft 350E is a feature-filled sewing machine that can help you make your sewing dreams come true. The Memory Craft 350E is a star when it comes to E-mbelleshing and E-mbroidering, offering you many ways to create beautiful, unique projects. If you want a machine that you can use from the first seam to the last decorative stitch, look no further!
The Janome Memory Craft 350E starts out with a backlit LCD touchscreen and a USB connection that give you all the power you need to modify the 100 designs built into the machine or custom designs of your own. It also has three built-in fonts, embroiders at 650 spm, and includes design editing capabilities like image flipping, rotating in 1 and 45-degree increments, resizing, zoom, drag-and-drop, and other design modification and control functions so you can create unique designs.
The machine does easy 2 and 3-letter monogramming, is compatible with all Janome embroidery software, and has expanded built-in memory so you won’t always be running for a flash drive. It accepts .jef embroidery designs and will accept transfers from both USB drives and ATA PC memory cards, too. Making monogrammed and embellished clothing and decor items was never so easy!
Beyond its amazing design editing and stitching features, the Memory Craft 350E offers thread and presser foot sensors, a stitch counter and time indicator, a built-in needle threader, and an automatic thread cutter. It also has a top-loading, full-rotary hook bobbin and an auto-declutch bobbin winder.
Accessories that come with the Janome Memory Craft 350E include a standard 5" x 4.3" and larger 5.5” x 7.9” embroidery hoop, both with templates, templates for the built-in designs, bobbins, spool holders and pins, a soft vinyl cover, and more. If you purchase the Memory Craft 350E with the bonus bundle, you also get a convenient rolling trolley to take your machine wherever you go, an additional supply of specialty bobbins and needles, a supply of pre-wound white thread bobbins, and an extended warranty.
The Janome Memory Craft 350E includes Janome’s standard 25-year warranty on mechanical parts, plus 5-years on electrical parts, and a 1-year labor warranty. The bonus bundle includes an additional 5-year extended nationwide warranty to protect your machine for years.
Janome MC 350E - Sew, Embroider, and Embellish In One Great Little Machine!
Bonus bundle Includes: Rolling trolley, Cherry Blossom Bobbins, Pre-wound White Bobbins, Blue Tip Needles Size 11 & a 5 Year Nationwide Extended Warranty
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The machine works great. But need to be able download designs on it to use.
I LOVE this machine! It is so easy to use straight out of the box! I previously had a Singer CE-150 and the Janome is a MUCH better machine. There are tons of designs built in and it is very easy to add new designs using a USB memory stick. I highly recommend this Janome machine!
I've had this machine (purchased from my local quilt shop) for about a full month now and am LOVING it! I started out with the 200e which was okay, but for the money (I paid) I needed more machine. This 350e will last me forever (esp once I get that 'Digitizer Jr!). A tiny bit disappointed in the designs (only SOME) that are loaded on the machine, but WAY over HALF of them are very useable for pillowcases, blouses, etc .. even just frame-able art, if you are so inclined. Now, I am still very new to machine embroidery, so some more experienced users may disagree about the designs and their uses. There are several butterflies, lots of flowers (daisies and roses) in individual arrangements and in baskets, several pieces of fruit, some household items (don't want to give away everything!), and some really pretty borders.
The bobbin winder is impossibly (scary!) fast. The auto needle threader works without a hitch ~ perfect every time (unlike the 200e - never did work in the two weeks I had it!). OHH .. this machine has a "low bobbin thread" warning !! Love that! And there is the ability to skip around the design and stitch just what you have the thread for! Love that too ! If the thread breaks or runs out, there is the thread counter and arrows so you can go back to the exact spot the thread stopped ... and it works too ... I ran out of the bobbin thread, heard the warning beep and let it go to see what would happen then used those "back up arrows" and got right back in position. LOVE THIS MACHINE !! I know there are fancier machines out there, but this one is just right. OHH, and the AUTO THREAD CUTTER when 'that color' is finished is WUNNERFUL !!! :D Making and saving your own designs is easy too.
Can you tell I'm happy?
UPDATE as of 2 APRIL 2012 ... well, not so happy right this minute :( .. machine has been in the shop for 2 weeks as of last Saturday. My BOBBIN WINDER has been on the fritz. Took it back to the shop where I bought it and their "mechanic" has been out on some sort of personal leave (surgery I think) and he's doing the best he can to work while recovering (poor guy, but you know how times are!). Evidently they had to send my machine off someplace. I called to check on it Saturday and it's still going to be up to 2 more weeks :(((.
Also having TENSION ISSUES, but I think that is going to end up being a result of the thread I bought here on Amazon Polyester Embroidery Thread Set - 40 Spools (500 meter spools/40 wt.) - Set D Brilliant Colors ... maybe, maybe not.. not sure yet, but several things I've worked on have not come out very well, and I was using that thread. It's too loose on the spool once the machine starts working, either standing up or laying on the Janome 350e's horizontal spindle. I've got brand name thread, just don't want to use it :) but I'm going to have to I guess ... I've got an nice machine to make nice gifts, gonna have to do the right thing and use the right stuff. It doesn't pay to cut corners ... It COSTS. Please learn from my experience. I think the thread may be okay for some applications, but I'm not going to spend/waste a whole lot of time adjusting tensions and fiddling with stabilizers to figure out what goes with what ... I've got good thread, good stabilizer and an average tension I know works, so I'm done with it. I've got it if I need it, but other than that, never mind it for good embroidery.
UPDATE = May 24, 2012 ... I should have done this a couple of weeks ago. Got my baby back (LOL!) and to make a long story short, I sort of ended up fixing it, another LOL, HMPH! The bobbin winder still wasn't working right when I got it home (NOTE TO SELF, and OTHERS ... ALWAYS check the work that's been done (if possible). Dummy me, I didn't check the bobbin winder before I left the store ;( .. just happened to have an Embroidery Class that day too (had plenty of time) Anyway. I got home and set out to fill some bobbins ~ wasn't working right, fortunately I was the only thing steam was coming out of! So I kept pressing the machine to go on and fill the dang bobbin 'cause it knew it wanted to ..... and so it finally did! But now I think it doesn't stop like it is supposed to 8-}, you know, like when it gets full .... I may be wrong about that, it's just that I watch it so closely that I stop it when it Looks like it should stop .. I'm a little afraid to let it keep going. But I think it's going to be okay now. I love my Janome 350e ... I've done so much with it since I've gotten it back .. Free Standing Lace, monograms on handtowels, I'm making something for my hubby for Father's Day ... Very Happy! (again :-)
I bought my Janome 350E used in March 2012. I have had no problems with this machine at all except operator error. For example, I have tried to use a flash drive that has too many designs on it and it kind of fritz-es out. Then I read, I need a 1 or 2 gb flash drive. I am currently using a 4 gb but only putting one large design on it at a time.
But since this is an older machine now and not really TOTL anymore, what can I expect? It makes beautiful, beautiful stitches and I have had so much fun since buying it almost a year ago. it came with a 4x4 (140x140 mm) hoop and a 5.5x7.9(140x200 mm) hoop.
The only thing I really regret is not discovering machine embroidery years ago. If you have a chance to get a Janome 350E for a great price and are looking for an embroidery machine, jump at it.
This has given me a taste for wanting a machine with a larger than a 200x140 mm hoop (not counting the Giga Hoop since you can't actually do a large design without rehooping)--so saving up for something larger to have in addition. I keep wishing Janome would put out another embroidery only machine with large hoop capabilities!
June, 2014 Still happy with this little machine. Nothing has gone wrong with it so far. Thought that I would mention that I purchase ready-made, white bobbins from my Janome dealer so that I don't have to worry at all about thread tension on the bobbins. They are not expensive, and I would recommend that rather than winding your own if white on the bottom will do for you.
Getting the embroidery designs that I purchase and download from the web is somewhat difficult. Have to put them onto a thumb drive to use in the machine, and they have to be in the right kind of folder or the machine will not recognize them. That folder was put onto a thumb drive for me by my dealership. They also have to be downloaded from the seller as a jef file, but that is easy to watch for when you are buying.
The designs that are "included" on the machine when you purchase it are a waste of time, in my opinion and waste memory space on the machine.
I purchased this machine from a very helpful dealership that I already had experience with. I want it mainly for embroidering altar linens so I have been purchasing various Christian crosses and other related Christian embroidery designs off of the internet. I have two other Janome machines from the same shop, and the attachments and operating buttons, bobbins, threading, etc. are the same for all three, which is so useful.
So far, I have had no problems at all with the machine, and it is so easy to operate. The screen menu items are easy to decipher and the ones I have used so far, make sense, that is, the icon images on the touch screen are not ambiguous, but represent just what you would guess that they represent.
A lady at the shop got me started with the basic steps to go through to get the stabilizer and the fabric into the hoop correctly and get the hoop hooked up to the machine at the back. She also recommended the best kind of stabilizer for the jobs I am doing. It is the "dissolves-in-water" kind, and is very slick. Works well.
My first altar linens have come out very well with various beautiful cross designs in gold. I have been pleasantly surprised at how easy the machine is to set up. It also tells you on the screen if you have done something wrong, and it won't run typically if there is something wrong, so that you can correct the problem before it damages your project.
I sure have my fingers crossed that nothing goes wrong with the machine as others have described. So far, I couldn't be happier! I have wanted to embroider altar linens for a very long time. So satisfying to be able to do it at last! I love Janomes, really, but also, an honest, helpful dealership makes so much difference!
I would like to add to this review that the biggest hoop this machine takes is the 5" by 7" hoop, so it won't do big projects.
Also something that I learned after I got started using the machine: if downloading embroidery patterns from the web and putting them onto a memory stick to use in the machine, don't get a huge-capacity stick, and keep only a max of fewer than 20 designs on one stick. The embroidery machine can't read a stick with lots of designs or lots of memory on it, even if the stick itself has plenty of room for more designs. You end up "losing" some of the designs on the stick because the machine can't find all of them. This is one of the things that the instruction booklet won't tell you. Ask your dealership how big a memory stick to use and how many designs to keep on it.