I'd like to welcome my new friend, Janome DC2010. I've been looking at new sewing machines since right before I left for Florida. My trusty Kenmore that I've had for almost 12 years started having some bobbin problems and it was going to cost more than it's worth to fix it.
Buying a new machine was really hard for me. I sew a lot (at least when I have time) and I've had my machine for a long time. I really love my Kenmore and up until now it's done an excellent job sewing all kinds of fabrics and layers. What finally sold me on getting a Janome, who by the way makes Kenmore machines, is the customer service. I bought it at a small shop about 30 minutes from my house where I know I can go anytime I have a question or problem. Not the case with Sears.
Anyway, the timing of this post over at Noodlehead couldn't have been better. Anna's tips helped solidify what I'd already decided. If you're in the market for a new machine, take a look at her advice, and here's my 2 cents.
- My Kenmore was great! Kenmore machines are made by Janome and do a great job and are a tad bit more affordable. But, you will get essentially no customer service.
- You don't necessarily need a lot of bells and whistles, depending on what you plan on sewing. My old machine had fewer stitches than my new machine does, and the majority of them I never used.
- Get a machine with an automatic buttonhole! This was one of my few absolute requirements on a new machine. A lot of entry level machines have this feature and I definitely think it's worth spending a little extra if you have to.
I haven't had a ton of time to play with it....mostly because I've been playing with these 2 cuties. Florida was fun, but can't beat a good snow fort and sledding. The forecast is for more snow next week, to put on top of the 2+ feet we already have!
Hope you're enjoying the weather where you are!