Janome Memory Craft 350E Embroidery Machine

Janome 350E Memory Craft Sewing Machine Review 2020

In this review we’ll be discussing and rating the Janome 350E Memory Craft sewing machine, which is a beautiful and well-built product with accent violent hues. We’ve tested many sewing machines on our website and blog, as well as other Janome models; so do check out our other posts. We asked our textiles professional, Jan, to give her own review at the end. Read on to learn more.

Features

  • Built-in Embroidery System: This machine is a whole intelligent embroidery system in itself, allowing you to create clean, perfect embroidery patches up to 200mm x 140mm in size. The accessories included help you with your designing process, as scissors are included when you need to cut any loose ends.
  • Faster and Smoother: This model, the Janome 350E had been drastically improved from previous models; the operations are clearly faster and smoother on this product, and the actual hardware of the machine has been improved too. The processor has been upgraded, meaning faster working and a generally smoother, more enjoyable experience. Now, on-board functions can be completed within a fraction of the time previous models had taken! It’s a really great piece of technology, making it worth the price.
  • Auto-Stitch: The Janome 350E features an auto-stitch functionality which allows you to embroider 650 stitches per minute, that too with amazing precision. You honestly don’t feel like you’re doing any work! This makes it ideal for people who are using this for business purposes or in industrial settings.
  • 100 Built-In Designs: For the price you pay, the features are very rich too. You get a good 100 stitch styles and designs to choose from with this product, with 3 extra fonts included. The on-screen options allow you to browse and select designs, giving you an enjoyable experience with the fusion of technology and traditional embroidery.
  • Thread Cutter: There is an automatic thread-cutter, which we have emphasised in so many of our posts is such a handy feature to have! During the buzz of stitching, having to chop off loose ends or switch around between threads is an extreme sport really- having an automatic thread cutter will make your life much easier- and Janome have done just that with the 350E.
  • Needle Threader: For beginners, this a great feature to be included. Threading needles are a task for anyone, but beginners may find it slightly harder to handle, which is why the 350E features a needle threader system so you don’t have to worry about messing up and damaging anything.
  • See-through Bobbin Cover: Having a see-through bobbin case is standard on most machines at this point, because it’s always good to be well-aware of the status of your bobbin while you are working- as it will help you plan ahead.
  • Smart: To help you with managing your projects, Janome have designed the 350E to automatically stop after sewing each colour on your design. This is a handy feature for if you’re stitching at a fast pace.
  • Monogramming: There are 3 included fonts as well as 2 and 3 letter monogramming in the 350E.
  • Highly-Technical: The best feature, for us, about the 350E is that Janome have built in a beautiful backlit LCD touchscreen. This displays for you the stitch designs, and all other functionality, allowing you to have an easy and enjoyable embroidering experience with this product. You also have the cool feature of transferring your own designs, downloaded from the internet, and embroider then using the USB transfer feature and/or ATA PC card. Via the USB port, you can import designs and layouts which you liked on the web and deliver it into your machine with a memory stick. Who knows, maybe Janome will try and integrate bluetooth connectivity soon? The embroidery format for this product is: “.jef”.
  • On-screen Editing: On-screen editing functionality allows you to enlarge, reduce, turn over, drag and drop, rotate and zoom your designs. The screen feeds back lots of information about your planned project in real-time, giving you a smooth, seamless experience with the 350E. This is truly a cutting-edge piece of technology.
  • Compatible Thread Brands: You can use any of the three (and we do recommend using these) thread brands: Janome, Robison-Anton, Madeira and Mettler. Using cheaper alternatives can lead to thin fibres getting caught up in the machine and breaking needles! It is far better and safer to invest in compatible threads.
  • Standard Hoops: There is a large hoop (sized at 5.5” x 7.9”) with purchase of the 350E, thus giving a maximum embroidery size of 5.5” x 7.9”. In addition, there’s a standard hoop sized at 5” x 4.3”.
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What’s Included:

  • 4 Bobbins
  • Lint Brush
  • Additional Spool Pin
  • Spool Pin Felt
  • Spool Stand
  • Spool Holder (large and small)
  • Scissors
  • 2 Screwdrivers
  • Set of Needles
  • Standard Hoops with individual templates (hoop A and hoop B)
  • Instruction Book
  • Templates (for Built-in Designs)
  • Instructional CD-ROM
  • Vinyl Machine Cover
Janome Memory Craft 350E Embroidery Machine
  • Built-in embroidery system / Embroiders up to 200mm x 140mm
  • 100 Designs plus 3 fonts included / Embroidery time & stitch indicator
  • USB port for importing designs / Compatible with compact flash cards
  • Large information touch screen / On screen design editing Design tracing feature / Auto thread cutter
  • Bobbin thread sensor / Auto needle threader

Item Specifics

Brand: Janome

Model: 350E

Color: White

Dimensions / Size: H33 x W46 x D22cm

Weight: 10kg

Auto-thread Tension: ❌

Electronic Foot-speed Control: ❌

Integrated drop feed: ❌

Integrated dual feed: ❌

Integrated Needle-Threader:

Reverse Button:

Stitch Memory:

Maximum Embroidery Sewing Speed: 650 spm

Manufacturer’s Guarantee: 2 Years

Downsides

  • No width Adjustment Feature: This embroidery machine does not have a stitch width adjustment feature, however the breadth of the rest of the product’s functionality does make up for this, as you have such a large number of varied embroidery designs to choose from, etc.
  • No Tutorial DVD: The 350E sewing machine only comes with a instructional CD and booklet / manual as part of the accessories, which isn’t great for those of us who prefer visual tutorials. Do bang it into youtube if you need any help though!
  • No Stop / Start Button: This can be quite a disadvantage for people who prefer fully computerised machines- the 350E is more of a manual Janome machine.

Janome Memory Craft 350E Embroidery Machine

The Final Verdict:

We asked our sewing machine pro, Jan, to say a few words about and review the 350E Janome sewing and embroidery machine by Janome. Having worked with various companies, both small and grand scale- Jan’s experience and expertise lies with both home sewing machines and industrial ones.

“I love Janome’s products and sewing machines in particular, they always deliver the best in terms of value and sturdiness. The technological capability of this embroidery machine is impeccable, cutting edge. I love the addition of the violet hue on the designs of their machine. Another absolutely awesome feature is that touch screen – that’s something which would win me over completely. When I used it on the test fabric, I was shocked by the speed it packs for such a good energy efficiency rating. The designs choice is wide and extensive, making it great for all sorts of projects. There is a good amount of accessories included, however, some attachments and accessories may need to be bough separately because this is a very specialised, bespoke machine. Overall, I would rate this sewing machine a 9/10, and I’d like to add that by purchasing this I would be a very happy customer. If you’re looking for some clarity and definition on whether or not your should buy this Janome embroidery machine, go ahead and add it to your basket because I most definitely will. “

Appearance: 8 / 10

Functionality: 10 / 10

Value for Money: 9 / 10

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Janome Memory Craft 350E Embroidery Machine
  • Built-in embroidery system / Embroiders up to 200mm x 140mm
  • 100 Designs plus 3 fonts included / Embroidery time & stitch indicator
  • USB port for importing designs / Compatible with compact flash cards
  • Large information touch screen / On screen design editing Design tracing feature / Auto thread cutter
  • Bobbin thread sensor / Auto needle threader