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Janome's sewing machines are amongst the most innovative and forward thinking due to their focus on technology rather than tradition. Because of this they have been able to produce machine that works with the user rather than against them. This model is no different.
In this review we will be going into detail about why the Janome HD2200 is the ideal machine to suit all your sewing needs regardless of your skill level.
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This model is purposely built with a robust outer frame and is well packaged as it is a sewing machine primarily designed for school use. Due to this machine being mostly designed for student use, it is easy to mistake it as just a beginners machine. While it can be used to learn to sew, it also offers plenty of features that help make it suitable for those more advanced sewers.
It is also worth noting that Janome has taken inspiration from Brother with their top loading jam proof bobbin system which not only prevents the jamming of your bobbin thread but also gives professional looking stitches. This top loading system also makes inserting your bobbin fast and easy.
As well as this system, there is a clear viewing plate which allows you to see how much bobbin thread is left without having to stop the machine completely. This allows you to plan your sewing time accordingly.
Another time saving feature that this machine includes is the built in needle threader, which threads the needle quick and effectively. This paired with a very convenient thread cutter means that all your threading issues should be resolved, leaving you time to focus on the important tasks.
The pressure foot on this particular model is designed to be able to handle thick seams making it a great all round machine for quilting and other activities of the sort. Changing this pressure foot is a snap on and off situation. All you have to do is touch the correct button and lower the lifter.
The machine itself is enjoyably quiet and smooth running even considering that its mechanisms do not require oiling. This means that if you were to buy this machine for class or home use then you will be able to concentrate on the task at hand rather than be distracted by the ruckus.
A drop feed is featured for more comfortable and accessible free motion sewing for embroidery work. This paired with adjustable foot pressure means that you can mess around with the creative abilities of your machine while also acquiring helpful skills.
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Equipped with twenty three stitches, this machine provides all of the stitches needed for day to day sewing. Whether that be soft furnishings, crafts, dressmaking or overall learning. This is more stitches than other higher priced sewing machines.
These twenty three stitches include an array of decorative and basic stitches to suit all skill levels where appropriate. Also included is a one step buttonhole stitch which produces expert looking buttonholes with every stitch. This makes the machine ideal for those of you who are into making clothes.
Any of these stitch types are easily selectable via the two dials on the front of the machine. Also located on the front is a built in information window. This not only tells you what the most appropriate pressure foot is for the stitch you have selected but also the suggested stitch width and length to make sewing this pattern much simpler.
This Janome model provides you with both the basic and more advanced accessories in order to accommodate your skill level and your personal sewing machine needs. These include:
An instruction book is also included which not only runs you through where each part of the machine is but also how to use that part and when to use it. This, therefore, becomes a beginners guide for beginners and a refresher for those more advanced.
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Janome has been associated with quality sewing machines for almost a century and still hold its original values, evident in all of its current product today. They are renowned for their machine quality but also affordable prices as to accommodate those most passionate about sewing.
Being the first to develop a computerised machine, Janome have always been at the forefront of sewing technology. They have kept at this edge as they understand that customers have the right to expect products to provide them with aspirational levels of quality and value without being exploited.
Due to the complex mechanisms that Janome uses in order to offer a forward thinking machine, the portability of the product is lost. Weighing 11 kilograms and not equipped with any sort of travel case, this is definitely a machine that you keep in your sewing station rather than moving it around ofter. If you plan on going to sewing classes regularly then keep this in mind while deciding if this is the product for you.
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As mentioned previously, this machine is the ideal choice for a teaching space or home sewer. Due to the various amount of stitches available and how easy it is to change the width and length of these stitches, it is fair to say that each user has the resources available to expand on their creativity without splurging out a ridiculous amount.
The varied stitches also reflect how suitable this product is for any skill level. With plenty of decorative and basic stitches to choose from, this machine is able to accommodate beginners and novices.
Equipped with a drop feed feature and adjustable foot pressures, this is an all round machine able to handle almost any project you could want. Whether that be a quilting or embroidery task, the equipment is there for you to use.