I bought an inexpensive Janome Magnolia after years of using old, crap machines (Singer, Ricchar, even an ancient Necchi!)- it's been wonderful to FINALLY be able to get through a sewing session without broken needles, jamming thread, poor tension, etc. etc. Wonderful machine! I needed something sturdy enough to handle my kids learning on it, and my own... well...rough usage (I sew a lot of costumes, with odd thickness & fabric combinations. I've burned up a number of machines over the years!) Janome was recommended by our 4-H leader who has been a home ec teacher in a big public high school for the last 30 yrs.- I figured if they can withstand those stunts using them, then it would hold up for me! !
at 11:07 PM on Sep. 8, 2010