Over 30 years ago, Janome was the first manufacturer to create the home embroidery machine, the Memory Craft 8000. Since then, did you know that there are many different embroidery machines that Janome has created?
There are 3 different categories of embroidery machines:
1) Dedicated Embroidery-Only Machine, like the Janome MC550E.
The dedicated embroidery-only machines allow you to multi-task and maximize your sewing time. You can keep your trusty old faithful sewing machine and add a dedicated embroidery machine whenever the embroidery bug bites. Sew on your regular sewing machine while embroidering on the other. With the addition of the optional Janome AcuFil Quilting Kit, you can quilt in the hoop while sewing the binding strips together on the sewing machine. No UFOs here! lol!
2) Sewing and Embroidery Combination Machine, like the Janome MC15000 Quilt Maker, Skyline S9 and MC9850SE.
Janome looks at our customer’s needs and wants when designing machines, so there’s an embroidery machine for everyone. When space or budget is limited in your designated sewing area, a combination machine is a great option. The embroidery carriage attaches to the back of the machine and the arm which moves the embroidery hoop retracts and closes to stay out of the way when it’s not needed. The carriage itself can stay attached to the back of the machine and provides an added worksurface to support your project in the machine.
3) Multi-Needle Embroidery Machine, like the Janome MB-7.
The multi-needle machine is great for larger projects or if you want to have a small business. Whichever machine you choose, your local Janome Dealer will be able to supply the best machine for you, as well as all the Madeira Stabilizer, Janome Needles, extra bobbins, optional embroidery hoops, and of course, all that yummy Madeira, Iris, and Janome embroidery thread!
I have had 5 Janome sewing/embroidery machines over 30 years: 9000, 300E, 9900, 500E and my final one which I have had for one week only 15000. I still own the last four of the machines with the 9000 being put out in our local Council collection in 2021. Hubby bought me the 500E for my combination 50th wedding anniversary and 70th birthday and then I received a small inheritance from my dad and I bought the 15000. The only thing I haven’t done for the 15000 is to connect it to WIFI yet. I have done some lovely embroidery so far, but I am a bit reluctant at the moment to try and connect with my iPad.
Sweet! Thank you for sharing the Janome love, Maryanne! That’s an impressive list of machines. The MC15000 is an amazing machine on it’s own; capable of doing so much, but using the Apps on the iPad via WIFI is sew fun and takes the machine even further to the next level. Get comfortable with the machine and move at your own pace. There’s lots of blogs on Janome Life about the various Janome Apps and using them with the MC15000 and Skyline S9 (they work the same for both machines) so you have lots of resources for learning when you’re ready. Happy Sewing!