I love the Easy-to-Use Janome Arctic Crystal Sewing Machine! First, I really like the fun teal color. Gets me in the mood to make fun stuff!
The sewing machine came packaged in a sturdy box surrounded by Styrofoam, so no worries about any damage during shipping with this one.
Just three items come with the box. The sewing machine, power cord/pedal and instruction book.
The sewing machine has a handle on the top that makes it easy to transport. Not too heavy to carry from one room to another.
The sewing matching is so easy to use. I have used sewing machines before, but never a Janome. No worries, it is like riding a bike, everything is in the same place. Threads the bobbin the same & threads for sewing are in the same place and work the same way as any other sewing machine. Both easy to use and also has picture instructions in the manual if you forget. It comes with a needle in place and a plastic bobbin in the bobbin cartilage.
The arm pops out like most sewing machines and stored inside there in a white plastic case are three more bobbins, needles for the sewing machine, extra foots for different sewing (a special one for button holing) and a seam ripper.
It sews nice and tight – no adjustment needed at all. What I especially liked about it is that the pedal is not sensitive. It allows for a nice controlled sewing rhythm.
This has enough features to do everything that you would need. It is so easy to use that this Janome easy to use Artic Crystal sewing machine is great for a beginner or moderate sewer. I have one in my closet that I got years ago thinking I was going to dive into it but it has too many options for me and the Janome is the perfect type of sewing machine for me. I like to mend and sew fun stuff, toddler clothes for my nieces, aprons, tote bags, etc. In fact, I plan to make totes for my sisters Christmas. Something especially handmade from me.
I hemmed jeans today and it sewed just great over the thicker folded jean fabric on the edges. I am also in the process of making the fun Christmas tote bags with some fun material patterns. It does all of the basic things like zigzag, decorative trim, straight stitch, basting, buttonholing, etc.
I can do so many projects with this fun & easy machine! I can't think of anything bad to say about it. Definitely a great sewing machine!