If you are considering purchasing a new sewing machine, a Janome is a great choice. Janome has been around for many years, producing really high-quality machines for all levels of sewing. By combining innovative technology with ease-of-use, Janome has managed to stay ahead of the competition year after year. Today, whether you are an experienced seamstress or a beginner hobbyist, you are sure to find a machine that is ideal for you.
The sewing machine company first began in New England in 1860 under the name “Home Shuttle,” and was the brainchild of William Barker and Andrew J. Clark. Together they produced the very popular “New England Single Thread Hand Sewing Machine.” Then in 1882 the company reformed under the name “New Shuttle,” which it continued to operate under for the better part of a century. Then in 1960, 93 years after the company formed, it was acquired by the Janome Sewing Machine Company of Tokyo, Japan. Janome, in Japanese, means “eye of the snake.” The company earned this name when it started using a metal bobbin instead of the long shuttle. Since it formed in 1920, Janome has become a world leader and innovator of sewing machines with divisions in the US, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand and Europe.
After being a world-leader in the industry for so long, Janome has created an impressive line-up of sewing machines and related products. Janome divides their machines into five different categories: embroidery, sewing & quilting, sergers, specialty and retired. The retired section actually refers to machines no longer in production, but gives you information on your machine regarding parts, repairs, trouble shooting and more. In each other category, it’s possible to find expensive, top-of-the-line products like the MC11000 Special Edition for embroidery, right down to simple machines for beginners like the Janome 3128 or Hello Kitty machine.
Buying Second Hand
If you are looking to save a little money on your next Janome purchase, a great way to do so is to buy second hand. When you buy a used machine that has been properly looked after, you’ll be able to take advantage of all the great features of Janome products for a fraction of the price. When shopping for used Janomes, be sure to view the seller’s ratings to make sure they have good feedback. You will also want to look at the quality of the machine, whether it’s had any major repair work, comes with an original warranty and still has a manual.
Janome is a great company with a history of innovative and technologically advanced machines. When you buy one of their sewing machines, you know you are getting only the best the market has to offer.