Full Review of the Janome 2050 Sewing Machine
This machine looks very solid and dependable and for the price is the perfect machine to learn on or to do basic stuff if you are a competent but unwilling sewer. It has fourteen stitches and a four step auto buttonhole, so is fairly basic with very few bells and whistles but at a very easily carried 15lb it is really easy to cart around the house to do running repairs on the spot. The front loading bobbin is really easy to fit and it has a free arm for armholes, cuffs etc.
Ease of use
The Janome 2050 Sewing Machine is easy to use, partly because it does not do too many fancy things. On the other hand, there are very many simple machines on the market that are absolute pigs to thread up and use, so perhaps that should not be taken for granted. The great thing about Janome is that they make machines like this for under a hundred pounds (on average) and also make the mighty Memory Craft 6600P at a thousand or thereabouts, which all serious stitchers aspire to, so you know when you buy a Janome you are buying quality build values.
The fourteen stitch options are conveniently displayed on the front and the reverse button is in a nice ergonomic position, so you dont have to fiddle about to finish off a seam. If you have any experience with a sewing machine at all, even if it is only a vague memory from school, you will soon be off and away with the Janome 2050 Sewing Machine I feel sure.
What the Janome 2050 Sewing Machine can do
This machine is not swing needle, so you cant embroider with it. However, if you use a reasonable stitch length and a strong colour in your top thread, you can get a few decorative finishes using zigzag stitching. The four step buttonhole is a bit of a fiddle, as all buttonholes created like this are bound to be and practice is definitely a good idea. But if you compare it to doing them by hand, this is definitely better. It is good that there is a removable bed to give a free arm option as this means that even a basic machine such as this can do armholes and cuffs on all but the smallest sizes.
I would say on balance though that this machine is best for doing things like curtains, cushion covers and repairs. I havent tried it on really thick material I think it might labour a bit. But generally speaking, it is a good, all round basic machine which is good value for money. It would be a good start for a beginner.
This machine looks very solid and dependable and for the price is the perfect machine to learn on or to…
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