Janome 7330

The Janome 7330 Magnolia is among the mid range machines out there that effectively combines performance with a good variety of features but at the same time is well suited for beginners too. It is not the heavy duty type of machine that can go stitching for days without tiring but it can do a fair bit of work. With a reasonable number of built-in stitches and some impressive computerized functions, it takes the pain off the user and offers several advantages. Moreover, the Janome 7330 comes with an easy access LED screen that can be used to control almost every function on the machine.

The first thing anyone would notice about this machine is the Magnolia branding set by Janome. It lies in a corner and adds some beauty to the otherwise dull exterior of any sewing machine. This machine is not small and neither is it light despite the gentle branding that the manufacturer came up with. The machine weighs in at around 20lbs, which is not something users can be hauling around but the weight has its advantages. Our testing has shown that the Janome 7330 doesn’t waver while stitching. Though it is not powered by the motors that are meant to keep running, this one doesn’t heat up and the machine can withstand the vibrations generated on the inside so the thread keeps running smoothly. Furthermore, the weight of the machine ensures that users can focus on the stitching rather than any correctional measures that have to be made.

The Janome 7330 has 30 built-in stitches that cover a wide variety, ranging from the simple utility ones to those that would be found on designer clothing. The decorative stitches are fewer in number than the utility stitches so if intricate and easy designing is a priority, this machine is not the ideal one. However, the stitches are all done to perfection and there are no loose strands hovering around once the job is done. Unlike a lot of other competing machines that we have seen, these stitches are firm and it looks like they will last long. In addition to the stitches there are 6 options of one step buttonholes, which as the name implies are very easy to make. All these controls can be handled directly from the LED panel with the mere press of a few buttons.

The level of computerization in this machine is reasonable too. We label it reasonable because there should have been easier things to do considering the price. Anyway, the threading and bobbin winding are all done easily and the tension can be adjusted easily to great precision and the best part is that it stays there. Moreover, there is a type of memory function that can remember the position of the needle used in the last stitching round.

While the machine is a great performer, it has its downsides. The biggest of them all is the lack of accessories: there are very few of them. A mending foot and a quilting foot are the only relevant ones included. Apart from this, our testing has shown that the needle occasionally jumps a stitch or two. Very insignificant but it is still there though it seems as though no other user has experienced this problem. On the whole, the machine is ideal for some beginner work that is focused more on stitching than designing.

    Pros

  • High level of automation
  • Impressive build form
  • Easy to control functions
    Cons

  • Slightly overpriced
  • Lack of accessories

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