The Great Janome Shuffle of 2018
For the last four years I've been sewing on a Janome 8900. I totally love it, but I've been feeling like I wanted a change for a bit now. Several of my friends recommended the Janome 1600p - an industrial straight stitch machine. Since I've mostly been wanting more speed I thought that would be a good idea! Here's the pros and cons of the 1600 to me.
- super fast, 1600 stitches/minute
- highly recommended
- excellent stitch quality, especially for free motion quilting
- separate motor for winding bobbins (be still my heart)
- fun! fun!! fun!!!
- Leaving a machine that can do literally everything for one that can only do one stitch.
- re-buying feet/accessories for a new machine
So, I decided at the end of the day I was going to need 3 machines to replace the 8900, the 1600, a serger and a small machine to do buttonholes.
My friend, Kristen, offered her serger to me since she hasn't been using it much. This was of course SUPER exciting for me!! So, here's how the sewing room looks now:
I haven't picked out a little machine for buttonholes yet, but I'm keeping my eyes open.