Saturday, July 7, 2012

Janome 19110

















Meet my new baby, Janome 19110. Ok so maybe it needs a pet name but for now I sit at my sewing table in awe of her. She is a little bit of an upgrade to my current Janome 521 which has been having a bit of a tanty as of late. This one has 50 built-in stitches and 3 types of buttonholes. Did I mention they are automatic buttonholes! Awesome. There are the 7 piece feed dogs which should mean that my fabric won't get sucked under and hopefully will move much more smoothly AND the bobbin shouldn't get caught inside (unlike my old machine).

That being said there's not much else fancy about her as she was one of the bottom range of computerised sewing machines. You could get fancier but I know myself and I'm not running any type of sweatshop in my office I tell you. I am all about keepin' it real my friends (most of the time).



I started off trying a few stitches and trying the buttonhole foot.
It sewed the first two parts and then it stopped. My heart dropped. What just happened and why did it beep at me??? Then it had a BL message on the lcd screen. I've read about this before but I collected myself and read the manual.
I skipped the part where it said to pull down the Buttonhole Lever. Ahhhh, heart continues to beat steadily.




So now what? Time to finish off that jacket with those damn welt pockets!

















If you've ever tried welt pockets you will understand the trauma. I am not going there again any time soon. I'm just glad I was able to make it look decent by stitching in the shorts edges of the pockets. Arghh those pockets.

Let's just get a move on.

4 comments:

  1. What a great machine - I love the heart stitch. I've also just brought a new Janome machine (not computerised but still fab). It's awesome and I think that unless you want to do fancy embroidery stitching you don't have to spend a fortune on a sewing machine. The jacket looks lovely.

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  2. hi there! Thanks for your post on the Janome 19110. I love the library bags that you made :) Just wondering if you are still happy with your Janome 19110? I am a newbie looking to buy a machine I can grow into and saw the 19110 in a store today. I think it might be a good choice. Have you had any problems with it? and would you still recommend it?

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  3. Hi, I still love my machine. It hasn't given me any problems so far and I would recommend it as beginner sewing machine with extra trimmings added. I like that all the different stitches are on the front panel. Oh but sometimes the automatic hole drives me a bit mental. When it goes back it doesn't come out like the other side but it could be my settings. Try it out at the store of you can.

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  4. Hi, I still love my machine. It hasn't given me any problems so far and I would recommend it as beginner sewing machine with extra trimmings added. I like that all the different stitches are on the front panel. Oh but sometimes the automatic hole drives me a bit mental. When it goes back it doesn't come out like the other side but it could be my settings. Try it out at the store of you can.

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