I wanted to see how much a person would really have to invest to start sewing. And, if the machine you could get for under 70 dollars would do the job. I hopped over to the Hobby Lobby by my new house and purchased this cute small Janome sewing machine, a sewing kit, 3 yards of four different types of coordinating fabric, and one spool of matching thread. I will be trying the machine on different materials, to give a thorough review.
I went with a rose colored (like the glasses I’m lookin’ through ) theme and purchased 100% cotton gauze, a cotton knit, stretch lace, and a quilting cotton.
I spent less than 200 dollars, about 170.00 and I have tons (12 yards!) of pretty good quality fabric to indulge my every creative whim for a long while. I possibly could have saved a little more with a coupon.
The Janome brand is new to me, I’m excited to try it out and do a review of this machine and if it is easy to learn without any help.
I added a basic sewing kit for 8 dollars and since all my things were on a moving truck or buried in boxes this was a great project for me to get my creative fix.
Its really nice out and my deck is a bit rough. But it is covered so I’m going to dig into this machine al fresco.
Also, I do not have any daughters, all this pink stuff is actually all for me….what can I say? I’d put ruffles on everything that didn’t move if I could.
I know a lot of people really like Janome machines. I wonder if I will like it too based on this super cute, tiny, portable machine.
This machine is so cute and small it seems like a toy. It comes in a bunch of colors. It would be a good present for a beginner or as a no pressure way to try out sewing. I found it for 54.00 dollars in the grey color below on Amazon. Click on the picture to see all the colors it comes in and check back for a review. Just remember, if you purchase this, it is not a full size machine, and looks like a toy. That could be a good thing in a small space, or to take with you.