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Thread: 5 pound Janome

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    5 pound Janome

    Have you heard of/own a 5 pound Janome sewing machine?
    Is it a toy? Would it sew good enough to take to class?
    What do they cost? I may have a chance to buy a new one, but I have never
    heard of one that weights 5 pounds of any brand.
    Last edited by needles3thread; 03-02-2013 at 06:40 PM.

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    Golly ... even a featherweight weighs more than 5 lbs. I don't think I would want a 5lb machine ... with the exception of one of the vintage toys.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Where did you hear about or see the 5 pound Janome?
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    How much does the janome gem weigh?? Maybe that's what you heard about??
    ~Laura

    Wise words from my 7 year old niece: "Aunt Laura, you must think you can't have too much fabric like a pizza can't have too much cheese." Well said, Gracie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltyfeelings View Post
    How much does the janome gem weigh?? Maybe that's what you heard about??
    5.6 kg according to this website. http://www.acesewvac.com/the-jem-gol...---stitch.html

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    I haven't seen this machine. A friend told me about it & said it weighs 5 pounds. I bet
    it is the Janome Jem. 5.6 kg Thanks for your info.
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    I had one that weighed about that. Great to carry on a plane. I used it to piece quilts in hotel rooms when I travel every week for work. It was noisy but did a good job stitching. No light . My son now uses it for mending.
    Quilting in the Desert

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    5.6 kg x 2.2 lb/kg = 12.32 lb.

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    Yes, I have one! It's a mechanical machine, called the 'Sew-Mini'. It's fine for class as long as you don't have to do anything fancy. It comes with only one presser foot and the presser foot can't be removed, which surprised me. But since I only use it for piecing, that really isn't a problem.

    It was about $60 when I bought it 6 months ago.

    It's kind of noisy, but at 5 pounds, is very easy to carry to class or guild meetings. The price is right, too, so I don't worry about dropping it or the 'grands' sewing on it, etc.

    The only bad thing I can say about it is that it doesn't come with a light. What were they thinking?
    Last edited by cathyvv; 03-02-2013 at 10:18 PM.

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    one of the ladies that comes to the charity quilt group I run has a very small janome. It is same size as gem but was much cheaper. She uses it for piecing . All she has done is mark 1/4" seam on it.

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