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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.
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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??
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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.
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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?
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by cathyvv View Post
    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?
    At $60. I think I will get one for my great-granddaughters.They have already been in my scraps and took a bundh home with them and dont have a machine. I could rig up a battery powered light.

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    You can but this from Home Depot. Looks like it would be a good machine. I lookd throught the manual and threads just like my janome.

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    If you watch Hancock Fabrics they run the Sew Mini on sale for 49.99 about every other week it seems.

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    Be careful with the Sew-Mini. It is difficult to sew an accurate 1/4 inch seam because the needle setting choices are limited and it puts the fabric edge into the track of the feed dogs. It is also noisy. Stitch choices are also very limited. I gave mine away after only two weeks to a children's home that wanted to teach young children how to sew.

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    Here. In England is a shop called :dunelm where I have seen very small computerised machines. Brother and janome.this is not a sewing shop just sells household stuff. NO SEWING FABRIC ANYMORE.
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