I have a new sewing machine. It is a Janome XL 601, and I’m in love, true love. So, I’m doing a review of my new sewing machine. If you are looking for a new sewing machine I hope this helps you.
First, the principle features of the XL 601.
Maximun speed controller
Programmable needle up&down — Oh! so useful…
Lock stitch feature — Another great feature, too.
30 built-in stitches
Auto 1-step buttonholes ( 3 styles )
Auto needle Threader– yeah! love it.
Drop feed for freehand embroidery
When I started sewing with it the first thing I noticed was the silence. This beauty is really silent. I can chat, listen radio and sew at the same time. Another thing is that it is really smooth and easy to use. It is powerful, don’t get me wrong, and very quick but at the same time it doesn’t make a fuss out for it.
My favourites features are the button to move up&down the needle and the speed controller. The up&down button is terrific. It helps you to speed the things a lot. And the speed controller is great when you want to go really slow. It also has 30 different stitches…
and a needle threader… oh yeah!
It came with a number of different feet (Zig Zag Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Zipper Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Overedge Foot, Blind Hem Foot) and stitches on purpose for them. So, for example, you can sew with a fake overlocker stitch, which is pretty useful. Another interesting thing is that as it is computerized every time you select a stitch the LCD screen tells you which one is the perfect foot. Handy!
Summarizing, I think this is an awesome machine and if Janome wants to sponsor me I would be more than happy :).
✄ Stay crafty ✄