If you have one of these machines please could you give me some help as I am
trying to choose another machine and have always had Brother but I found
their backup lacking. Sewer and embroiderer. Thanks
Hi Liz, I have the Janome 10000 machine purchased earlier this year
after SUFFERING many years with brother machines, I had a top of the
range super galaxie that was nothing but trouble and in at the dealers
more than it was out, as a sewing machine it was superb but it never
stitched out a perfect embroidery design in its life, they blamed
everything from backings, threads and user error and the problems
never did get sorted out.
In contrast I got the bottom of the range 180D bought it second hand
and that stitched everything the other machine had never managed to
stitch with the same backing and threads.
you are so right about lacking back up. There is quite simply no
comparision with the brother and Janome.
I find Its so much more conveniant to have the embroidery facility
built in no more pulling out bulky embroidery beds from whatever
storage place you have for them. switching over to embroidery is
simply pressing a button and changing the foot. you can get the
designs to the machine by ata card by means of compact flash /card
adaptor and a card writer if you have a desktop pc ( you wouldnt need
it if you have a laptop) in the UK costs less than 20 quid, no special
software is needed to do this.
My dealer may still be able to locate an ex demo model if you are in
the UK ( £1000 off the price) hes a great dealer and gives excellent
backup which is important
I have been trying to locate first choice and I wonder if it is 1st choice
as I am interested in one of his machines if there are any left. There were
some advertised in Sewing World but there is no guarantee and £2,600 is a
lot to spend without any software.
is MOST DEFINATLY too much for the machine, you have seen onoffer the offer of the £1000 reduction was actually a janome offerwhich should have been passed onto the customer by the dealer!Also the machine should carry the usual guarantee.
If you are only looking for an embroidery machine and still have your
other machine to do normal sewing why not look at the new Janome 300E.
I have just bought that at a fraction of the price of the 10000 and
still use my other machine for normal sewing. MG
I had considered that, but I only have a little PE300S which I take away
with me in the caravan and I love it. I am due to replace all my curtains
this year and also make clothes for myself and my family so a bigger
machines is very useful. I must say I like the look of the 300E, do you
Thanks for your help. I have been in touch with lst choice and they
responded very quickly with price and offered a 2 year guarantee. The
salesman is not there until tomorrow and I am going to ring him up. I do
wish I could make my mind up and I am trying to get a demo somewhere
locally. I may persuade hubby to take over to Suffolk for the day!!!
Hi Liz, I dont think you will ever look back if you go to the Janome,
The ex dem machine price through the dealer is actually less than I
have seen second hand machines advertised for..... not that you ever
see as many of them as the brother machines.
If you are considering the embroidery only machine then the Janome
300E is a fantastic buy as it has the large stitch area, you get
designs to the machine by the ata card the same as the 10000 machine.
I bought my 10000 before the 300E was launched, I think if I was doing
it all again I would have still gone for the 10000 machine.
I had a top of the range(at the time years ago) Super Galixie that
found it impossible to do a perfect stitch out, I got terrible support
from our other dealer in town ! in contrast last year I bought a
second hand pe180D and that didnt stitch too bad, I then got my Janome
machine and my only regret is that I didnt buy the memory craft all
those years ago when I bought the super galaxie, the brother machine
won then because there was a lot more dresign cards available at the
time for the brother machines!
would you have far to go to come to Suffolk for the day? Ipswich isnt
bad for shopping. the car parks in town are very expensive and packed
if you did come over, just a tip especially at this time of year, it
would be advisable to park in a park and ride, especially as you would
be some time in the shop having a demonstration on the machine.