#4 Janome DC5100 Computerized Sewing Machine
An expert friend of mine used this machine for three months, and her overwhelming conclusion is that she’s “ in LOVE with this machine.” The Janome DC5100 is a computerized sewing machine with 167 built-in stitches. It comes with a built-in thread cutter, and the built-in automatic needle threader makes threading the needles an effortless task.
The DC5100 is one the quietest and smoothest sewing machines we’ve come across. We were very impressed with the power this machine delivers, making easy work of heavy-duty sewing. It comes with an automatic thread tension control, which automatically adjusts the thread tensions when you sew over thick layers of fabric.
If you work on projects with varying thickness, this machine will automatically adjust to the width of the fabric you are working on.
It comes with snap-on sewing feet, which make them very easy to change. We love this feature because it saves you a lot of time and effort.
Dropping the feed dogs is a breeze and gives you the freedom of free motion quilting. The machine has ample throat space, which makes it easy for you to maneuver large quilts as you sew.
The LCD screen comes with a touchpad, which makes it easy to navigate through all 167 built-in stitches and 5 one-step buttonholes.
The DC5100 is equipped to handle a wide range of sewing projects. It is easy to operate, even for those who have never used a computerized sewing machine. The wide range of attachments and accessories makes it an excellent choice for piecing and quilting.
Our impression of this machine is that it is worth all the money you pay for it. It has good weight, solid build, and packs a lot of conveniences. It is very quiet even when operating at its top speed. Considering that your iPhone is almost double the price of this machine, it is a bargain for what it can do. Our only negative with this machine is the lighting. It comes with an incandescent bulb, but we prefer an LED bulb. You can replace the original bulb with an LED one, but that is at an additional expense.
The manual has thorough instructions and illustrations to help you get started. Even if you are not an experienced seamstress, you will be up and running in less than an hour. It handles several layers of quilting and other fabrics without jamming.
One thing we can say about this machine is that you will fall in love with it and never regret spending what you spend to buy it.