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One of the most professional embroidery machines for sale, the Janome Memory Craft 350E has a high rating on most major review sites- and for good reason. The 350E boasts of Janome’s famous quality built and ease of use. It comes with many professional-grade features such as 100 built-in embroidery designs and the capacity to expand your collection thanks to its USB port. It also sports a very good embroidery speed of 650 stitches-per-minute.
Thanks to its sturdy design, several users stated that they were able to successfully use this model to launch their own home-based business. Indeed, it is not only surprisingly easy to use but the machine is also designed to sustain heavy-duty use. The scratch-resistant casing also has the added advantage of being extremely easy to clean.
Designed for embroidery-only, the Janome Memory Craft 350E comes fully computerized, which means that you’ll be able to navigate through your embroidery designs on its LCD screen. Because it’s only aimed at embroidery, it is also far less confusing for beginners to navigate through. From the backlit LCD touch screen to the spacious work space, this model is also designed to prevent eye strain and comes with a handy built-in light which you can use at night or during darker weathers.
When it comes to drawbacks, a few have been reported by users. For example, one person claimed that the setting on the display screen was confusing to her, resulting in several failed attempts at embroidering her fabric. A few beginners also bemoaned the computerized features, which to them, were too advanced and complicated to navigate through.
Overall, while it does have a few setbacks, the Janome 350E does remain a recommended buy, especially considering its quality build and extended range of features.
Embroidery Area: 4.5/5
The Memory Craft 350E boasts of a 5.5” x 7.9” maximum embroidery area, which is also the size of the included hoop, though it can also work with smaller ones measuring 5” x 4.3”. This enables you to work with larger expanses of fabric while indulging in various projects like fabric satchels, curtains, tablecloths, bedspreads and the likes.
Ease of Use: 4.5/5
In spite of its more advanced digitalized features, this machine is surprisingly easy to use. For example, it comes with handy decals on the work table to illustrate how you should attach the hoop-something that beginners will undoubtedly appreciate. The LCD screen also makes it far easier for users to navigate through the different built-in embroidery and monogramming designs since all you need to do is swipe your finger across the touch screen to select the design of your choice. After keying in the monograming design into the LCD screen, users can also save it to memory and consequently use the same design next time. This can be quite a useful feature for sewers who want to monogram their towels, napkins, bathrobes and the likes.
Extra Features: 4.5/5
Extremely tech-friendly, this particular model is packed with an extensive range of features such as 100 built-in embroidery designs, and a very good sewing speed of 650 stitches-per-minute. It also features a top-loading full rotary hook bobbin as well as a built-in needle threader to help you cut back on your embroidery time. The Memory Craft 350E can be used on different types of fabrics such as cotton, linen, knits, wool, taffeta, blends, velvet and polyester.
With the Memory Craft 350E you will also receive various types of free accessories such as two embroidery hoops, bobbins, spool felt, spool holders, screwdriver, scissors as well as several extra needles. Because it’s designed for embroidery only, you won’t be able to use this model for regular sewing, so the machine is specially recommended for users that already own a sewing machine. If you don’t already own a sewing machine, and want a model you can use for regular sewing then you’d be better served by the likes of the Brother SE400 and the Singer Futura XL-400.
The Janome 350E is USB compatible, which means that you’ll be able to expand your embroidery design collection by uploading your own designs onto the machine. The USB port can also be used to keep your machine connected to the latest updates. You can make the most out of the Memory Craft 350E’s built-in memory feature to save your favorite design, which means that you won’t need to go through the whole selection process again next time you want to use a particular design. Because of the top-loading drop-in bobbin makes it even easier for you to insert the bobbin and save up on time. As far as the tension setting is concerned, sewers can easily adjust the tension through the LCD screen.
While it may be on the pricier side, the Janome Memory Craft 350E Embroidery Machine is certainly among the most professional pieces of sewing equipment on the market. It boasts of a higher than average sewing speed and a wide array of embroidery designs, but its best feature is without a doubt its sturdy design, characteristic of Janome.
- Sew & Embroidery: No
- Max Embroidery Area: 5.5 x 7.9″
- Included Hoops: 5.5 x 7.9″
- Embroidery Designs: 100
- Alphabet Fonts: 3
- Embroidery Speed: 650
- Weight: 27 lbs
- Dimensions: 22 x 15 x 21″
- Warranty: 25-year Limited