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The Janome Magnolia 7318 is a sturdy and easy to use sewing machine that comes with all the basic features needed to finish even advanced sewing projects. Not only that, but the machine boasts of Janome’s famous quality build, so it really is a great investment when you consider its reasonable price.
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The Janome 7318 has received mostly positive feedback but still, a few complaints have been reported. For example, a few people also had some issues with adjusting the tension and thought that this issue might have been resolved had the machine been computerized instead of mechanical.
Size and Weight: 4/5
The Janome 7318 weighs 17.2 pounds. While it may not be the lightest apparatus to carry around, it remains completely stable on your work surface, which largely limits the risks of snags and other such issues. Best of all, customers also receive a hard-shell carrying case with the boxed packaging, which does facilitate mobility. The sewing machine also measures 18.8” x 10.5” x 14.8”, enabling users to set it on various surfaces, including small tables. In spite of its compact size, this machine has a generous sewing area, which makes it adequate for quilting, embroidery or simply for working with larger expanses of fabrics.
Ease of Use: 5/5
This model is one of the rare sewing machines that can easily be operated by novice users with minimal effort. To help you find your way around the features, the machine is also accompanied by a fully illustrated, detailed and bilingual instructions manual to further simplify the different options for you. Best of all, it even boasts of a helpful automatic needle threader that will help you cut back on both time and effort. Therefore, you can forget about repeatedly fiddling with the tread and needle since you simply need to follow the illustrations on the machine to activate the mechanism that will automatically thread the needle for you. This can be quite an ideal feature for elderly people who often complain of issues with the threading process.
Sewers can also enjoy a far easier tension adjustment system thanks to the tension knob. Indeed, all you need to do is turn the dial knob to manually adjust the tension, ensuring a virtually flawless and highly professional finish.
Extra Features: 4/5
Marketed as a companion machine, this model is packed full with features that will enhance both your sewing and quilting project. For example, it comes with no less than 18 stitches and a 4 step-buttonhole. With the Janome Mangolia 7318, sewers will be able to benefit from a free arm option that grants you with far easier access to harder-to-reach areas like hems, collars, cuffs and the likes. Because of its maximum speed of 840 spm, this particular piece of sewing equipment will undoubtedly enable you to complete your project in just a few weeks- if not days.
The extra-high presser foot lift guarantees your comfort while leaving your hands free to manipulate the fabric while working on larger projects. An automatic thread cutter is conveniently located directly behind the face plate to get rid of any stray threads. Unlike other models, this item includes a slide-out accessory tray to help you reach your free accessories as quickly as possible. Since the bobbin cover is completely transparent, you can be sure that you’ll be able to thread the bobbin n a mere matter of seconds.
If you’re looking for something convenient, packed with features and fairly affordable, you really can’t go wrong with the Janome Mangolia 7318. It doesn’t come with as many stitch designs as the – also mechanical- Brother XM2701, but its sewing speed is superior and it also has to offer Janome’s quality, so all in all the Magnolia 7318 is a better machine. Because of its simplistic albeit efficient users, sewers can easily find their way around the machine while indulging in enjoyable and comfortable projects.
- Sew & Quilt: Yes
- Computerized: No
- Built-in Stitches: 18
- Stitches per Minute: 840
- Lettering Fonts: No
- Wide Table: No
- Auto Needle Threader: Yes
- Weight: 17 lbs
- Dimensions: 15 x 10 x 19”
- Warranty: 25-year Limited