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The Janome Memory Craft 11000 is a high-end multi-purpose sewing machine favored by expert sewers worldwide. With industrial-grade features, this particular model costs between $4000 and $5000. It is admittedly on the expensive side, but it can very easily last for life as long as you properly care for it. Since it’s so durable, it can effortlessly sustain heavy duty use, hence enabling you to use it on an everyday basis. By this token, sewers often use the machine for business purposes, which can help you earn some extra money on the side.
Some of its main features include 358 sewing stitches, 10 alphabet fonts and 13 one-step buttonholes. When it comes to the embroidery mode, this particular model boasts of 170 built-in embroidery designs with the possibility of download thousands of designs from the internet and into the machine, as well as one of the fastest embroidery speeds on the market.
Like most electrical appliances, however, the 11000 has a few drawbacks to its name. For instance, some customers- especially inexperienced ones- initially found the machine hard to use at first, which resulted in quite a few failed projects. It also received a few complaints about its bulk: the size made it slightly difficult for some users to move it around, especially if they had to attend sewing class.
Embroidery Area: 5/5
The Memory Craft 11000 boasts of a wide 8 x 8″ maximum embroidery area, which means that users will be able to work with almost any embroidery design without the need of rehooping. It includes both an 8 x 8″ hoop and a 5 x 4″ so you’ll be able to embroider the smaller designs using the small hoop for more practicality.
The embroidery area is perfectly illuminated with bright LED lights that provide you with a clear and precise view of your stiches for a flawless finish. The work surface is also ergonomically built to help you avoid back or lower-body pains. It even provides you with the very best angles for embroidery.
Ease of Use: 4.5/5
While it may be brimming with features, the Janome MC11000 remains surprisingly easy to navigate through. In true Janome fashion, the embroidery machine boasts of user-friendly features that will enable you to finish your project in just a few days instead of months. For example, if you normally find it difficult to adjust the tension settings on sewing machines, you will be glad to learn that this model comes with an entirely digitalized function which means that you simply have to punch in a few buttons to adjust the tension.
By the same token, it is possible for users to avoid fiddling around with the thread and needle: you literally only need to swipe your finger across the LCD screen and it will instantly activate the mechanism that will inch the thread through the eye of the needle. This is ideal for both elderly users and anyone who suffers from poor eyesight. Because it’s so easy to navigate through, the machine even comes with an automatic drop feed dog. Sewers will be glad to learn that the machine even boasts of a handy speed control slider that will not only enable you to effortlessly control the speed, but also ensures that you encounter very little to virtually no issue with your final project.
Extra Features: 5/5
The Janome Memory Craft 11000 boasts of no less than 170 built-in embroidery designs, which is ideal for users who like to embellish their projects. Because of its varied monogramming fonts, it can even be used to personalize various accents around your home like cushions, pillowcases, towels, sleeping gowns and other similar items. With the MC11000, you can also benefit from a built-in memory that saves your favorite embroidery designs, hence saving you from the hassle of constantly having to look for and apply your designs to the project.
The embroidery speed ranges between 60 to 800spm, guaranteeing speed and efficiency. For more precise results, you can also use the machine’s exclusive Drag and Drop editing that ensures the flawless placement of your threads. As far as the editing features are concerned, you can resize your embroidery project by 90, 100, 110 or even 120 percent. Additionally, sewers can flip their project either horizontally or vertically to ensure that everything is done exactly as they want it.
The embroidery area can accommodate standard hoops, which means that you can embellish whatever you want, from large sheets to small baby or pet clothes. Because of the USB port, you can always download the latest Janome software or enjoy an exceptionally easy transfer of your embroidery designs from your computer to the machine.
While it is admittedly expensive, this multi-purpose sewing machine is well worth its price, especially if you want to enjoy industrial-grade features and efficiency. Indeed, while it is, admittedly, more expensive than other multi-purpose machines such as the Janome 300E and the Singer Futura Quartet, the Janome Memory Craft 11000 is considered one of the best sewing machines for embroidery and for a good reason.
- Sew & Embroidery: Yes
- Max Embroidery Area: 8 x 8″
- Included Hoops: 5 x 4″ and 8 x 8″
- Embroidery Designs: 170
- Alphabet Fonts: 3
- Embroidery Speed: 800
- Stitch Designs: 358
- Buttonhole Styles: 13
- Weight: 32 lbs
- Dimensions: 18 x 9 x 13″
- Warranty: 25-year Limited