I’m in love with my Janome Memory Craft 350E, the stitch outs are fantastic and I’ve found it very user friendly. I LOVE the step forward/back and page forward/back so you can redo an area or omit a portion of the the design (i.e. text). Having a USB port was top on my list when shopping around for an embroidery machine and using a USB key to transfer your designs leaves your computer free to watch NetFlix. I think I put this embroidery machine through its paces this weekend and it really stood up to my abuse. If I could change anything on this machine, I’d put in LED lighting and use the same auto-threading mechanism as Baby Lock or Juki. A nice little bonus is that my Juki accepts Janome bobbins.
Sewer’s Aid is a very handy thing to have for both sewing but especially embroidery. I think it’s probably a silicon. You put a single drop on your needle and it aids your needle and thread to slip through thicker fabrics, I was using batting with my stitch-outs to make pot holders, it works like charm.
Stay tuned next week, I’ll be walking you through the Janome MC350E as time permits.