The Janome 7330 Magnolia model is an excellent purchase for those that are just beginning to dabble in sewing but the characteristics incorporated in it deem it equally useful for the advanced user. I would like to point out that in its price category, this model is among the top choices. Keep in mind that the general cost for acquiring this model is currently around 400 dollars, but a bit of research may reveal an even lower one.
However, although reasonably priced, this sewing machine incorporates an innovative feed method, button sewing capabilities, simple modus operandi and many more.
The Janome 7330 Magnolia also enables user to change the feeding mode via the push of a button. Consequentially, you will be able to opt between the superior or drop feeding, whichever works well for the purpose you have in mind. It is also important to note that the LED associated with them will allow you to see them even under poor lighting conditions. Furthermore, the machine comes with thirty predefined sewing and stitching programs, which will greatly simplify the task. In case you have just started sewing, then this will be immensely helpful for you.
What we would also like to note is that the stitching can be reversed, so in case you have made a mistake, there is no need to throw away the fabric or spend a frustrating amount of time trying to remove them by hand. Moreover, you can operate it using the on/off switch, so you no longer need to press on the traditional pedal system.
This model is able to perform equally well whenever you are attempting to sew and stitch lighter or heavier types of fabric. Furthermore, its intelligent programming allows it to remember the last actions you have performed, so you can resume from where you have left off in case your sewing has been interrupted. At the same time, a very handy feature comes from the free arm, which enables you to perform a lot more sewing tasks.
Pros & Cons
What’s great Pros: Compared to the Brother CS6000i which I reviewed in an earlier post, this machine is definitely much more quiet, and the stitching is smooth and consistant. This sewing machine costs double that of Brother CS6000i (which is currently listed as the best best value for money sewing machine here) but the Janome 7330 is worth it! With this machine, you can now finish a project without having to stop every 15 minutes untangling and cutting threads! It also goes through layers of thick fabrics! 😀 Some users have tried out on several layers of fleece and heavy drapery fabric together, it barely even slowed down when it got to the tough parts.
It can sew your buttons on for you and it is super easy to change the stitch and adjust the length/width. The work light is very bright- excellent when the area you are using it is rather low-light.
What sucks Cons: Some of the stitches it automatically secures the stitches and on others I have to manually push the backwards stitching button so some people might get a little confused. It tells you in the manual which ones have the auto secure stitching, but you either have to remember the stitch functions well or just make your own marking to help you remember. It will be a very handy feature when you can remember which ones do and don’t. Ha. :p This is basically the only thing I can think of to complain about. Oh, if you encounter had a problem with thin fabrics but you just need to use the thinner needles and adjust the tension a bit and it will be just fine.
This sewing machine performs well with any type of material, works at very high rates and comes with a lot of predefined sewing programs that allow even the least experienced users to create effective stitches, sew buttons and so on. In addition, this model is lightweight and with a durable casing. However, the ability to do a quality sewing job is also enhanced by the presence of several convenience features and the simple mode of operation. If you also account for the reasonable price of the Janome 7330 Magnolia, then your decision on the purchase of a new sewing machine should be extremely easy.