Janome DC1050 vs 8077

Janome DC1050 vs 8077 Comparison In Detail


Janome DC1050 and Janome 8077 are two good beginners sewing machines. Both are computerized sewing machines. Both machines received good feedback from sewers and from the outside, both even look similar. So let us see which one offers more value per dollar.

Janome DC1050 Vs Janome 8077 - Major Differences In Features

The main areas of difference are 

Built-in Stitches 

DC1050 is more advanced in the number of built-in stitches. It has 50 of them whereas 8077 has only 30 built-in stitches. If the number of stitches are important to you, go with DC1050.

Buttonhole Styles

Janome 8077 scores in this area with 6 one-step buttonholes. DC1050 has only 3 one-step buttonholes.

Sewing Machine Weight

There is a huge difference in weight between these two machines. DC1050 weighs around 11.8 lbs which is extremely light. 8077 on the other hand weighs around 18.2 lbs. So you can clearly see that 8077 has more metal parts and is intended to last longer. However, if you want to take your machine to sewing classes, DC1050 will be a better option.

Accessories

In the accessories department DC1050 scores high as it comes with some extra feet. Automatic buttonhole foot, zipper foot and satin stitch foot are the extras you get.

These are the areas where DC1050 and 8077 differ. Now let us have a look at all the features of these two machines.

Side by side comparison

FeatureJanome DC1050Janome 8077
TypeComputerizedComputerized
Built-in Stitches5030
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonYesYes
Speed Control SliderYesYes
Automatic Needle ThreaderYesYes
Buttonhole Styles3 One-step6 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYesYes
Stitch SelectionLCD and Push ButtonLCD and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYesYes
Stitch Width7mm7mm
Stitch Length5mm5mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownYesYes
Built-in Monogramming FontNoNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNoNo
Drop FeedYesYes
Free ArmYesYes
On Board StorageYesYes
Work LightYes LEDYes LED
Feed Dog77
Included FeetAutomatic Buttonhole Foot, Satin Stitch Foot F, Satin Stitch Foot, Sliding Buttonhole Foot ,Zig-Zag Foot, Zipper FootSatin Stitch Foot F, Sliding Buttonhole Foot, Zig-Zag Foot
Machine Weight11.8 lbs18.2 lbs
Extra High Presser Foot LifterYesYes
Needle Positions1515
Work SpaceW 6.2" x H 4.7"W 6.2" x H 4.7"
Locking Stitch ButtonYesYes

Editor comment

Both machines are extremely quiet. 8077 is much more suitable for thick fabric sewing as it is more heavy-duty. DC1050 is not that bad either. The choice is a pretty tough one. Because, it comes down to personal preferences alone. If 20 extra stitches and lightweight is something you look for, go for  DC1050. It is a good option if you are on a tight budget. If you sew a lot of heavy-duty stuffs and do not worry about the number of stitches, go for 8077.

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