Janome 7318 Review

Janome 7318 Review In Detail

Janome 7318 may not be the most feature packed sewing machine out there. However it does one thing very well, it sews some beautiful stitches.

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Janome Magnolia 7318 comes with 18 built-in stitches which include utility and decorative stitches. It has a reverse stitch lever for locking stitches. It also has a manual thread cutter on the back. It can stitch at a speed of 830 stitches/min. A storage compartment is provided at the base of the machine. You can do free arm stitching as well. You can easily lower the feed dogs using the slider provided at the bottom of the machine.
 
The needle plate markings is a great addition. We really like the extra high presser foot lift which is really an advantage while working on bulky projects. You can easily replace the bobbin on this machine. It also comes with a clear cover, which lets you monitor the thread supply.
 
There are two dials on Janome Magnolia 7318 with which you can select the stitch and adjust stitch length. You can adjust the stitch width to a maximum of 5mm and length to a maximum of 4mm. You can adjust the needle position as well. It also comes with an LED work light. It has 25 year limited warranty.

Ease of Use

The user manual of Janome Magnolia 7318 is extremely detailed. It is easy to read and understand. Straight stitches on Janome Magnolia 7318 looks great. This machine is very stable, you won't feel any vibrations when it is in operation. One thing we really liked about this machine is the ease with which you can replace bobbins. It sew through multiple layers of denim without much difficulty.

Drawbacks

Few more built-in stitches would have been useful.

Janome 7318 is slightly on the louder side.

One thing we would have loved to have is the automatic needle threader. 

A one-step buttonhole instead of the four-step one would have been great for beginners.

Pros

•    Sturdy
•    Very easy to add bobbin
•    Stable
•    Easy to use

Cons

•    Slightly loud
•    No automatic needle threader

Review Verdict

Overall, Janome Magnolia 7318 is a quality machine. It doesn't have all the fancy features that you get on other similarly priced machines, but it does what it is supposed to do. It sews well.
 

Specifications

FeatureType
TypeMechanical
Built-in Stitches18
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNo
Speed Control SliderNo
Automatic Needle ThreaderNo
Buttonhole Styles1 Four-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYes
USB ConnectivityNo
Stitch SelectionDial
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYes
Built-in MemoryNo
Stitch Width5mm
Stitch Length4mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownNo
Built-in Monogramming FontNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNo
Drop FeedYes
Free ArmYes
Motor Speed830 Stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYes
Work LightYes LED
Feed Dog5
Included FeetAdjustable Blind Hem Foot G, Buttonhole Foot, Zig-Zag Foot, Zipper Foot
Machine Weight17.6 lbs
Extra High Presser Foot LifterYes
Snap-on Presser FootYes
Automatic Thread CutterNo
Work SpaceW 6.2" x H 4.5"
Dedicated Locking Stitch ButtonNo
TensionAdjustable With Dial
Included Wide Extension TableNo
Knee LifterNo