Janome 8077 Review

Janome 8077 Review In Detail

Janome 8077 is a quality computerized sewing machine. But the user manual could do with more detailing, to be honest.

Editor rating


Janome 8077 is a computerized, all purpose sewing machine. It comes with 30 built-in stitches along with 6 one-step buttonholes. The automatic needle threader saves eye strain. It has top drop-in bobbin. It has a start/stop button which gives you the freedom to sew without using the foot controller. It has needle up/down and locking stitch functionality as well.

You can view your stitch selection on the LED screen. The width and length of the stitches can be adjusted using the '+' and '-' buttons provided in front of the machine. You can control the speed by using the speed control slider. It also comes with a manual thread cutter.

Ease of Use

Janome 8077 does a pretty good job with thick layers of denim. The motor is extremely quiet. It is very light, so it is very easy to transport. The stitches are consistent and smooth. One good quality of this sewing machine is that you can sew through different kinds of fabric with little adjustment. The clear cover for bobbin will let you keep an eye on the thread supply. The needle up/down feature saves you the pain of moving the fabric.

The auto-lock stitch is another good feature on Janome 8077. You don't have to back stitch anymore, you just need to push the button. This sewing machine has a fantastic feeding system, it pulls through different kinds of fabric without any trouble.

Drawbacks

Few more built-in stitches would have added more creativity.

The user manual could do with more detailing and illustrations. We found some YouTube videos really helpful in this regard.

Pros

•    Feed system that works equally well with thick and thin fabrics
•    Automatic needle threader
•    Needle up/down
•    Portable

Cons

•    Less number of built-in stitches
•    User manual needs improvement

Editor Comments

Overall, Janome 8077 is a good intermediate machine. It is highly rated by sewers. It may not have all the fancy features like 100 stitches or automatic thread cutter, but if you are looking for a good, sturdy and affordable sewing machine, this might just work for you.

Specifications

FeatureType
TypeComputerized
Built-in Stitches30
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonYes
Speed Control SliderYes
Automatic Needle ThreaderYes
Buttonhole Styles6 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYes
USB ConnectivityNo
Stitch SelectionLCD and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYes
Built-in MemoryNo
Stitch Width7mm
Stitch Length5mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownYes
Built-in Monogramming FontNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNo
Drop FeedYes
Free ArmYes
On Board Accessory StorageYes
Work LightYes LED
Feed Dog7
Included FeetSatin Stitch Foot F, Sliding Buttonhole Foot, Zig-Zag Foot
Machine Weight18.2 lbs
Extra High Presser Foot LifterYes
Needle Positions15
Snap-on Presser FootYes
Automatic Thread CutterNo
Work SpaceW 6.2" x H 4.7"
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button (Apart from reverse button)Yes
TensionAdjustable With Dial
Included Wide Extension TableNo
Knee LifterNo