Janome DC2013 Review In Detail

Janome DC2013 Review In Detail

Janome DC2013 is a do-everything kind of a machine. It has almost all the features required by an average sewer.

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DC2013 is a computerized sewing machine released by Janome in the year 2013. Every year Janome releases a 'Decor' sewing machine with the year as model number. It has been a pattern since 2010. All the machines are essentially the same with change in color except for in 2015 when they released a completely new machine in the name of DC2015 . Janome DC2013 like other Decor machines, comes with 50 built-in stitches which include 24 Heirloom Stitches, 6 Satin Decorative Stitches and 3 one-step buttonholes. It comes with Janome's unique Superior Feed System to maintain consistent stitch quality. Memorized needle up/down is provided. It has an auto-declutch bobbin winder. You can convert this machine to free arm. Speed control slider can be used to control the sewing speed. It has an automatic needle threader as well. Reverse stitch and auto-lock buttons are nicely placed in front. Janome DC2013 has drop feed dog capability as well. It comes with a hard case and has a 25 year limited warranty.

Ease of Use

Janome DC2013 does a very good job with thick layers of fabric. It sews through pretty thick layers of denim and fleece with ease. The presser foot adjusts quite well according to the fabric thickness. The SFS feed system makes a huge difference while sewing thick fabrics. The SFS system feeds the fabric nicely without any jams. The machine is much more solid than most other machines in the segment. The machine weighs 18.2 lbs which is a clear indication that most parts are metal. The automatic needle threader on this machine is fantastic. We have seen some pretty tricky needle threaders on some machines, not this one. The machine is very easy to set up. Bobbin winding and threading is a breeze.

The halogen light provided on this machine is bright enough to work on your project in the dark. The tension seems absolutely perfect out of the box. The quality of stitches are quite consistent. The user manual is very detailed about all instructions. Janome DC2013 is a machine that is very easy to use. There is nothing complicated about this machine. All controls and buttons are placed in such a way that they are very easy to reach. If you ask us to define DC2013 in three words, we would say solid, quality and impressive.

Drawbacks

There is no font for basic monogramming.

Janome DC2013 has no sewing start/stop button. What this means is that, even though the speed control slider acts as the maximum sewing speed limiter, you still need to use the foot pedal. There is no option to sew without using the foot pedal.

Pros

•    Sturdy
•    Excellent feeding system
•    Fantastic on thick fabrics, doesn't struggle at all
•    Durable

Review Verdict

Janome DC2013 is a do-everything kind of a machine. It has almost all the features required by an average sewer. More important is the fact that it is a quality sewing machine capable of sewing through different type of fabrics consistently.

Specifications

FeatureType
TypeComputerized
Built-in Stitches50
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNo
Speed Control SliderYes
Automatic Needle ThreaderYes
Buttonhole Styles3 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYes
Stitch SelectionLCD and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYes
Stitch Width7mm
Stitch Length5mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownYes
Built-in Monogramming FontNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNo
Drop FeedYes
Free ArmYes
Work LightYes
Feed DogSFS 7-piece
Included FeetBlind Hem Foot, Even Feed Foot, Overedge Foot, Satin Stitch Foot F, Zig-Zag Foot
Machine Weight18.2lbs
Needle Positions15
Extra High Presser Foot LifterYes
Snap-on Presser FootYes
Work SpaceW 6.2" x H 4.7"
Dedicated Locking Stitch ButtonYes