Janome DC3050 Review In Detail

Janome DC3050 Review In Detail

If you are looking for a sewing machine that works equally well on almost all kinds of fabric, Janome DC3050 will be a good choice.

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DC3050 is a computerized sewing machine from Janome. We believe, some people are still not quite aware of the brand Janome. Janome is a Japanese sewing machine manufacturer. They have been making sewing machine since 1921. Their machines are sold worldwide. So you don't need to worry about the quality of Janome. The quality of materials used on Janome machines can never be questioned. They never use cheap plastic on the body. In fact Janome makes one of the best heavy-duty home sewing machines available in U.S, which is the HD1000 model.

Now, coming back to the review of Janome DC3050. On paper, the features of DC3050 are pretty basic. It doesn't boast of 200 built-in stitches and stuffs like that. It has 50 built-in stitches which include 3 1-step buttonholes, 24 Heirloom stitches, 6 Satin Decorative stitches and a bi-directional blanket stitch. The machine has a needle up/down button which is a very important feature needed by quilters. The auto-lock button lets you secure the end of a seam.

As expected, it has an automatic needle threader on board. The superior feed system (SFS they call it) ensures consistent quality without puckering.  Being a computerized sewing machine, it has a wonderful LCD screen with bright display. All the adjustments can be seen right on the screen. You can adjust stitch length and width by looking at the screen. The tension is set automatically by the machine. The bobbin system is top loading, with a transparent cover which is really nice as you can keep an eye on the thread supply. Janome DC3050 has an extra high presser foot lifter for providing extra clearance while working with multiple layers of fabric.

The machine has 15 needle positions. The machine is slightly on the heavier side, which is a good thing as there is more metal inside. It has a retractable carrying handle to improve its portability. There is a halogen light bulb to provide lighting. It comes with a 25 year limited warranty cover.

Ease of Use

Even though Janome DC3050 doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles, it is a fabulous machine. The machine has good number of useful stitches, and all of them are easy to select. The automatic tension on this machine is absolutely mind blowing. It adjusts the tension seamlessly with different kind of fabrics. We believe this machine has one of the best auto tension feature we have ever come across. There is no need to adjust the tension manually, the machine does it for you perfectly. The auto-lock feature is a real time saver as you don't have to hit the reverse button and go back and forth if you don't want to. Little things like this make a huge difference to the quality of the stitches. It may not sound much, but it does make a difference in the final result.

Janome DC3050 is quite sturdy. The operation is very smooth, it doesn't make a lot of vibrations while operating. Heavy weight or light weight material, it does an equally good job. Cottons, silk, flannel, denim, it sews through almost all. The speed control slider is another useful feature. Some may want to go slow especially the beginners and the speed control allows you to sew at an extremely slow pace.

Drawbacks

No font for monogramming.

Pros

•    Sturdy workhorse
•    High quality stitches
•    Stunning auto-tension feature

Review Verdict

If you are looking for a sewing machine that works equally well on almost all kinds of fabric, Janome DC3050 is a good choice. This has to be one of the best performers in its segment.

Specifications

FeatureType
TypeComputerized
Built-in Stitches50
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonYes
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 PressureYes
Drop FeedYes
Free ArmYes
On Board StorageYes
Work LightYes
Feed DogSFS
Included FeetBlind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot F, Zig-Zag Foot
Extra High Presser Foot LifterYes
Snap-on Presser FeetYes
Locking Stitch ButtonYes

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