Janome JW7522 Review In Detail

Janome JW7522 Review In Detail

Janome JW7522 is a good machine. The beautiful stitches that it delivers is one thing that makes this machine worth having a look.  

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Janome JW7522 is a beginners sewing machine. It is a mechanical sewing machine which belongs to the affordable range of sewing machines from Janome. The machine has a simple design with 3 dials in front of the machine. One is for selecting stitch and the other two for adjusting stitch length and width. It comes with 22 built-in stitches (denoted by the last two digits of the model number), which includes a beginner friendly one-step buttonhole.

Janome JW7522 has a conveniently placed reverse stitch lever. The lever is also of decent size, so older people will find it easy to engage. The bobbin is front loading type. There is a built-in automatic needle threader to assist you while threading the needle. You can sew cuffs and collars by converting the machine to free arm. You can also use twin needle for sewing. The built-in carry handle adds to portability. The built-in work light illuminates the needle area quite well.

Ease of Use

Janome JW7522 is a very quiet sewing machine. It is quiet even at high sewing speeds. So your sleeping kids won't have any trouble with it. JW7522 can handle multiple layers of thick fabrics like denim with ease. It's performance on thick fabrics is commendable (behaves like a typical Janome). The stitch quality on different types of fabrics is very good. The motor is powerful and it can handle most types of fabric. Make sure that you use the right needle. The motor can sew 800 stitches/min. The foot pedal is responsive and you can easily control the sewing speed. The build quality is very good from Janome. It is a machine built to last. Janome JW7522 is very stable at high sewing speeds, thanks to the solid construction.

Drawbacks

Janome JW7522 lacks a top drop-in bobbin.

There is no option to drop feed dogs.

Presser foot pressure is not adjustable.

Pros

•    Good variety of stitches
•    Quiet
•    Excellent on thick fabrics
•    Solidly built

Cons

•    No top drop-in bobbin
•    No drop feed dog

Review Verdict

Janome JW7522 is a good machine. The beautiful stitches that it delivers is one thing that makes this machine worth having a look.  In simple words, JW7522 is a reliable and affordable sewing machine. 

Now there is some confusion among sewers between Janome JW7522 and JW5622. The model numbers are used interchangeably. Janome's website lists JW7522 and JW5622 in one page and the features are identical. Both are identical machines with just a difference in model numbers. Nowadays JW7522 is not widely available in the US market. It is the JW5622 which is available.

Specifications

FeatureType
TypeMechanical
Built-in Stitches22
Automatic Needle ThreaderYes
Buttonhole Styles1 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinNo, Front Loading
Stitch SelectionDial
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYes
Stitch Width5mm
Stitch Length4mm
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNo
Drop FeedNo
Free ArmYes
Motor Speed800 Stitches/min
Work LightYes
Feed Dog3-piece
Included FeetBlind Hem Foot, Zig-Zag Foot, Zipper Foot (screw on)
Extra High Presser Foot LifterNo
Snap-on Presser FootYes
Twin Needle CapabilityYes
Dedicated Locking Stitch ButtonNo