In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Janome 7330 and Janome DC1050. What made these two sewing machines stand out was that they were packed with features in an affordable range combined with excellent stitch quality.
What are the major differences between them? Here I will try to answer them as simply as possible.
Janome 7330 vs. Janome DC1050: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
Janome 7330 and Janome DC1050 are both computerized sewing machines. If you buy a computerized sewing machine, you might also be able to save a few new patterns or even stitches to the onboard memory. Users may even be able to add new stitches, or even project patterns, depending on the machine they’re working on.
In contrast to what you might think, digital machines may be the easiest to use. Rather than complicating our lives, they actually make them easier. In other words, they were supposed to simplify and speed up the process of making clothing.
Janome 7330 vs. Janome DC1050 : Built-in Stitches
There are 30 stitches on Janome 7330. On the other hand, the Janome DC1050 has 50 built-in stitches. Janome 7330 comes with 6 one-step buttonhole(s), while Janome DC1050 sewing machine has only 3 one-step buttonhole(s).
The Janome 7330 weighs approximately 18.2 lbs, while the Janome DC1050 sewing machine comes with a weight of 11.8 lbs.
The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.
Both the Janome 7330 and Janome DC1050 sewing machine come with a start/stop button. A start/stop button is an important accessibility feature. If you’re unable, for whatever reason, to use the foot pedal, a start/stop button allows you to run your sewing machine anyway. It’s also invaluable for making perfect one-step automatic buttonholes.
Speed Control Slider
Both Janome 7330 sewing machine and Janome DC1050 have a speed control slider, which allows you to set the maximum speed you are comfortable with.
Automatic Needle Threader
Many sewing machines sold today come with an automatic threader function. This is essentially a lever that will guide the thread through the eye of your sewing needle for you so that you don’t have to do it yourself. Many sewists prefer to thread their own needles, but if you have difficulty performing this task, then a machine with an automatic needle threader might be very useful for you. Fortunately, these two sewing machines both come with automatic needle threader, allowing you to thread the machine with ease.
The advantage of easy drop-in, top load bobbins is that you can readily see how much thread is left on the bobbin through the window. You do not have to remove the bobbin case to insert a new bobbin, and you do not have to remove the accessory tray from the free arm to change bobbins. Both the Janome 7330 and the Janome DC1050 come with this user-friendly feature.
The most common type of feeding mechanism in a home sewing machine (and some industrial machines) is the drop feed, also known as the regular feed system. Both Janome 7330 and Janome DC1050 come equipped with a drop feed system, which grabs the fabric and moves it along through the machine.
There is free arm on both the Janome 7330 and the Janome DC1050. The free arm is a very useful feature to all sewing machines as it makes sewing one layer of fabric without catching another. This is because all of the workings around the bobbin race, feed dogs, and needles are housed there.
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter
The extra-high presser foot lifter of the Janome 7330 and Janome DC1050 allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.
|Janome 7330||Janome DC1050|
|Sewing Machine Type||Computerized||Computerized|
|Buttonhole Styles||6 one-step||3 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||Yes|
|Working Light||–||Yes LED|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||Yes|
|Weight||18.2 lbs||11.8 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||Yes||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||–|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||No||–|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||LCD and Push Button||LCD and Push Button|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||Automatic Buttonhole Foot, Satin Stitch Foot F, Zig-Zag Foot, Zipper Foot (screw on)||Automatic Buttonhole Foot, Satin Stitch Foot F, Satin Stitch Foot, Sliding Buttonhole Foot ,Zig-Zag Foot, Zipper Foot|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||Yes||Yes|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Janome 7330 Video Review
Janome DC1050 Video Review
When you compare the performances, both machines are neck on neck. There isn’t a lot of difference in stitch quality. Both machines handle thick and delicate fabrics exceptionally well. In fact, the stitch quality is one factor that makes these two machines different from other machines in their segment. From the feature differences we have listed above, we believe you will be able to make a decision on your own. We will leave this one to you.
Q. Why adjust tension on sewing machine
A. Sewing machine tension adjustment is controlled by devices that separately control the needle thread and the bobbin thread, putting varying amounts of tension (or strength) on the threads they control to form a strong, balanced stitch.
Q. What type of maintenance do sewing machines need?
A. Today’s sewing machines usually require just a few basic steps to keep them in good working order. While the manual included with your machine will spell out the details, it’s important to regularly remove the throat plate and use a small, soft brush to remove thread, lint, and debris that might have become lodged inside the machine. Your machine may also require oiling to keep everything lubricated and running smoothly.
Q. Why use a bobbin on a sewing machine
A. In general, the bobbin is the thing that feeds the thread to stitch from the lower part of the machine. Its purpose is to hold the thread below the needle, and it is where the thread in which you stitch comes from.
Q. What should I know about manual vs. electric sewing machines?
A. Manual sewing machines were the mainstay of the crafting world, but in more recent years electric (also known as computerized) machines have been increasing in popularity for their easy operation and advanced functions, such as embroidery.
If you’re looking for a simple sewing experience without frills, a mechanical machine gives you straightforward functionality.
Without electronic components, some feel that these machines prove more reliable in the long term.
However, computerized machines may shorten the learning curve for some new sewers, since choosing stitches and settings only requires the push of a button.
Q. Can I interchange metal and plastic bobbins if they are the same size?
A. Metal bobbins and plastic bobbins of the same size can NOT be swapped. Machines are set for a very precise tension setting. If they are set for a lighter plastic bobbin, the tension will change if a heavier metal bobbin is used.
Q. How much electricity does a sewing machine use
A. A typical home sewing machine may be in the 100-watt range. One estimate for portable sewing machines says that you are paying about 0.013 cents per hour every time. For the day you may be spending about 10 cents.