Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 44
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grandma Great machine
I bought 2 of these machines. One for my 6 y.o. Grandson & 7 y.o. Granddaughter. They love them! They sew great stitches. The only problem one of the bobbin covers was misplaced & I couldn't find any dealers that carry that part. Thankfully we found it!
February 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gran A great choice for teaching someone to sew!
This little machine was perfect for teaching a child to sew. It is clearly not a toy and would serve an adult well, too, provided s/he was interested in a simple machine. It would serve someone well for mending and small sewing projects. I particularly appreciated the fact that it has a single, moderate to slow speed, which helps a new sewer to be more accurate. One thing I wish that it had is a light, which most machines have; it was somewhat difficult to see to thread the needle. Although I did not mark it "excellent" in every category, for the price it is certainly worth the money. I may buy another one for a gift.
July 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jerry very pleased
I'm not much of a reviewer, but the Janome Sew Mini deserves one. This machine sews straight line and zig zag. That's all I wanted. While it is slower than a full sized macine, it is powerful. I sewed through 6 thicknesses of fairly heavy cotton canvas on a hem corner and was amazed it powered through it. I wouldn't hesitate to hem blue jeans with this machine. The Sew Mini is extremely light, small, and portable, perfect
for my RV. Threading, tension and bobbin are very simple. It is made in Thailand if anyone's interested. Longevity is the only question mark at this point, but that not withstanding, this machine is well worth the price.
July 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by quiltergram Best mini sew on the market
Purchased this little machine for my granddaughter who is longing to "quilt like Grandma". It is just perfect for her. I own a Janome myself and this is why I bought this machine. I am not disappointed in anyway with this product. I highly recommend the product.
November 16, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by nanet Love it!
I love this machine. No problems with tension or breakage of thread. Lightweight. I take it to school with me--in my backpack! I pieced quilt tops with it and taught a friend to sew with it. I've even bought two more and gave them away as gifts. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because there is no light and it is a bit slow. But, I use it at my kitchen table while I watch tv. If it went to0 fast I'd have to pay more attention to the sewing! As for the light, I use a small lamp next to it.
December 7, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Allthingsgood Simple to use, good for beginner sewer
This is the machine I should have bought as my first sewing machine rather than the complicated brother machine with numerous stitches and too intimidating to use. Only slight con if any is its a bit noisy but i think thats common from smaller portable machines. Thank you home depot for the free shipping! :)
April 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Marlu Great Find -- the Janome Sew Mini
I take many quilting classes and have been agrivating an old back problem lifting my regular sewing machine in and out of the car. This little Janome was the answer to my prolem. The brand name Janome was the selling point to my ordering this little gem sight unseen. It does everything I need while attending a few hours of class and the two stitches can both be regulated as to length of stitch. The stitches are fine and can handle several layers of material. Although there isn't a light, or thread cutter or even an auto needle threader....the stitches are what count and for the price it is more than worthwhile to purchase this as a travel machine. It was the hit of the class last week and several of my classmates expressed concern about wear and tear on their expensive sewing machines when taking them to and from classes. Go Janome............
October 16, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rideaside Janome Sew Mini
This machine is perfect for my purpose, which is piecing quilt blocks at my desk. I doubt it would serve me as my ONLY sewing machine, but, for what I wanted, it is ideal. Sturdy, operates nicely, and doesn't convey that "this is a piece of junk" feeling.
April 30, 2011