Performance - 96%
Stitch Quality - 100%
Speed - 92%
Ease of Use - 94%
Maintenance - 100%
The Janome DC2012 sewing machine has proved its quality and it is a perfect choice for those who want to start a new hobby.
All crafters and stay-at-home moms can appreciate a good sewing machine for the various little things they need to do around the house. Owning a sewing machine often becomes essential to complete those tasks that would take forever to take to a specialized tailor. To this extent, there are many brands available on the market and Janome certainly has an excellent reputation in terms of durability and quality.
The DC2012 is slightly smaller than other machines available on the market and incorporates many function buttons such as reverse stitching, control stitch locking and needle up and down. It is an excellent sewing tool for those who want to start a new hobby or need to sew on a semi-regular basis.
50 utility and decorative stitches;
Auto-declutch bobbin winder;
3 one step buttonholes;
Convertible free arm for circular sewing;
Variable speed control slider;
Reverse stitch button;
Up and down needle position buttons;
Automatic needle threader.
Natural fibers (cotton, wool, linen);
Synthetic fabrics (polyester, blends, rayon);
Fine fabrics (satin, velvet, silk);
It is computerized
Computerized machines definitely make a big difference in your user experience and this particular model will not disappoint you. Since the designs of the stitches and the numbers are placed under the LED screen, it is very easy to set which stitch you want to use. Since this machine offers 50 stitches to choose from, it is understandable why the designers thought of an easy way to access every type and they did a great job in the process.
The Superior Feed System is an exclusive feature of Janome and consists of a 7 piece feed dog that makes sure the machine delivers a consistent stitch quality. Some people might not think much of this consistency, but when you want to create beautiful drapes, it is very rewarding to realize your stitches maintain their beauty through and through. Even on certain clothing items the beauty of the stitches will look amazing, especially if you use contrasting colors.
Ease of use
Whether you are a beginner in the art of sewing or an experienced user, this machine is easy to use from the very beginning. Its buttons are very intuitive and you will always manage to set it up without any problems. While some people might think at first that all the LED lights are confusing, upon a closer look they will realize the system was actually very well designed and setting the machine for one type of stitch or another is very easy. The instructions manual is also very explicit and offers users an answer to almost any problem they might encounter.
Janome sewing machines are known for their quality and durability and the DC2012 does not disappoint either. It is a very sturdy machine that people can certainly use for a long time and its large number of stitches basically guarantees you the fact that you will always find something stylish, even 10 years from now.
This machine is quite easy to maintain. Provided that you clean the race hood and feed dogs after every use just like with any other machine, it will only need servicing once a year by a specialist. Other than that, you probably will not have to do anything else, so you can rest assured that its maintenance will not take up too much of your time.
Limited fabric capacity
This sewing machine is limited to light and mid-weight fabrics. It is great for clothes and curtains, but not suitable for leather, heavy canvass, denim and suede. If you are planning to use these materials in your sewing activities, this might not be the best machine for you. However, the DC2012 is excellent for stay-at-home moms who want to be able to make a dress for themselves of for their children or some new curtains once in a while.
Drop feed function placement
This is a problem often encountered in new sewing machine designs: the drop feed function is located on the back of the machine, beneath the removable work table. This means that every time you want to engage it, you must first remove the work table. It is a waste of time and a very inefficient move and it was obviously designed by someone who does not actually sew to understand how annoying this can be.
What accessories does this sewing machine come with?
When purchasing this sewing machine, you will receive a snap on presser feet, needles and bobbins, screwdrivers, extension table, 2 spool holders, spool pin and caps and a buttonhole opener. This machine has everything needed to start sewing right away.
Is this machine suitable for first-time users and beginners?
Yes, the DC2012 is great for those who are just now starting their sewing experience. This machine is easy to use and will not pose any problems to those looking to learn how to sew. In addition, its many types of stitches will allow you to practice various styles of clothing without any problems.
For those who want a home sewing machine for clothes and décor, this is the perfect choice. Easy to use and to maintain, you will never have any problems with this machine. It is also great for daily use if you want to start a hobby out of sewing, but it will not work great with heavy materials. Do not be scared of its computerized features, because they are highly intuitive and even sewers who are used to the old type of machines will be able to understand how this one works without any problems. Obviously, its pros exceed its cons by far, once again proving what an outstanding product this is and maintaining Janome’s reputation in terms of quality. The machine has a 25 year warranty, so you can rest assured that you will not have any problems with it in the near future.