This affordable Janome 219-S machine is built with 14 stitches including an easy 4 step buttonhole, producing perfect buttonholes in 4 easy steps. Stitch length and width is adjustable, offers a good range of stitches, including stretch and an overlock stitch as well as having the ability to use twin needles. Snap-On feet, a push button reverse lever, and manual tension unit for lay-in threading, it's a budget priced product in a lightweight package that will suit the occasional sewer. The 219-S has a front loading oscillating hook system which is quick to load, auto-stop bobbin winding, retractable spool pins that recess for storage and soft cover to protect the machine from dust and dirt. Janome 219-S is a lightweight machine making it easier to transport, plus with a front loading bobbin case. It's an ideal starter machine as it's easy to use. The detachable storage box converts the flat bed into a useful free arm and allows easy access to tricky areas like sleeves and trouser legs, extra height foot lifter doubles the height of the foot and allows for extra bulky fabrics and the independent stitch length adjustment increases the versatility. The Janome 219-S also has 2 handy pull up/push down spool pins for ease of use and safe storage and because there are 2, you can really be creative using twin needles. A darning plate is included for darning, freehand embroidery or for sewing buttons. Quality is first class, it feels and sews like a more expensive product. Nice and quiet when sewing on heavy or lightweight fabrics Auto de-clutch bobbin winding Quality utility 14 Built in stiches, plus 1 4 step buttonhole Darning Plate Included Vertical Oscillating Hook Twin Needle Facility
As a beginner at sewing and not having used a sewing machine since school, I have found this machine easy to use so far and have really enjoyed using it. The instructions in the booklet could be a little more detailed in places, but to be fair there hasn't been anything I haven't found on the Internet. All in all a really good machine.
I had never heard of this make before but my husband found it online. It is excellent value, light to carry, sews really well and is quiet. I found it easy to thread and a joy to use. Free delivery was also great