Janome JNH 720 Review

Janome JNH 720 is a great sewing machine for sewing class. A bigger throat space would have made it perfect though.



Janome JNH 720 Computerized Sewing Machine Features

  • 20 built-in stitches
  • Programmable needle up/down
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Speed control slider

Janome JNH 720 Review

Janome JNH 720 reviewSewing Machine Reviews Recommendation Level : HIGH

Janome JNH 720 is also known as New Home 720. We don’t need to worry too much about the different names of a machine, all we need to know is whether it will be able to stitch well or not. First of all, let me tell you one thing, this is not a full size sewing machine. JNH 720 is a 3/4 size sewing machine. Being a 3/4 machine, it just weighs 12 pounds. So portability will never be an issue. Actually, this is the lightest Janome machine I have seen for a while.

The best thing about Janome JNH 720 is that it has all the features of a full size sewing machine. You won’t really feel like you are using a 3/4 machine, the features on-board also suggest the same (I mean it). The machine comes with 20 built-in stitches which includes 2 one-step buttonholes. There are 4 selection buttons for the stitches, with each button having 5 stitches to select from. The maximum stitch width is 5mm and stitch length is 4mm (this is probably where you will feel limited by a 3/4 sewing machine).

Janome JNH 720 has an automatic needle threader to save eye strain. A manual thread cutter is provided. Since the machine is computerized, you will get advanced controls like start/stop button and speed control slider. These features let you sew without the foot pedal. Another great and important feature is the programmable needle up/down button, which is vital for pivoting. A dial is provided for controlling the thread tension. A drop feed lever is provided for free motion sewing. The machine is free arm convertible as well. The bobbin is top drop-in type. Built-in LED light is provided for assistance in low light conditions. A built-in carrying handle is also provided.

Usability

The ease of use of Janome JNH 720 is commendable. It is a frustration free sewing machine. Being so light in weight, it is an ideal machine for sewing classes. Even though it is 3/4 machine, it does a wonderful job with heavy-duty fabrics. It went through 6 layers of denim without any trouble at all. It has a decent variety of stitches as well. I have never been so much impressed with a 3/4 sewing machine. You can actually call it a full size machine except for the limitations pointed out below.

Limitations

AsĀ  is a 3/4 sewing machine, the throat of the machine limits you from doing larger quilts.

The machine is slightly on the expensive side as well. But it is really worth the money.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Versatile
  • Light weight
  • Quality stitches

Cons

  • Small throat
  • Expensive

Is It Worth Buying ?

I personally know a person who has been using Janome JNH 720 without any trouble for 5 years. That itself is a testimony to the quality of this machine. It is a trouble free sewing machine. It is one of the best travel machines I have ever reviewed.

If you are looking for a full size computerized sewing machine, you can consider Janome 8077 which costs few dollars less than JNH 720. 8077 is a highly rated sewing machine which features 30 built-in stitches, programmable needle up/down, automatic needle threader etc.