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 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.
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.
As 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.
- Easy to use
- Light weight
- Quality stitches
- Small throat
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.