Today we bring you Janome 11706 Hello Kitty sewing machine reviews for explaining how good or bad this sewing machine is for money. In this review, you will be reading about the features, specs, accessories, facts, and much more.
In short, you are going to fetch out full knowledge about this sewing machine here. Most importantly, we have tested this model in the lab, and we very well know about the functioning of this machine, and what all possible inconvenience you might face as a user. So, let us proceed.
- 1 Janome 11706 Hello Kitty sewing machine reviews
- 1.1 Janome 11706 Hello Kitty sewing machine reviews : Basic info about the product
- 1.2 Janome 11706 Hello Kitty sewing machine reviews : Features
- 1.3 Janome 11706 Hello Kitty sewing machine reviews : Pros
- 1.4 Janome 11706 Hello Kitty sewing machine reviews : Cons
Janome 11706 Hello Kitty sewing machine reviews
Janome 11706 Hello Kitty sewing machine reviews : Basic info about the product
You would already be having an idea about whom is this machine built for, just by reading the name. Yes, this attractive looking toy kind of machine is for your little daughter! You can gift this one to your nieces, daughter, little sister, or any other minor girl you like to, and they are going to jump with joy after receiving it.
They are going to get themselves busy in doing creativity and experiment work with this machine. Just imagine, how much confidence is your little daughter going to get, when she sews a tiny dress for her doll or a t-shirt for her teddy?
The looks are also a very big attraction. The cartoon is made on it.
in dimensions, this machine is 10.0 inches (H) x 12.75 inches (W) x 5.62 inches (D) and the weight is 11 pounds. There are 11 built-in stitches and a four step buttonhole. So, no complexity. Maximum stitch length is 4mm and Maximum stitch width 5mm.
Front load bobbin system is present in this machine, which is easy and convenient. The top stitching speed is 650 stitches per minute, and is protected with a 25 years limited warranty.
You cannot demand a big list of included accessories, with a sewing machine, which is itself so cheap. Here, Janome has provided you with limited accessories, especially when you compare it to the kids sewing machines of its competing companies such as Brother and Singer.
Want to know what all is included regarding accessories? Here is the list:
1 .Carrying Case
2. Extra presser feet
4. Instruction manual
5. Seam ripper
6. Spool holder
8. Lint brush
9. Guiding manual
Janome 11706 Hello Kitty sewing machine reviews : Features
Once again, we will say that at that price, the expectations of features is also low. But Janome has been very generous in providing features. They have taken full care of your kid's convenience. Following are the features of Janome 11706 Hello Kitty sewing machine.
- 8 stitches
- ¾ size model – perfect for beginners!
- 1 four-step buttonhole
- 3-piece feed dog
- Extra high presser foot lift
- Free arm
- Built-in Thread Cutter
- Built-in Storage
- Maximum stitch length 4mm
- Maximum stitch width 5mm
- Push-pull bobbin winder
- Snap on presser feet
- De-clutch Bobbin Winder
- Bright LED
- Stitch selection dial
- Vertical oscillating hook bobbin
- Reverse Stitch
25 Years standard Janome warranty is what you are getting with Janome Hello Kitty 11706 mechanical sewing machine as well. However, you might be thinking that the whole machine is covered for 25 years, but it is not so. The warranty has some of its own terms and conditions that you need to scrutinize.
After the first year of your purchase of this machine, the company will exchange the defective parts free of cost, but the owner will pay the expense for labor.
The electrical and electronic parts of your Janome Hello Kitty 11706 mechanical sewing machine will be replaced by the company for two years for free.
Machine chassis and head are replaced and repaired entirely free for 25 years after the purchase.
Janome Hello Kitty 11706 manual
This machine comes with a guiding manual. This manual you can easily download in a PDF form from the company's website. Janome is a Japanese company, but the work of writing the guiding manual seems to be done by a native English speaker.
The whole manual is so easy and convenient to understand, that your kid will not have a single piece of the problem in finding the solutions in the manual.
Janome 11706 Hello Kitty sewing machine reviews : Pros
The very first comfort that you are getting with this sewing machine is that you will not have to outhouse a big sum of money for bringing it home. There are a few other benefits as well. Have a look.
You already read about the dimensions and weight of this review. When we talk about the sewing machines for kids, the weight matters a lot. The machine must be lightweight, as kids do not like to settle down at a place and work from there only. They are much more active than you and me.
They like to visit a friend for a combined sewing project, or to the terrace, and the learning classes as well. Janome has taken care of that and made this machine light enough so that your kid can do all that is mentioned above.
No learning curve at all
Who wants to spend money on such a sewing machine, that frustrates their kid, and that kid gives up his or her hobby of sewing just because of complexity? No one!
So, the beginner sewing machines, and especially those, which are for kids must be as simple in operating as possible., so that the child learn sewing with a lot of joy without any tension and getting struck in big learning curves.
Do not worry; this machine is one of the simplest ones out there. You can bring this machine home and save yourself from frustration. Yes, you read it correctly, save yourself. Asking how you and not your child?
Well, by bringing this machine home, your child will get busy with it, instead of making a racket or jumping here and there and troubling you lot. Hand this machine to your son or daughter, and you can sit relaxed watching TV! Valuable philosophy!
Highly durable and low maintenance
Normally, the issue with the mechanical sewing machines is that they require more look after in comparison to computerized sewing machines. But there is no need to worry; this machine hardly requires any sort of maintenance. So, just chill!
This machine is so durable that your kids will learn sewing on this machine, and then if properly maintained, then their kids might learn on the same machine! Yes, a learning machine for two generations!
Perfect for regular household sewing
Want to mend up some of the torn clothes, or want to add a bit of decoration to your cushions? Pick it up and start doing it! Wait, do not pick it up directly; first you ask for permission from your daughter. You remember you brought it for her! Right?
This machine is entirely capable of running for a longer period, without troubling you with instability or high noise. It can even handle some medium thick fabrics.
Janome 11706 Hello Kitty sewing machine reviews : Cons
One of the major reasons behind the success of this machine and its high recommendations is the fact that this machine is not having a single steep downstairs. Below we have written all the things, which we did not find that comfortable.
The bobbins issue
A few users mentioned that the bobbins are unstable and fail to feed the thread in a smooth manner. It is a big obstacle right in between work. It jams the whole machine. However, when we tested it, we didn't face this bobbin issue, but we would like to give you a possible solution.
If this happens, certainly you are not using proper size bobbin. You can try out using Janome bobbins, and then we are sure that you will not face this particular issue.
The top speed is not that satisfactory
The company claims that this machine is capable of sewing 650-700 stitches in a minute. We tested its speed on two fabrics, cotton, and wool. It was a frustrating work to count the stitches, but we had to do it, as it was a part of testing. Well, the number of stitches that we received in one minute were 572 and 544 respectively.
So, we concluded that regarding speed, it gets cleanly beaten up by its competitors.
We explained that this machine has got certain limitations. You cannot expect this machine to do everything for you. Regular household tasks are what you can do with this machine, and what else can you think of fetching out of a kid's sewing machine?
In short, it justifies its price tag and is a decent learning machine. We recommend it.