Janome, a company, producing embroidery from Japan, has produced embroidery machine for almost 100 years since 1935. In 1990, the first embroidery machine offering professional styles to the home market was created by them. And until now, it has been the leading brand of embroidery machines. Many customers who had bought Janome embroidery machine said they trusted this brand as Janome always provided them with the best after-sale services and guidance. However, the Janome brand has various embroidery machines. And which one is the right one for us? I know it is not simple to choose an embroidery machine. So today, I decided to introduce Janome 350e to you from several angles, hoping this review can help you when you’re purchasing a suitable device.
Janome 350e is a trendy embroidery machine of Janome brand. In my view, because of its compact body and various functions, so 350e is a small embroidery machine best for home use. Additionally, it is an embroidery only machine with no sewing function. Thus, I think it is the right choice for people who just want to use it in the embroidering field.
- Shipping Weight: 27pounds
- Product dimensions: 15 x 22 x 21 inches
- Item model number: Janome 350e
- Built-in stitches: 0
- Built-in designs: 100
- The number of built-in fonts: 3
- Maximum embroidery speed: 650 spm
- Maximum embroidery area: 5.5” x 7.9.”
- On-screen editing
- USB connectivity
Summary of review:
The first time I saw this embroidery machine, I was attracted by its charming appearance. Different from other embroidery machines, the appearance of this embroidery machine is not monotonous white but has a pink-purple embellishment. So it looks more pretty than other embroidery machines.
Additionally, from its small body and lightweight, we can know it is an embroidery machine for home use. When you put an embroidery machine like this at home, you don’t need to worry about the space size it takes up as it is minimal. Even if you want to bring it out, you can achieve with ease.
Then it comes to the built-in embroidery designs. Janome 350e has 100 built-in embroidery designs, fulfilling most of the home use. And as it is a machine specializing at embroidery, there is no stitch in it. If you want to expand your device, it has a USB connection function so that you can input more designs you like in it.
Another valuable feature of this embroidery machine is its large embroidery area. Unlike regular embroidery sizes, 4” x 4” and 5” x 7”, Janome 350e embroidery machine has a larger work area, 5” x 7.9”, which is more significant. Thus, it is possible for you to show your talent in more expansive fabrics, like quilts.
So in my view, it is a functional and household embroidery only machine. If you want to buy a device exclusively for embroidering, it is the right choice.
Features of Janome 350e
In this part, I will introduce the significant features of Janome 350e to you in details.
Combo or an embroidery-only machine
In fact, Janome 350 is an only machine with no sewing function. So it is only suitable for people who just want a machine using for embroidering. If you’re going to buy an all-in-one machine, it is not the right choice. But of course, if you want to buy an embroidery machine and a sewing machine respectively, Janome 350e is still an excellent choice.
To make it is easy for beginners to use, Janome 350e has installed 100 embroidery designs and three letters before you receive it. Obviously, this quantity can fulfill most of the beginners and home users’ needs. If you still feel it is not enough, you can input more pretty designs by its USB connectivity. Additionally, Janome 350e has a monogramming function, rearranging two or three letters to achieve more diverse embroidery designs.
The size of the embroidery area
Janome 350e has a larger embroidery area than regular embroidery area, 5” x 7.9”. This size can meet most of the fabrics’ embroidery, including clothes, towels, and quilts. So if you purchase this embroidery machine, you can use it in versatile ways.
USB connection function is always a crucial point to judge an embroidery machine whether can be improved or not. For the device without USB connectivity, you cannot input embroidery designs created by you. However, with a tool has USB connection function, it is possible for you to expand the number of embroidery designs you have. Thus, Janome 350e is an embroidery machine which can make progress with you.
Easy on-screen editing
If you ask me why I choose this embroidery machine for beginners, of course, because it is easy to use. Janome 350e has a backlit LED screen, offering detailed guidance for users of this machine. With it, beginners can become familiar with this machine and get started to embroider quickly.
Additionally, this machine also has an on-screen editing function. You can edit your embroidery picture before embroidering, reducing, reorganizing, and so on. Whatever you like, and you can achieve it through your screen. Preview your embroidery pattern, reducing the probability of making mistakes. So it is a beginner-friendly function.
Something you need to pay attention to:
In this part, I’d like to share with you some points that you need to pay attention to when you are using Janome 350e.
LED display brightness change
When you are using Janome 350e, you may find the lightness of it always change during use. It is very inconvenient as you need to adjust it all the time.
Restricted file format
The file format Janome 350e can use is very limited. It can only accept .jef files, not compatible with files in other formats.
Accessories come with the machine
- Hoop 5.5″ x 7.9″ (140mm x 200mm)
- Hoop 5″ x 4.3″ (126mm x 110mm)
- 4 bobbins
- 2 spool holders (1 large and 1 small)
- Spool felt
- Extra spool pin
- Extra needles
- Instructional DVD
- Owner’s manual
- Template sheets for all built-in designs
- Vinyl cover
- Synthetic fabrics
In conclusion, Janome 350e is an embroidery only machine designed for home use. And at the same time, it is also a machine which is beginner-friendly. Besides, it has powerful functions and pretty appearance, but it still has some drawbacks. You can choose it according to your own requests.
A video about the introduction of Janome 350e.