Just got it yesterday! My Brother (seen looking very sad on the right) only lasted me a couple of years. I don’t think I’ll ever buy a computerized sewing machine again – there are just too many things you can’t control! And I can’t say I ever used more than 2-3 of all those fancy stitches with any regularity. 😛
I’ve been sewing for almost 20 years, so if I haven’t used anything but straight, zigzag, stretch and overlocking stitches I probably won’t start now. I decided to go shopping for a metal body machine with no frills. Let’s be reasonable here!
I’m really excited about the Janome – I got the HD 1000. 😀 I watched a video of someone sewing through a yardstick with it. FOR REAL.
It was at that point that I became infatuated, because the Brother couldn’t even sew a french seam in canvas.
I haven’t got to use it much yet because of instructables work and etsy work, but I can’t wait 😀