I have used dozens of different sewing machines over the years, but have actually only owned a few different ones. In my basement sewing room you will currently find a PE700 embroidery machine, a Juki serger, a Janome 7700 sewing/quilting machine (www.grandmalikestosew.com/janome-7700-sewing-quilting-machine-review) and Janome Magnolia 7330 sewing machine. I bought this machine a number of years ago and I have used it for hundreds of hours creating a huge variety of sewing projects including quilts, clothing, tablecloths, pillow shams, and much more. Because of this I feel that I can say that I know this machine inside and out and can offer some expert advice on this machine. Before we get to the review, here are some of the features that are included with this sewing machine:
Janome Magnolia 7330 Features
- 6 automatic one step buttonholes
- LCD and LED computer screens
- 30 built-in stitches
- Stitch speed control slider
- Adjustable stitch width and length
- 15 needle positions
- Extra high presser foot lift for thicker fabrics
- Built-in automatic needle threader
- Superior Feed Dog System
- Need up/down memory
- Start/stop sewing buttons (no need for the foot pedal)
- Sturdy, weighing at 18.2 pounds
Can Beginners Use Janome Magnolia 7330?
The Janome 7330 is the most advanced machine in the Magnolia series of sewing machines. The Janome Magnolia series in particular is very popular choice for beginners and intermediate users. They are known for their quality, reliability and power. They are also known for their ease-of-use. A beginner would have no problem learning to sew with this machine. The computer is super easy to set up, and the LCD screen lets you know exactly what selection you are have made. Automatic threading, bobbin-winding, feed dog system and buttonholes are particularly easy and can be done with the push of a button.
How Does It Perform?
This machine may look pretty, but it isn’t delicate. It has a strong motor that can power your needle through many layers of fabric. I have used it on multiple layers of upholstery fabric many times without having a single issue or even feel like I was overworking the machine.
Another nice thing about this machine is not having to use the foot pedal. There is a simple start/stop and up/down button that controls the needle. All you do is position your fabric under the presser foot then lower the needle with the up/down button and then lower the foot. The press start. That’s it.
It also comes with many different decorative stitches. You don’t need to purchase an expensive embroidery machine to get beautiful embroidery work done on one of your projects. There are numerous options of stitches that are super fun to play with.
I can’t really do a review without mentioning how this machine sews. It’s probably obvious by now, but all I can say is this machine does an amazing job. It is quiet, sews a perfect stitch (even the embroidery ones) and all of my projects have come out looking professional.
How Does It Look?
There are so many machines out there that will do the job, but very few that look good doing it. I’ve always loved the look of this machine. It is stylish and pretty. The layout is very functional and the case design is pretty with all of its pretty angles and grooves. The touch of yellow and pink in the flowers and “Magnolia” lettering is feminine, but not overly so. It looks great on my sewing table :).
Now let’s get to the Pros and Cons of the Janome Magnolia 7330…
Our Personal Review of the Janome Magnolia 7330
- Very easy for beginners to use
- The stitch speed controller is a great option for beginners as well
- High clearance of presser feet
- Very reliable and durable
- Powerful and sturdy
- Large workspace
- Very stylish and pretty machine
- No carrying case
- Sorry, that’s all I could think of
This is a perfect machine for beginners and intermediate users. There are tons of features and a speed control that will allow you to grow with it as your skill and confidence increases. There is very little to dislike about this machine. My only complaint is that it didn’t come with a carrying case. However, they aren’t very expensive and I ended up getting a nice Tutto sewing case that I could use while travelling.
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The Janome 7330 Magnolia is reliable, does superior stitch-work and is reasonably priced for the quality and features you receive. To get a machine of this quality under $400 is pretty remarkable. If you decide on this machine, you will be very happy with your purchase.
Jessie has spent her whole life sewing and crafting. Her passion is to teach others to sew, especially her grandchildren. She currently lives in Washington State and loves to spend time with her family and enjoy the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest.