The Janome 11706 is one sewing machine that is absolutely adorable. I know that adorable usually is a word to describe a sewing machine, but its two-tone turquoise body and Hello Kitty make this ¾ size machine one of the cutest on the markets.
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The Janome 11706 has smaller dials and buttons and is designed to spark the creativity of the future sewer.
This machine looks just like it’s more grown-up models; only it is made to spark the imagination of children who will be the future fashion designers of the world. Of course, you do not have to be pint-sized to enjoy this machine and adults will love it too.
Who is This Machine For?
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What Can It Do?
This little machine offers nine different stitches, including stretching stitches and a built-in buttonhole function. The buttonhole is a four-step so that learners will understand how buttonholes work when they move on to full-size machines later.
It has an easy threading design to familiarize the learner with basic sewing machine operation.
This machine has everything that a beginner sewer will need to enter the wonderful world of crafting and sewing.
This machine comes with a sliding buttonhole foot and a zigzag foot. However, other feet and attachments are available so that the learner does not have to be limited to just the basics as they expand their capabilities and skills.
Available attachments include a blind hem foot, flower stitching attachment, overedge foot, even feed foot, buttonhole foot, roller foot, gathering foot and others.
How Well Does It Work?
This machine works just as well as its full-size counterparts. It is powerful and creates even and secures stitches. It is easy to use and is intuitive, even for those that are just starting out.
It gives the child and adults the ability to work side-by-side, and even work on joint projects.
The casing is hard and durable and is made to withstand the occasional mishap.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q. Can this machine do embroidery?
A. No, this machine was designed to beginner sewer in mind and only does the most basic functions. Embroidery is an advanced technique that the beginner sewer can learn once they graduate to a full-sized machine.
Q. How big is the working area?
A. The working area for this machine is smaller than the average full-size machine. It is designed for sewing smaller sized clothing and smaller craft projects that the beginner sewer would be more likely to be doing.
Q. Can it do the quilting?
A. This machine can do some basic quilting functions such as piecing or basic top-stitching. It also has a few decorative stitches too but does not offer the full array of stitches available on full-size machines. It is appropriate for smaller projects.
Final Verdict: Janome 11706
The final verdict on the Janome 11706 is that every child needs one. Of course, you are the best one to determine what an appropriate age, for this machine is for your child.
You need to consider that the child must be old enough to have enough fine motor control to manipulate the machine and to avoid catching their finger under the needle. You must always make sure that you provide appropriate adult supervision when the child is operating the machine.
This machine is one of the few machines that is designed specifically with the beginner sewer in mind, and it is one of few that operates just like a full-size machine.