Rated 5 out of 5 by Kateeva Amazing!
This is my first overlocker and I bought it not long after buying my first sewing machine - the Janome 7025. It is AMAZING! It came ready-threaded which means the daunting bit is done for you! I haven't yet read the instructions and I have used it a few times already. The front part opens up at both sides for "easy threading" although I am yet to thread the machine. The only gripe I would have is that I wish it came with a protective cover like the Janome 7025 because then it would be easier to transport and less delicate.
04 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lulu1958 Compliments my Janome sewing machine
I have wanted an overlocker for sometime now as my sewing machine was not producing the professional results I wanted for my kaftan tops.
I ordered it on a Monday and it arrived by Thursday which is excellent prompt delivery by john Lewis.
I took the machine out of the box and was delighted but overwhelmed , I was so pleased it was already threaded because it looks really tricky to thread all I have to do when changing reels is tie the new reels onto the existing reels and pull threads through slowly.
It is certainly not a quiet machine so could not use in my flat when hubby has gone to bed, but never mind I am so glad and very happy he bought this for me.
It is a very good overlocker for the price, and well worth every penny spent..
30 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1Polly Sewing with a professional finish!
Delighted with this machine which transforms every item into something with a professional look. Thankfully the machine comes ready threaded, as the DVD and instruction manual give conflicting advice. So look at the threading very carefully before changing spools, or better still knot on your new threads and run through very slowly. For maximum use of the machine, I strongly recommend seeking a demonstration instore which I found excellent.
01 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MissMoneypenny Amazing machine - don't hesitate to buy one!
This is my first foray into the wonderful world of overlockers and I must say the Janome 9200D is fantastic, even though I was rather scared of it at first.
Overlockers operate rather differently to normal sewing machines and I'd advise spending time watching the DVD and fathoming out how to use it.
I agree with the earlier review about the complexity of threading, particularly the lower looper, and would recommend having the DVD footage playing beside the overlocker, with the manual open at the appropriate page. It is fiddly and it took me a while to figure out but it was hugely satisfying when it all worked fine! A torch would be helpful, as would an osteopath (I was bending and twisting around trying to thread it#!
The earlier suggestion to tie new thread to old, letting it feed through and cutting the knot just before threading the needles #where applicable) is an excellent one but actually threading it from scratch will get faster with practice and will help with troubleshooting if there is a problem.
I'm currently trying to master the basics, creating all manner of things using scraps of fabric.
A dust cover would have been useful - but I made one for my first project, so I don't need one!
I think it would be great if John Lewis could stock a set of the most popular attachments as a set.
The Janome 9200D is a well-priced, robust, yet compact machine. I'm sure it will prove to be a priceless asset to use alongside my sewing machine. It will give a professional finish to whatever I make and I know it will take my sewing to the next level.
17 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hils8 How did I ever manage without it
I am a keen sewer and have always used the zig zag on my machine for neating edges, it was ok but not really a satisfactory finish. This overlocker is a little gem. I am making baby clothes and this overlocker gives a perfect professional finish to the seams. I haven't yet to re thread as the machine comes threaded but having watched the DVD it explains the procedure step by step.
14 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SWOFNORWICH A good investment
I have thought about buying an overlocker for many years and so glad that I now finally have one. The good price finally persuaded me I have been using it all weekend and find it such a joy to use. As a previous reviewer mentioned, try not to let the thread run out completed because it can be a bit awkward to thread and after several attempts I eventually got there. When the second spool was getting low I was not going to get caught out again and managed to join in a new thread. It was so much easier. It gives a very professional finish and will be well used in the future.
11 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bouffles Excellent machine
Very easy to use and compact. Easy to thread following the coloured guides.
08 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MissB82 Fantastic!
I've wanted one of these for ages and it doesn't disappoint! This is an excellent price for a quality machine.
23 April 2014