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Rated 5 out of 5 by Robins Shouldn't have hesitated this purchase....
I recently bought a new Janone sewing machine from JL - my old Singer having given up after about 40 years and when it came I decided to try some dressmaking. Booked myself some courses as I was feeling a little dissatsfied with my edging. I kept looking at the overlocker but was petrified of making an expensive mistake. I took the plunge and ordered it on Click and Collect, booked myself a course on Overlockers for the next afternoon. Picked it up literally just as I was about to start the class. It was so useful and I am glad I did - I have made a dress today and overlocked every seam. I even had to re-thread it all at one point as I caught one of the cottons. The tweezers that come with the machine are invaluable. I have used it alongside my new sewing machine. The big big bonus is that the foot pedal fits both machines so I can just move one over unplug and plug into the one I need to use. Fantastic purchase. I am new to dressmaking so if I can do it anyone can. I also purchased the Overlocker Manual and I can honestly say that if you can go on a class (2 hours I had) beforehand it would be worthwhile but not essential.
14 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Magsew11 How did I manage without it
I am absolutely delighted with my new overlocker. It saves time and gives a professional finish. It is very good value for money.
14 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by dawnfoghorn Just what i wanted.
This is a good machine, Have used it now for a few weeks and have had no problems with it. Price was fair for the quality of the product and it matches the make of my sewing machine as well, Look good together out on my work station.
12 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Woollenwoman Professional finish for home sewers
Arrived the day after I ordered it, excellent service from JL as always. More straightforward to use than I expected, thanks to the accompanying DVD which gives clear instructions. I had previously held back from buying an overlocker, thinking It might be an unnecessary luxury, but now I'm wishing I had bought this ages ago. It can take home dressmaking to a whole different level.
07 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by stitchqueen Amazing overlocker!
It took me weeks of deciding to finally end up with this overlocker and i am so glad i chose to spend the extra £30 vs other models I saw. easy to thread & use. I am a freelance seamstress and use it everyday happily and easily. great purchase!
17 March 2015
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