Is it one of the best
sewing machines for beginners?
The Janome Magnolia 7318 Sewing Machine is easy to use
and has a host of features that make it among one of the best sewing
machines for beginners. Janome is well known for their high quality
more expensive machines. So expect to pay a little more than comparable
machines from Brother and Singer but the Magnolia can be found for
Janome has a reputation for building sewing machines that last
long and are easy to use, so its nice to see an entry level machine
from Janome aimed at beginners market.
The Janome Magnolia 7318 sewing machine is listed as having 18
stitches however looking at the stitch patterns on the side of the
machine you can see that Janome does not count the straight stitches or
the four step buttonholer as a stitch. Stitch selection and width are
controlled with adjustment knobs.
The Magnolia 7318 Sewing Machine is easily convertible from a flat
bed design to a free arm machine by removing the extension arm. Thread
tension can be set automatically or you can manually adjust it as
The Magnolia is well suited for making quilts, garments, home décor,
embroidery, and all types of craft projects.
Researching The Janome 7318 Magnolia Sewing Machine
we found that the Magnolia is very well received by its users. In fact
it was hard to find a bad review for this machine. It’s ranked a solid
4.5 stars out of 5 stars.
Lots of buyers commented that the 7318 is easy to use and makes an
outstanding machine for beginning sewers. The good price was a major
factor in many persons decision to get this machine. Several more
experienced users also felt it has enough features to make it a good
intermediate sewing machine.
Many people commented on how solid and sturdy the Magnolia sewing
machine feels, yet retains a good degree of portability. Another big
plus was the straightforward operation and simplicity of the machine.
So if you enjoy a basic very sturdy machine with more heft this is
likely a good choice for you.
The 18 stitch patterns and the buttonholer got good comments,
however most sewing machines with built in stitches get good reviews
Users rate the Janome Magnolia’s power as more than adequate and
report they have the ability to easily stitch through denim and similar
heavy fabrics with ease. The drop in bobbin system also gets the thumbs
up from most users.
A few people reported that their machines did not arrive all the
included accessories and had to work with the shops they bought them
from to straighten it out. It should also be noted that the machine
does not come with a cover.
Based on our research we recommend the Janome 7318
Magnolia sewing machine as a good sewing machine for beginners and
experienced sewers alike.
See a video of the Janome Magnolia 7218 Sewing