Janome Facility 21 test and review
Janome Facility 21 test and review

Janome Facility 21 test and review

Introducing the Janome Facility 21 Sewing Machine

The Janome Facility 21 sewing machine is a mechanical sewing machine, offered by one of the biggest brands in the industry. As with all its references, Janome has endeavored to offer a qualitative, complete and robust machine, with its cast aluminum frame and its metal spool holder.

As its name suggests, this model is easy to use and has 21 different programs.

The seamstress thus finds on the Janome Facility 21 all the useful functions for her works, both for everyday sewing and for her more personalized and original creations. The features are all as easy to access as each other, since they are selected using a simple wheel.

The stitches on the cover of the sewing machine guide the seamstress in her choices and thanks to the box of accessories supplied with the Facility 21, she can get to work quickly.

The technical characteristics of the Janome Facility 21

Here are the main technical characteristics of the Janome Facility 21 sewing machine:

mechanical sewing machine;
well-known brand;
cast aluminum frame;
21 programs including utility stitches, jersey and decorative stitches;
1 automatic 4-step buttonhole;
stitches adjustable in width up to 5 mm and in length up to 7 mm;
presser foot adjustable to several heights;
electronic rheostat;
automatic needle threader;
twin needle;
reverse function;
2 wire cutters;
special fine adjustment for delicate fabrics;
metal winder;
lowerable feed dogs;
worktop lighting;
carrying handle;
free arm;
adjustable thread tension;
several presser feet included: zig-zag foot, straight seam foot, zipper welt foot, invisible hem foot, automatic buttonhole foot.
accessories supplied: protective cover, needles, bobbin holder and bobbins, seam ripper, screwdriver, etc.;
instructions in French;
weight: 6.5 kg;
dimensions: 41 x 28 x 16 cm.

Its strengths

The Facility 21 is a Janome brand sewing machine, one of the most popular in this field. It is recognized by the most experienced seamstresses for its quality, in particular thanks to its metal parts. The availability of spare parts at many retailers, and their availability for 10 years, are also real assets.
With 21 different functions, Janome’s Facility 21 can be used for everyday sewing work but also to go further thanks to decorative stitches such as zig-zag and twin needle.
The presser foot adjustable to several heights makes it possible to sew all types of fabric, from the finest to the densest, including elastic materials, and even on several thicknesses if necessary. A special function makes it easier to sew very fine fabrics, which require careful handling.
The adjustable thread tension and the reverse function also help to achieve perfect seams, along their entire length and including the bar tack.
The stitches are adjustable in width and length, which is worth highlighting because other competing sewing machines of equivalent range do not offer it.
To ensure that the seamstress can work in the best conditions, having everything she needs to hand, Janome has integrated options directly on the cover of the Facility 21 sewing machine, like its two thread cutters , and provided with a box of accessories.
Despite these multiple functions and options, the ease of use of this model of Janome sewing machine is assured. A manual in French is delivered with the machine. The settings, exclusively by knobs, are easy to make. Getting started with the Janome Facility 21 sewing machine is quick. Something to reassure beginner seamstresses in particular who might be perplexed by a more complex-looking machine.
The carrying handle and its average weight make it easy to move.
With a maximum recommended price of €235, the Janome Facility 21 sewing machine offers good value for money.

Its weak points

For a machine of this quality, we would have appreciated if Janome had provided a protective shell rather than just a cover to securely store the Facility 21.
The one-step buttonhole tends to become more popular on sewing machines. Here, it remains carried out in four stages.
The accessory box has the merit of being present. However, it is still quite small. The seamstress will probably have to provide additional storage to store her spools of thread, scissors and additional accessories.

What type of seamstress is it for?

Beginning seamstresses will be the first to be seduced by the Janome Facility 21 sewing machine. It is indeed a good choice to learn how to use a sewing machine, while making a lasting investment. Because with 21 different programs, the beginner seamstress will already have plenty to satisfy her sewing desires and needs.

But it can also be suitable for more experienced seamstresses who sew occasionally or are content with routine sewing work.

Our review of the Janome Facility 21 sewing machine

Thanks to the metal parts that compose it, we find Janome’s usual signature on its Facility 21 sewing machine. It is an excellent machine, robust and functional, with which seamstresses, beginners but not only, make a choice. more than reasonable to equip yourself well. All the useful functions are at your fingertips, at a very reasonable price. Ideal for getting started in sewing. We have therefore reserved a special place for it in our selection of the best Janome sewing machines available in 2022.

4.8/5 - (6 votes)

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