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Easiest machine ever from Janome

Janome say the DKS100 is one of the easiest computerised machines to use that they have ever made. It’s a powerful machine with 100 built in stitches all of which are easily selectable via their own key, hence it’s name DKS – Direct Key Selection.

We saw this machine at a recent sewing show in Birmingham and it has a lot to offer with its easy to read LCD screen, stitch length and width selection at the press of a button.

There are many special features on the DKS100 sewing machine, which include an easy set bobbin, an auto bobbin winder, automatic needle threader, automatic thread cutter and an automatic lock stitching feature that will lock off your stitches and pattern’s for your leaving a professional finish.

To top it off this sewing machine can even be used without the use of the foot controller, by simply pressing the start button situated on the front of the machine and controlling the speed via the sliding button in addition to this, Janome has now introduced a knee lifter with this model helping you stay on target at those crucial moments!

There are 10 large buttons to select the most popular stitches plus four more for the automatic buttonholes. Other stitches are selected by using the large numeric keypad. The 14 direct select keys have an LED light which illuminates when pressed.

  • Fully computerised
  • Easy set bobbin system
  • Maximum speed controller
  • Programmable needle up/down
  • Lock stitch feature
  • Start / stop button
  • 100 Built-in stitches
  • Auto 1-step buttonholes (3 styles)
  • Pattern elongation up to 5 times
  • Auto needle threader
  • Auto thread cutter
  • Unique bobbin winder cutter

This machine has all the features to make sewing simple and enjoyable and an extensive range of stitches to cover every sewing project. Fully computerised with a host a great features including Janome’s new easy set bobbin system this machine ticks all the buttons. Stitch width & length adjustment keys are located directly under the screen it just couldn’t be easier. There’s even a special key which enables some stitches to be elongated up to 5 times normal without losing stitch density ! And for quilters we’ve included a knee lifter.

Accessories include an excellent range of feet including auto buttonhole, satin stitch, standard, over-edge, blind hem, zipper plus instruction book and DVD, power lead, foot control, knee lifter, spool holders and seam ripper. There’s plenty of accessory storage and a hard cover for protection and is weighs 7kg.

Priced at £499 and comes in two striking contemporary colours – blue and orange. For more information visit the Janome website.