If you are like most sewists, you started to sew using economical personal sewing machines like the Janome Magnolia 7318 or the Janome 2212. Since then, you have upgraded your Janome sewing machines a few times as your needs have changed.
When the time comes for your next upgrade, should you consider an industrial model? If your needs fit into any of the categories below, an industrial sewing machine might be the best investment you can ever make.
Frequent Work With Heavier Fabrics
Heavy fabrics like denim, canvas, leather, and vinyl can wreak havoc on standard personal sewing machines. Although most models can be used to carefully stitch through heavier fabric, doing this often can eventually wear out your machine. It will also require more frequent maintenance to withstand this kind of use.
If you use heavy-duty fabrics often, investing in a durable industrial machine may be well worth the money. You will have an easier time sewing these fabrics and be able to work faster without risking damage to the machine.
Sew Many Hours Every Day
Personal Janome sewing machines are designed for the amount of use the average home hobbyist gives them. Whether they are used to make clothing or quilts, most people only sew a few hours at a time, generally not every day. If you spend many hours a day sewing and sew on most days, you may benefit from an industrial model.
Personal machines are not designed for continuous use, hour after hour, day after day. This is what heavy-duty industrial models are designed to handle.
Sewing Has Become A Business
If you have begun to supplement your income with sewing, you may want to consider upgrading your Janome Magnolia 7318 to a professional machine. Not only can industrial models withstand hours of continuous use, they also allow you to produce professional-looking stitches.
Depending on your particular type of sewing, you may find an industrial serger or even a blindstich machine a worthwhile investment in addition to your regular sewing machine. Industrial models give you everything you need to quickly and easily produce clothing and other items that look like they came straight from the factory.
A Desire To Do More Embroidery
Machine embroidery can be addictive. If you find yourself wanting to do more of it or want to do larger pieces like embroidered quilts, pillows, bags, and more, it may be a good idea to purchase an industrial machine. You may also want the ability to do promotional embroidery as a business and need a heavy-duty machine that can withstand many hours of sewing on a variety of fabrics and items.
Industrial sewing machines cost more than many personal models like the Janome Magnolia 7318; however, they give active sewists the power and durability needed to keep sewing. Of course, not everyone needs an industrial model. If any of the above categories match your sewing habits, an industrial Janome sewing machine is a good choice. With the added capabilities of a professional model, you will be unlimited in what and how much you can sew!