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Janome Decor or Baby Lock Creative

rosecottage | Posted in General Sewing Info on

Hi! I am a newbee to this site and need some help. I am trying to decide between the Baby Lock Creative Pro and the Janome Decor Excel Pro. What I am looking for is a good basic machine for sewing clothing as well as deorating items (lined draperies, duvet covers, pillows, etc.). I read some good reviews about the Janome on the Pattern Review site, but no one posted about this particular Baby Lock. I would apprreciate any advice on these two machines or the brands themselves. Thanks!

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  1. Pattiann42 | | #1

    Aquamarine is pretty, but difficult (for oldies like me) to read from a computer screen.  I have a Baby Lock, but not the model you are asking about.  You will be receiving comments from those who have some experience with these brands.  In the meantime, PatternReview.com has a section dedicated to sewing machine reviews that might help you.    Happy sewing! 

  2. tmorris1 | | #2

    Rose;

    I have the janome decor excel 5500, and I love it. The one step buttonhole foot is an absolute dream, it has lots of power and loads of room under the presser foot. I make a lot of jeans and corduroys , and have no problems with sewing welt seams on welt seams, but it handles lightweight fabrics as well.

    Sorry, the only experience I have with a Baby Lock is a Pfaff serger so I am not much help there, but the serger is also a very good sturdy machine.

    My advice is to go and try each one and choose which seems to feel better for you. Often it is not the individual features that will sway you, but the location of these features on the machine and the ease with which you can use them.

    Good luck
    T.

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