It does have a drop in bobbin. The sales people were not much help at all. I really wasn't expecting them to be. Ive figuered the machine out for myself. My experience with sears was good because i didn't run into any real problems. Good luck with finding a machine for yourself . Id like other peep's to share what they think of Jemone machines as a brand.
Ive had only a wonderful experience buying a Janome 4052 through Sears. You' re not going to find a Janome there for under $200. I love the machine. Once you get the hang of it's really easy to use and it has tons of stitches. The owners manual is kinda a pain in the butt to understand though.
1. Im looking to buy a good brand of fabric paint. I will be using it mostly on cotton. A wide range of colors is a must. I know my local Joann fabric has one called tulip. Id really rather shop at a local small art shop. Does anyone have any experience with a brand called speedball?
2. My mom has a bunch of polyester/cotton thread from about the early to mid eighties (it says New in big red Letters on it), im wondering if it's still strong and worth using. It seems just peachy.
ReadyMade is one of the best mags around. They have truely wonderful ideas for projects. I really do love to learn about the many different crafty folks, who come up with wild and wonderful projects. Readymade has a base in the bay area, I have to say im very proud of this crafty cool area.. Maybe one day i will submit something cool.
Stone Mountain Daughter (Shattuck Ave in Berkeley) is one of the most wonderful fabric stores in existence. They have a wonderful selection of fine fabrics and accessories. My mom has been shopping there since they opened in 1981. Independent Crafts stores seem to be disapearing left and right around here. Im really glad Mountain Daughter is still around.
:DHi! My name is Sarah, im 27 and i live in the North Berkeley/Albany area. I mostly just make quilted bags and sew things,but id be very happy to learn more. A local crafty group sounds awesome. Jan sounds great! let me know.