Updated 4 Nov 2013

Janome

DC2050

Snapshot: This Janome DC2050 sewing machine has 50 stitches and operates without a foot control. But how well does it sew?

DC2050
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$599

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Test results

Overall score
73
Sewing performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good at decorative stitching and appliqué.
  • Good back tacking.
  • Good straight, zigzag and stretch stitch.
  • OK buttonhole.
  • Excellent labelling.
  • Well-lit work area.
  • Has an anti-slip foot control.
  • Can be used without the foot control.
  • Drop-in bobbin.

But

  • Just OK at blind hemming (blind-hem foot doesn’t come with the machine but is available as an optional extra).
  • No instructions for changing the light bulb.

How we test

Overall score includes:

  • Performance (50 percent)
  • Ease of use (50 percent)

Prices are from an August 2013 survey except for the Husqvana Viking H Class 100Q. Price shown for this model is the manufacturer's recommended retail price.

NB: Bernina has advised the Bernette 15 has been replaced by the identical London 5.

Key data

Model

Price guide
$599

Specifications

Number of stitch types
50
Maximum stitch length (mm)
5
Maximum stitch width (mm)
7
Weight (kg)
6.4
Noise level (dBA)
66

Features

Protective cover
Vinyl
Bobbin fitting
Drop-in
Presser-foot pressure control
Operates without foot control
Automatic needle threader

More Info

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