21 May, 2005
MAHWAH , N.J. ñ There's no question Susan Gowin is a professional seamstress. Her custom-made Irish Dance dresses sell for as much as $2,000. But she doesn't sew her creations on a traditional industrial sewing machine. Instead, she uses a Janome Memory Craft 6500 Professional, a sewing machine that offers the speed and stitch quality of an industrial model along with the quiet and ease-of-use normally associated with the best home sewing machines.
The MC6500P, along with the CoverPro Series cover hem machines and the 1600P high-speed straight stitch machine, comprise the new Janome Professional Series.
Serious hobbyists are looking for machines that will give a professional finish to their creations. More and more women are starting small sewing businesses to fill a unique creative niche. While traditional industrial machines have the speed and power to do these jobs, they also tend to be bulky and noisy, with controls that are less than friendly to someone more familiar with a home machine. The Janome Professional Series models have bridged the gap between industrial speed and performance and home machine comfort and user-friendly features.
The Memory Craft 6500 Professional (MC6500P) has an arm and bed space measuring 9" x 5", the largest in its category. Designed for advanced quilting, garment construction, and detail-intensive home dec projects, it sews at up to 1,000 stitches per minute. The shortcut buttons and bright LCD screen speed navigation, and features like an automatic thread cutter, an automatic needle threader, and an independent bobbin winder save sewing time. It offers power and speed with quiet operation.
The 1600P high-speed straight stitch machine is built for pure speed. At 1,600 stitches per minute, this is the fastest Janome ever made. But unlike high-speed industrials, the 1600P doesn't have a bulky external motor with its added noise and vibration. The machine has a large, 9" x 5" work area and numerous features that make the most of its speed. To help the sewer accelerate smoothly up to top speed, the 1600P has a Liquid Response foot control. The stitch mechanism features a side-loading industrial rotary hook. And to keep layers of fabric from shifting as they move through at high speed, the presser foot delivers up to 11 pounds of pressure. The 1600P uses an HL industrial needle and offers both an automatic thread cutter and automatic needle threader.
The CoverPro Series are the first industrial-style cover hem machines that look and operate like conventional sewing machines. This design gives extra room to the right of the needle, making it easier to give a professional finish at either edge or even in the middle of a project. You can apply elastic inside a casing and finish the edge in one pass. The CoverPro machines create double needle or triple needle cover stitches up to 6mm wide, plus a chain stitch. They are ideal for creating sports, dance, and other costumes. The Series includes the 1000CP and the 900CP.
Click here for more information about each machine in the Professional Series.
Janome America, celebrating its 145th anniversary in 2005, is the largest subsidiary of Janome Sewing Machine Company of Tokyo, which produces more than one million sewing machines annually as well as a line of related sewing products and embroidery software. It is a category leader in innovation, and Janome sewing machines are recognized throughout the industry for their ease-of-use and unsurpassed stitch quality.