These are home sewing machines that offer a little bit of every type of sewing with simple controls and nice, automated functionality to make completing your home décor projects as easy as possible.
This is a solid, sturdy machine with a good sized work space that won’t be pushed around by heavy fabrics.
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MODEL: Janome DC2010 Sewing Machine
REVIEWED BY: Erin
LAST UPDATED: April 9, 2015
Great for garment construction, machine quilting, darning, and large home projects and you also get Janome’s popular precision tension and smooth, beautiful stitching.
50 Great Stitches
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The Janome Décor DC2010 sewing machine comes with 50 built-in stitches including 3 styles of 1-step automatic buttonholes, a selection of the most used satin stitches, a hand-look quilt stitch, and unique heirloom stitches.
Three buttons work stitch selection, stitch width, and stitch length. One button chooses the mode – choose either stitch selection, width setting, or length setting mode – and the two arrow keys under the LCD screen change the settings up or down. Stitch length is adjustable to 5mm and length is adjustable to 7mm depending on which stitch is selected. The stitch reference guide is located right on the machine front so it is always available.
|1||Straight||18||Triple Stretch||35||Decorative Stitch|
|2||Straight (needle to the left)||19||Sculpture||36||Garden Stitch|
|3||Lock-a-matic||20||Stretch Stitch||37||Heirloom Stitch|
|4||Auto-lock||21||Saddle Stitch||38||Heirloom Stitch|
|5||Durable Seam||22||Cording||39||Heirloom Stitch|
|6||Square Buttonhole||23||Bead||40||Heirloom Stitch|
|7||Round End Buttonhole||24||Embroidered Leaf||41||Ladder|
|8||Keyhole Buttonhole||25||Crescent||42||Heirloom Ladder|
|13||Knit Stitch||30||Parisian||47||Decorative Stitch|
|14||Double Overedge||31||Parisian (Reversed)||48||Asterisk|
|15||Stretch Blind Hem||32||Hemstitch||49||Cross Stitch|
Basic Presser Feet and a Few More
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This machine comes with six snap-on presser feet. The presser foot has 3 height levels: down, up and extra up for working with thick fabric projects. The Zigzag foot has a leveling button to help get over thick seams or maneuver the edge of a thick layer of fabric.
- Zigzag (General Purpose Foot)
- Satin Stitch Foot
- Zipper Foot
- Automatic Buttonhole
- Overedge Foot
- Blind Hem Foot
A Rich Set of Features and Controls
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The Janome Décor DC2010 has lots of features that eliminate frustration for beginner sewers:
- Jam proof, top loading bobbin – won’t cause problems even if you sew off the edge of your fabric
- Automatic bobbin winder – stops when the bobbin is full
- Horizontal thread delivery – smoother thread delivery
- See through bobbin cover – lets you see when you should refill the bobbin
- Automatic needle threader – easier needle threading
- Speed control lever – caps the maximum speed of the sewing machine to slow things down if necessary
- Up/Down needle button – stop with the needle in your project to turn corners perfectly
- Pattern stop button – keeps you from stopping a decorative stitch in the middle of the pattern
- Auto-lock button – sew a combination of decorative stitches
- Reverse button – conveniently located for quick stitch tie off
- Additional spool pin – try twin needle sewing or thread your bobbin without unthreading the top thread
- Audible beeps and error codes – inform you when the machine settings are incorrect
There are also settings and features that more experienced sewers find handy for more complicated stitch work or projects:
- Free arm sewing – remove the extension table for working on sleeves, cuffs, or pant legs
- Drop feed dog lever – allows you to do free motion quilting and darning
- Needle adjustable to 3 positions – center, left, and right
- Stretch stitch balance control – The appearance of stretch stitches can be altered depending on the type of thread and fabric used. The stretch stitch balance control allows you to adjust the tension to appropriate modify the appearance of those stretch stitches as needed.
The Janome Décor DC2010 has what’s called a superior feed dog system which works in conjunction with the 7 point feed dog to provide the best fabric control. The machine has a work light with replaceable bulb and a built in carrying handle.
Dimensions: L 19” x W 15” x D 11”
Weight: 18.2 pounds
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The Janome Decor DC2010 comes with the following accessories:
- 4 bobbins
- 5 pack of needles
- Seam Ripper/Buttonhole Opener
- Lint Brush
- Quilter Bar
- Additional Spool Pin
- 1 Spool Pin Felt Disc
- Spool Stand
- 2 Spool Caps (small and large size)
All Have High Ratings from Consumers
Rugged and feature-rich. Clog free bobbins. Smooth feed dog system. Sturdy and reliable. Great for heirloom sewing and machine quilting. Easy to thread and easy to load the bobbin. Much smoother feed dog system than previous machine. There are 4 reviews on Amazon.
You can read more here: Janome Decor DC2012 Reviews
Average Rating: 4.7
Pros, Cons & Manual
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Pros: Needle up/down button. Auto-lock control. Drop feed dog functionality. Selection of heirloom stitches. Speed control. Stretch stitch balance control dial. Presser foot leveling button for thicker fabrics. Light bulb is easily replaceable.
Cons: Presser foot pressure is not adjustable. Limited buttonhole styles considering the price range. Twin needle capable but twin needle must be purchased separately. Cover or case has to be purchased separately.
Manual available online here: Janome Decor DC2010 Manual
Manufacturer’s Warranty: In the US, as of this date, the Janome Decor DC2010 sewing machine comes with a 20 year warranty on parts, 2 years on electrical, 1 year on labor and may be voided by certain activities.
Compare prices on the DC2012 (the current model – same features) at the two stores below:
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