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Best Sewing Machine to Gift

Updated on December 26, 2016

Best Sewing Machine - Janome 7318

I'm at the stage of my life where I am lucky enough to spend hours sewing on my sewing machine if that's what I want to do. Our kids are grown, my husband has gladly taken over a lot of the cooking so I'm free to pursue my lifelong passion for sewing.

This sewing machine, the Janome 7318, is one of the best gifts I've ever received. Let me tell you about it....

Continue reading on this page to see WHY this sewing machine shown above is THE BEST SEWING MACHINE TO GIFT. :) I won't list any others on this page..this is the one you'll want.

Easy to Use

Best Sewing Machine to Gift
Best Sewing Machine to Gift

Best Sewing Machine to Gift to ANYONE.....

One of the great features of this Janome 7318 sewing machine is how user friendly it is. The gift recipients expertise (or lack of) in sewing is not a factor when choosing this sewing machine because it is so easy to operate. I have owned a couple of push button digital sewing machines previously and I can honestly say I much prefer the manually operated machines.

(Photo credit Pam Irie)

Buy Quality

In sewing machines,

like most every other thing in life,

you get what you pay for.

Quality - Key Ingredient for Best Sewing Machine to Gift

My Lesson Learned....

Don't make the same mistake I did when I bought my grown daughter her first sewing machine. I went to the local discount superstore and bought a basic cheapie sewing machine. For the price I paid I should have expected the outcome. When you buy a sewing machine for less than 100 dollars, you get what you pay for.

Less expensive sewing machines just don't have the power to sew thicker fabrics with ease. They aren't built to handle much more than even the most basic household sewing without a great deal of manhandling the machine. I had been so excited to gift this sewing machine to my daughter because I wanted her to share my love of sewing. Instead, the cheap machine I selected for her just left her frustrated. :(

So, BUY a QUALITY sewing machine to gift someone.

(Photo credit Pam Irie)


Best Sewing Machine to Gift
Best Sewing Machine to Gift

My Favorite Features of the Janome 7318 Sewing Machine

The Janome 7318 has a convenient ruler gauge printed on the machine front. It is shown in both centimeters and inches. I no longer have to wear my tape measure around my neck or worry about leaving the house to run errands only to discover I'm still wearing my tape measure necklace. (That's happened to me a few times in the past.) :)

The bobbin cover is transparent, so I can see at a glance whether I need to rewind my bobbin or I'm good to go. It is so annoying to have to stop in the middle of a seam because you've run out of bobbin thread. I don't have to worry about this anymore.'s fast. I don't think I mentioned this, but I can now literally fly through a project if I choose to.

(Photo credit Pam Irie)

All About the Janome 7318

This video demonstrates how easy to use and versatile this machine is!


Affordability + A Good Solid Sewing Machine

= A Great Gift

This sewing machine is very affordable. You are purchasing a good, solid sewing machine for a very, very fair price. Your gift recipient will appreciate the fact you chose a sewing machine that is fast, durable and easy to use. They don't have to know the price....they will think you paid much more once they experience how great this sewing machine is.

(Photo credit Pam Irie)

A Few Sewing Projects Completed - using my Janome 7318

Best Sewing Machine to Gift
Best Sewing Machine to Gift

I've completed many sewing projects with my Janome 7318 sewing machine. Among them...

1. Lined damask draperies for my DIL, with weighted, blind hems and mitered corners. Contrasting valance and tiebacks.

2. Monster stuffies.

3. Reversible oilcloth table cover with bias tape edging.

4. Canvas drop cloth pillow with vintage handkerchief.

5. Hair bandana ties.

6. Colorful aprons. Simplicity Pattern 2011

7. Mesh Beach Bag (sewn with window screen material).

8. T-Shirt Quilt.

9. Insulated Flat Iron/Curling Iron Travel Totes.

10. Pajama Eaters.

11. Dog Bandanas.

12. Cotton Bandana Summer Totes.

13. ADOPT ME Dog Vests.

14. Dog Bottle Toy Not pictured above.

15. Cat Hammocks Not pictured above.

(Photo credit Pam Irie)

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Best Sewing Machine to Gift
Best Sewing Machine to Gift

What are the qualities of a Janome sewing machine that attract you the most?

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    • Scarlettohairy profile image

      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I'm thinking of gifting a new sewing machine to myself! This looks like a winner!

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      marsha32 4 years ago

      I find myself here again! It's after 1 am and I am still sewing. This Janome machine still looks like a good one.

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      victoriuh 5 years ago

      Excellent review and recommendation!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      great lens :)

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      I love these Sewing Machine gift ideas, my mother used to sew our clothes when I was growing up and I have always admired the work of seamstresses.

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      dellgirl 5 years ago

      I enjoyed your lens on the Janome 7318 - Sewing Machine, itâs really helpful.Glad you shared this.

      Congratulations on making Popular Pages - Featured Lenses.

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      Mickie Goad 5 years ago

      I was very surprised by the affordability of this sewing machine! Good review.

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      marsha32 5 years ago

      I'm going to have to put this in to favorites and come back to check out your completed projects links!