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From: mzorn
Date: 07-22-2006, 10:15 PM (1 of 2)
I have been thinking of getting the Janome -Harmony 2041 from JC Penney for $149.99. Limited income and my machine quit working and I need one ASAP for an upcoming festival.

Would this be a good machine for sewing, quilting and decorative stitching? Will it accomodate denim? Is it user friendly?

Most importantly how difficult is it to find accessories for this machine?

The Janome website doesn't even list this machine and the info on JC Penney's website doesn't give a lot of info, is this a bad sign? Is it already outdated or a poor choice?

What kind of bobbins does it use? The plastic ones that are similar in appearance to the traditional metal ones?

I have used Singer, Dressmaker, and White sewing machines. I do not have any experience with a Janome.

The old 1950's model White machine I am using only has the straight stich for normal, silk or darning. It doesn't want to wind the metal bobbins I already have even though they look just like the ONE original bobbin I have for this machine, any suggestions so I can keep using this older machine until I receive a new one??

Thank you,
User: mzorn
Member since: 04-14-2002
Total posts: 22
From: Chrysantha
Date: 07-22-2006, 11:00 PM (2 of 2)
Try looking at the Sears website ( for the Harmony.
They might have the specs there. Janome won't put specs up for machines they make for 'other' name brands. (ie...Sears, Bernina, etc..)
I have 5 Janome's....they all work very well and they all sew denim. Most come with plenty of feet, if not you can buy feet from Sears or Janome.
It use's plastic bobbins, also sold by Sears or Janome. and look up your old machine/parts.
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
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