Janome MOD-8933 Serger Review
- User Friendly: The Janome MOD-8933 is easy to set up, thread, and operate.
- Comprehensive Instructions: The owner’s manual and instructional DVD offer easy to follow step-by-step instructions and tips.
- Price: This manual machine offers multiple features for a reasonable price.
- Manual Features: Despite featuring some advanced functions, none are automatic on this model.
Where to Find the Best Value
The Janome MOD-8933 is a lightweight little serger packing a great range of features that make it the perfect addition for an entry-level or expert sewist. In addition to easy-access threading, this machine includes color-coded threading guides, an adjustable foot pressure function, and a retractable upper cutting knife. This model is a well-built, user-friendly serger offered at a very manageable price.
In addition to rolled and narrow hem stitches, the MOD-8933 offers you a picot edge stitch and 3- and 4-thread overlock stitches. The stitch length on all stitches can be adjusted between 1 mm and 4 mm.
Speed: 1,300 stitches per minute
Weight: 14.3 lbs.
Dimensions: 11 inches by 12 inches by 12.7 inches
Open Threading Access
Manually threading a serger can often be a frustrating, time-consuming experience. Janome took that into consideration when designing this model to make that process far less difficult. The left side of the machine’s housing opens wide so the entire threading route is easily viewed and reached. The color-coded thread guides, lay-in tension controls, and pretension setting slider for the lower looper add speed to frustration-free threading.
Quick-change Rolled Hemming
The quick change rolled hem feature included on the MOD-8933 ensures that the sheerest fabrics are perfectly folded before being stitched. Simply flicking a switch sets you up for a rolled hem stitch without the hassle of changing the presser foot, needle plate, or tension setting. This useful feature will put an elegant finish on lettuce-edged sleeves, hems, and other projects.
Adjustable Differential Feed
An adjustable differential feed eliminates the chance of stretching and puckering on all fabric thicknesses, types, and multiple layers. Choosing the right setting for the fabric you’re working on is as easy as turning a dial to a setting between 0.5 mm and 2.25 mm. This feature is also handy when you plan to make perfectly even gathers or ruffles.
Retractable Upper Thread Cutter
The easily retractable upper knife allows you to use the serger on projects that don’t require fabric cutting. Being able to retract the cutting blade also ensures greater safety when threading the machine. Along with the retractable blade, the cutting width can be easily adjusted between 3.1 mm and 7.3 mm with the turn of a conveniently located dial on the right side of the serger.
The Janome MOD-8933 includes a 25-year limited warranty.
This lightweight, compact Janome model may be a manual serger, but Janome spared nothing on its design and multiple features. It easily handles fabrics of all types and thicknesses and the adjustable differential feed ensures perfectly smooth, even stitches, rolled hems, gathers and pintucking. The MOD-8933 includes a very helpful manual and DVD, which makes setup and threading far easier than many models in the same serger class. It’s often said that you get what you pay for. In this case, it’s a plus.