This is an in depth review of the Janome DC2015 computerized sewing machine including its overall features, the built-in stitches and buttonholes, presser feet, accessories, a video demo, what users have to say, the pros and cons, and the best price.
Introduction to the Janome DC2015
The Janome DC2015 is a great machine from the dependable and trusted Janome brand and overall it is a fantastic value in the computerized sewing machine category.
One thing to know about this machine is that Janome puts out a new one each year so the model number matches the year it was made. The only thing that changes is the color. The features remain generally the same. The 2015 model is a striking red but a good thing about it is if you aren’t a fan of the red color then check out the previous years models. The DC2011 is pink, the DC2012 is green, and the DC 2013 is blue, the DC 2014 is purple. (I did an in-depth review of the 2014 model here). They are all very similar, though the 2015 has a few new standard features.
One new addition to this year’s model is a larger LED screen, which is controlled with the silver touch ring to the right. I love this modern and sleek looking feature on this machine.
Another change with this year’s model is that the needle up / down memory is now set to needle down as the default.
And for 2015 there are 60 stitches (vs 50 stitches in the purple DC2014) and 6 built in buttonholes (vs. the previous model’s 3).
Here is a general overview of the features and accessories included with the Janome DC2015. Continue reading below for a more in depth overview of each of the features included in this table.
|Features||Janome DC 2015 Computerized Sewing Machine|
|Buttonhole Styles||6 One-Step Buttonholes|
|Needle Threading System||Automatic|
|Easy Bobbin Winding||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||Yes|
|Presser Feet Included||6|
|Feed Dog||Yes 7-piece feed dog|
|Quick Set Bobbin||Yes|
|Max Sewing Speed (stitches per minute)||860 spm|
|Stitch Width||Adjustable (max of 7mm)|
|Stitch Length||Adjustable (max of 5mm)|
|Speed Controller||Yes (Slider)|
|Automatic Needle Up / Down||Yes|
|Drop Feed / Free Motion||Yes|
|Carrying Case||Canvas Tote Included|
|Machine Weight||18.2 lbs|
|Warranty||Janome 25 Year Limited Warranty|
|Current Rating (Amazon.com)|
The Janome DC2015 has 60 built-in stitches. The stitches are clearly printed on the front of the machine for easy selection.
Just scroll through the stitches using the buttons and select your desired stitch. Below each stitch is the recommended foot to use.
A plus with this machine is the variety of stitche it has. Sure there are machines with more built-in stitches, but with 60 you can do just about anything with this combination of stitches:
- Stretch stitches
- Utility stitches
- Quilting stitches
- Garment stitches
There are also 6 one-step sensor-type buttonholes built-in so you can make the perfect buttonhole for your project.
Presser Feet Included
The presser feet snap off at the push of a button. Then simply lower the ankle onto the foot and snap another one back on. This is a great feature that saves a lot of time.
- Satin stitch foot F: For sewing dense zigzag stitching. The bottom of the foot is beveled for smooth delivery of the thread when sewing decorative or satin stitches.
- Zipper foot E: For use when sewing in zippers.
- Automatic buttonhole foot R (9mm): This is a buttonhole foot for making an automatic buttonhole. This foot works with a sensor on your sewing machine so that it makes the exact size buttonhole for the button you are using. The button is placed in the slot at the back of the foot, and the foot adjusts to the size of the button. There is a sensor on the machine which works with the foot to create a buttonhole the appropriate size. This is an incredibly easy way to make a buttonhole!
- Overedge foot C: Use with an overcasting stitch to allow the thread to wrap around the edge of the fabric to prevent unraveling. =
- Blind hem foot G: The blind hem foot has a metal guide in the center and three grooves on the underside. During blind hemming, the fold of the fabric fits snugly against the guide in the foot for accuracy while the grooves underneath help to prevent unnecessary slipping. The needle swings over the metal guide creating slack in the upper tension so that the pick of the stitch is almost invisible.
- Zig Zag Foot: This comes standard on all Janome Sewing machines and is used for most utility sewing, from straight stitch to zig-zag
- Open Toe Satin Foot: The open toe on this foot allows a better view of the sewing in progress. This foot can be used for quilting, monogramming, applique and cutwork.
- Canvas tote
- 2 pack size 14 needles
- 2 pack of 10 Janome bobbins
- Seam ripper / buttonhole opener
- Lint brush
- Quilter bar
- Foot control
- Additional spool pin
- Spool pin felt
- Spool stand
- Spool holder (large)
- Spool holder (small)
- Instruction book
- Power supply cord
The canvas tote is a great value. There is a hard cover available for this machine if you want something with more protection.
Here is a short video demos of the DC2015 in use.
The user reviews for the Janome DC2015 are overall positive.
Reviews rave about how quiet the machine is, yet it is sturdy and vast. Reviewers also praise the detail and easy to follow steps in the instruction manual.
This is a popular machine among quilters with many praising the “stitch down” feature and the 1/4-inch foot for sewing seams for quilts.
Pros and Cons of the Janome DC2015
- Solid construction, yet it is lightweight and portable
- Superior feed system and excellent stitch quality
- Large LED screen is bright and easy to use
- At just over $500, it may be out of the price range for some shoppers.
- Location of the drop feed mechanism is inconvenient
The Janome DC2015 computerized sewing machineJanome DC2015 computerized sewing machine is an excellent sewing machine for the advanced sewist who wants to upgrade. It’s also a great machine for beginner because it has all the features you need but it is also intuitive, user-friendly, and easy to learn and understand.
The stitch quality on this is amazing. With this you can easily make quilts, home decor items, clothing, do repair and heavy duty sewing, as well as make delicate blouses or dresses.
The Janome brand is well-known for quality and durability. You will not find this brand in your local big box stores, but if you do your research you will see that Janome is a very well respected name always at the cutting edge of sewing technology.
Sometimes you can find “open box” deals on Amazon where you can save up to $100 or so off on this machine and others. Essentially you are getting an almost new machine that someone returned. Keep an eye out for this when you do your shopping.
A plus for ordering through Amazon is that if you are a member of of Amazon Prime you can get it shipped to your door in under 2 days. (I highly recommend this. I’ve been a Prime member since 2009 and I’ve saved so much time and money shopping on Amazon )