The Janome Memory Craft 400E is a versatile machine that can be used to create all kinds of stitched projects. If you’re new to embroidering, the machine may be too advanced for you. That’s why we have created this review so that you can get a good idea of what it has to offer and whether it is right for you.
Specs of Janome Memory Craft 400E
Here are the specifications of this machine!
- Color – White
- Material – Metal
- Item Dimensions LxWxH – 30 x 25.5 x 30 inches
- Is Electric – Yes
- Built-in USB Port – Yes
- Item Weight – 39.4 Pounds
- Brand – Janome
Those are the included accessories in Janome Memory Craft 400E embroidery machine & sewing machine,
- SQ20b Embroidery Hoop
- Bobbin Holder for Embroidery (High Tension)
- Embroidery Foot
Those are the additional accessories you can purchase with the machine,
- Hat hoop
- Purple Tip Needle
- Bobbin (specialized)
- Red Tip needle
- Needle Threader
- Needle Set
- Anna Maria Horner Embroidery Kit
- Spool Stand (5 Threads)
- Blue Tip Needles
- AcuFil Quilting Kit
- SQ14b Embroidery Hoop
- Needle (universal)
- Horizontal Spool Holder
- RE20b Embroidery Hoop
- Seam Ripper
Features of the Janome Memory Craft 400E
Those are the main features of Janome Memory Craft 400E,
6 fonts for monogramming
There are 6 types of fonts in Janome Memory Craft 400E for monogramming. Fonts that were included in the machine as default,
Word Script This free-form font has a modern look to it and allows you to use any letter. Centered It is identical with Word Script except for moving the text up or down.
Upper Case You can design your letters like Tomy tendsle, Bradley Tulip, and much more others! The special embroidery stitch vertically creates an effect turning each line into arches following the letter. Upper Case Stars This is the star stitch that goes through 4 revolutions making it into an arch! Stencils These are stencil patterns to use, which come with various symbols and shapes for designing your own monograms.
2 and 3 letter monogramming
Name your embroidery creations using 2 and 3 letter monogramming is the best way to give continuity in your design. You can also use 3-letter names for your embroidery, which is a great way to personalize each piece. What’s more, there are various types of designs you could choose from in the machine.
160 built-in designs
There are 160 built-in embroidery designs to choose from. The built-in designs can be easily changed for color or size by using the 6 stitch types in this machine.
Stitch length settings: you can select various stitch length options from 2-2.5 mm for a regular machine width, 3x3mm to 9x9mm ranging from around 20 stitches per inch up to 50 S/P inches depending on your embroidery design size and creative desires of course!
The function allows you to change the stitching speed so it is very convenient if one wants to use a slow speed on heavier fabrics, or medium to faster speeds for lightweight fabric.
There are also 4-step buttonhole settings that will allow you to choose from 3 sizes of 1/4” inch up through 5/8” inch with the options being 2mm and 4mm widths. The stitch length is also adjustable so this machine comes in very handy if one wants different designs in various sizes!
Flexible stitch traveling (by units of 1, 10, 100)
Janome Memory Craft 400E lets you control your stitching by units of 1, 10, 100. It is very easy to use this function for monogramming designs which are based on the number of stitches.
SQ20b Hoop (7.9″ x 7.9″)
Hoops come in a variety of sizes to fit the needs of different embroiderers. These hoops are made from flexible fabric and have a simple, modern design that is well suited for monogramming or embroidering projects.
Embroidery sewing speed: 400-860 SPM
This machine has a sewing speed of up to 600 stitches per minute. It is the fastest model that Janome offers for embroidering.
Automatic thread cutter designates several lengths, etc. Full-size needle plate (8 mm) * 4 Needle bar can be changed at any time Easy access cover button on the left side of foot pedal Automatic presser right interface Stitch selection Auto-sew and auto-hemming Automatic needle threader.
Sewing Width: Up to 2.5 inches (6 cm) * 5
Straight stitch type* 1,4/1 Straight stitch size 3×3 mm 7 Edge stitches Rectangle and square Beak buttons Embroidery selectors Stitch length selection Auto-level Winding bobbin One-step buttonhole Easy access cover button on the left side of a foot pedal.
On-screen editing functions
Janome Memory Craft 400E has a feature that lets you edit embroidery designs on-screen. So, you can easily change the stitch length settings and other basic precise functions of this machine without having to spend time reading manuals or looking at complicated screens.
This is one of the most unique features offered by Janome machines for editing your design before transferring it to the fabric. there are various options such as enlarge/reduce, rotate, flip, drag and drop, arc, combine, copy and paste, grouping, corner layout, single color sewing, zoom.
Maximum embroidery size: 7.9” x 7.9”
The maximum size that you can embroider on the Memory Craft 400E machine is approximately 7.9” x 7.9” (200mm x 200mm). This includes a border around the design and 2-3 inches of space above and below, which allows for some overlap of stitching area without it being too bulky or covering up other designs on your fabric piece.
The standard stitch widths are 3×3 mm; however, you can also use 1×1 mm (very small stitches), 5/6mm, 6/7mm and 8/9 mm.
Clear bobbin case
Memory Craft 400E features a clear bobbin case to make it easier for you to see the embroidery thread when sewing. The difference between this machine and other models is that Janome has designed an automatic needle threader that helps you eliminate those little frustrations of having the wrong size needles on hand or thread that will not stick through the needle plate.
The bobbin thread on the Janome MC400E can be accessed from the front of the bobbin winder. This thread sensor will alert you to when your bobbin needs refilling and also helps shorten sewing time by automatically threading a new needle with the correct tension.
The automatic thread cutter function easily solves that annoying problem where you need to cut threads between seams or rows, making it easier for beginners as well as experienced stitchers.
Pros of Janome Memory Craft 400E
Here are the pros of this machine,
- Incredible stitching speed
- On-screen editing functions
- All necessary accessories included
- Professional embroidery quality
- No complicated setup required
Cons of Janome Memory Craft 400E
- A bit too advanced for beginners (Here’s one for beginners)
The Janome Memory Craft 400E is a high-end sewing and embroidery machine that comes with an impressive array of features. Its quiet operation, easy threading, and easy-to-use software make it a top choice for home sewers who want to create professional-quality projects.