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The Janome Fastlane Fuchsia is a Compact machine, built with easy to use Mechanical features. The Janome Fastlane Fuchsia has a total of 4 different types of stitches, including 0 buttonhole stitches. This machine is designed to be a starter machine with very basic functionality and a slow sewing speed. It is often used to teach children to sew, or as a portable machine for beginner sewers and more experienced sewers to use at sewing classes or while travelling.
This Janome compact machine is available in a large range of different colours and is shown here in Fastlane Fuchsia. View this machine in other colours on the Janome page.
Is the Janome Fastlane Fuchsia right for my skill level?
We class the Janome Fastlane Fuchsia as “Very Basic“, meaning that this machine has features that are suitable for a sewer working at a Very Basic skill level. In general, machines that are classed as "Very Basic" tend to have only the bare minimum of features needed for sewing and are best suited for those who only sew occasionally, or who are only just learning to sew and do not need more than the most essential features.
What size is the Janome Fastlane Fuchsia?
We class the Janome Fastlane Fuchsia as a Compact machine. Small size and compact machines are smaller than full-size machines and although they give the sewer less space to move around the needle area, they can be perfect for use in small spaces and may be more portable for use at sewing classes.
The width / length / height dimensions of the Janome Fastlane Fuchsia are 27cm x 13cm x 23cm. Or in inches 10.5” x 5” x 9“.
The Janome Fastlane Fuchsia weighs approximately 2.5kg or 5lb.
What are the basic sewing features on the Janome Fastlane Fuchsia?
The Janome Fastlane Fuchsia has basic features such as a Free arm and Standard Foot Pedal, but has No Start / Stop Button and there is No inbuilt light available on this model. Reverse stitches, used for securing the thread in the fabric at the beginning and end of a stitching line, are created with a Reverse Lever.
What about threading and setting up the bobbin for the Janome Fastlane Fuchsia?
When setting up and threading the sewing machine, the Janome Fastlane Fuchsia has a Drop-in bobbin for quick rethreading of your machine. It is not clear what bobbin class is needed for this machine, so look for clear plastic bobbins by Janome that are marked as suitable for all their home machines.
There are also Thread Guides on this model and the needle threading is Manual. Threading guides such as small arrows or numbers marked on the machine make it easier to see how to thread the upper thread, which is especially helpful for beginners.
What presser feet are compatible with the Janome Fastlane Fuchsia?
We believe the Janome Fastlane Fuchsia is compatible with presser feet that are Press On / Low Shank. If you already have presser feet that are compatible with this type of shank from a previous sewing machine, then in many cases you will be able to use the same presser feet on this model as well.
To be sure that presser feet can be used on different machines, or when buying new presser feet and other parts and accessories, you should always check that the parts are compatible with your specific machine number. So for this machine you will need parts and accessories compatible with make and model Janome Fastlane Fuchsia.
What are the basic stitch types available for this Janome machine?
Stitch types on the Janome Fastlane Fuchsia include: Straight Stitch, Decorative, Zigzag. This model has no settings for creating buttonholes. There are 0 buttonhole stitches.
Can I adjust the stitch width and length on this Janome compact machine?
It is not known what maximum stitch length and stitch width settings are available on this machine. The stitch length on this model is adjusted By Stitch Selection Only. The stitch width on this machine is adjusted By Stitch Selection Only. The needle positions on this model also appear to be limited and are only controlled using the inbuilt stitch presets.
What fabrics can I sew with the Janome Fastlane Fuchsia?
The Janome Fastlane Fuchsia is listed as being Suitable for lightweight fabric only such as silk and cotton. On many machines, these results will only be achieved with the correct needle and thread combination, so specialty needles and threads may need to be purchased separately and may not be supplied with your machine. You should consult the manual for your machine to ensure that the machine is set up correctly when sewing different fabrics, and always sew test samples to get the best possible stitch quality and to achieve perfectly balanced tension.
As this machine is very basic, it appears that the machine only takes a limited range of needle sizes. According to the manual, this Janome compact machine takes only needles between Size 11/65 and Size 14/90.
Can I adjust the thread tension and the presser foot pressure on this Janome compact machine?
To help you achieve the best possible stitch quality across different fabrics the Janome Fastlane Fuchsia adjusts the tension of the upper thread using an Adjustable / Manual Control. Adjustable upper thread tension gives you complete control over the tension of the upper thread and this tension can be manually adjusted to balance the tension of your stitches. This model appears to have no special features for presser foot adjustment, so if this feature is important to you, you may like to consider machines with manual / adjustable presser foot pressure.
Does the Janome Fastlane Fuchsia have any automated features?
This model has no special automated controls. For example, this model does not have automated controls for the needle stop position, automated back tacks or automated thread trimming. If automated controls are important to you then you might like to consider a machine classed as Competent, Advanced or Professional.
What is the voltage of the Janome Fastlane Fuchsia?
With a voltage of 110v we believe this machine is suitable to use in the USA, but it is always best to consult the information provided by the manufacturer (Janome) or consult a sewing machine distributor prior to purchase to ensure that the machine will work in your region if you are unsure. Most manufacturers do not recommend using adaptors to convert the voltage of your machine for safety reasons.
Where can I get a copy of the manual for the Janome Fastlane Fuchsia?
Whether you are having trouble threading your machine, can’t work out how to change the stitch settings or just want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your sewing machine it is always best to have a copy of the manual on hand.
View the User Manual
|Machine Name||Fastlane Fuchsia|
|Machine Type||Mechanical||Mechanical machines have basic straight-forward functionality perfect for beginners|
|Machine Size||Compact||Small size and compact machines are perfect for use in small spaces or portable for use at sewing classes|
|Machine Weight lb||5|
|Machine Region||USA||This model is usually available for use in the USA|
|Machine Voltage||110v||Standard voltage for use in the USA|
|Hook Movement||Vertical||Machines with a drop-in bobbin will often have a hook around a vertical axis|
|Basic Sewing and Fabric Range:|
|Number of Stitches||4|
|Fabric Range||Lightweight Fabric Only||Suitable for lightweight fabric only such as silk and cotton|
|Foot Pedal||Standard Foot Pedal||Foot pedals are the standard method for sewing and controlling your speed|
|Speed Control||No Special Speed Controls||No special controls to limit the maximum speed|
|Start Stop Button||No Start / Stop Button||Machines without a stop / start button may be controlled by foot pedal only|
|Reverse Stitch Control||Reverse Lever||Reverse sewing lever to manually back tack stitches and secure the thread|
|Free Arm||Free arm||Free arm available but does not have a convertible cover|
|Inbuilt Light||No Inbuilt Light||No inbuilt light available on this model|
|Threading & Presser Foot Compatibility:|
|Threading Guides||Thread Guides||Thread guides such as arrows or numbers make threading easier for beginners|
|Bobbin Loading||Drop-in Bobbin||Drop-in bobbin for quick rethreading of your machine|
|Presser Foot Shank Type||Press On / Low Shank||Presser feet clip onto a low shank making presser feet easy to change|
|Machine Set-up & Adjustments:|
|Upper Thread Tension||Adjustable / Manual Control||Adjustable thread tension gives you complete control over tension of upper thread|
|Presser Foot Tension||No Special Control||This model appears to have no special features for presser foot adjustment|
|Feed Dog Control||No Control||No special control of the feed dog on this model|
|Stitch Settings & Adjustments:|
|Number of Stitches||4|
|Number of Needle Positions||2|
|Stitch Length Control||By Stitch Selection Only||Stitch length is only affected by preset stitch settings|
|Stitch Width Control||By Stitch Selection Only||Stitch width is only affected by preset stitch settings|
|Stitch Length Maximum (mm)|
|Stitch Width Maximum (mm)|
|Number of Buttonhole Stitches||0|
|Buttonhole Stitches||No Buttonhole Stitch||This model has no settings for creating buttonholes|
|Stitch Types||Straight Stitch, Decorative, Zigzag||