Janome Memory Craft 9850 Review


Janome is one of the most trusted brands for embroidery sewing machines, and their creative department always comes up with unique and incredible designs every time. Their products are reasonably priced and relatively durable.

Janome Memory Craft 9850 Sewing and Embroidery machine, serves dual purposes while being remarkably good at both. Its embroidery unit is among the most stable ones, with a sleek and detachable design, it provides a very precise stitching quality to allow you to even embroider the finest lace designs on all kinds of fabrics, without the need of a stabilizer!

Janome Memory Craft 9850 Review

The new generation processor works very fast to get you done with more in lesser time. The modern technology used, makes sewing fun and easy-to-learn. The powerful motor takes you to sewing speeds of up to 1000 stitches per minute, and embroidery sewing speeds to 800 stitches per minute. This is more than enough for a very large proportion of users, but you may need greater speeds only if you are working on VERY large-scale productions.

This machine comes with 200 built-in stitches: too wide a range to let you sew according to all your favorite styles, 175 in-built embroidery designs: saving you from the task of designing from scratch, to a great extent and providing a variety of options to choose from. However, some users have said that the designs are dull, but that shouldn’t be an issue at all, because Janome gives you the facility of a USB port in this machine, so that you can use unlimited designs, either personalized or from the web.

The 3 MB storage space allows you to store enough of what you would possibly need, and the Full-color LCD touchscreen gives you the opportunity to preview your designs before bringing them into action, so that you have to face no difficulty visualizing the design with different colors and backgrounds. Besides, the large range of editing functions include resizing the design, combining more than one of them, duplication, flipping, arc, group, drag and drop, zoom, trace and your own color choice too. In this way, you can modify your designs as you like, giving birth to hundreds of variations in a single design from the collection of one hundred and seventy-five!

Isn’t that exciting?

Going further, you’ll find 6 one-step buttonholes that strikingly reduce your workload, making it easy as a breeze to create buttonholes within seconds, and with 6 distinct designs. You can do 2 and 3 letter monogramming, but the machine gives you 2 fonts with European characters. That would have been enough if you get to use them occasionally, but in case you have excessive working with the fonts, you’d definitely want more of them.

The maximum embroidery hoop size is 6.7” * 7.9”. This becomes a limitation, as you can’t work on large projects with this size. In addition, the free arm makes it easy and quick to sew tubular areas such as sleeves or pant legs, and cuffs and collars too, so that you do not stay away from perfection.

Janome MC-9850 is a computerized machine with many automatic functions such as bobbin winder and thread cutter. Along with that, automatic adjustment of thread tension according to the stitch option selected, is done. The built-in needle theader further helps to save your time and prevent frustration and eye strain.

The speed control slider plays a vital role to help beginner sewists. They can easily set the speed to what they can easily handle. Beginners find it difficult to sew in many other machines that do not include this feature, because such machines work fast and they are unable to catch up, resulting in terrible projects and repetitive corrections being made.

To ensure that your creation is strong enough, you can use the lock-stitching option and the easy reverse stitching button helps you reinforce your stitches. The extra-high presser foot lift feature would enable you to work with thick, as well as multiple layers of fabric.

Lastly, the far-ranging list of accessories along with the all-you-need presser feet includes almost everything you might be looking for, to start sewing. Although, the machine is quite easy to operate, but the instruction manual provided, helps a lot if you get confused at any point.

  • Long-lasting
  • Quality product from a trusted brand.
  • Extra-high presser foot lift
  • Hoop size is not large enough.
  • Built-in designs are not unique.


  • Maximum sewing speed: 1000 spm
  • Embroidery sewing speed: 60-800 spm
  • Built-in stitches: 200
  • Built-in embroidery designs: 175
  • Buttonholes: 6 One-step
  • Display: LCD full-color touchscreen
  • Maximum embroidery size: 6.7” * 7.9”
  • Monogramming: 2 & 3 letters
  • Storage capacity: 3 MBs
  • Item weight: 23 lbs.


  • Automatic thread cutter (with memory function)
  • Automatic thread tension
  • Automatic bobbin winder
  • Adjustable hoop positioning
  • Adjustable foot pressure
  • Snap-On presser feet
  • Extra-high presser foot lift
  • Locking stitch
  • Easy reverse stitching
  • USB transfer facility
  • Built-in needle threader
  • Speed Control slider
  • One-step needle plate conversion


  • Zigzag foot A (set on the machine)
  • Overedge foot M
  • Satin stitch foot F
  • Blind hemming foot G
  • Zipper foot E
  • Automatic buttonhole foot R
  • Rolled hem foot D
  • Darning foot PD-H
  • Button sewing foot T
  • 1/4˝ seam foot O
  • Embroidery foot P
  • Bobbin X 5 (1 set on the machine)
  • Needle set
  • Screwdriver
  • Lint brush
  • Seam ripper (buttonhole opener)
  • Quilting guide bar
  • Spool holder X 2 (large) (1 set on the machine)
  • Spool holder X 2 (small)
  • Extra spool pin
  • Scissors
  • Touch panel stylus
  • Bobbin holder cleaner
  • Embroidery Hoop RE20a (170mm x 200mm)
  • Embroidery hoop SQ14a (with template)
  • Bobbin holder for embroidery
  • Power supply cable
  • Foot control
  • Instruction book
  • Key icon reference chart
  • Template CD


Janome MC 9850 is a computerized sewing and embroidery machine from a very well-known and trusted brand Janome. It is greatly easy to use and provides you with a large range of functions that help create masterpieces. It doesn’t compromise the quality, and comes at a reasonable price, accompanied with a lot of accessories that are necessary to get you to work. The size is fit for any sewing table and at 23 lbs., it is neither very lightweight, nor too heavy, but strong enough to bear all your projects with fast sewing.

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