More Sewing Space – With an Exceptional Set of Features
Do you want to get the best Janome sewing machine available and you’re not afraid to pay a high price for it?
Then let me introduce you to the Janome Memory Craft Horizon 8200 QCP – it might just be the perfect choice for you!
Maybe this is the first time you hear about this sewing machine, or perhaps you’ve heard a lot of amazing things from fellow seamstresses about it, and you’re wondering if it lives up to the hype – either way, stick around for my Janome Memory Craft Horizon 8200 QCP review and let’s find out together!
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Janome Memory Craft Horizon 8200 QCP: Specs Chart
First, I’d like to give you a quick overview of the Janome Memory Craft Horizon 8200 QCP specs, as presented in the chart below:
|Name||Janome Memory Craft Horizon 8200 QCP Computerized Sewing Machine|
|Dimensions||20.4 x 12.4 x 9.1 inches|
|Number of Sewing Feet||16|
|The Biggest Pro||Sturdy, well-made and extremely versatile|
|The Biggest Con||Expensive|
Now, let's take a closer look at its features – and if you keep on reading, you'll find my in-depth Janome Memory Craft Horizon 8200 QCP review in here, too!
Janome Memory Craft Horizon 8200 QCP: Essential Features Overview
To merely say that the Janome Memory Craft Horizon 8200 QCP is feature-rich would be an understatement.
Here, take a look at its features – you’ll see what I mean!
LCD Display with Control Panel
The large LCD screen featured on the Janome Memory Craft Horizon 8200 QCP shows all the vital information – the stitch pattern itself, the mode and pattern number you’re working with, width and length, and recommended presser foot type. The control panel lets you enter pattern numbers, and offers the following functions, as well – Elongation, Memory, Mirror, Direct Pattern Selection, and Twin Needle.
170 Built-In Stitches
The Janome Memory Craft Horizon 8200 QCP features a collection of 170 built-in stitches – everything you could ever need, and then some – including ten one-step buttonholes, as well as three alphabet stitches for monogram projects. The stitching patterns are organized in six modes and labeled with numbers for more accessible selection.
Detachable AcuFeed Flex System
The sewing machine comes with a detachable AcuFeed Flex system – an amped-up take on the regular walking foot’s even-feeding action, which results in superior, even feeding of fabric layers, top to bottom. The foot holders included here are the Single/Narrow and the Dual/Twin one, suitable for various applications – from quilting and sewing delicate fabrics to installing a zipper.
Lots of Useful Accessories (Including 16 Snap-On Presser Feet)
The Janome 8200 QCP comes with a ton of accessories, too, including an extra-large extension table, a semi-hard cover and a trolley case, a straight stitch needle plate, a fabric guide, two spool holders, bobbins, needles, a foot controller, a knee lifter, a screwdriver, a lint brush, a seam ripper – and 16 snap-on presser feet!
Other Features You Should Know About
There are tons of other features to look forward to when using the Janome Memory Craft Horizon 8200 QCP sewing machine:
- The top-loading full rotary hook bobbin system
- Auto-declutch bobbin winder
- 7-piece feed dog
- Adjustable sewing speed
- Start/Stop button
- Adjustable foot pressure
- Twin needle guard
- Memorized Needle Up/Down position
- Extra high presser foot lift
- One-hand needle threader
- Built-in automatic thread cutter
- Adjustable knee lifter
- Five extra-bright built-in LED lights
- Detachable accessories case for free arm sewing
- Adjustable stitch length and width
My In-Depth Janome Memory Craft Horizon 8200 QCP Review
Since the model MC7700QCP has been deemed a huge success, Janome’s next step was to take the most notable, easy-to-use features of that model, add in even more, and combine them all into a new and improved sewing machine – and that’s how the Janome Memory Craft 8200 QCP Special Edition came to be!
Don’t let the LCD screen and the control panel intimidate you – it does have all these different button controls, but it’s far from being complicated to use. Even if you’re a complete sewing newbie, and have no clue where to start, the instructions manual is so detailed and well-written that there’s no way you won’t find your way around it.
You thought your current computerized sewing machine came with a lot of stitching options?
Well, considering that it features 170 built-in stitching patterns, I’m pretty sure that the Janome 8200 QCP blows it out of the water! Plus, it comes with 16 snap-on presser feet, which makes it easy to switch between them depending on your needs.
The stitch quality is impressive, too – they’re sturdy, well-defined, and professional-looking.
Besides being able to choose among so many stitches, you also get to adjust their length and width (with the maximum of 9 mm), save up to 50 pattern combinations, lock stitches, stretch them by up to five times, sew mirror images of selected patterns – and more!
Using it, I constantly kept discovering new features and endless ways to put them to work in different sewing projects. The freedom of creativity and versatility it offers are outstanding!
Speed is yet another thing this sewing machine excels at – at 1000 stitches per minute, it’s insanely fast, but since it has a speed control slider, it lets you adjust it to a level that’s comfortable to you. And while it does come with a foot controller, you can always use the Start/Stop button, instead – especially if you don’t have enough space for the former.
I know pretty much every sewing machine on the market these days features built-in lighting, but they rarely deliver on the promise of illuminating your sewing space. The Janome 8200 QCP, however, includes five LED lights positioned in a way that allows for superb, shadow-free lighting.
Thanks to the extra spacious, 11-inch arm and extension table, it offers more than enough workspace for even the largest of projects, and the addition of an adjustable knee lifter makes this an excellent sewing machine for quilting.
You’ll rarely find a single sewing machine that can perform several specialized sewing tasks as efficiently as this one. Most sewing machines are specially designed for particular areas, such as quilting or dressmaking – and while they can handle different projects, they don’t necessarily excel in them.
However, with the Janome Memory Craft Horizon 8200 QCP, no matter what type of project you’re working on, it always feels like this model is made exclusively for that. And that level of adaptability is one of the most outstanding things about this sewing machine.
If there's one thing to complain about – and I think we can all agree on that – it’s the price tag. It’s as far away from being budget-friendly as possible, but, in its defense, most other sewing machines of this caliber often cost several thousands of dollars. And given its professional-level performance, I wouldn’t say it’s overpriced, either:
It’s more than worth it – but it all comes down to how much you’re willing to invest.
Pros & Cons of the Janome Memory Craft Horizon 8200 QCP
- An impressive collection of 170 built-in stitching patterns
- Memorizes up to 50 pattern combinations
- The LCD screen with easy-to-use button controls
- Programmable features for a customized sewing experience
- Plenty of workspace for large projects
- Bright LED lights ensure shadow-free lighting
- Quiet, vibration-free operation
- Sturdy and well-made
- Comes with tons of useful accessories
- It’s expensive
Janome Memory Craft Horizon 8200 QCP: Final Verdict
Due to its high price, I can’t flat-out tell you to buy the Janome Memory Craft Horizon 8200 QCP sewing machine, because I know not all of you are ready to spend this kind of money on a sewing machine, no matter how outstanding it is.
Instead, I’ll advise you to take another good, hard look at my Janome Memory Craft Horizon 8200 QCP review, go over its features and everything it has to offer to you as the user, and ask yourself:
Is it worth it for me?
And if you’re a professional quilter, seamstress, or dressmaker – or even a serious hobbyist – I’m pretty sure the answer will be “Yes.”
If you need any more help making this decision, or you have any additional questions about this model, drop a comment below, and I’ll be glad to help you out!