The Stirling by Janome is a $99 sewing machine I recently purchased from Aldi. You can currently purchase it here for $159 (at the time of writing this). From my recent research I have found that this sewing machine is the same as the Janome JR 1012 and the Elna 1000. The Elna 1000 is currently sold at Spotlight in Australia and has been extremely popular.
If you live in the US then you would know these machines as the Janome New Home Arctic Crystal / Blue Couture / Pink Sorbet sewing machines and you can purchase these on Amazon.
Seriously, take a close look at the photos of all these machines. The only thing different about these machines is the printing on the front and the brand name. The functionality of these machines is the same.
Over the years I have come to learn that companies take a product and whack their brand name on it. The Stirling by Janome is an Aldi brand so you pay less for the machine compared to if it had the Janome or Elna brand on it. Check it out for yourself in the images below.
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So any videos you see on my website with instructions for The Stirling by Janome sewing machine with also apply for the Elna 1000, the Janome JR 1012 and the Janome New Home Arctic Crystal / Blue Couture / Pink Sorbet sewing machines.
Anyway, let’s get into the unboxing so you can see exactly what comes with this machine. I have made a video for you so this will be the easiest way to see, but feel free to continue scrolling if you would rather read about it.
If you would like to know more about the stitch selections on this sewing machine you might like this post where I go through the stitches on the machine and what you would use them for.
Unboxing the Stirling by Janome / Elna 1000 / Janome JR 1012 Video
Or watch the video on YouTube here
In the video above you can see me unboxing the sewing machine. I also go through the accessories included with the sewing machine.
The Stirling by Janome sewing machine (aka Elna 1000, Elna Sew Fun, JR 1012, Janome New Home Arctic Crystal / Blue Couture / Pink Sorbet sewing machines) comes with the following accessories:
Front loading bobbin sewing machine
Standard stitch/zigzag stitch foot
Blind hem foot
In the next video, I go through what all the stitches mean on this sewing machine, and when you might use them.
Be sure to check out my other videos for this sewing machine. There’s more on the way! I publish to my YouTube channel first so be sure to check it out and subscribe while you are there.
Until next time, happy sewing!