My Janome 7700 is in the shop getting its yearly tune-up so I decided to get some practice in with the Featherweight. After using the 7700 on a daily basis for the last year the Featherweight feels SMALL in comparison. That’s not a bad thing, just a variable to get used to. I’m not sure the Featherweight will ever be my go-to machine, I like my modern machine too much. I do want to start using the Featherweight for classes, sew-ins etc. though; the Janome weighs too damn much to lug around.