Introducing the official Thread Banger sewing machine by Janome. You can download patterns and stitching from the web to the machine, or use the ones already loaded on the machine. It doesn’t do it all for you, but it’s a major help. $399 might seem like a lot, but not if you are banging out your own designs and saving a bundle by side stepping the retail markup. Tutorials on how to use it on www.ThreadBanger.com. Check out the site for their DIY show. The girls and I love their innovative ways to make cool stuff for our apartments.