Usha Janome Allure Vs. Usha Janome Wonder Stitch

by Vinotha Paranikumar | Last Updated


Usha is a well-known home brand in India, famous for its electrical and home appliances. When considering sewing machines, the brand's name is always synonymous.

I was looking for some of the best sewing machines available in the market, since I wanted to upgrade my sewing skills to the next level.

After hours of research, I had shortlisted the Allure and the Wonder Stitch models from Usha's Janome series.

It seemed like a challenging task to choose the right one for me.

If you are stuck in a similar dilemma, then you've landed to the right resource.

I've thoroughly gone through the specifications of both of these models and have noted my observations in this article.

For a quick comparison, you can refer the below table which illustrates the key differences between these two models.

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Best for intermediate-level stitching
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Usha offers a 2-year warranty on both of these models.

About the model

Usha's Allure sewing machine is a popular model from the company's Janome series of sewing machines.

It is an automatic, electrical zig-zag sewing machine and takes up very less space.

The sewing machine can perform multiple types of stitching operations like- rolled hemming, button fixing, zip fixing, satin stitching, smocking, and more.

Product description by the company

Give wings to your creativity with the Usha Janome Allure Automatic Zig-Zag Sewing Machine.

This Usha sewing machine comes with two dials that you can use to select one of the 13 inbuilt stitch functions.

This automatic zig-zag sewing machine also allows you to choose the stitch length and with the free arm of this machine you can sew in circular motion quite conveniently.

This Usha sewing machine has 21 applications that include stretch stitching, button fixing, rolled hemming, satin stitch, zip fixing and smocking amongst others and is perfect if you’re looking to enhance your sewing skills.

Tired of going to the tailor every time you have to fix something in your clothes? If yes, then get the Usha Janome Allure Automatic Zig-Zag Sewing Machine.

Whether you want to fix buttons and zippers or alter a recently purchased dress, this sewing machine will make the task super easy for you.

Featuring two dials, this sewing machine lets you choose from 13 inbuilt stitching functions, such as zig zag, tricot stitch, blind hem stitch, shell tuck stitch, satin stitch and others.

The dials also let you select the stitch length as per your cloth.

In addition, it also has a free arm for circular stitching.

Featuring 13 inbuilt stitch functions and up to 21 applications including buttonhole stitch, rolled hemming, stretch stitching, embroidery, zip fixing, quilting and smocking, the Usha Janome Allure sewing machine will surely boost your sewing skills.


  • Stitch functions: This model comes with 13 inbuilt stitches which have 21 functionalities.

    Some of them include are four step button holing, stretch stitching, zip fixing, button fixing, rolled hemming, blind stitch hemming.

  • Free-arm automatic: Allure is an automatic zig-zag sewing machine that comes with two dials.

    One of the dials is used for stitch length and pattern selection; whereas the second one serves the purpose for free arm for circular stitching.

    Moreover, it has provisions for stretch stitching and 4-step button holing.

  • Speed controller: This sewing machine comes with an adjustable thread tension for neat stitching.

    It also has inbuilt functions for adjusting the length and width of stitching. This provides effortless precision.

  • Power Features: With its 'sewing light' feature, you can focus on the part of the fabric currently being stitched. As a result, you get a very clean stitch.

    With this model, you don't have to worry about the surges in your electric bill as it consumes very less power (between 60 - 75 watts).


Accessories included with the sewing machine are:

  • Buttonhole foot

  • Zig-zag foot

  • Bling hem guide

  • Rolled hem foot

  • Zipper foot

  • Darning plate

  • 3 single needles

  • 3 bobbins

  • 2 threads

  • 1 seam ripper

Weight, speed and warranty

The sewing machine weighs around 7.42 kilograms.

Its speed is 550 SPM. SPM stands for stitches per minute.

Usha provides a warranty of 2 years on this model.

Pros and cons

  • 21 inbuilt stitching applications

  • Build quality is good

  • User-friendly

  • Does not weigh much

  • Partial demo is shown

  • A bit noisy

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About the model

As the name suggests, this sewing machine from Usha has an elegant design with floral patterns printed on it.

The Wonder Stitch comes with features like triple strength stitch, automatic needle threading, feed drop lever to facilitate embroidery, and a protective hard cover.

Besides that, it comes with 13 inbuilt stitches including button holing.

They together have 21 applications. Some of them are rolled hemming, stretch stitching, smocking, button fixing, blind stitch hemming and zip fixing.

Product description by the company

Create wonderful, free hand embroidery designs with the drop feed mechanism of the Usha Janome Wonder Stitch sewing machine to transform your canvas into a masterpiece.

Customize your favorite decorative stitches with its adjustable width dial.

Use the blind hem foot to finish the ends of garments such as saree falls, kurti slits, skirt hemlines and much more.

Usha Janome Wonder Stitch sewing machine’s advanced features such as one-step buttonhole and thread cutter on face-plate, make your sewing experience hassle free.


  • Automatic zig-zag sewing machine: This is an automatic zig-zag sewing machine. It comes with inbuilt threader, triple strength stitch and stretch stitching functions.

  • Stitch functions: The Wonder Stitch machine consists of 13 built-in stitches which have 21 different uses.

    Zip fixing, blind stitch hemming, 4-step button holing, rolled hemming and stretch stitching are some of the common applications.

  • Pattern selection: With its colour-coded functional face plate, you can select the pattern of your choice. The stitch length can be adjusted with the help of two dials.

  • Lightweight: The machine is portable due to its less weight. Usha has provided a carrying handle with this model.

  • Circular stitching: Its free arm bed type allows for circular stitching.


Usha Janome Wonder Stitch comes with following accessories.

  • Zipper foot

  • Zig-zag foot

  • Blind hem foot

  • Round hemmer foot

  • Sliding buttonhole foot

  • 3 single needles

  • 3 bobbins

  • 1 seam ripper

  • 2 threads

  • 1 screw driver

Weight, speed and warranty

The model weighs 6.72 kilograms.

The speed of the sewing machine is 860 SPM.

Here too, Usha provides a 2-year warranty.

Pros and cons

  • Good quality build

  • Easy to operate

  • Long lasting

  • No demo

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So, which one to go for?

Both of these models from Usha are well known in the sewing machine market for their quality, performance and features offered.

However, the Wonder Stitch beats the Allure with its higher SPM (stitches per minute) and additional features like automatic needle threading, triple strength stitch, and embroidery stitch.

If you're looking for a sewing machine to perform basic sewing tasks, then Usha Allure would be your ideal choice.

But, if you're passionate about sewing and want to take your stitching skills to the next level, Wonder Stitch would be a better investment in the long run.

I hope my research has helped you in understanding the main differences between these two models.

About the Author

Vinotha-Paranikumar Vinotha is a blogger from Chennai. She's currently pursuing PGDM in Marketing from PSG Institute Of Management. In the past, she has worked as a Programmer Analyst for Cognizant. She takes keen interest in home setups and designs and loves to write about them.