Some purists might frown upon excessive automation. Many a traditionalist crafter takes a certain pride in handmade simplicity and the intricacy of applied personal care in every detail, from choosing the fabric to applying every individual stitch. Still, proper and thoughtful automation can beget a certain undeniable, consistent quality. The Janome 8077 comes programmed with 30 stitches. That trumps even the 23 automated stitches that Singers’ 4423 Heavy Duty Model sewing machine offers.