Janome HD1000 Vs Singer 4423 Comparison In Detail

Janome HD1000 Vs Singer 4423 Comparison In Detail

Why do you need a heavy duty sewing machine? Most people look for a heavy duty sewing machine to sew multiple layers of thick fabrics. A good quality heavy duty sewing machine must be able to put in long hours of sewing. An ideal heavy duty machine must be able to sew anything you throw at it, which is not possible in the real world, right? But we want to get as close as possible. Now let us come to the point. Janome HD1000 and Singer 4423 are two machines that will come to your mind whenever you think of a budget heavy duty sewing machine. Getting a 100% heavy duty machine will cost you a fortune, so we are not going there. Janome HD1000 and Singer 4423 are two wonderful entry level heavy duty sewing machines you can get in US.

Janome HD1000 Vs Singer 4423 – Major Feature Differences

Both are mechanical heavy duty sewing machines. You can clearly say that Singer 4423 is a level higher in terms of features. In this section, we will be focusing on the feature differences.

Built-in Stitches 

Singer 4423 is ahead with 23 built-in stitches. Janome HD1000 on the other hand, has 14 built-in stitches. Here the Singer machine has a noticeable 9 stitch advantage, which adds to the variety of stitch options.


Advantage Singer here as well. Singer 4423 features a 1-step buttonhole which is far more easy to use than a 4-step one. Beginners will love the 1-step buttonhole. Unfortunately Janome HD1000 doesn't have this, instead it is equipped with a 4-step buttonhole.


Janome HD1000 is slightly behind here as well. Singer 4423 has an easy to load top drop-in bobbin, which just needs to be dropped into the slot. HD1000 has a front loading bobbin. You need to remove the storage compartment first and then load the bobbin. 4423 also has a clear bobbin cover, through which you can see the remaining bobbin thread.

Stitch Width & Length

The Singer machine offers more versatility with maximum stitch width and length of 6mm and 4mm respectively. The Janome machine has a maximum stitch width and length of 5mm and 4mm respectively.

Presser Foot Pressure 

Presser foot pressure can be adjusted on Singer 4423, which is not possible on Janome HD1000.

Machine Weight 

Finally, Janome fans have something to cheer for. Janome HD1000 weighs 16.8 lbs and Singer 4423 weighs 14.5 lbs. So expect more metal parts on Janome HD1000.

Editor comment

One area where Janome HD1000 scores over Singer 4423 is in sewing multiple layers of thick fabrics like denim. HD1000 is a workhorse, its stitch quality is excellent and it can sew almost anything you at it. Even though Singer 4423 has very good stitch quality, when it comes to sewing more than 6 layers of denim, Janome HD1000 definitely has a slight edge.

We will break it down for you. Singer 4423 will suit beginners more, thanks to beginner friendly features like one-step buttonhole, top drop-in bobbin etc. If you are an experienced sewer and what you are looking for is a workhorse, go with Janome HD1000. 

Side by side comparison

FeatureJanome HD1000Singer 4423
TypeMechanical Heavy DutyMechanical Heavy Duty
Built-in Stitches1423
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNoNo
Speed Control SliderNoNo
Automatic Needle ThreaderYesYes
Buttonhole Styles1 4-step1 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinNo, Front LoadingYes
Stitch SelectionDialDial
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYesYes
Stitch Width5mm6mm
Stitch Length4mm4mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownNoNo
Built-in Monogramming FontNoNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNoYes
Drop FeedYesYes
Free ArmYesYes
On Board Accessory StorageYesYes
Included FeetRolled Hem Foot, Zigzag FootAll-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Button Sewing Foot
Machine Weight16.8 lbs14.5 lbs approx
Warranty25 Year Limited25 Year Limited
Extra High Presser Foot LifterYesYes

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer only. Opinions may be subjective.

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