Janome 900CPX Review In Detail

Janome 900CPX Review In Detail

Janome 900CPX will be an ideal tool for those who want to put in long hours of sewing. However it is not the most feature packed cover stitch machine around.

Editor rating

Janome CoverPro 900CPX is a cover stitch machine designed for sewing professional looking hems. To make threading easy, thread patterns are shown on the thread guide. Dials are provided for adjusting the tension. You can adjust the stitch length and differential feed using the dials provided on the right hand side of the machine. Stitch length can be adjusted between 1mm and 4mm. Stitch width is 5mm. Differential feed ratio can be set from 0.5 to 2.25. The machine can operate with 2 needles.

900CPX comes with a small extension table. However, it is not a big one like the ones you get with regular sewing machines. For hemming tubular areas, you can convert the machine into free arm by removing the extension table. A quick reference chart is provided on the front of the machine for stitch selection. The thread tension can be released by raising the presser foot lifter.

Janome 900CPX comes with Janome's own Seam Tightening System (STS) which reduces slack in the looper thread, giving you tight, flat, and sturdy stitches on any type of fabric. This machine can do 1 needle, 2 thread chain stitch and 2 needle, 3 thread cover stitch. The powerful motor can deliver 1000 stitches/min.

Other features include

•    Extra large bed space (4" x 5.5")
•    Vertical needle drop
•    Foot pressure adjustment

It comes with an included dust cover as well.

Ease of Use

My first impression is, it looks pretty good. The machine is very easy to set up and thread. You really don't need any previous experience to work on this machine. The stitches come out the way you want it to be (like those you see on the store bought items). There are no issues like stitch skipping or thread breaking. This is a machine that will suit those who do daily work on it. It can take the work load of a busy seamstress without stalling. When compared to other popular home cover stitch machines, I feel this machine runs smoother. It is quieter as well.


An option to do narrow hems would have made this machine perfect. Stitch width remains constant at 5mm.

No 3 needle option. In that case, you will have to look at something like Janome 1000CPX.


•    Smooth operation
•    Extra large bed space
•    Professional finish


•    No narrow hems
•    No 3 needle

Review Verdict

CoverPro 900CPX can handle huge workload. It offers great quality for sure.


TypeCover Stitch Machine
Cover StitchYes
Automatic Needle ThreaderNo
Differential FeedYes, 0.5 to 2.25 Ratio
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthOnly Stitch Length Is Adjustable
Stitch Width5mm
Color Coded ThreadingYes
Stitch Length1-4mm
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureYes
Free ArmYes
Motor Speed1,000 Stitches/min
Work LightYes
Work Space4" x 5.5"
CoverDust Cover

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