Janome HD1000 Review

Janome HD1000 Review In Detail

Janome HD1000 is a quality performer. It lives up to the heavy duty tag. But still a couple of additional features would have done a world of good.

Editor rating


Janome HD1000 is a very solid machine. It is heavy duty and it is meant to last long. The body of this sewing machine is mostly metal. But it is not that heavy for a heavy duty sewing machine. This sewing machine reminds us of the old classic, durable machines our grandparents used to have. It has 25 year limited warranty.
 
HD1000 comes with 14 built-in stitches including utility stitches and stretch stitches. You can change the stitches and stitch length using the knobs. Knobs are very resistant and sturdy. So you won't break it easily. There is also a reverse stitch button. It has a free arm for sewing pants and cuffs.
 
The automatic needle threader will save your eyes from strain. There is a small storage compartment underneath the machine. Janome could have made the storage compartment a little bit bigger, never mind. It has a manual thread cutter as well. The bobbin is front loading.

Ease of Use

The knobs feel quite sturdy ( we like that). The knobs make good click sound when turned, it doesn't wobble. Janome HD1000 has all the looks of an expensive machine. The feet lock mechanism on this sewing machine is pretty sturdy, it won't come off even if you are pulling on it. The machine is very stable. It goes through multiple layers of fabric quite smoothly. It also has extra high foot lift for dealing with multiple layers of fabric. You can easily change stitches in the middle of a stitch. If you consider the quality of stitches, it does a pretty good job.

Drawbacks

Janome could have included few more built-in stitches.

A drop-in bobbin would have been better from the point of view of beginners.

The machine is slightly on the louder side.

If the machine had a 1-step buttonhole instead of a 4-step one, it would have made it more easier for beginners.

Pros

•    Really solid machine
•    Real workhorse
•    Durable
•    Consistent stitches
•    Automatic needle threader

Cons

•    Could have included more built-in stitches
•    No top drop-in bobbin
•    Slightly loud operation

Editor Comments

Overall  Janome HD1000 is a very solid and stable heavy duty sewing machine.. It lives up to its heavy duty label. It is a real work horse.

Specifications

FeatureType
TypeMechanical Heavy Duty
Built-in Stitches14
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNo
Speed Control SliderNo
Automatic Needle ThreaderYes
Buttonhole Styles1 4-step
Top Drop-in BobbinNo, Front Loading
USB ConnectivityNo
Stitch SelectionDial
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYes
Built-in MemoryNo
Stitch Width5mm
Stitch Length4mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownNo
Built-in Monogramming FontNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNo
Drop FeedYes
Free ArmYes
Motor Speed840 Stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYes
Work LightYes
Feed Dog3
Included FeetRolled Hem Foot, Zigzag Foot
Machine Weight16.8 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited
Extra High Presser Foot LifterYes
Snap-on Presser FootYes
Automatic Thread CutterNo
Work SpaceW 6.4" x H 4.7"
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button (Apart from reverse button)No
TensionAdjustable With Dial
Included Wide Extension TableNo
Knee LifterNo
CoverDust Cover