Janome HD1000 Review

Thinking about buying a new heavy duty sewing machine? Be sure to read this Janome HD1000 review. Janome machines are well known for their durability, and this machine lives up to that expectation! But what other features does the Janome HD1000 sewing machine have? Keep reading to find out everything!

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About the Janome HD1000 Heavy-Duty Sewing Machine

ProsCons
Cast aluminum bodyOnly 14 stitch options
Strong .75 amp motorFour-step buttonhole
Sews a quick 840 stitches per minute
25 year limited warranty

Janome HD1000 Heavy-Duty Sewing Machine Details

Janome HD1000 Heavy-Duty Sewing Machine with 14 Built-In Stitches
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The Janome HD1000 is a heavy duty mechanical sewing machine. This Janome sewing machine is made for sewing thick and heavy materials like leather, canvas, denim, and more. It has a cast aluminum body and a strong .75 AMP motor for powering through materials other machines would balk at. It sews at a quick 840 stitches per minute thanks to this strong motor.

This Janome sewing machine comes with 14 different built in stitches. This includes your basic straight and zigzag stitch, as well as stretch stitches and decorative stitches. It also comes with a 4 step button hole stitch. The Janome HD1000 has a max stitch width of 5mm and a max stitch length of 4mm.

This is a mechanical sewing machine. On a mechanical sewing machine, all of the machine’s settings are controlled by dials, knobs, and levers on the machine itself. This means that the sewer is responsible for setting the stitch length, stitch width, and stitch tension for the machine. There is a stitch selection dial for picking stitches, stitch length and stitch width selection dial, and a lever for going in reverse.

Another great feature that this heavy duty sewing machine has is the ability to do free arm sewing. Free arm sewing is great for hemming jeans, finishing sleeve cuffs, insetting shoulder caps, and sewing shirt collars. It allows you to sew in tight, narrow spaces with ease. The Janome HD1000 sewing machine also has an automatic needle threader. Gone are the days of squinting at a sewing machine needle trying to thread it. This machine can automatically, precisely thread the needle for you. I love automatic needle threaders, it’s a very useful feature.

Product Features:

  • 14 Built-In Stitches
  • Cast aluminum body
  • Can do free-arm sewing
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Sews a fast 840 stitches per minute
  • 25 year limited warranty
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Janome HD1000 Review

The Janome HD1000 sewing machine is a great choice if you are looking for a heavy duty sewing machine. It has a cast aluminum body and a strong .75 amp motor. This helps give it durability and power to tackle sewing projects with thicker materials. This mechanical sewing machine is a good choice for sewing canvas, leather, denim, and more. Janome makes very reliable machines, and this one is not an exception.

This heavy-duty machine has a lot of the basic functionality it needs to be a very strong sewing machine. It’s 14 built-in stitches are enough for most sewing needs. It can do free-arm sewing and free-motion sewing. It has an extra high presser foot lift and adjustable stitch length. This is a great basic workhorse of a sewing machine.

However, if you are looking for a lot of advanced features – this is not the sewing machine for you. This machine won’t have a drop in top bobbin, automatic one-step buttonhole, or multiple options for decorative stitches. If you want a heavy duty sewing machine with these features, I would recommend checking out the Singer 4432 or Singer 4452.

This machine is also going to be completely manual for the settings. It will not have automatic tension control or automatic stitch length and width settings. These all need to be configured by hand by the sewer. So make sure to keep your manual to make sure you know what settings each stitch selection needs. If you don’t want to have to set all of these manually, I would recommend looking at a computerized sewing machine like the Brother ST150HDH here.

Overall, the Janome HD1000 is a good machine that is great for sewing thicker fabrics.

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Commonly asked questions about the Janome HD1000 Heavy-Duty Sewing Machine

Can you do free-motion quilting and free-motion embroidery with the Janome HD1000?

The Janome HD1000 has the ability to completely drop the feed dogs, allowing you to do both free-motion quilting and free-motion embroidery. Drop feed sewing like this is really great for making designs and patterns with the machine. Since this is a heavy duty machine, it is an excellent choice for quilting on thick materials. It will not have the larger throat of a dedicated quilting machine, but it would have no problems going through multiple layers of fabric. If you do decide to quilt with this machine, make sure you pick up a walking foot to help keep your layers together!

Does the Janome HD1000 have a drop in bobbin?

No, the Janome HD1000 does not have a drop in bobbin. The Janome HD1000 has a front load bobbin.

Is the Janome HD1000 low shank?

Yes! The Janome HD1000 is a low shank machine. Low shank refers to how far from the bottom of the presser foot to the screw that attaches it to the sewing machine. If this length is less than half an inch, a sewing machine is considered a low shank sewing machine.

Can you sew leather with the Janome HD1000?

The Janome HD1000 can sew thin, soft leather. It would be great for sewing a light suede or hide. When sewing leather, make sure that you use an appropriate thread and needle. Leather needles are generally more spade tipped for cutting through the leather. Using a sharp, new leather needle will make it much easier for the machine to sew leather. Using the appropriate thread will make sure that your sewn project lasts for years to come. Too thin of a thread will wear and break, leaving your project in pieces. If you plan on sewing leather often with this machine, you should also see about getting a nonstick sewing foot or a Teflon foot for it. These allow leather to more easily move through the sewing machine.

Can you hem jeans with the Janome HD1000?

Yes! The Janome is great for hemming jeans. It will go through multiple layers of denim quite easily. With the ability to do free-arm sewing, you can also easily wrap the pant leg around the bottom of the sewing machine. This makes hemming even easier. When sewing denim, make sure to use the appropriate denim needle. These thicker needles will pass through the fabric easily without snapping. Be sure to use a sharp needle, and also thicker thread.

Is the Janome HD1000 self threading?

The Janome HD1000 comes with automatic needle threading, but it is not a self threading sewing machine. To thread this machine, you would thread it manually up to the needle threader. Then, the automatic needle threader would handle getting the thread through the eye of the needle.

What presser feet come with the Janome HD1000?

The Janome HD1000 comes with these presser feet:

  • Zipper foot
  • Buttonhole foot
  • Hemmer foot

What accessories come with the Janome HD1000?

The Janome HD1000 comes with these accessories:

  • Bobbins
  • Felt spool pads
  • Extra needles pack
  • Two screwdrivers
  • Three presser feet
  • Hem guide
  • Soft cover
  • Manual
  • Seam ripper / buttonhole ripper

Does the Janome HD1000 come with a knee lift?

No, the Janome HD1000 does not come with a knee lift bar. A knee lift bar is a great accessory that comes with some high end sewing machines. It allows you to raise and lower the presser feet with a lever that you can control with your knee. This is great for high speed sewing as it removes the need for you to lean over and use the presser foot lever that is often behind a machine.

Does the Janome HD1000 have an adjustable speed slider?

No, the Janome HD1000 does not have an adjustable speed slider. Adjustable speed sliders are great for slowing down the max speed of a sewing machine. They allow you to set how fast a machine is allowed to sew. This is a nice feature for new sewers since it means that no matter how hard they push on a presser foot, the machine can only sew up to the set maximum.

Does the Janome HD1000 come with a warranty?

Yes! The Janome HD1000 comes with a 25 year limited warranty. Note that for this warranty to apply, you would have to purchase your machine from a licensed Janome dealer. This means that refurbished machines would not have this manufacturer’s warranty. So make sure you are buying a new sewing machine from a licensed dealer!

What is the difference between the Janome HD1000 and Janome HD1000 black edition?

The only difference between the Janome HD1000 white and Janome HD1000 black edition is the color of the sewing machine. Both machines have the same features, accessories, and capabilities.

In summary

The Janome HD1000 is a fan favorite heavy-duty sewing machine from Janome. This sturdy machine is great for sewing thicker fabrics. It has 14 different basic stitches, enough for most sewing projects. The Janome brand is known for it’s reliability and durability, and this machine lives up to that. With it’s sturdy construction and heavy-duty aluminum body, it’s sure to be sewing for years to come.



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