Janome HD1000 Sewing Machine Review


Janome HD1000 Review 2016

Sewing Capabilities

At 840 stitched per minute, the Janome HD1000 sewing machine can keep up with the best of them. This unit is comes with 14 stitch patterns, most of which are utility, meaning that you can complete many different projects with ease. Also included is a 4-step buttonholer. A higher presser foot makes it easier to sew through multiple layers and heavier fabrics. A dial on the unit allows the user to select desired stitch pattern and stitch width (up to 5mm), and another dial lets you adjust stitch length (up to 4mm).

The automatic features are helpful for those who are just beginning, yet convenient enough for those who are experienced sewing machinists. They include a built-in needle threader and cutter, which is a big time saver, as well as front loading bobbin system.

The drop feed system makes it easy to use the unit for quilting or darning and with dual thread spool holders, twin needle sewing is possible. The Janome HD1000 also comes with a 3-piece feed dog system, your fabric will run smoothly through the machine without getting snagged.


The Janome HD1000 sewing machine is made of lightweight cast-aluminum, making it easy to carry, but it is certainly strong enough to power through heavy fabrics and layers. The unit features a stitch panel that helps the you decide what stitch will work better on a project without having to stop and look it up in the manual. Convenient measurement markings on the plate and a built in ruler also make any sewing project a little bit easier.

A free arm helps when it comes to precise sewing projects such as hems and cuffs and a larger reverse button makes reinforcing a cinch. The Janome HD1000 also has a tension control button making it easy to adjust tensioning from project to project. 


The Janome DH1000 comes as standard with extra feet including hemmer, zipper, and buttonhole. A built-in accessory storage compartment holds all of your extras, which include:

  • Bobbins
  • Felt
  • Needles
  • Screwdriver; large and small
  • Oil
  • Seam ripper
  • Hem guide
  • Hemmer foot
  • Instruction book
  • Zipper foot

This unit also comes with a hard shell case/cover and manual.

Janome HD1000 Review Summary

The Janome HD1000 sewing machine is a well-built, heavy duty unit that packs a powerful punch inside its lightweight frame. With just enough automatic features to assist those who are just learning how to sew, the unit boasts enough speed and power to take on the bigger projects of a more experienced machinists. Heavy fabrics and multiple layers can be handled easily on this sewing machine, and it comes with more accessories than other sewing machines in its class, and other extra add-ons are available. Overall, a great unit for those who need power and precision without too many bells and whistles. The Janome HD1000 manufacturer’s warranty includes 25-years on defective materials and workmanship, 5-years on electronic components, and 1-year on labor. Impressive all-rounder especially if your are looking to do more sewing projects with heavier fabrics.

  • 14 stitches / 1 four-step buttonhole
  • 3-piece feed dog
  • Built-in needle threader
  • Drop feed
  • Dust cover included
  • Extra-high presser foot lift
  • Free arm
  • Horizontal, full rotary hook bobbin system
  • Lay-in, manual thread tension control
  • Maximum stitch length: 4mm
  • Push-pull bobbin winding
  • Reverse stitch lever
  • Snap-on presser feet
  • Stitch selection dial