Janome HD1000 Review

Janome HD1000 Review

The Janome HD1000 is a heavy duty sewing machine that comes outfitted with 14 built-in stitches including stretch, utility, as well as a handy 4 step buttonhole. While it is dubbed ‘HD’ or Heavy Duty, it is built using lightweight aluminum so you can take it with you when you need to sew away from home. This makes it much more versatile than your traditional machines, which is a big reason why it is a popular model in the Janome lineup.

The HD1000 comes with a free arm which gives you the room you need to sew larger garments like pants. Plus, sewing cuffs and collars like a professional is almost an afterthought with the way this machine is laid out. You also get a drop feed for darning, stippling, attaching buttons, and some of the other popular free motion tasks.


  • Cast aluminum body is lightweight yet built to last like the much heavier machines of years past
  • 14 built in utility and stretch stitches in addition to an easy to use 4 step buttonhole
  • Several accessories including extra needles, a seam/buttonhole ripper, zipper foot, hemmer foot, and bobbins
  • Free arm for sewing pants, collars, and cuffs which are normally difficult with a standard sewing machine
  • Automatic needle threading system allows you to thread the needle without straining at all
  • Snap on presser foot has higher height for more room on those thicker fabrics

The Janome HD1000 heavy duty sewing machine is not only built to last, it is one of the lightest machines you can find. Take this impressive performance with you whenever you leave your home. You also get a few built-in stitch choices, several key accessories, and a free arm design that lets you sew larger garments. The HD1000 also has dual thread spoolers which lets you do twin needle sewing if your project calls for it. If you are looking for a solidly built machine with enough capabilities for the average sewer then this affordable Janome makes a great choice.

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