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A top-range model, the Janome HD3000 might not be the most affordable sewing machine on the market but it’s easily worth every cent. Indeed, as it was specifically designed to sustain heavy-duty use, you can be sure that you won’t find a sturdier model, which makes it a great choice for any serious sewing enthusiast.
This machine is brimming with a plethora of features such as various types of buttonholes, built-in stitches, drop-feed, adjustable tension and the likes. It can be used on just about any fabric type, including denser ones. In spite of its professional built and features, the machine can also be used by beginners. In fact, thanks to being completely mechanical, this model is extremely easy to navigate.
True to its brand name, the Janome HD3000 can also very easily last for life, provided that it’s properly cared for. It includes a hard-shell cover which will help you easily carry it around- something that can come in quite handy if you’ve got sewing classes. As far as ease of use is concerned, this machine comes with a handy dial to select stitch designs. Additionally, thanks to a solid aluminum casing, the HD3000 is also known for its excellent built quality and scratch-resistant feature.
While it is brimming with user-friendly advantages, the HD3000 does include with a few downsides, one of which is related to the built-in light. Users found that the lighting system was not properly angled and cast a rather dim light on the machine, which made it difficult for them to use the apparatus at night. Another drawback that has been reported by a few users is related to the rather compact size of the work table. Since it is not equipped with an oversized table, this item can limit your projects, especially in terms of fabric size. However, in spite of these drawbacks the HD300 is still worth the price, especially since it’s built to last.
Size and Weight: 4/5
At 19 pounds, the Janome HD3000 is admittedly not the lightest sewing machine on the market. In fact, it is even heavier than the Janome HD1000, though this is to be expected as the HD3000 is a superior model when it comes to sturdiness.
This model is also not on the compact size. However, the hard shell carrying case makes it relatively easy for users to carry it around, so you’d still be able to take it to sewing classes, especially if you’re traveling by car.
On the plus side, its solid weight ensures stability, which means that you won’t have to worry about the machine moving during lengthier sewing sessions. Consequently, this delivers even stitch patterns on every type of fabric.
Ease of Use: 5/5
Novice users will be glad to learn that this particular machine is entirely mechanical. Since you won’t be subjected to the complicated options that usually come with computerized machines, you’ll be able to find your way around it quickly. Boasting of no less than 18 stitches, the HD3000 is also enhanced by an easy-switch feature to help you navigate through the different stitch designs: all you really have to do is turn the dial knob and the apparatus will immediately shift to your desired stitch design.
Another feature designed to facilitate ease of use is the easy-thread feature. Instead of constantly struggling with the stitch and needle, sewers only have to press down on the lever to activate the mechanism that will slide the thread through the eye of the needle.
Extra Features: 4/5
The Janome HD3000 comes with an oversized reversed lever that is helpfully located at the very front of the machine. This feature is favored by experienced users who want to use the machine to reinforce the different stitches. Because of the free-arm feature, the apparatus can equally be used to quickly sew hard-to-reach areas such as sleeves, cuffs, sleeves, legs and hems. For greater control, sewing enthusiasts can also make the most out of the machine’s electronic foot control. This is ideal for when you’re sewing with thicker and more resistant fabrics.
Instead of constantly struggling with the hand wheel on older models, sewing enthusiasts can make the most out of the machine’s auto-declutch bobbin winder to facilitate this particularly fiddly task. Therefore, to activate this mechanism, users simply have to move the winder to the right side of the machine- a gesture that will instantly halt the bobbin winder. Another advantageous feature is the precise control setting which is reflective of Janome’s trademark professionalism. Conceived to bring a well-polished and professional look to your finished result, this option also has the added advantage of being easily accessible.
The boxed packaging comes with different accessories, including the Blind Hem Foot, Lint Brush, Quilting Bar, various types of screwdrivers, Spool Pin, Spool holder, Needles, Seam Ripper and other additional items.
When compared to other heavy duty models, such as the Singer CG590 and Singer 4432, the Janome HD3000 might come short on stitch designs. However, the HD3000 comes with a heavier frame and sturdier design so users can be sure that it’ll always be up for the task.
- Sew & Quilt: No
- Computerized: No
- Built-in Stitches: 18
- Stitches per Minute: 860
- Lettering Fonts: No
- Wide Table: No
- Auto Needle Threader: Yes
- Weight: 19 lbs
- Dimensions: 11 x 7 x 16”
- Warranty: 25-year Limited