Product Comparison: Janome HD1000 vs Janome HD3000

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General Specifications
About the Product
The HD-1000 by Janome provides super sturdy construction and easy to use features for a dependable and enjoyable sewing experience. Heavy duty aluminum body construction make this machine a great choice for the sewist looking to tackle a wide range of fabrics and sewing types. 14 stitches and a four-step buttonhole provide stitches for a range of applications. You'll even find extras like a built-in needle threader and storage tray.
The HD-3000 is a heavy duty machine, perfect for a beginner or sewist looking to do a wide range of sewing. A handy instructional guide is located in the top tray door of the machine, which indicates the feet and stitch settings for a variety of sewing tasks. Heavy duty aluminum body and 18 stitches, including a one-step buttonhole give you the tools you need to handle any kind of sewing project.
Key Specs
Number of Stitches
Sewing Speed
840 stitches per minute
860 stitches per minute
Max. stitch length
4 mm.
4 mm.
Type of Shuttle
Front Loading Verticle
Top Loading Full Rotary
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Janome HD1000 Mechanical Sewing Machine
  • Really like this machine. The bobbin is no problem for me. Some things are a bit different than my old Singers- but if you just read the Manuel- it has diagrams and good directions for whatever you want to do.
  • Sewed thru 5 layers on a flannel-quilt with no problem. Very sturdy feel to it- everything worked flawlessly right out of the box.
  • It's a front load bobbin, but that's what I have been using for 30 some years. And hey, all of the stuff from my old Kenmore fit it and vice versa. The bobbins can be difficult. Anyway. I love this machine and have been making quilts and repairing clothes for the last 8 months.
  • I think this is a great machine, as a beginner. I have been able to sew layers of canvas with no problem. I've also sewn very thin, delicate cotton fabric. There are a good number of stitch options and the owners manual is easy to read through and understand.
  • This machine is over priced for the quality you get. I have to clean/oil it every month or it sounds like a hay baler. I've had to replace the bobbin case because it wouldn't hold the bobbin thread.
  • One big minus it's not strong enough to stitch denim. And you won't be even able to stitch it even if you try manually turn the wheel.
Janome HD3000 Heavy Duty Sewing Machine
  • Drop-in bobbin, see-through plate. Really useful to be able to see the bobbin as it runs out.
  • It is nice and heavy, which deters shifting. The stitches were pretty and with a width of 6mm.
  • A heavy duty mach that is not computerized yet is a great thing , I'v used it a lot and with proper adjusting and a good ear this mach works as advertised. Even the bobbin winder works ,IF you take the time to adjust the tensioner correctly!
  • The bobbin tension adjustment screw is accessible without removing the bobbin case! This makes it more accessible than a front-load bobbin! Elation!
  • The stitch width and length sliders were also stiff and difficult to position well with confusing markings.
  • The stitch lever on the side felt cheap and kind of stiff and clunky.
Size & Weight
12.4 in.
11.3 in.
15.6 in.
16 in.
6.3 in.
7.2 in.
16.8 lbs.
18.7 lbs.
Speed Controller
Foot speed control
Foot speed control
Free Arm
Locking Stitch Button
Easy Reverse Button
Thread Tension
Buttonhole Sewing
Knee Lift
Adjustable Stitch Length, Four-Step Buttonhole, Reverse stitch lever, Manual Thread Tension, Stitch Selection Dial, Needle Positions, Drop Feed, Extra-high presser foot lift, Snap-On Presser Feet
Automatic Reverse Stitches, Stitch Selection Dial, Adjustable Stitch Length, Adjustable Stitch Width, Extra-high presser foot lift, Foot Pressure Adjustment, Manual Thread Tension, Drop Feed
Included Presser Feet
Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Hemmer Foot, Zig-Zag Foot
Blind Hem Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Hemmer Foot, Overedge Foot, Zig-Zag Foot, Rolled Hem Foot, Button Sewing Foot
Push-pull bobbin winding, Dust cover included, Aluminum Construction, Drop Feed With 3-Piece Feed Dogs, Thread Cutter, 25-Year Limited Warranty Sewing Machine Head
25-Year Limited Warranty Sewing Machine Head, 5-piece feed dog, Hard Cover Included, Aluminum body construction, Storage tray, Built-In Needle Threader
What customers say about "Features"
Janome HD1000 Mechanical Sewing Machine
  • The instruction book is very easy to understand and the machine features are simple. I wanted a new machine for making felted wool bags and so far, this one sews over a double thickness of felted wool very easily.
  • I also like that it has a needle threader since having to wear bifocals it is difficult the thread normally. This is a feature I have had on other machines and I am happy this one has it.
  • The feed dogs work very well to push the fabric through. I got rid of my old machine because it bogged down way too often causing much frustration.
  • Great sawing machine without extra stitches that you will never use anyway. Easy to adjust because it's not computerized and you know what you are doing.
  • The reverse switch is too small and locate right under the stitch selection knob. When you reach for the switch, you keep hitting the knob instead of the scitch.
  • Only two features were a surprise. The power pedal is made of very light plastic and will easily slide out of place, so I have to keep finding it with my foot. The machine is also louder than I expected.
  • It started out great. After two year of infrequent use it is junk. Three of us have tried to get it set up to sew and it is a complete failure. It is on its was to the trash.
Janome HD3000 Heavy Duty Sewing Machine
  • Built-in thread cutter - Having never had one of these before, its amazing!!! Saves so much wasted movement picking up the scissors to cut the thread at the end of the seam.
  • Automatic bobbin winding - if you seat the thread properly into the guides, it winds a beautiful even bobbin.
  • Storage compartments - so nifty, and great for organizing all the bits and bobs without losing them or making a mess.
  • The presser foot adjustment was a plus and not as common on machines these days.
  • Hard case - it doesn't actually attach to the machine in any way. Maybe this is standard for modern hard cases, but it only just sits over the top and has a hole for reaching the machine's handle. No latch or anything, like with my Singer.
  • Lighting - not especially great.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
399.00 $

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