It has all of the great features that mechanical sewing machines are known for as well as a few features like an on board thread cutter and needle threader which are seldom found on mechanical machines.
Heavy duty metal frame
On board tutorial
Manual tension adjustment
At A Glance
The Janome HD 3000 looks a lot like many of the computerized sewing machines on the market. The on board stitch guide clearly displays all 19 utility and decorative stitch options as well as sliders which control the stitch length and width.
Well defined, sturdy and perfectly formed stitches
Knits(Medium to heavyweight only)
Extra thick fabrics or multiple layers
The list of standard accessories that come with the Janome HD 3000 include all the necessary things to make the sewing experience fun.
7 snap on presser feet
Blind stitch hem foot
Transparent buttonhole foot
Automatic buttonhole foot
After each use
Once Each Year**
Clean race hook and feed dogs
Wipe head with soft dry cloth
Wipe head with soft damp cloth
Service by sewing machine repair professional
* more often if the machine is used for extended periods of time or if used frequently
**more often if the machine is used heavily or if it is not operating properly
Tying Off The Loose Ends
The Janome HD 3000 is a wonderful mechanical sewing machine. The stitch quality is great and it operates like a dream.
I have no hesitation recommending this machine for use by beginners, even children in elementary school as well as the intermediate and advanced home sewer who likes the sturdiness and solid construction of a mechanical machine.
Although I have my reservations about the process of making a series of buttonholes, that is my only concern. Working on this machine is a great experience that I believe would enhance any sewing room.
The limited number of stitch options may be a hindrance for some, but the Janome HD 3000 has all of the essential utility stitches and the most frequently used decorative stitches.
The Janome HD 3000 is a great deal and user friendly. If a new mechanical sewing machine is in your feature, the Janome HD 3000 is a great addition to any sewing room, especially if there is more than one sewer in the house, especially if they are all at different skill levels.