I create costumes for local theater productions and needed a heavy duty machine that could sew through all kinds of fabrics.
This summer, I put around 100 hours sewing time on this machine in the span of two weeks. The machine performed beautifully once I implemented routine maintenance and cleaned it with a soft, dry cloth after every six or seven hours of sewing. The extras were great! The overedge foot and blind hem foot came in very handy. I would recommend this machine to anyone looking for a solid mechanical sewing machine.
Nov 21, 2013
RICHMOND HILL ON CA
This was my first sewing machine and it does everything I need it to do. I know its capable of doing so much more, which I look forward to learning soon. The shipping was great, I saved a lot of money on it especially living in another country. Thank you for the secure packaging and bonus gift :)
Jan 6, 2012
Downers Grove IL US
This machine does exactly what I was hoping for.
I have a good electronic machine from another manufacturer that sews very well overall, but when starting out on a thick, multi-layer section of a heavy fabric such as denim or cotton duck, it hangs up initially under the presser foot and needs assistance to start feeding. Once it catches, it sews fine.
I had hoped the Janome HD3000 would feed better with the 7 point feed system that has 2 extra feed dogs right under the center front of the presser foot- and indeed it does!
I also thought it would be good to have a basic mechanical machine as a back-up and this Janome HD3000 should serve well.
Had to adjust the bobbin tension out of the box for best stitch balance, so I give this a 4 1/2 star review.
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