95.0 The Janome JW7630 is a computerized sewing machine with 30 built-in stitches. This is one of the more moderately priced Janome units but like many of this company’s machines it is getting very good ratings and reviews from owners. The JW7630 is a good fit for those doing crafting and home decor projects. It is also popular for quilting as well as clothing construction & alterations. It handles thick fabrics easily and is sturdy and quiet. In addition, it comes with an instructional DVD that most owners report is very easy to use and helpful.
A total of 29 ratings were found at several good retail sites and these are provided in the table below. When averaged these ratings generate an overall score of 95.0 out of 100 (or 4.75 stars out of 5). This is an excellent score and you can compare it to the scores of all the other sewing machines we’ve looked at here: Sewing Machine Ratings.
|Amazon||4.5 stars out of 5||6|
|Walmart||4.8 stars out of 5||21|
|Mr Vac & Mrs Sew||5 stars out of 5||1|
|Sewing Machine Plus||5 stars out of 5||1|
A thorough review and analysis of owner comments yields the following common likes and dislikes:
- Easily sews through thick materials
- Sews smoothly
- Quiet operation
- Feels sturdy and solid
- Doesn’t bounce when sewing
- Produces quality stitches
- Great for quilting
- Some don’t find it the best looking machine
- The occasional issue with threading the needle
This is one of the few machines we have investigated that has almost no “cons”. Almost every owner of the Janome JW7630 has great things to say about it. Some describe it as a “workhorse”. More than one owner speaks of using it for several hours per day, 5-6 days per week over a period of years - and that during this time it has continued to perform admirably. This machine is not too pricey for a Janome but it appears to deliver.
Folks also report that the JW7630 sews through thick materials easily and that it sews smoothly and produces quality, uniform stitches. In addition, the machine is quiet and it doesn’t bounce around while sewing – it feels solid.
Owners find the JW7630 very easy to setup and to use. The DVD is also popular and folks find that the instructions on it are very helpful, especially for the first time user.
Other popular features include the following:
- The start/stop and needle up/down buttons are very useful
- Bobbin winding is simple and straightforward
- Being able to change the speed is a great feature
- Lights illuminate sewing area well (so many machines have poor lighting)
- Great machine for quilting
- While it doesn’t have a large number of stitches there are enough to do most work
Most people find that the automatic needle threader works well and that threading the machine is easy. However there is the odd person that has struggled with the needle threader – some just initially until they get the hang of it.
There are also some owners who feel that this Janome isn’t particularly aesthetically pleasing – although we don’t see it. This seems to look just fine to us (and to many others).
You may wish to see more JW7630 owner reviews on Amazon
- Automatic needle threader
- Free arm capable (good for sleeves & pant hems)
- LED control panel
- 30 built-in stitches
- 6 one step buttonholes
- Start/stop button (can sew without foot control)
- Jam proof, top drop-in bobbin
- Auto declutch bobbin winder
- See-through bobbin cover
- Reverse stitch button
- Adjustable stitch width & length
- Max stitch width = 7mm
- Max stitch length = 5mm
- 7 piece feed dog (box feed system)
- Drop feed system
- Manual thread tension dial
- Memorized needle up/down
- Speed control slider
- Locking stitch button
- Extra high presser foot lift
- Snap on presser feet
- Specialty needle plate
- LED sewing area light
- Built-in thread cutter
- Carry handle
This machine also has an aluminum internal frame (sturdy and lightweight) as well as 6.5 inches of space between the needle and the neck. The built-in stitches include: basic, fashion, quilting, heirloom, home decor, and buttonholes. The stitch options are printed directly on the front of sewing machine along with the correct foot to use with each stitch. You can see them on the front panel of the machine below:
Following is a clearer version of the stitches:
Accessories provided include 4 sewing feet: General Purpose, One Step Automatic Buttonhole, Zipper, and Satin Stitch. In addition, you will find a screwdriver, bobbins (class 15), needles, a seam ripper, an additional spool pin, spool holders (large & small), a spool stand, a lint brush, and felt.
The Janome JW7630 comes with a hard cover – a feature many people like. It also includes the instructional DVD and a manual, an electronic foot control, and a power cord. It is covered by Janome’s 25 year limited warranty which means the following:
- 25-years on defective materials and/or workmanship
- 5-years on electronic component parts
- 1-year on labor
Sewing Machine Manual
The manual is long and fairly detailed with the following chapters: “Know Your Machine”, “Getting Ready to Sew”, “Basic Stitches”, “Decorative Stitches”, “Care and Maintenance”. You can view the manual here: Janome JW7630 Sewing Machine Manual