Janome is a Japanese company and was the first company to develop a computerized sewing machine for the home. In Japanese “Janome” means “eye of the snake.” We have noticed a high level of owner satisfaction with Janome sewing machines.
Our list of the Best Janome Sewing machines is, in part, derived from our top rated Janome machines. We have also considered features, consumer insights, pros & cons, specifications, etc. Prices are approximate and based on Amazon.
All of these sewing machines are good but we would urge you to read the reviews carefully before making a purchase because some may excel in one area and not another. Consider your sewing needs carefully and make an informed decision. Also, some of these are getting hard to find (see list at top of Janome Reviews page for more current, highly rated models)
|Model||Avg. Consumer Rating||Approximate Price|
|Janome New Home 720||98.0||$500|
|Janome Jem Gold 660||96.4||$200|
Last year's Decor Computer sewing machine from Janome, the DC2014, is getting excellent ratings from owners. Owners like the range of stitch options, the host of useful features, the fact that the unit is sturdy and reliable, and the ease of use. It also comes with many accessories as well as a hard-shell carrying case. All this comes at a price however, and the DC2014 is not cheap. But even so, most owners still sing this sewing machine’s praises. Read our Janome DC2014 review. You can also check out the latest pricing for this model on Amazon.
The Janome 8077 computerized sewing machine is getting very good consumer ratings and reviews. Owners have very few negative things to say about this machine. 8077 owners praise its quiet operation, light weight and ability to easily sew through thick fabrics. It also comes with well written and easy to understand instructions. Read our Janome 8077 review. You can also check out the latest pricing for this model on Amazon.
The New Home 720 is a lightweight, ¾ size sewing machine that is getting excellent consumer ratings. Many owners like the compact design and find it a great choice for taking to classes. There is little negative written about this machine aside from the fact that it is a bit expensive. The name can also be confusing as it is often a combination of several words such as “New Home”, “720”, Jem Platinum”, JNH720” and “JP720”. These generally all refer to the same machine but check the specifications first to be sure. Read our Janome New Home 720 review. You can also check out the latest pricing for this model on Amazon.
This is a rather plain mechanical sewing machine that is simple and easy to use. It is solid and reliable and likely a good fit for a beginner or even an experienced seamstress who only requires the basics. Consumer ratings are excellent and the machine is well-priced for a Janome. It doesn’t come with some of the usual bells and whistles like an automatic needle threader or a needle up/down button but this doesn’t seem to detract from the praise heaped upon this unit by owners. Read our Janome 2212 review. You can also check out the latest pricing for this model on Amazon.
The Janome Jem Gold 660 is another popular Janome sewing machine. This unit can be found online for under $200 (at some outlets) and owners really like it for its simple and straightforward design, ease-of-use and very light weight. It is also sturdy and produces very even stitches. In addition, like many Janome machines, the instruction materials are clear and well-written. Read our Janome Jem Gold 660 review. You can also check out the latest pricing for this model on Amazon.
If you are interested in other top rated sewing machines then see our following lists: