Janome Hd1000be Hd1000 Black Edition All Metal Body Sewing Machine, One Size

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  • Aluminum inner frame, aluminum housing, 25 year limited
  • Easy to use: simple threading, front coil system, < > Stitches with 4-step buttonhole
  • Convenience feature: automatic needle threader, adjustable stitch length and width
  • Quilt features: drop feed with 3-piece feed dog for free motion sewing, free arm for cuffs and sleeves
  • Included accessories: hard cover, < > Presser feet, needles, bobbins and more

Product Description

Janome Aluminium-Body HD1000 Black Edition sewing machine with < > Stitches, 4-step buttonhole, automatic needle threader and top feed

Additional information

Product Dimensions

15.6 x 6.3 x 12.4 inches

Item model number


Item Weight

16.8 pounds



Country of Origin


Date First Available

July 26, 2016

Is this machine worth taking a chance on? There are enough very negative reviews to make me reconsider.

I have had two of these machines. My first machine ended up being used a lot by a family member so I gave her that one and bought another one for myself. When I read the negative reviews, I honestly think at least SOME of them were written by people who are either newbies to sewing or people who have never used the older style mechanical machines (which is what I learned on many years ago). A few tips: 1) Read the manual when you go to thread it. The thread goes through the tensioners from left to right, whereas almost every other machine I know of goes from right to left. So I think some people assume they know how to thread it and then wonder why it doesn't work right. 2) Mechanical machines do best if you hold onto the threads when starting a line of sewing. Hold the threads taut (not super tight) for the first few stitches and that will eliminate the "bird nesting" problem (thread bunching up below). About me: I have owned probably 25+ sewing machines (I like to experiment) and I currently own 6 machines (two Berninas, two Janomes, a Juki and an Elna) and this is my second favorite machine of them all. (The Juki is my favorite.) This machine makes a nice stitch and is quiet, simple to use, and powerful. Give it a try.

Will this sewing machine sew heavy leathers like belts?

This machine has a full 1-amp motor. Most regular sewing machines have 0.5 or 0.6 amps... my Juki HZL F-600 has a relatively powerful 0.9 amp motor, still not quite as powerful as this Janome but close. If you use the right kind of needle made for leather, you can sew through one layer of medium leather without a problem, but if you're talking about very thick leather or multiple layers, I'd go with a specialty / industrial machine. They're expensive but if you check out yard sales, estate sales, and used machines you might be able to find something reasonably priced.

How long is the arm?

6.4 inches of workspace on the inside of the machine sewing project area.

How fast is this machine?

Hi, the speed of the machine is "medium" as there is no speed dial on it. Very surprising though. The machine is just aesthetic, looks professional but the speed is regular use.

Can I sew leather in this sweing machine?

Yes garment weight. I would not recommend any armor grade leather.

Is the foot switch included? I dont see it listed in the items included.

Yes, the foot controller is included.

What is the neck size?

I measured around the right side where the adjustment are made.............17 1/2".I have been sewing all my life and I'm not sure which part is the neck.

Compare to singer 9960

No comparison.

Does it come with case

Yes, it comes with a case.

Do you have any other mechanical sewing machines with more aluminum or metal than this one?

To get more metal or aluminum is going to be an industrial machine. Some machines have pressed together plastic/resin material.