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Janome J3-18 Sewing Machine

Average rating 4.9/5 Stars.

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Item# JANOME-J3-18 UPC# 5027849100918

Janome J3-18 Quick Overview

A good choice as a basic sewing machine for general use, the Janome J3-18 is the first in the J3 range. This machine has the same built quality as a £700 Janome! but less features as you would expect.

Janome J3-18 sewing machine
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  • Janome J3-18 sewing machine
  • Two Dial - Quick turn the dial to select a stitch and with 8 stretch stitches
  • Front loading fro easy access
  • Built in Needle Threader - Quick threading with the built in needle threader
  • Janome J3-18 stitch selection

Why choose the Janome J3-18?

2 Years Full Manufacturers Warranty. Lifetime Product Support. Rapid No Cost UK Next Working Day Delivery.

Its a  lightweight portables sewing machine with a choice of eighteen stitches including button holes and eight stretch stitches for modern stretch type materials. We like is the patterns are imprinted on the machine front, so to select a pattern is as easy as "ABC" using one of the two dials, the other dial adjusts the stitch width.

As commonplace with all the J3 series is a front loading bobbin case which easily converts to free arm by removing the detachable storage box.

Sew an automatic buttonhole in a 4 step sequence, straight stitch, variable zig zag stitch and two spool pins to allow twin needle sewing, it not only makes an ideal starter basic machine because it is so easy to use but would also suit the serious hobby sewer.

Threading is no longer a burden, follow numbered thread path gets you down to the needle where the built in automatic needle threader gets the job done in seconds. When having to sew through many layers like you would when quilting, the extra high foot lifter comes in handy as does the clip-on feet for quick foot changing.

All this plus quick foot change, a reverse stitch lever, a one-hand thread cutter and drop feed facility for free hand embroidery, all add up to make this lightweight Janome J3-18 a great starter machine.

It is supplied with a soft cover, instruction manual, foot control and accessory pack, needles, bobbins, screw driver, button hole foot and zag zag foot and weight is only 7kg, light enough to lift on to a table.

Key Features:
18 stitch selections
Variable stitch length
Variable zig zag width
4 step buttonhole
Needle threader
Drop feed facility

Manufacturer Janome
Model Number J3-18
Type Sewing Machine
Free Gift No
Warranty 2 Years Full Manufacturers Warranty
Weight Kg 7
Size W39 cm x H29 cm
Variable Electronic Speed Control No
Bobbin Access Front Loading
Transparent bobbin cover Bobbin Cover No
Hard Carrying or Storage Cover No
Automatically Tensions Thread No
Integrated Needle Threader Yes
Thread End Cutting Manual
Number of Stitch Selections 18
Popular Stitch Functions Straight, Zig-Zag, Multi Zigzag, Blind Hem, Stretch Blind Hem, Straight Stretch, Overlock Stretch, Scallop, Ric Rac, Honeycomb, Applique, Sew-On Buttons
Formation of Buttonholes 4-Step Sequence
Variety of Buttonholes 1
Twin Needle Optional
Maximum Speed Limit Adjustment No
Needle Up/Down Function No
Integrated Dual Feed System No
Integrated Fabric Feed Lowering Yes
Hook Movement Oscillating Action
Needle Positions Centre Only
Tutorial CD / DVD No
Voltage 220-240 Volts
  1. sotland Review by chrissie
    My overall rating is: 4 out of 5. Good

    fab machine but I just struggle sometimes with the needle threader (Posted on 1/29/2014)

  2. Aylesbury Review by Trisha
    My overall rating is: 5 out of 5. Excellent

    Although I ordered this item for someone else I did recommend your site and the Sewing Machine as I bought one from you when I was living in Cyprus in June 2006. I still have that sewing machine and wouldn't part with it, I bought a Janome Jem. I ordered it and it arrived within a couple of days, what fantastic service, and your service is second to none. (Posted on 10/21/2013)

  3. kent Review by anne
    My overall rating is: 5 out of 5. Excellent

    Excellent machine, study, durable and simple to use. Support of staff brilliant, very helpful (Posted on 3/7/2013)

  4. Essex Review by Kimmy g
    My overall rating is: 5 out of 5. Excellent

    Brilliant light weight machine, next day delivery as stated. Instructions very easy to follow for set up and easy to follow for basic sewing. I am a nocvice at using machines and have found this one great. My mother has a New Home 29 yrs old and has the same set up. I am a very happy customer, excellent service!!!! (Posted on 2/23/2012)

  5. Essex Review by Kim
    My overall rating is: 5 out of 5. Excellent

    Machine is smooth and quiet, has a very helpful set up guide and basic stitching guides to get you going. This is my 1st machine and it's light weight and has the same set up pretty much to my mums which is a Newhome and is 29 yrs old and still in excellent condition. That's why I chose this machine. I am a complete novice at sewing and only used my mothers machine twice, I now have started quilting and making home hanging decorations and plan to keep learning and using the Janome J3-18 (or as I have called mine Bimbo Bobbins) great value and great addition to my home. Excellent next day delivery is standard. Great telephone service too. :0) (Posted on 2/22/2012)

  6. Cheltenham Review by Liz
    My overall rating is: 5 out of 5. Excellent

    Good sewing machine resonable on price. I have been using sewing machines for years and never had one as light weight as this, dont get me wrong it will still stitch my old jeans without a problem. (Posted on 5/7/2009)

  7. Birmingham Review by Wendy Whitby
    My overall rating is: 5 out of 5. Excellent

    This is an excellent machine for beginners and experienced sewers alike. It is so simple to set up and use. The first day I had the machine, I had reduced three bedspreads in size - one of which is quilted. It coped the thickness with no problem.
    I also did some alterations to Lycra sportwear using the built-in stretch stitches.

    I would recommend it for being lightweight, versatile and a very reasonable price. (Posted on 4/12/2008)

  8. Chingford, London Review by Gill Winter
    My overall rating is: 5 out of 5. Excellent

    I ordered the machine on Sunday evening and it was delivered Tuesday am.

    Brilliant service! Very impressed with machine so far especially the auto thread and buttonhole features.

    Very easy and clear instruction manual and thanks for my scissors. (Posted on 2/2/2007)

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