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
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.
18 stitch selections
Variable stitch length
Variable zig zag width
4 step buttonhole
Drop feed facility
|Free Gift||Save £20 off RRP|
|Warranty||2 Years Full Manufacturers Warranty|
|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|
|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|
Cornwall Review by Moira
I upgraded to the J3-18 after owning a previous Janome for eight years. This machine is very easy to use and the instructions are well written and clear. I find the needle thread especially useful and the motor is very quiet. It arrived within the specified time and communication from this Company was first class. I would highly recommend this sewing machine and Company. (Posted on October 21, 2016)
Hampshire Review by Margaret Felstead
Service was good, apart from the foot ordered was not delivered with the machine, disappointing as was needed for a class the following day. They did deliver the next day which was to late.
Although a problem would use them again. (Posted on October 17, 2016)
Liverpool Review by Ruksana Topia
I ordered this machine but actually there was an offer for a free upgrade to the J3-20 so I took that instead. Super happy with it! Great one step buttonhole feature, lots of extra machine feet, easy to use. Excellent service! (Posted on August 4, 2016)
channel Islands Review by cathy packham
This sewing machine is exactly what I expected, a simple easy to use design for the sewing needs of a first time sewing machine user;-) Others have said its heavy I've not found this to be the case, very portable with the carry handle, really easy to set up too;-) The delivery was on time and left in a safe location as I was out at the time, so no chasing it!! One very happy and satisfied costumer;-) I'll definitely be returning when needing accessories etc;-) (Posted on March 25, 2015)
East Leake, Nr Loughborough, Leicestershire Review by Gloria Brown
Thank you for your excellent service. Ordered on Tuesday lunchtime, received my sewing machine on Wednesday lunchtime. I find the machine easy to thread, operate and light to move from one room to another. It is a very good basic machine, just right for my type of sewing ability. (Posted on March 4, 2015)
sotland Review by chrissie
fab machine but I just struggle sometimes with the needle threader (Posted on January 29, 2014)
Aylesbury Review by Trisha
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 October 21, 2013)
kent Review by anne
Excellent machine, study, durable and simple to use. Support of staff brilliant, very helpful (Posted on March 7, 2013)
Essex Review by Kimmy g
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 February 23, 2012)
Essex Review by Kim
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 February 22, 2012)
Cheltenham Review by Liz
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 May 7, 2009)
Birmingham Review by Wendy Whitby
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 April 12, 2008)
Chingford, London Review by Gill Winter
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 February 2, 2007)
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