Janome J3-18 Sewing Machine

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16  Reviews Average rating 4.9 out of 5 Stars.
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.
Price £219.00
In stock
FREE delivery by DPD, order
Delivery: 1 Working Day(s) (Sat, Sun options)
Expected Delivery Date is Tuesday, August 16th

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.

The convenient free arm allows easy access to difficult areas and is ideal for sewing sleeves and trouser legs.

The extra height foot lifter increases the height of the foot and allows for extra bulky fabrics

The Janome J3-18 has 2 handy pull up/push down spool pins for ease of use and safe storage. And because there are 2, you can really be creative using twin needles.

Easy to thread and operate, this 2 dial machine is simplicity itself. Sew an automatic buttonhole in a 4 step sequence, straight stitch, variable zig zag stitch or one of the other stitches using the stitch selector and choose the most appropriate stitch length using the stitch length dial. There are also 18 stretch stitches to choose from.

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

Included Accessories:
Zig Zag Foot
Buttonhole Foot
Set of Needles
Seam Ripper
Soft cover
Foot Control
Instriction Manual

UPC 5027843100914
Manufacturer Janome
Model Number J3-18
Type Sewing Machine
Warranty 2 Years Full Manufacturers Warranty
Weight Kg 7
Size (Height, Width, Depth) 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
Customer Reviews

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  1. Overall rating
    Review by From
    Excellent build quality, clear instructions. Ordered just before 3pm and received it just twenty hours later!

    Posted on March 1, 2022

  2. Overall rating
    Review by From
    Bought the Janice J3-18 as a Christmas present for my wife and she is very pleased with it.

    Posted on January 3, 2022

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    Review by From
    Gl11 6AW
    At the moment I can only review the service given as the machine was bought as a gift and has not as yet been given but if it is anything like the service and delivery it will be 5 star. I will add to this review when my daughter (a novice) has used the machine.

    Posted on November 17, 2016

  4. Overall rating
    Review by From
    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

  5. Overall rating
    Review by From
    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

  6. Overall rating
    Review by From
    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

  7. Overall rating
    Review by From
    channel Islands
    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

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    Review by From
    East Leake, Nr Loughborough, Leicestershire
    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

  9. Overall rating
    Review by From
    fab machine but I just struggle sometimes with the needle threader

    Posted on January 29, 2014

  10. Overall rating
    Review by From
    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

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