Two of Janome’s most popular sewing machines are the HD1000 and HD3000. Both carry the HD designation meaning they are suitable for heavy duty use. There are many other similarities, too. Both have a 4mm maximum stitch length, a dial for stitch selection, a lever for reverse stitching, a manual thread tensioner and Janome’s excellent warranty.
Now, let’s move on to the signifiant differences. Where sewing speed is concerned, the HD1000 comes in at 1000 SPM compared with 860 for the HD3000. Where features are concerned, the HD3000 clearly wins out.
One final note is that the HD1000 has a front-load bobbin whereas the HD3000 has a top drop-in. As both work well, and preference is up to the individual, we don’t make any conclusions about the bobbin type.
As far as the difference in presser feet, we encourage you to check with the retailer you are buying from as what is included can vary. Either way, the HD3000 will have more, but how many more, and which feet, can differ.
If you don’t see a need for the features the HD3000 carries over the HD1000, of course get the less expensive model. In our view, having adjustable presser foot pressure, a single step buttonhole and additional presser feet alone make the HD3000 a better choice over the HD1000.
A side-by-side comparison of the features of each sewing machine including number of stiches, speed, buttonhole capabilties, controls and operation.
Compare the presser feet and accessories included with each sewing machine.
Compare the dimensions, weight, color and other physical and visible characteristics of these sewing machines.
Compare the manufacturer warranty and certifications for each sewing machine.