Sharing the Janome Love: a peek at some of the Janome machines in my sewing room

During many of my education events at various Janome dealerships, or when working in the Janome booth at various shows, I’ve often been asked which Janome machines I had in my sewing room at home. With the help of my partner, Joe, who’s my videographer, I shot this little video to show a few of the Janome machines I currently have at home, including a look at my very first Janome sewing machine which started me down the fun and exciting Janome road 28 years ago!

Undoubtedly, you’ve heard of the “Yellow Brick Road” from the Wizard of Oz. Well, to me, the road in Janome Land must be made of Red Brick, as Janome’s official colour is Red, which coincidentally (or maybe it’s fate, lol!) also happens to be my favourite colour, and my journey with Janome has been just as fun, magical, and meaningful as Dorothy’s through the land of Oz.

As you watch this video, I need to clarify that the fabulous new Janome Continental M7 boasts an impressive 13.5 inches throat space from Centre Needle position, NOT 3.5″ as I said in error! I meant to say 13, but it seemed to come out as 3, lol!
I was correct, however, when I later said it’s 13.7 inches from left needle position. I got those numbers, right, lol!

One reason my original 28 year old Janome machine has worked so well over the years, is because I’ve kept up with regular cleaning and maintenance, and followed the instructions in the manual. Click on the link HERE for a recent post I did on keeping the bobbin area clean, whichever your machine. The machine is “mechanical”, like the Janome HD 10000 I mentioned in the video, meaning non-computerized, so it’s great for a beginner and is perhaps less intimidating than a machine with lots of buttons. With regular service and maintenance, it’ll likely go on indefinitely. Not too bad, considering I couldn’t get parts last year for my 3 year old laptop which was in need of repair. It was considered “obsolete”, so of course, time for a new one! Too bad Janome didn’t make laptops!! lol!

In these current, ever-changing days, be sure to visit for updated information, including which dealerships may be offering online/ phone orders to be shipped to you, or perhaps curb side pick-up, etc. You may write to (Randy Thomas, Vice President of Janome Canada) for more information.

Please e-mail me at to be added to the mailing list, to give feedback/ class suggestions, and to stay in touch with what’s happening at our fabulous new Janome Sewing and Learning Centre in Oakville, ON. I’d love to hear from you! You can also check out more videos at our new Janome Sewing and Learning Centre You Tube Channel.

Happy Sewing!


About janomeman

As Janome Canada's National Consumer Education Manager, I'm SEW excited to share my love of sewing, quilting and all things creative with everyone at our fabulous new Janome Sewing and Learning Centre in Oakville, ON. Have an idea for a class, or to be put onto our mailing list, E-mail me at
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4 Responses to Sharing the Janome Love: a peek at some of the Janome machines in my sewing room

  1. Fun to see your space, Michael! I have a different brand that was my second machine–I traded in the Singer Stylist I got in 8th grade for a basic Viking in 1983, and I still have it! Like you, I have kept it in good order and won’t ever part with it as it was a special gift from my Dad. But I am IN LOVE with the M7! Hope to see you in Houston at IQF or if there is ever another Janome Education Summit (maybe 2021?). Thanks for the visit!


  2. Marjorie Hicks says:

    I am fortunate to have a US Janome educator that is my best friend. I have the S7 and love it, 2014 and the Elna Star to transport to classes. Love them.


  3. Marjorie Hicks says:

    I enjoyed today’s video but the email address does not work.


    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Marjorie,

      Not sure which of the email addresses you refer to? One is linked to Outlook. The other is not but you can copy and paste it into your email and send an email. I just did this and am assuming it works just fine. The email has not bounced back.



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