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Sewing Machines

Sewing Machines can be tricky. Which one should you get first? Second? Do I need an industrial machine, or is a home machine fine for what I need?

I'll be building out this page to help you navigate your sewing machine setup.

Janome Machines

  • Janome HD1000 - $329
  • Janome HD3000 - $429

Singer Machines

  • Singer Heavy Duty 4411 - $172
  • Singer Heavy Duty 4423 - $180
  • Singer Heavy Duty 4432 - $190
  • Singer Heavy Duty 4452 - $200

Janome HD3000

$429 at time of recording

Janome HD3000 on wood table

Pros

  • Sews through spacer mesh, 6mm PE foam, 400D fabric & webbing 
  • Foot lift height is 1/2" (12mm)
  • Upper storage compartment for extra feet
  • Foot pressure adjustment
  • Removable bottom storage for sleeve sewing
  • High quality build from the factory

Cons

  • High Price Point for entry level machine
  • 18 stitches (I believe 3 is too many)

Singer Heavy Duty 4423

$180 at time of recording

Janome HD3000 on wood table

Pros

  • Sews through spacer mesh, 6mm PE foam, 400D fabric & webbing 
  • Foot pressure adjustment
  • Removable bottom storage for sleeve sewing

Cons

  • Foot lift height is 3/8" (9.5mm)
  • Only has bottom storage compartment, which can get messy
  • More use of plastic parts
  • Lower manufacturing quality
  • 23 stitches (I believe 3 is too many)
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