Janome 2030QDC Sewing Machine Review

The Janome 2030QDC Sewing Machine review, Janome is one of the better brands in the sewing market today, and this model is no exception.

When you’re looking for a sewing machine you’re must likely looking for one that will meet your sewing needs. You might be into quilting, sewing, or embroidering, or all the three, so it’s something to keep in mind when shopping for a machine, and oh yes, also what you can afford as some machines can be a crazy high price while others much more reasonable.

So if you want to discover what makes the Janome 2030QDC tick, then read on.

The Janome 2030QDC Sewing Machine Review

This is a computerized model with many features only found on the more expensive models.

30 Built-In Stitches

Janome 2030QDC Sewing Machine ReviewThe machine comes with 30 built-in stitches, from basic straight, utility, zigzag, and decorative stitches. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced sewer, this model will help you to work with ease making a new outfit or just simply hemming a pair of pants, or sewing up a new quilt.

It has the reverse stitch button handily located on the front for easy access.

On the LCD display screen, it is very easy to navigate with the push of a few buttons. The stitches are printed on the front of the machine close by the display screen for a handy reference guide, and all numbered.

You can also change the length and width of the stitch on the display screen. The machine also has 3 one-step buttonholes.

The maximum stitch length is 5 mm and the maximum stitch width is 7 mm.

5 Presser Feet

With this model you get 5 presser feet, – but take note – the Janome 2030QDC-B is the latest model and comes with extra bonuses thus the B model.

  • Satin stitch foot
  • Zipper foot
  • Automatic buttonhole foot
  • Over-edge foot
  • Blind hem foot


  • Walking foot with quilt guide
  • Open toe darning foot
  • B2 foot
  • 1/4 inch foot
  • Seam guide
  • Extension table
  • Quilting kit

The presser feet on this model are the quick change type and just snap into place, and it has the extra high presser foot option for sewing thicker fabrics.

Drop-In Bobbin System And Built-In Needle Threading

To wind the bobbin follow the directions on top of the machine, and to load the bobbin it has the top drop in by removing the clear plastic cover. It’s a jam proof bobbin system so will work very well.

To thread the machine you follow the numbered arrow guides imprinted on the machine down to the automatic needle threader, and with the needle in the high position full the needle threader handle down, and follow the directions in manual if it’s your first time, and then you’re ready to sew.

The tension of the thread on this machine can be manually adjusted for sewing, and can affect the needle thread or bobbin thread or both by a dial on the front face of the machine.

7 Piece Feed Dogs

There is a 7 piece feed dog system on this machine that will feed the fabrics evenly while sewing or quilting. On the back of the machine is a button to lower or raise the feed dogs for free hand quilting or sewing.


The machine comes with a strong LED light that give a good light to the work area.

Free Arm and Storage Area

On the front of the machine at the bottom is the accessory storage area which can be pulled off, given access to the free arm for sewing sleeves, pant legs, waistbands, or other difficult to sew garments.

Wide Table And Specifications

The machine has the wide table that slides into place around the free arm, and the working space, is 6.5 inches by 4.5 inches, which is good for doing quilts.

At 12.3 pounds the machine is light enough to be easily portable to sewing classes and workshops, and has a carrying handle. The machine has a cast metal frame under the covering, and is built to last.

It will sew at speed of up to 820 stitches per minute, and has a speed control slider on the front to set at a speed that you prefer.


  • Bobbins
  • Spool pin felt
  • Needle set
  • Additional spool pin
  • 5 presser feet
  • Seam ripper
  • A Key screwdriver
  • Lint brush
  • Small and large spool holder
  • Spool stand
  • Cover
  • Foot control
  • Power cord
  • Instruction manual

Bonus Accessories

  • Quilting kit and extension table that includes: extra presser feet as mentioned before.

Working Buttons

On this machine the touch buttons are laid out very conveniently for you on the front.

Start/stop button is just above the working area, so you have the ability to use it or the foot control.

It has the reverse button next, to tie up any stitches, and on the display screen there is a button named auto-lock that also ties the stitch up underneath, so you might not have to use the reverse stitch.

Also on the display screen is the needle up and down feature, and then beside it is the speed control, and the buttons for the stitch display are next and very easy to use.

Janome Warranty

It has the 25-year limited warranty from date of purchase, 25 years on the mechanical parts, and then electrical parts for 2 years, and 1 year for labor.

It also says it’s a 17-year unlimited warranty for Canadians, so you may want to check this out when buying.

Pros And Cons


  • Very easy to set up
  • Built to last
  • Light weight – Easy to take to sewing classes
  • Can sew thick materials – It has a strong motor
  • LCD screen is easy to navigate
  • A pleasure to sew with, all the controls at your fingertips
  • Perfect for quilt retreats


  • There could be tension problems with the thread, takes practice getting it right

Is The Janome 2030QDC For Beginner Sewers?

This model has all the features a beginner sewer wants to have in a sewing machine to start sewing, no matter if you’re interested to simple hemming a pair of pants or if you want to sew up a new outfit, or learning to make a new quilt. As this model is so easy to set up and to start sewing, it will help any beginner to learn the skills!

Janome 2030QDC Sewing Machine ReviewIs The Janome 2030QDC Portable?

This Janome model has a lightweight that will help you to carry it around the house or carrying it to your sewing classes and workshops with no problem at all, it comes with a built-in handle to make it easier for you!

Can I Work On The Free Motion Quilting With The Janome 2030QDC?

Yes, this model has the drop feed dogs features that will help you to set it up in no time and start the free motion quilting on your new quilt, it comes with the bonus accessories, so you dont need to buy the special quilting feet at all.

Can I Sew Thick Textiles With This Sewing Machine?

This is not a Heavy Duty sewing machine, if you’re planning to work with thick textiles on your projects, you might want to take a look to the Janome HD3000 Heavy Duty Sewing Machine

What Type Of Fabric Can This Sewing Machine Sew?


This is a versatile model that will help you to sew on many different types of cloths, from thin materials like cotton and silk, to sew on denim and corduroy, but you won’t have any problem at all when sewing on knits and wool.

Closing Toughts On The Janome 2030QDC Sewing Machine

After reviewing this machine, we would highly recommend it as it is so easy to set up and work with, and has the features of many higher priced sewing machines.

It’s a good machine for beginners or the more experienced sewers, and being built to last is actually a great investment for any sewer.

Most owners of this sewing and quilting machine love to work with it, and is highly recommended.

So if you’re looking for a machine to fit your sewing needs, then this one could be it, and is worth the time to look at and give it a test run.

Wishing you all the best on your sewing projects – Happy sewing!

You can read the owners reviews here!

13 thoughts on “Janome 2030QDC Sewing Machine Review”

  1. Sewing should be one of the simple skill everyone would know how to do because not every clothes can be dumped because of a little tear. I love the size of this sewing machine, its very portable and i appreciate that a lot. I have once owned a sewing machine and my kids couldn’t make use of it because of its complex nature and this one seem very easy to make use of and its ability to work on thick fabric places it above many other sewing machine today. 

    • Hi Benson

      You’re right when you say sewing must be a skill everyone should learn, and more and more people are joining to the idea that repairing and mending is back today to help the planet to be better. This model is easy to set up and easy to use, I think your children will love to learn the basic of sewing on this sewing machine. 

  2. What better machine than this to get for my sister that is graduating from her sewing school. Wow! This is really awesome to see here. I must say that I love every bit of the information you gave shared in line with this product. Janome 2030qdc is great and the features are awesome here. Really good and can help her in sewing thick textures. Thanks

    • Hi Jualianne

      I’m sure your sister will love this sewing machine, how nice of you to buy it for your sister as a graduation gift for her!

  3. Oh thank goodness you can show me an insight of this sewing machine. This is exactly what I needed and it was recommended by a friend of mine a couple of weeks ago because I want to buy a new machine for my mum that can see thick favrjcs like the one used to sew bed spreads. Do you think this machine can do that?

    • Hi Henderson

      I think your mom will be happy to own the Janome 2030QDC, it will help her to work with easy while making new bed spreads!

  4. hello i want to use this opportunity to thank you for creating such a great website and writing an article on janome 2030QDC sewing machine i was really excited when i saw the video as i looked at the mode of operation of the machine. thank you very much for this great post

  5. Hi, Thanks for this beautiful review post. Recently I wanted to open a garments factory. For that reason, I have need some machines.But I can’t decide which machine is best for my factory. But in this post, I have found that sewing machine which I need. In your post, you disclose all important things about the Janome 2030QDC Sewing Machine which helps me to choose the best one. I think this machine can full-fil all the criteria which I want.
    Thanks again for this wonderful review. Great work and keep it up!

    • Hi Taufique Ahmed

      I’m glad to hear that his post has helped you to find the right sewing machine to bring to your garments factory, I’m sure you will find it very easy to work with and it will help you to do better on your sewing business!

  6. Hi There,

    For me sewing isn’t simple but my mother used to have a knitting machine which drove us mad as she kept getting it wrong after hours of trying. I love the way your website reads my mother would sure be interested in this. I didn’t know there was so much to remember so this is good for your niche here to teach us all.

    • Hi Stephen Peter Jones

      Thanks so much for reading my blog today and leave a comment.

      You’re comment touch my soul today, yes even you’re not at sewing, this post took you to remember how your mom used to work on her knitting machine, sewing and knitting has helped our mothers to do some work for their families. In my case it was my great grandmother who I remember sewing and knitting. 

  7. hello, it is a great and nice feeling to know that someone will create a great website like this and also create a write up on an article like this. 30built in stitches is a large range and it is something you can only see with modern machines. i truly can not wait to get my hands on one of this

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