The Janome 3160QDC Computerized Sewing Machine Review is designed with quilters in mind with the features of a more expensive model at the right price.
This sewing and quilting machine is for the quilters and sewers that want to have a lightweight model to carry to their sewing and quilting classes and workshops.
Janome 3160QDC Computerized Sewing Machine Review
The Janome 3160QDC comes with 60 built-in stitches and 6 buttonholes, giving you a good range of stitches to chose from.
This model has many features that even the more experienced sewer will appreciate, and to make things easier for quilters it has the extension table provided.
This sewing machine is perfect for home use or even for a small home sewing business use, and being lightweight it is very portable to even take to a sewing or quilting class.
Ease Of Use
Owners and testers of the Janome 3160QDC find this model easy to set up and use, with all the features any sewer or quilter love to have in a model and with helpful diagrams to set up all the features in no time!
Whether you’re starting out with sewing or if you’re a more advanced sewer, this model offers a great selection of features to work on many different projects.
As you start sewing, you’ll be working on many different projects, finding a good sewing machine with the features to work on different projects is all you need to have in your sewing room to do garment constructions, home decor and making quilts!
Features that are often only found on many larger machines.
- LCD screen with back light
- Navigation buttons that are easy to use
- A superior 7 piece feed dog system
- An extended needle plate
- Built-in one hand needle threader
- Speed adjustment with a slide control
- Start stop button
- Adjustable pressure dial
- Needle up/down button
- Extended free arm
- Adjustable foot pedal pressure
- Drop feed dogs
- Memorized up/down for needle
- Automatic lock stitch button
- Storage compartment for accessories
- Reverse stitch button
- Auto-lock button
- Free arm
- Fold down carrying handle
60 Built-In Stitches
The 60 stitches selection guide is displayed on the front of the machine, only requiring you to select the number of your stitch, and use the directional buttons to lock the stitch on the LCD screen.
It also has the basic straight stitches, zigzag stitches, decorative stitches, and 6 different buttonholes.
There is also a button for auto lock that when pressed will tie the stitch underneath, so that even though the machine has a reverse button it won’t be necessary to use it all the times.
The maximum stitch width is 7 mm and the length is 5 mm, plus the machine will sew 850 stitches per minute.
Top Drop Bobbin
The Janome 3160QDC has the top drop in bobbin system that is jam proof.
There is an easy to follow guide for loading the bobbin, and for threading the machine also.
It is easy to tell when the bobbin is running low of thread with its clear plastic cover.
This machine is not designed to sew through leather or thicker fabrics, but will sew:
- Natural fibers – wool, linen and cotton
- Fine fabrics such as silk, velvet or satin
- Synthetic fabrics – blends, rayon, polyester
- Some multiple layers of fabrics
The machine comes with a variety of presser feet
- Open-toe even feed foot
- Open-toe darning foot
- Zigzag sewing foot
- Overedge sewing foot
- Zipper sewing foot
- Blind hem sewing foot
- Automatic buttonhole sewing foot
- 1/4 inch seam sewing foot
The machine also has the extra high lift lever for the presser foot
This machine has the 7 piece feed dogs system which means they contact your material at 7 different places to feed your cloth through evenly
The Janome 3160QDC is very easy to thread by just following the diagram down to the needle.
And with the automatic needle threader you will save a lot of time getting your machine ready to sew
This computerized sewing machine also comes with a precision tension dial that you can set to your own requirements when sewing different fabrics.
There is also a button on the front with a scissors display that you can push to cut the thread for the top and the bobbin.
It also has an LED light, so you can see where the thread is, and your work area.
Accessories for the Janome 3160QDC
- Hard cover
- Presser feet
- Assorted needles
- Spool holders – large and small
- Lint brush for when cleaning
- Seam Ripper
- Instruction manual
- Quilting kit
- Foot pedal
- Extension table
- Spool pin felt
Speed Of Sewing
This sewing machine has an adjustable slide lever on the front you can set for different speeds, that will override the foot control.
There is a start/stop button when you don’t want to use the foot control.
Specifications of the Janome 3160QDC
This sewing machine weighs 12.6 pounds, and is 15 inches long by 8.4 inches in height, and 6.9 inches in depth.
Your work space is 6.8 inches wide by 4.5 inches high.
Speed of 850 stitches per minute and can be adjusted.
- Machine is very easy to set up and use
- Great option for beginners
- Lightweight and portable
- An easy to use control panel
- The LED Light could be brighter.
- Not very great with thick fabrics
This sewing machine comes with a 25-year limited warranty that covers the material and workmanship.
The electronics parts are guaranteed for 2 years from original purchase date. And during the first year, you can receive replacements for any defective parts, and labor is free of charge.
After the first year, you will have to pay for labor to fix your sewing machine.
Also warranty is only good if your Janome is bought through an authorized dealer.
If you want to take a took to another sewing machine for quilting, take a look to the Brother CS6000i
The Janome 3160QDC Computerized Sewing Machine would make an ideal gift for any new sewers to learn the skills of sewing on.
It’s very easy to set up and get started on your sewing projects, and with all its automatic features, you will find it is a pleasure to work with.
So, if you’re looking for a computerized sewing machine for home use, then have a look at this one or try it out!