Janome 3160QDC Computerized Sewing Machine Review

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.

Janome 3160QDC Computerized Sewing Machine ReviewThis 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.

Versatile

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.

Fabrics

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
  • Upholstery
  • Some multiple layers of fabrics

Presser Feet

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

Feed Dogs

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

Threading

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
  • Bobbins
  • Screwdriver
  • 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.

Pros

  • Machine is very easy to set up and use
  • Great option for beginners
  • Lightweight and portable
  • An easy to use control panel

Cons

  • The LED Light could be brighter.
  • Not very great with thick fabrics

Warranty

This sewing machine comes with a 25-year limited warranty that covers the material and workmanship.

Janome 3160QDC Computerized Sewing Machine ReviewThe 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

Conclusion

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!

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20 thoughts on “Janome 3160QDC Computerized Sewing Machine Review”

  1. Nice review, textile is always been a very important part in our everyday life, I personally do not do sowing, but definitely telling my mom about this and let her have a read this post. This machines is expensive, but it does  do things way faster and save a lot of money in buying or doing it outside for custom made price. Will be hoping to see more this kind of product. Thanks.

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  2. My daughter some time ago found the hobby of sewing clothes, and is beginning to make her first designs. And it is time he had his own sewing machine. From what I understand, this model is really very complete, it has several styles, doesn’t it? Do you think it is suitable for an 11-year-old girl who is starting with this?

    My fear is that when the machines are very automatic, creativity or the way of thinking about how to achieve good styles is lost a little. What do you think?

    Thank you
    Pablo

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    • Hi Pablo,

      I see your daughter is 11 years old and she loves to sew her own cloths, if she already have working on a sewing machine, she might be ready to have her own. The Janome 3160QDC has the feature to pick the sewing speed and your daughter can start working on the slow speed, as she grows and as she get more skilled she can work on the sewing machine with medium speed later.

      This is a model that is good for many years, it will help your daughter to work on it for many years. 

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  3. I have been looking for a sewing machine and surfing thru reviews across the web. During all this time i have i never read such a well informed article concerning sewing machines. Thank you so much i need to get my wife one for her birthday im 2 weeks and i think this is the one for her!

    it’s light weight and has many different options. The best part in my opinion will be the accessory compartment and adjustable stitching spees. She is going to love this! Thank youuu from the bottom of my heart.

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    • Hi Denton

      Thanks so much for stopping today to read the Janome 3160QDC review I’m sure your wife will be happy to get it as a birthday present!

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful article with us and I used Janome 3160QDC Computerized Sewing Machine and it works very well .This sewing machine is suitable for home use or small house sewing business and being light, I think it is very advisable to take it in sewing or quilting classes. It is very easy to use and has a versatile workforce .It has basic stretch stitch, zigzag stitch, decorative stitch and 6 different buttonholes. This sewing machine has a adjustable slide lever on the front that I can set for different speeds that overrides the foot control beautifully. The power of the sewing machine is great .

    I hope your reading of this article will be of great benefit to those who do sewing and they will soon purchase it and share their new experiences with you.

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    • Hi Shanta Rahman

      Thanks so much for sharing your experience owning one of this sewing machine, it’s always nice to hear from happy Janome sewing machine owners!

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  5. I know I might sound a little weird but I am just being plain as I don’t really know much about sewing and I just want to be plain about it. I never knew that there are computerized sewing machine that one could use at the comfort of his or her home. For me, it’s a nice thing to get for easy sewing 

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    • Hi Feji Ben

      Yes, today you can find on the market mechanical and computerized sewing machines, these last ones make life and work easier for sewers and quilters!

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  6. I cannot claim to be a sewing or quilting pro but this review has made it all worth the read. The fact that the Janome 3160QDC is easy to use not to mention lightweight and portable makes it a hit. Thanks too for embedding that YouTube video. It made for a great addition especially in as far as explaining the different stitches.

    We are Blessed.

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  7. Amazing! While I was reading through, just one question keeps running through my head “How possible is it”? Especially the 60-stiches option and also the basic straight stitches, zigzag stitches, decorative stitches, and 6 different buttonholes. I strongly recommend this computerized sewing machine for every fashion designers who’s got taste for anything good!

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    • Hi Evagreene

      Any sewer and quilter will love to have this sewing machine, it has all the features that will help them to work on any project!

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  8. Hi, the Janome sewing machine sounds very similar to one I bought recently, with similar features. I am very happy with my sewing machine, and have used it to make, among other things, patchwork cushion covers from squares of old jeans. It made the whole process very easy, and the cushions look terrific. 

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    • Hi Teri,

      Thanks so much for sharing your experience of having a Janome sewing machine at home, it’s always good to hear from sewers who has one of these high quality sewing machines!

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  9. Hey, I enjoy a lot while reading your article on sewing Machine and find it very useful for everyone like me. I know while reading that the 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. It also has the basic straight stitches, zigzag stitches, decorative stitches, and 6 different buttonholes. Thanks for an awesome update.

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  10. Hey, Your guide is awesome for everyone like me. The Janome 3160QDC Computerized Sewing Machine is designed with quilters in mind with the features of a more expensive model at the right price. This machines is expensive, but it does do things way faster and save a lot of money in buying or doing it outside for custom made price. I love this machine. Soon I will buy it.

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    • Hi Lalita

      A sewing machine is an investment for sewers and quilters, as you point here, this model is expensive but it has everything to help many to work on many projects. 

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