Janome HD1000 in Black

Field Notes: 9/15

The reverse on my trusty old Pfaff sewing machine recently bit the dust. The cost of repair would have been more than the machine itself. (Is this not the most frustrating dilemma brought on by cheep manufacturing - can I get an Amen?)  I’ve been hunting for a new machine for a little while now, and I am determined not to compromise on my list of requirements. 

  • I want heavy duty, if not industrial.
  • Metal casing would be ideal.  
  • Mechanical (No computer screen, please.)
  • Basic built in buttonhole, straight, and zig-zag stitches at least.
  • Above all, I want to be confident that my next machine will last. A one-year warrantee is the ultimate lack of confidence extended by the manufacturer themselves. If they don’t expect it to last longer than one year, why should I? 

Is that asking too much? 

Enter, Janome HD1000. 

  • Sleek black metal casing. 
  • Mechanical
  • 14 built in stitches including a surger stitch and a bank of stretch stitch options. So cool. 
  • Automatic tension adjustment that regulates when sewing over different thicknesses! 
  • Automatic needle threading! 
  • And the thing that tips the scale, a 25 year warranty! 

Welcome home, Janome. I think we’re going to get along just fine.  


Field Notes go behind the scenes to peak at the raw, unrefined, and real-time process of making. Through these blog posts I hope to capture the naturally recurring themes that keep a creative lifestyle buzzing, and I invite you to apply the unfiltered energy of creativity to your own work, in your own way.