In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Janome DC2015 and Janome HD1000. What made these two sewing machines stand out was that they were packed with features in an affordable range combined with excellent stitch quality.
What are the major differences between them? Here I will try to answer them as simply as possible.
Janome DC2015 vs. Janome HD1000: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Janome DC2015 is a computerized sewing machine, while the Janome HD1000 is a mechanical sewing machine. Since the machine types decide they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion.
Choose wisely depends on your sewing goal and skill levels.
Janome DC2015 vs. Janome HD1000 : Built-in Stitches
With Janome DC2015, you get an attractive amount of stitches – 60 to be exact. The 60 stitches include standard stitches, decorative stitches, and buttonhole stitches. As for Janome HD1000 sewing machine, it contains 14. These stitches include standard and decorative stitches, which are similar to those found on the Janome DC2015.
The Janome DC2015 weighs approximately 18.2 lbs, while the Janome HD1000 comes with a weight of 16.8 lbs.
When you don’t have a specific spot in your home where your sewing machine belongs, the extra weight can become burdensome.
The Janome HD1000 sewing machine doesn’t come with a start/stop button, while the Janome DC2015 does. A huge number of sewists don’t realize that using the start/stop button effectively can make sewing a whole lot easier. It is very useful for decorative stitches for example, as well as with free-motion quilting.
Speed Control Slider
The Janome DC2015 arrives with a speed control slider while the Janome HD1000 doesn’t. A speed control slide is a useful feature that allows you to set the maximum speed you are comfortable with.
Automatic Needle Threader
Many sewing machines sold today come with an automatic threader function. This is essentially a lever that will guide the thread through the eye of your sewing needle for you so that you don’t have to do it yourself. Many sewists prefer to thread their own needles, but if you have difficulty performing this task, then a machine with an automatic needle threader might be very useful for you. Fortunately, these two sewing machines both come with automatic needle threader, allowing you to thread the machine with ease.
This Janome DC2015 sewing machine sewing machine comes with a drop-in bobbin, which allows you to see how much thread is left on the bobbin through the window. While Janome HD1000 doesn’t
Programmable Needle Up/Down
Unlike the Janome DC2015, the Janome HD1000 isn’t equipped with a programmable needle up/down function. And using the needle-down function allows the needle to act as a third hand in holding the stitching position, such as when you want to stop and turn a corner or stitching a curve.
The most common type of feeding mechanism in a home sewing machine (and some industrial machines) is the drop feed, also known as the regular feed system. Both Janome DC2015 and Janome HD1000 come equipped with a drop feed system, which grabs the fabric and moves it along through the machine.
There is free arm on both the Janome DC2015 and the Janome HD1000. The free arm is a very useful feature to all sewing machines as it makes sewing one layer of fabric without catching another. This is because all of the workings around the bobbin race, feed dogs, and needles are housed there.
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter
The extra-high presser foot lifter of the Janome DC2015 and Janome HD1000 allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.
|Janome DC2015||Janome HD1000|
|Sewing Machine Type||Computerized||Mechanical|
|Buttonhole Styles||6 one-step||1 four-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||No|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||No|
|Weight||18.2 lbs||16.8 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||Yes||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||No||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||LED Display and Push Button||Dial|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||Blind Hem Foot, Overedge Foot, Satin Stitch Foot F, Satin Stitch Foot Open Toe, Zig-Zag Foot, Zipper Foot (screw on).||Rolled Hem Foot, Zigzag Foot|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||Yes||No|
|Tension||Automatic (Can be adjusted with dial)||Adjustable With Dial|
|Warranty||–||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Janome DC2015 Video Review
Janome HD1000 Video Review
Both of these sewing machines come from fantastic companies, but they are particularly difficult to choose between. Based on their features, my overall recommendation would be to choose the machine that comes with more built-in stitches at an affordable price.
Q. Why use a walking foot on a sewing machine
A. A walking foot helps move knit fabrics evenly so they don’t stretch out of shape. The walking foot eliminates the need for excessive pinning when working with slippery fabrics. That is especially useful because most of those slippery fabrics, such as satin, are easily damaged by pins.
Q. How to use double needle on sewing machine
- STEP 1: PREP YOUR EDGE.
- STEP 2: PREP YOUR SEWING MACHINE.
- STEP 3: TEST ON A SCRAP OF FABRIC.
- STEP 4: SEW THE DOUBLE NEEDLE HEM.
Q. Can i use serger thread in my sewing machine
A. Do not use serger thread in your sewing machine. These spools of thread are tempting to buy because they’re inexpensive, but they have a very rough texture on the thread. So if you put it in your regular sewing machine, it’s going to break and jam and you’ll be really frustrated.
Q. Does the machine work well with stretchy materials?
A. The machine works perfectly with all types of fabrics. As long as the user can work with the material, there should be no problem.
Q. Why use a bobbin on a sewing machine
A. In general, the bobbin is the thing that feeds the thread to stitch from the lower part of the machine. Its purpose is to hold the thread below the needle, and it is where the thread in which you stitch comes from.
Q. Can i use 3 in 1 oil on my sewing machine
A. You shouldn’t use cooking oil or automotive oil in your machine, since doing so may clog the gears and damage any fabric used in the machine. Also, 3-in-1 oil is not suitable for sewing machines, according to Threads magazine.