Janome Sewing Machine History
The history of Janome is a story of success through innovation. Janome was established in 1921 as Japan's first home sewing machine manufacturer. In Japanese, the word Janome means "eye of the snake." Janome earned this name when founder Yosaku Ose invented a round metal bobbin system to use instead of the traditional long shuttle. Ose's bobbin wound faster and worked more efficiently, becoming the most widely used bobbin style and the ancestor of nearly all modern industrial and domestic sewing machine bobbins.
Janome has made several contributions throughout its history. Most notably, Janome manufactured the first programmable computerized sewing machine, a professional style home embroidery machine, and the first embroidery machine designed to use technology developed for high precision robotics. Janome has expanded its scope to include long arm quilting, multi-needle embroidery, and sergers/overlocking machines. Janome's best-selling models include the HD3000 Heavy Duty, MyLock 634D Serger, and Janome MC400E Embroidery Machine.
Types of Janome Sewing Machines
Janome manufactures many different types of sewing machines for the home sewist. Whether you're just learning how to sew and need a standard mechanical machine, or you've sewed for years and are looking for the advanced features that computerized sewing machines offer, the full line of Janome sewing machines has a perfect option for your sewing room. Janome also offers dual sewing and quilting machines, dual sewing and embroidery machines, as well as embroidery only machines. If you're looking for a more specialized machine, Janome offers some of the highest quality and easiest to use sergers and coverstitch machines on the market.