Janome 8050 review & Buying Guide

The Janome 8050 review has all the basics for successful sewing with 50 different stitches that include three styles of one-step buttonholes. The stitches are listed on the front of the machine, so initiating one is a simple matter of entering the corresponding stitch number on the LCD screen. The stitch settings are then automatically changed for you, though you can manually change things like width, length, and tension if you need to.

Like all the machines we tested, winding the bobbin is done on top of the machine. It is a relatively simple process if you follow the steps in the instruction manual. Be sure you slide the plastic cap down on top of your spool of thread as you wind because this machine was particularly ferocious and the spool popped right off when we tried skipping that step. Even with the cap on, the spool of thread was pulled rather hard and pushed the cap up almost off the spool holder entirely. Once you’re done, the top-loading full rotary hook bobbin works well.

Janome 8050 review & Buying Guide

Janome 8050 is a computerized sewing machine. It has 50 built-in stitches including 3 one-step buttonholes. The LCD screen is of decent size and you can do all the stitch editing on it. The motor of this machine is capable of delivering 820 stitches/min. Now, 820 stitches/min is not really the best speed you can get from a sewing machine motor. 850 Stitches/min is pretty much the standard for beginner machines. However, practically you won’t feel the lack of power in Janome 8050. Janome has engineered it well.

The stitch width on Janome 8050 can be adjusted up to 7mm. An automatic needle threader is there for easy needle threading, push the button and the machine will thread the needle for you. A drop feed option is provided for free-motion sewing. The bobbin is easy to load, a drop-in type. The bobbin cover is transparent so that you can keep an eye on the thread supply. You can operate this machine without the foot pedal. The start/stop button and speed control slider lets you sew quality stitches without the foot controller.

A manual thread cutter is provided at the side of the machine for one-hand thread cutting. You can do it all in one motion (which is really great, to be honest). The machine is free-arm capable as well. The storage compartment can be removed for sewing cuffs and collars. The machine has 15 needle positions. The programmable needle up/down button is vital as it saves a lot of time and effort while pivoting or removing the fabric. The extra-high presser foot lifter is really useful while sewing bulky fabrics. A soft dust cover is included with the Janome 8050. It comes with a 25-year limited warranty. The machine weighs around 18 lbs.

Janome 8050 Review & Features

Key Features:

  • 50 actual built-in stitches
  • 3 one-step buttonholes
  • Digital width and length adjustments
  • Stitch width up to 7mm
  • 15 needle positions
  • Built-in needle threader
  • Drop feed for attaching buttons, darning, or free-motion sewing
  • Easy presser foot change system
  • Quick and easy threading
  • See-through bobbin cover plate
  • Top loading bobbin
  • Jam-proof magnetic rotary hook
  • 15 needle positions
  • Balance setting
  • Operate with foot control or via the start/stop button
  • Seam allowance markings on both sides of needle – inches and metric
  • Free arm for sleeves, cuffs, and other hard-to-reach areas
  • One-Hand™ thread cutter
  • Auto declutch bobbin winder – needle stops when the winder is engaged
  • Extra-high presser foot lift
  • Snap-on presser feet
  • Drop feed for free motion sewing
  • Comfortable carrying handle
  • Softcover included


  • Bobbin (specialized)
  • Satin Stitch Foot FJanome 8050 review
  • Sliding Buttonhole Foot
  • Zig-Zag Foot
  • 1/4 Inch Seam Foot
  • 3-way Cording Foot
  • Applique Foot
  • Automatic Buttonhole Foot
  • Beading Foot Set
  • Binder Foot
  • Blind Hem Foot
  • Blind Hem Foot
  • Blue Tip Needles
  • Bobbin Holder for free motion quilting
  • BobbinsBorder Guide Foot
  • Button Sewing Foot
  • Buttonhole Foot
  • Buttonhole Stabilizer Plate
  • Circular Sewing AttachmentJanome 8050 review & ACCESSORIES
  • 9 Piece Scissor Kit
  • Seam Ripper
  • Sliding Guide Foot – 7mm models
  • Spool Stand
  • Straight Stitch Foot
  • aping Guide Foot 7mm & 5mm
  • UltraGlide Foot
  • Zipper Foot (screw on)

The sewing machine of Janome 8050 Review & Features

Bobbin winding is the essential element in sewing but if you need to wind the bobbin manually that is a hassle. Luckily Janome 8050 computerized sewing machine features automatic bobbin winding. All you have to do is push the bobbin winder to the right and it will stop automatically when the bobbin is already full. You can see the thread supply through the transparent cover which is a smart addition to this machine. Now you don’t have to worry about running out of thread in the bobbin.

Needle Threader is a hassle for every sewer, new and old. People always struggle to thread the needle. Thankfully, the Janome 8050 computerized sewing machine comes with an automatic needle threader to reduce your hassle doing the process. All you have to do is pull down the needle threader, place it in the hook, pass it through the front of the needle, then simply pull back to thread the needle.

Janome 8050 computerized sewing machine can remember the needle positions that you applied in the different projects. This feature is pretty much cool and makes your work more smoothly.

Janome 8050 computerized sewing machine is featured with a LED Screen. The LED screen is a bit tiny but you can select stitch, width, and length with this LED Screen. This feature might not look beautiful because it’s tiny but you can still do your projects with this machine. But surely if the LED Screen will be larger then it might be more convenient for its users.

The Janome 8050 computerized sewing machine features a 7-piece box feeding system that helps avoid getting jammed feed dogs. This feature works smoothly and ensures the fabrics will go under the needle generously to finish the projects.

This machine features a free arm that will make sewing hard-to-reach spaces a breeze. Now you are able to sew sleeves, pants, cuffs, hems, and many more in less time, and also allows for easier clothing repairs and adjustments.

The Janome 8050 computerized sewing machine features a start/stop button. Now you don’t need to use the foot pedal for sewing. All you need is just push the start button and jump-start the project and you need to stop just pressing the button again.

Now you don’t need to rotate your projects manually for reverse stitching. Janome 8050 computerized sewing machine has a reverse button to easily make backstitches and seam the start and end of the fabric.

Janome 8050 computerized sewing machine incorporates a precision tension dial which allows you to set the thread tension manually for the fabrics you’re working with

A buttonhole feature is a great addition as it automatically sews a buttonhole for you. All you need is to raise the presser foot, move the fabric to the buttonhole location, lower the foot, then start the machine. Thus, starting the machine can automatically sew a buttonhole. In addition to that, this machine includes six different one-step buttonhole options namely: square, round-end, stretch, keyhole, antique, and knit buttonholes.

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