Janome 8050 Computerized Sewing Machine: Review

JANOME 8050 Computerized Sewing Machine Review

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, 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 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 Janome 8050. It comes with a 25-year limited warranty. The machine weighs around 18 lbs.

50 Built-in Stitches


  • 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 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 awhen winder is engaged
  • Extra-high presser foot lift
  • Snap-on presser feet
  • Drop feed for free motion sewing
  • Comfortable carrying handle
  • Softcover included

Ease of Use

Janome 8050 is a fairly simple machine to the thread, you just need to follow the numbers. The good thing is that the user manual is very clear on instructions. There are diagrams for easy understanding as well. Every minute detail is covered in the manual. Attention to detail is great from the point of view of a beginner. The slow sewing speed is perfect for beginners. All the stitches are good. Even better are the buttonholes. The machine is incredibly quiet (one of the quietest we have ever come across). The operation is smooth and perfect.

Pros                                    Cons

•    Easy to use                                                              No monogramming font
•    Quiet operation
•    Quality stitches
•    Great user manual
•    Good features

Review Verdict

Janome 8050 will be an ideal choice for beginners. The ease of use, quality stitches and quiet operation of this machine will make it a beginners delight.