Janome 230DC Sewing machine features

One of my favourite Sewing Machines is the Janome 230DC model.

I teach at Stitch Studio using these machines and cannot fault this one for its simplicity and useful features.

Janome 230DC Sewing machine at Stitch Studio UK

In this post I'll show you around the sewing machine and point out some of our favourite features so that you can see why this is our go to sewing machine for beginners and experts alike.

Firstly here's what you get when you buy the Janome 230DC Sewing Machine

  • Sewing Machine (tightly packed in its box)
  • Extension table (Bonus extra)
  • Power supply cord
  • Foot control Pedal
  • Standard accessories (Covered in more depth below)
  • Instruction manual
  • 1years manufacturers standard guarantee

A large extension table comes as a Bonus with this model and is a handy tool for extending your sewing area when working on larger projects like quilts or curtains.

Janome 230DC Sewing machine at Stitch Studio UK  Janome 230DC Sewing machine extension table at Stitch Studio UK

The table is also marked with Inches and Centimetres which is very useful for quick measuring when sat at the machine.

Janome 230DC Sewing machine power supply cord at Stitch Studio UK  Janome 230DC Sewing machine Foot pedal at Stitch Studio UK

The power supply cord and foot pedal come separately as this model has a Start/Stop feature that allows you to sew without the pedal.

Janome 230DC sewing machine start stop feature

You will also be given a bag of accessories with your new machine, which include lots of essential little sewing tools, handy extra feet and the funniest looking screwdriver.

Janome 230DC Sewing machine accessories at Stitch Studio UK

And finally this machine comes with a hard plastic cover which is great for protecting the machine and keeping dust off the surfaces.

So now you know what to expect to receive with a new machine here's a round up of all our favourite features.

1. Drop in Spool - definitely the quickest and easiest way to insert your spool thread.

Janome 230DC sewing machine drop in spool

2. Needle Threader - A handy little built in extra to help you thread your needle first time, every time.

Janome 230DC sewing machine needle threader

3. Presser foot tension dial - This makes it very easy to adjust the force that presses down onto your fabric, a great feature when you are sewing chunky or layered fabrics.

Janome 230DC sewing machine presser foot tension dial

4. Needle up/down setting - we love this setting when you need to pivot and change direction this feature makes sure that your needle will stay down into your work ensuring no messy corners or loose threads.

Janome 230DC sewing machine

5. Speed Limiter - One of our students favourite features the speed limiter slider will stop you racing off if you are heavy footed or just need to slow down for accuracy.

Janome 230DC sewing machine speed limiter

6. 30 Stitch settings - This machine comes programmed with 30 different stitch and needle settings including 4 buttonhole shapes to choose from, lots of functional stitch settings like Blind Hem and Overlock plus plenty of pretty stitches too.

.Janome 230DC sewing machine stitch settings

The Janome 203DC sewing machine retails at £379 and you can buy one of these Sewing machines in my Online Shop or if you are local you can try before you buy at one of my Sewing Classes.

You will also find me on YouTube with Sewing Tutorials and How to guides using this machine.

If you like the look of the 230DC but want even more features check out the Janome 360DC model with 60 built in stitches for a fraction more money.

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Hi Anne yes there are quilting accessories available for this machine, walking foot, 1/4" quide, ditch foot all available from Janome. Feed dogs drop with a button at the rear of this machine. Hope this helps.


Is there a quilting foot and a cover for the dog feed for this machine. Thank you


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