Sewing Machines


In the 1920s, Yosaku Ose founded Janome when he began using a round metal bobbin system rather than the traditional long shuttle. This new innovative design was called “Janome,” because the Japanese thought the new round bobbin resembled a snake eye. The word Janome is defined in Japanese as “eye of the snake.” Since then, Janome has been at the forefront of sewing technology. They became the first company to develop a computerized machine for home use in 1979, the first company to offer professional style embroidery to the home market in 1990, and the first to offer a lon-arm quilting machine for home use in 2003.

Today, the company is a worldwide leader in the sewing industry with divisions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Central and South America, and throughout the Pacific Rim of Asia. With a mission to produce innovative and creatively inspired machines, Janome continues to design machines with performance, comfort, quality, and natural ease of use in mind. They believe that the most vital thing about their products is not the machines themselves, but what their customers create with them. Therefore, they build their machines not to intimidate, but to inspire.

Janome has a broad line, covering products from the entry level, to the most advanced models. Their products include embroidery machines, sewing and quilting machines, sergers, and speciality machines, plus several professional series products that share technology between the household and industrial formats.

Waldorf Sew N Vac and Severna Park Sew & Vac are the regional showrooms and service centers for Janome sewing machines. In addition to machines, specialty feet, quilting accessories, portable cases, embroidery software, embroidery hoops, stabilizer, and notions are all on display in both of our store locations.


Janome 6300 Professional Sewing Machine

Janome Magnolia 7330

Janome DC 2013

Janome DC 5100