Janome 8077 Review

janome 8077 review





The Janome 8077 Computerized Sewing Machine is the perfect machine for the beginning seamstress or serious crafter. I like this model because it doesn’t have so many features that it seems intimidating to use.

The Janome 8077 Computerized Sewing Machine is a great, portable machine.

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Janome 8077 review

It has everything that you need and is small enough to take along for classes, crafting sessions, or for anything else that you might need along the way. Just because this is a less complicated machine, does not mean that it is not powerful enough to handle any job that you ask it to do.

This is a little machine that is just the right size for anyone.

Who Is This Machine For?

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    Perfect sewing machine for the beginner to intermediate seamstress
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    Perfect for the serious crafter
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    Perfect for the online seller who needs a machine that can operate flawlessly day in and day out
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    Perfect second machine for the professional who wants something a little more portable than their industrial machine


The Janome 8077 Computerized Sewing Machine offers a wide selection of basic stitches that can cover most sewing needs without having an overwhelming array of choices.

It doesn’t take up much space for storage and is the perfect machine if you need to travel. It runs smoothly and quietly and can sew a variety of different types of fabric and fabric weights.

The Basics

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The Janome 8077 Computerized Sewing Machine offers 30 different stitches and six one-step buttonholes. It offers a locking stitch button, easy reverse button, and extra high presser foot lever for thick fabrics.

It has a free arm for getting into tight spaces and a seven piece feed dog, which helps the fabric feed smoothly without distortion.

It has a built-in needle threader and a memorized needle up or down function.


The machine has all of the standard accessories you would expect including a small stand, satin stitch foot, zigzag foot, and sliding buttonhole foot. However, large arrays of extras are available for purchase.

These extras include a blind hem foot, border guide foot, fringing foot, over-edge foot, colored tip needles, piping foot, and over 50 other accessories and specialty feet. You can purchase what you think you will need the most and do not have to have a bunch of accessories setting around that will not be used.


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When it comes to performance, the Janome 8077 Computerized Sewing Machine was a pleasant surprise. It had a smooth operation and adjustable speed control so that you can easily navigate curves or areas that need to be turned.

This is a forgiving machine that is not too picky about being kept impeccably free from lint but don’t let that be an excuse for not cleaning it.

Additional Features

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    Auto-declutch bobbin winder
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    Speed control slider
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    Easy to select stitch control
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    Easily readable led screen with navigation keys
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    Snap-on presser feet for easy changing with no screwdriver needed
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    Weighs 18.2 pounds
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    Over 10 square inches of work-space
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    Quilting attachment kit available
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    Circular sewing attachment available
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    Convertible free motion quilting set available and flower attachment
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    Highly customizable with additional attachments that are available


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    Highly customizable, you only buy what you need and make it your own​​​
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    Smooth, quiet action
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    Advance fee dog system does not distort even the finest fabrics
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    Easy stitch selection and easy-to-read led screen
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    Everything is placed within easy reach
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    Intuitive to use even for the beginning sewer


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    Does not come with as many stitches as other high-end models
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    Does not come with a large variety of attachments included
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    Not suitable for someone who wants to do machine embroidery or other more advanced creative projects

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

Q. Does the Janome 8077 Computerized Sewing Machine come with a warranty?

A. The machine comes with a 25-year limited warranty and a 5-year limited warranty on electronics. It includes a one-year warranty on all parts and labor.

Q.Is it easy to use for a beginner?

A. Yes, it is easy to use for a beginner. All 30 stitches are displayed on the front of the machine, along with their corresponding foot, so you do not have to look it up or memorize it every time.

Q. What is so special about the 7-piece feed dog system?

A. The feed dog system is specially designed to feed the fabric evenly, regardless of the fabric weight. This is especially important when sewings extremely lightweight fabrics such as silk or stretch fabrics.

Final Verdict: Janome 8077

In the final verdict, the Janome 8077 Computerized Sewing Machine is an excellent choice for the beginner or intermediate sewer. What I like most about the machine is that you don’t have to store a bunch of different accessories and feet that you will not use.

You can choose what you will use the most often and be able to have just what you need for your own special style and type of sewing. I like the fact that the controls are intuitive and easy to figure out even for those that are not experienced, seamstresses.

This machine takes a lot of the guesswork away and is perfect for the novice to intermediate sewer.