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3160QDC Blue Edition

A full-featured machine made with a quilter's needs in mind, the 3160QDC-B will deliver all the benefits of a top-of-the-line model, and at an affordable price. You'll find 60 stitches including 6 one-step buttonholes. Janome's Exclusive Superior Plus Feed System offers specialized box feeding on top of Janome's SFS system, ensuring even, stable feeding with any fabric. And the time-saving features including memorized needle up/down, one hand needle threader and lock stitch button make sewing easy. Best of all, this full-size machine weighs only 12 pounds, so it's easy to take to classes and guild meetings!

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This model has been discontinued. Please check with your local Authorized Janome Dealer for availability.

UPC: 732212316845

Key Features
Superior Plus Feed System (SFS+)
Easy convenience buttons
Built-in Needle Threader
60 Built-in Stitches, including stretch and decorative stitches
  • 60 Built-in stitches, including 6 One-step buttonholes
  • Top loading full rotary hook bobbin
  • One-hand needle threader
  • Manual thread tension control
  • Snap-on presser feet
  • Memorized needle up/down
  • Superior Plus Feed System
  • 7-Piece feed dog
  • Free arm
  • Drop Feed
  • Start/stop button
  • Speed control slider
  • Locking stitch button
  • Automatic thread cutter
  • Easy reverse button
  • Auto declutch bobbin winder
  • Extra high presser foot lift
  • Backlit LCD screen with easy navigation keys
  • Foot pressure adjustment
  • Maximum stitch width: 7mm
  • Maximum stitch length: 5mm
  • Extended needle plate
  • Hard cover and extension table included
  • Compatible with Accessories Listed for: Horizontal Rotary Hook, 7mm stitch width, Low shank models
Standard Accessories
Optional Accessories
Model Comparison
Hook Type Top Loading Full Rotary Hook Bobbin
Thread Tension Control Manual
Maximum Stitch Width 7mm
Feed System Superior Feed System Plus SFS
Easy Reverse Button Yes
Bobbin Winding Auto-DeClutch
Stitch Selection Easy Navigation Buttons
Dual Voltage 80v - 240v Yes
Cover Hard Cover
Number of Stitches 60
Number of Buttonholes 6 One-Step Buttonholes
Needle Threader Built-in
Needle Up Down Memorized
Free Arm Yes
Drop Feed Yes
Needle Position 15
Locking Stitch Button Yes
Twin Needle Guard No
Number of Stitch Combination
Last Stitch Recall Capability No
Knee Lift No
Machine Size W 15" x H 8.4" x D 6.9"
Machine Weight 12.6 lbs
Work Space W 6.8" x H 4.5"
Extra High Presser Foot Lift Yes
Foot Pressure Adjustment Yes
Maximum Stitch Length 5mm
Other Features
Extension table included, perfect size to stay or to travel with
Number of Designs 0
Fonts for Monogramming 0
Maximum Embroidery Size
Design Transfer Options
Embroidery Sewing Speeds 0
Embroidery Format
On Screen Editing Functions
Programmable Jump Thread Trimming No
Adjustable Speed While Embroidering No
Flexible Stitch Travelings
Auto Return Post Thread Break No
Adjustable Hoop Positioning No
Thread Brand Selection
Available Hoops
Thursday, July 26, 2018

I love my 3160QDC, I use it every day. I'm a beginning and it suits my needs and skill level perfectly.
Thursday, July 26, 2018

I bought the machine to take to class. Absolutely love it! Easy to set up, light weight, plus has almost all the same features as my big Janome. Have recommended it to friends.
Love my new machine
Thursday, July 26, 2018

I have had my machine for about a year now. Every project I have worked on has turned out beautifully. I had to make a vest for a costume for my son and used the button hole stitch for the first time and it was so smooth and easy. I still have a lot of exploring to do with the different stitches but so far it has been easy to use and learn.
Love my Janome 3160qdc
Thursday, July 26, 2018

I love my Janome 3160qdc! This machine is very user friendly and makes sewing fun. My one negative would be the stitch does not have an option for very long stitching for machine basting.
My 3160QDC (second Janome I own)
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Great, versatile, portable little work horse for all sewing and quilting. I love it, when I'm not using the MC9400.
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Just love it perfect machine for travel and going to quilt group meetings
Exactly what I needed
Thursday, July 26, 2018

I had my mother’s old Elna machine for years and it was so hard to get it up and running when I needed to use it. Last year with a new grandchild on the way, I figured it was time to give up the old and try a new one. My Janome 3160qdc is so easy to use. Saying I love it not enough. I can do basic mending and then be as creative as I like with a touch of a button. This is a good basic machine to have in your sewing room. Can I say my sewing machine dealers are awesome, too! Great service.
3160QDC Travel Machine
Thursday, July 26, 2018

For my Janome that I take to quilting outings weekly, I really like this machine. Never have a problem with it.
Love this machine!
Thursday, July 26, 2018

I love my 3160QDC! It is simple to operate and thread. I use it all the time to make quilts for charity.
my 3160 QDC
Thursday, July 26, 2018

i love my machine. it is pretty powerful, and stitches smoothly. it is easy to do the maintenance on. i have some trouble with the self-threader, but otherwise, it has been perfect.
A great machine for traveling!
Thursday, July 26, 2018

I like the size, the price, the ease of use and care. Can't beat it!
Thursday, July 26, 2018

I bought my 3160QDC as a second machine to take to classes and retreats, but it has become my first choice in my home studio as well. It stitches beautifully and is intuitively easy to use.
Thursday, July 26, 2018

I've had my machine for 4 or 5 years. I bought it for a travel machine. It does a nice job but at time I have trouble with tension which I've been able to fix by reading the manual. My only gripe it the knotting it does at the beginning of my stitching on the underside. I took it to 2 dealers and they said it's just a part of the way that machine works. One told me to hold the threads back when I start sewing. It did not work and I don't like it on the back of my quilt pieces. I own three other machines and none of them do that. If anyone had a way to fix that I would be glad to hear it. Other than that it works fine. I use it for costuming community theater and other projects. I'd still give it a 5 star rating regardless of my issue. Hopefully someone can tell me how to fix that.
In Love
Thursday, July 26, 2018

I love my 3160QDC! It's light weight and portable, easy to use. I take it on vacation to catch up on my quilting projects. Requires very little service. I love this machine so much that after using it for 2 yrs. I bought the Janome Quilt Maker Pro 18. Now I can do my piecing and quilt them too!
Thursday, July 26, 2018

This is my 3rd Janome sewing machine (plus my serger) and is the best machine to take to classes and retreats. I can do just about everything on this small-ish machine that I use my big machines for. And the feet and bobbins are almost all interchangeable. I don't think I would ever consider another brand!
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Loved this machine since I got it home last year. Has been a joy to learn and use.
Thursday, July 26, 2018

I love my Janome 3160QDC! It was my first machine I had purchased for myself! I had been sewing since I was a freshman in high-school. My father had recently passed away and I needed something to help cheer me up. I had always wanted to learn to Quilt so I enrolled in Quilt class at my local sewing store & bought my 3160. The rest is history... love my Janome 3160 & quilting. It was easy to carry to & from class, and very user friendly! I even have bought a Janome 12000 too! I use my 3160 for retreats & teaching my 2 grand daughters to sew. They are 10 & 8 & they love sewing and they love this machine too. I hope to buy each one of the girls their very own Janome for Christmas this year!
Thursday, July 26, 2018

I love my Janome 3160QDC. It’s so lightweight I have no trouble taking it on sewing trips. It has easy to use features and for me best of all, it sews perfectly even stitches every time. Easy, breezy’s just a joy to use!
3160 QDC
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Love, love my new Janome 3160 QDC, it has been up to every challenge I have asked of it. I have even brought it with me to our summer cabin, can’t seem to be without it!
Thursday, July 26, 2018

The best machine for class/workshop. It is lightweight. I am teaching my granddaughter to quilt on the 3160. It has the features needed like my larger Janome. I highly recommend this machine for a first machine purchase.
Thursday, July 26, 2018

I have had my machine for about 5 years now and love it. It is portable to take to retreats and does everything I need. Love the hand control rather than foot pedal!!
Thursday, July 26, 2018

I'm VERY happy with my 3160QDC. I take it to classes or group sewing events. It is easy to use and has lots of options. I especially like that it is very similar to my larger Janome and I can easily switch and not have to learn about 2 different types of machines.
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Love my 3160!! his is the machine I have used the most out of the 3 I own!! I can take it to class easily and it is a very easy machine to use- has a lot of features I see other comparable machine do not have , such as the threader, automatic scissors.
Fiber Artist
Thursday, July 26, 2018

In January 2017, I bought my first new sewing machine in 30 years. I've been sewing all of my life and decided that it was about time I replaced my old Singer and bought a machine with a 1-step buttonholer. I love my new Janome. I've made several button-front shirts for my daughter's guitarist fiance to wear while performing. He loves them. Now, mostly because of this Janome's various features, I'm branching into quilting.
Great Machine
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Great, lightweight machine which works well for traveling with me.
Hazel Victoria 1895
Great machine!
Thursday, July 26, 2018

I bought the Janome 3160QDC in 2014 because it was lightweight and great to take to retreats. And, it sews beautifully!
Great machine
Friday, July 27, 2018

I have had my machine for less that a year. Unfortunately it has been a very busy time so not time for sewing except for mending. The machine easily sewed through heavy jeans' seams.
Auto threader
Friday, July 27, 2018

The auto threader has not worked since I bought the machine. The place where I bought the machine has since closed. The machine is still under warranty.
Friday, July 27, 2018

It is a great machine to take along to classes. It has enough bells and whistles to do the job when I am not at home with my 9400 or 6600.
Love it!
Friday, July 27, 2018

I love this machine. I bought it as a back up and to take to classes and in the RV. I love that it’s small and I can set up on the small table in our camper. It’s light so I don’t have to limit the amount of fabric and notions I take when traveling. I’ve recommended it to several friends!
A squared
Friday, July 27, 2018

I love this machine as it sews well and is light weight.. After my back surgery it is great for me to be able to lift and move this machine. I am now keeping it in the dining room as I can not go down to the sewing room. A squared
Best friends with my 3160QDC
Friday, July 27, 2018

My first Janome! Recommended by a friend! Love it! Great to take to an annual quilting retreat, great to teach my granddaughters how to sew, and great for stitching and quilting!
Love it
Friday, July 27, 2018

I love my Janome 3160 QDC - I have had it for a few years and sewn multiple quilts and a few other items on it and it works like a dream. I am so happy that my local sewing shop suggested it when I was looking for a sewing machine, I originally walked in having not done any sewing in years and this sewing machine has been a perfect fit for me and I plan to use for many years to come.
Friday, July 27, 2018

I love my 3160qdc. I've had it a year and a half and have completed quite a few projects on it. It does everything I need it to do. It's easy to take to retreats and guild see days
3160QDC- Love It
Saturday, July 28, 2018

I have 2 Janome machines the 3160QDC and a 6600. I use the 3160 for classes and travel. Love it!!
Love it!!!
Sunday, July 29, 2018

I love my 3160 QDC! I take this machine on the road, in our RV, so it is just perfect. So easy to use, love the table top, too. The stitching is always perfect, for the quilts, table runners and other projects.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Love my new 3160QDC. Works very well and just what I needed!
Love the Janome 3160QDC
Monday, July 30, 2018

I had the Janome 3160QDC for 4 years. I loved it! Used it only for Retreats and classes . I just upgraded to a 4120QDC as I needed more stitches and the Font. Both are compatible. Great workhorses. I love the Janome's I have the Janome Gold, Janome 712T, Janome 4120, Janome 6600. Janome 500E. Did I say I really love the Janome Machines :) I also have a Great Janome Dealer, The Fabric Garden in Madison, Maine. Kayla is very knowledgeable and the service is the BEST.
Monday, July 30, 2018

I have owned this machine for over 2 years and it has been a great machine
Love my Janome 3160QDC
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

I've had my 3160QDC for several years now. It's my go to for taking to classes and traveling. And when my big machine is quilting something I have it to back me up for all my other projects. Lightweight, versatile, you can't go wrong,
My Janome QDC
Friday, August 3, 2018

I love my Janome QDC. It is light and very portable. It’s easy set-up has me piecing quickly. I really love the large table top too. My dealer is minutes away and recommended this machine. Love it.
Classes & retreats are so much easier since hubs gave me this for Christmas a few years ago.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

While I love my 6500, I have back issues, it's heavy which is good , but harder for me to transport. The 3160 qdc is light enough for me to lift, stays in the roller case ready for its next adventure . Almost like better for piecing than my 6500 because of the feed dogs. Has my must haves : thread cutter , needle up down , & threader. Only negative is the really AWFUL light on such an otherwise great machine . Foot control angle is too high for my foot to operate comfortably, but a stack of folded washcloths under my heel solves the issue .
A great totable machine!
Sunday, August 12, 2018

I have a Janome 9400QCP and LOVE it, and now have the QDC for carrying to classes and workshops - and I LOVE it too! I have taught my granddaughter to sew on this perfect-sized machine, and it does a great job. It's sturdy and has the quilting accessories that I want in a machine. Get one! You'll LOVE it too!
Susan Thompson
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

I really like my Janome 3160QDC! I would even say love if you can love a machine! I use it almost every day for the past 14 mos since I bought it. Jan as I call it, helps me to make clothes, quilts, rugs, and any other thing I want to sew. The bobbin winder is a little loud but not a deal breaker. I would definitely recommend this machine to my friends!!
Great machine!
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

I wanted a light weight machine to take to classes, retreats etc. Two of my friends have this machine and recommend it to me. I love the thread cutter, how lightweight it is and the auto threader. I use this machine to quilt, garment sewing and mending. I have no trouble sewing through denim when repairing jeans. The back tack button is hard to find, even after having the machine for 2 years I can't just hit the button without looking for it. Having better lighting and notifying me when my bobbin thread is about to be empty would make this machine perfect! The price was reasonable. I like the machine so well I use this one all the time, not just for travel.
a work horse
Monday, August 27, 2018

I purchased this machine as my first quilting machine. Prior to this, I had a 30 year old Kenmore. It is a gem. I found myself with a little extra money and purchased another Janome and now use this one for classes and quilt-a-thons. It is so portable. I had trouble initially with the bobbin housing, but took it to a knowledgeable Janome repair shop and it has been fine ever since.
Nice, light machine
Thursday, October 11, 2018

I use my 3160QDC for twice-annual beach getaways with my quilting friends because it is smaller and lightweight. I have a Memory Craft 8200 QC which I'm IN LOVE with, but it's too heavy to haul, and I'm afraid I'll drop it. The 3160 is perfect for travel - once I get used to not having the knee-lift for the presser foot!!
Really a great machine!
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

For the price, this machine checks off SO many boxes for me. Drop-in bobbin, speed control, the ability to move the needle....not to mention, I love that it comes with an extension table and hard case. Very much worth the money!

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