If there ever was an easy machine to use, it is the Janome Magnolia 7318 sewing machine. It is designed as a versatile machine to cover a wide variety of sewing work from quilting to home decoration to crafting. If you are looking for a mid-range sewing machine for both serious and hobbyist sewing, the Magnolia 7318 is perfect. 18 different stitches, a jam-proof bobbin system and a precision control feature allow you to create beautiful masterpieces with ease.

What’s in it?

Janome has spared no expense in decking out this machine with the best tools and accessories. Every single feature is geared towards making sewing more efficient and fun. Here are the best features of the Magnolia 7318.

1. Top-loading bobbin system

The bobbin can be one of the most frustrating pieces of a sewing machine, constantly jamming and causing you to waste precious time trying to unclog it. To sidestep this and other common issues, the Janome Magnolia 7318 is equipped with a top-loading bobbin system. Say goodbye to frustrating tangles that keep you stuck on one project forever.
Another advantage of this unique bobbin placement is that you can see how much thread is remaining without having to open anything.

2. 18 stitches

With 18 built-in stitches, this sewing machine ensures that you have the perfect pick for every project. These include decorative and utility stitches plus a 4 step button hole. For instance, if you need to deal with raw edges, overcasting stitches are there to help prevent unraveling.

3. Extra high presser foot

Have you ever had those moments when you need to fit really thick fabrics under the presser foot but the needle gets in the way? The Magnolia 7318 does not have this issue at all. The presser foot can lift really high to allow you to work with thick fabrics.

Other features that make your work easier include an in-built thread cutter, a front-facing needle eye, an adjustable feed dog and a free arm.

Quick Specs

  • 5mm maximum stitch width and 4mm maximum stitch length.
  • A reverse lever for to help you lock stitches.
  • Stitch selection dial.
  • Manual thread tension dial.
  • Adjustable blind hem foot.
  • Zig-zag foot.


  • Perfect for a beginner thanks to its array of easy-to-use features.
  • Minimizes problems such as jamming and tangling.
  • Light enough to carry from room to room. A carrying handle is included for easier portability.
  • It is versatile enough to handle both hobbyist crafting and more serious sewing. So both beginners and pros will find quite sufficient for most of their projects.
  • It lasts long while still functioning well.


The one complaint a lot of users have is about the bulb that provides light for the work area. If it stays on for a prolonged period, it tends to get quite warm causing some discomfort. This is a minor issue to be aware of before you buy the machine. Professional users may also feel a bit let down that the sewing machine is non-computerized.


Sewing machines come in all shapes and sizes and Janome has some of the best. Among its many masterpieces, the Magnolia 7318 is a favorite. Its ease of use and versatility has endeared it to both pros and amateurs.