Janome AirThread 2000D Review and Overview

The Janome Airthread 2000D overlocker is a very advanced but simple to use overclock from Janome. It has a myriad of features that are sure to please any home sewer, from its high-speed operation to its simple threading system. This machine is ideal for anyone looking for a low-cost yet dependable way to produce professional-looking garments. Because of its advanced technology, it can easily handle a wide range of fabrics, making it ideal for all levels of sewing projects.

Janome is one of the world’s leading providers of sewing machines and accessories. The company has a long history of providing reliable, high-quality products to customers in the sewing and quilting industry.

Features on the Janome AirThread 2000D

The Janome AirThread 2000D is a high-end machine with plenty of useful features, including 2/3/4 thread capability, differential feed, and a colour-coded threading guide, which allows you to easily switch between projects without having to re-thread your machine. It also has adjustable stitch length and width settings, allowing you to customise the look of your creations.


The Janome AirThread 2000D comes with a variety of features that make it perfect for beginner and experienced sewers alike. Listed below is some of the main features and basic specifications of the Janome AirThread 2000D. For a complete list of the features that comes with the machine, see the feature list at the bottom of the page.

Janome Airthread 2000D Overlocker
Janome Airthread 2000D overlocker
  • Easy air threading
  • Colour-Coded Thread Guides
  • Lower looper pre-tension setting
  • 2,3, or 4 thread convertible
  • Manual thread tensions
  • Easily accessible loopers
  • Snap-on presser feet
  • Quick-change rolled hem
  • Built-in Needle Threader
  • Differential Feed Adjustment 0.5-2.0
  • Maximum Speed 1,300
  • Machine Weight 17.4 Pounds

Threading System

If you’ve ever worked on a overlocker you know how difficult it can be to thread. The Janome AirThread 2000D has a new One-Push Air Threading System that is very easy and supert simple to work with where threading upper and lower loopers is no longer necessary. Simply insert thread into the specially designed ports, and with a simple push of a lever, your thread is transported to where it needs to be.

Stitch option

The Janome AirThread 2000D is jam-packed with different stitches and offers a variety of options, such as a 3-thread overlock stitch, a 2-thread rolled hemstitch, a 3-flatlock stitch, a narrow hemstitch, and many others. The stitch length can be adjusted between 1mm and 5mm while the adjustable Cutting Width can be set to 3.3 to 7.5 mm.

Janome Airthread 2000D Overlocker Stitches
Janome Airthread 2000D overlocker Stitches


As with all Janome models, it comes with a comprehensive set of standard accessories. A spare upper blade, accessory box, and dust cover are included in addition to the standard. There is also a and wire looper threader included for heavier threading.

Janome Airthread 2000D Accessories
Janome Airthread 2000D Accessories

Built-in One-step Converter

With the 2000D there is also a built-in, one-step converter to change from 3-thread to 2-thread applications. With this all you need to do is flip the converter into position, truly a one-step operation.

Janome Airthread 2000D Built In One Step Converter
Janome Airthread 2000D Built in One step Converter

Built-in Needle Threader

It does come with a built-in needle threader that is easy to thread the needles with  and will save a lot of time. Threading is simply done by sliding the needle threader switch lever to R for threading the right needle or L for the left needle you’ll be ready to go in no time.

Stitch and differential feed dial

The stitch length and differential feed dials are cleverly integrated and can be easily adjusted to the perfect setting for your fabric, whether sewing stretch or lightweight fabrics. Experiment with different gathers and lettuce leaf edgings.

Ease of Use

The Janome AirThread 2000D blends overlockers’ sophisticated capabilities with its user-friendliness. All the dials are centralised and easily accessible on the machine, there is no longer any need to open the side cover to thread.

There is an included instructional DVD with walk through on how to operate the machine. The official manual from Janome is also available online an can be found here: Janome AirThread 2000D manual.


There’s a two year warranty included with the Janome AirThread 2000D and in the box there is a card that explains all the warranty and the options to extend with Janome. Janome offers warranty extensions for up to 5 years but you must add on the extension within 30days from when you bought the machine. More information on extended warranty options can be seen on the Janome website.


The Janome AirThread 2000D is a simple machine to use and the air threading feature really does make threading a simple task. Despite the fact that this is a professional machine, i think it is appropriate for sewers of all levels. It’s smooth and quiet, and it’s a fantastic overlocker machine. Only drawback would be the fairly steep cost of the machine, but if you are looking for a really reliable, feature packed and simple to use machine, the Janome AirThread 2000D comes highly recommended.

Feature List

Below is the Janome AirThread 2000D’s feature list, that shows all the features that comes with the machine. This table is your helps to see the full scope of what the AirThread 2000D can do.

FeaturesJanome AirThread 2000D
Number of Threads2-3-or-4_thread_serger
Type of TensionManual_Dials
Presser FootSnap-On
Cover Stitch CapabilityNo
Pattern Selection Stitch Information DisplayPattern Selection Dials with Stitch Information Display
Threading ChartYes
Color Coded Thread GuidesYes
Tension Release LeverNo
Easily Accessible Lower Looper GuidesNo
Changeable Thread GuideNo
Quick Change Rolled HemYes
Lower Looper Pretension Setting SliderYes
Cover Stitch Changeover DeviceNo
Easily Retractable Upper KnifeYes
Adjustable Foot PressureYes
Built in Two Thread ConverterYes
Flip Needle SystemNo
Stitch Length Adjustment1.0mm to 5.0mm
Differential Feed Adjustment0.5mm to 2.0mm
Cutting Width Adjustment5.5mm to 7.5 Left Needle, 3.3-5.3 Not using left needle
Maximum Speed1,300 SPM
Machine Weight17.4 Pounds
Dual Voltage 80v – 240vNo
CoverDust Cover
Other Features14″ L x 11″ H x 11.8″

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