Janome MB-4

featuresJanome MB-4 Four Needle Embroidery Machine

The Janome MB-4 four needle embroidery machine is a revolutionary first home use, industrial, embroidery machine. You can utilize this machine for any of your embroidery projects. It has four needles so it has four times the capacity of a regular embroidery machine and can stitch with four different colors at one time. The MB-4 can be used with most embroidery formats, industry-standard Tajima hoops and Janome hoops.


  • Computerized Features

The Janome MB-4 has a remote computer screen (RCS), which allows you to edit your designs easily and quickly, with over 65,536 colors to choose from. There is also 3 MB of memory so you can store your designs in the machine.

You can also use the machine without the controller since it has a built-in sub-controller. And there are USB capabilities so you can easily transfer your embroidery designs to the machine.

  • LED light

This LED provides sufficient light for all projects.

  • Automatic Thread Cutter

Time saving and hassle free, the thread cutter automatically cuts jump threads.

  • Bobbin Winding Motor

The bobbin winding motor allows you to save time as it can wind bobbins at any time, even while stitching a design.

  • Embroidery Hoops

This machine can use standard hoops like the Tajima hoops as well as the provided MB-4 hoops.

Full List of Features

The Janome MB-4 can do:

  • 50 built-in designs

  • 10 fonts

  • 2 and 3 letter monogramming

  • Maximum speed of 800 stitches per minute

  • Low range speed up to 400 stitches per minute

  • Bobbin winding speed of 2,000 revs per minute

  • Embroidery speed up to 800 stitches per minute


  • Single head 4-needle

  • Spool stand (including 1 for bobbin thread and 4 additional spool)

  • Built-in auto thread cutter for needle & bobbin threads

  • Upper thread breakage sensor

  • Embroidery design resize 80% – 120% by 1%

  • Upper thread holder spring on the face plate

  • Rotate in 1 and 90 degree increments (clockwise / counter clockwise)

  • Flip vertically and horizontally

  • 3 Hoops

  • Embroidery area tracing

  • Stitch-out time indicator

  • Stitch Counter

  • Upper thread and presser foot sensors

  • Manual thread tension control

  • Ball bearing precision

  • DB rotary hook (full rotary)

  • Independent bobbin winding (with independent start button)

  • Embroidery format compatibility: (Janome) & DSL (Tajima)

  • Drag and drop editing for easy placement

  • Backlit LCD screen

  • Control keys: 2 Mode keys; OK key; 4 Jog-keys; forward / reverse stitch keys; manual thread cutting key; start/stop key (on remote computer screen and sub-control panel)

  • Resumption setting / My Set (with Remote Computer Screen)

  • Screen (option) or Sub-Control Panel

  • Sub-Control Panel: LCD with backlight (H12 x W63mm)

  • USB memory key compatible

  • Direct PC link

  • ATA PC card port and USB port (Host) on RCS

  • USB port on MB-4

  • Expanded built-in memory

  • Compatible with Janome software

  • My SET screen controls for contrast, in/cm, designation and other customization

  • Zoom in and out

  • Multi-language selection

  • Cylinder shape of bed

  • White LED

  • 2 sewing lamp

  • DC motor

  • Skeleton (clam shell) body construction

Machine Specifications

Machine width: 450millimeters

Machine height: 440 millimeters

Machine length: 520 millimeters

Machine weight: 20.5 kg

Package width: 450 millimeters

Package height: 620 millimeters

Package length: 660 millimeters

Total weight: 29 kg

Standard Accessories

Standard accessories include:

  • Needle (DB x K5Q1-NY #11)

  • Bobbins

  • Needle threader

  • Felt Ring: small; large

  • Hoop M1 (240 x 200)

  • Hoop M2 (126 x 110)

  • Hoop M3 (50 x 50)

  • Hoop supporter

  • Spool caps

  • Spool net

  • Spool pin

  • Spool rest

  • Spool stand

  • Thread guide bar and pole

  • Thread guide pole

  • Screwdriver: small; large; offset

  • Setscrew

  • Tweezers

  • Scissors

  • Seam ripper

  • Lint brush

  • Accessory box

  • Oiler

  • Power supply cable

  • Instruction book and CD-ROM