Janome MB-4S Embroidery Machine Review

Janome is the leading brand in the field of embroidery machines producing. We all know that it is crucial to choose a well-known manufacturer when purchasing a good embroidery machine because they can provide you with excellent after-sales service and guidance. And Janome is such a brand. Today we prepare a detailed review of Janome’s popular embroidery machine, Janome MB-4S. We will analyze the advantages and disadvantages of it from various angles.

In my opinion, Janome is a great embroidery machine. Conventional home embroidery machines are generally single-head embroidery machines, while Janome mb4 is a four-head embroidery machine; general embroidery machines have a fixed number of built-in design or stitches, while Janome mb4 gives you 3MB of memory space. And it is possible for you to download whatever designs you want casually. So I think this is a creative embroidery machine.

These are just two of its advantages. And we will introduce each of its features in more detail later.

hat stitching machine


Basic parameters:

  • Shipping weight: 64 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 25.5 x 18 inches
  • Item model number: MB-4S
  • The number of fonts: 3
  • The number of needles: 4
  • Maximum embroidery speed: 850spm
  • 3MB of memory
  • Maximum hoop size: 9.46 x 7.88 inches
  • Maximum embroidery speed: 850 spm

Suitable fabrics:

  • Silk satin
  • Natural fiber
  • Leather
  • Velvet
  • Knitted fabric
  • Synthetic fiber
  • Polyester
  • Reptile skin
  • Canvas
  • Suede

Summary of review:

Janome MB-4S is an embroidery machine of wide range use. Whether for home use or small business use, it’s a perfect choice.

First of all, unlike conventional embroidery machines, it does not have any built-in fixed embroidery design. However, it has 3MB of memory, which is a very fantastic feature; you can deposit up to 100 embroidery designs or 1,500,000 line types. For those using the Janome MB-4S, they are no longer limited by fixed designs and stitches, and they can choose any design they like. And, another very prominent feature of it is the number of colors it can control. Can you believe that you can control up to 65,536 thread colors through the MB-4S? It covers a lot of subtle colors, and you can use them in your embroidery works.

Then let us talk about its embroidering area. Different from the 4” x 4” and 5” x 7” embroidering areas of the conventional embroidery machine, Janome MB-4S has a variety of embroidery hoops to choose from, 9.46′′ x 7.88′′ ( 240mm x 200mm), 5′′ x 4.3′′ (126mm x 110mm) and 50mm x 50mm. You can choose different sizes of embroidery hoops according to your needs. Incidentally, it also has an embroidery hoop dedicated to hat embroidery, so you can use it to embroider on hats.

Another outstanding feature of Janome MB-4S is its remote computer screen control. With this function, you can achieve full control of your embroidery process, and you can edit all the designs you want to embroider. Importantly, this remote control screen is not only available for the MB-4S, but it can also connect with other models of embroidery machines. In other words, it is suitable for a variety of embroidery machines. From this perspective, this embroidery machine is actually very cost-effective.


Special features of Janome MB-4S

Four needles

One of the most notable features of the MB-4S is the number of its needles. It has four needles, which means you can finish more embroidery works in one go. This feature is ideal for small commercial embroidery, and you can complete multiple orders at once. Therefore, with one such embroidery machine, you will not be in a hurry when business is good.


3MB of memory

As mentioned in summary, Janome MB-4S does not have a fixed number of embroidery designs and stitches, but it has a memory space equivalent to up to 15,000 stitches or 100 embroidery designs. The inherent built-in design won’t trap you, and you can complete more unique embroidery designs.

Remote computer screen

One of the prominent features of MB-4S is its remote screen control. With this function, you can achieve full control of your embroidery work on the remote computer screen, including embroidery speed, embroidery pattern, and so on. With it, you can complete your embroidery work more quickly.

embroidery library

LED light

Like many embroidery machines, MB-4S also has LED lighting function. Its LED lighting provides you with a brighter and clearer embroidered area. You can view your embroidery work from a more subtle perspective; of course, your embroidery quality will also be higher due to it.

LED light

Automatic threader cutter

The MB-4S is equipped with an automatic thread cutter. It can cut the jump thread automatically, even if the threads between letters and letters, it can cut. This function will significantly reduce the time you spend in embroidering.

thread cutter

Something you need to pay attention to:


Although this embroidery machine is functional, we all know that useful features often match higher prices. Compared with the general embroidery machine, the cost of this embroidery machine is much higher. So for those who don’t have enough budget, you should choose this embroidery machine carefully.

Suitable people

This embroidery machine has many different functions. For those who use the embroidery machine frequently, it is not difficult to learn how to use these functions. However, for beginners, it may be challenging to use this complicated embroidery machine at the beginning. Therefore, I think this embroidery machine is more suitable for professionals.


Compared to the regular household embroidery machine, this embroidery machine is slightly larger. So if you want to buy it for home use, you need to find a more significant place to put it.

  • 3MB of memory
  • Remote computer screen
  • Automatic threader cutter
  • Dedicated bobbin winding motor
  • Lots of accessories
  • LED light
  • USB connectivity
  • Large embroidery area
  • Not suitable for beginners
  • Expensive
  • A little large



Accessories it offers:

  • Hat Hoop (100mm x 60mm)
  • No.7 Lettering Hoop J8 (25 x 121)
  • No. 9 Lettering Hoop J6 (66 x 66)
  • Janome Lettering Hoop Holder Unit
  • 5 Spool caps
  • 5 Bobbins
  • 9 Spool net
  • 4 Screwdrivers
  • Scissors
  • Lint brush
  • Seam ripper
  • Needle threader
  • Oiler
  • Tweezers


In general, this is an embroidery machine suitable for home use or small business use. It can be used in a variety of situations, such as clothes, hats or quilts, but it’s a bit pricey, you can choose it as needed.


Finally, we prepare a small video about how to use Janome MB-4S. I hope you can love it.

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