Janome Continental M8 Professional

Original price was: $10,999.00.Current price is: $9,999.00.

The Janome Continental M8 is a cutting-edge machine created to enrich your creative journey and has the biggest work-area of any Janome sewing machine.


We also stock a range of accessories and spare parts for this machine.

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Janome Continental M8 Professional


  • Quilting / Sewing
  • Accurate Stitch Regulator
  • A.S.R. Ruler Work
  • 13.5″ Workspace
  • QR Code / AcuSpark2 App


The Continental M8 Professional is the third model in the Janome range to feature A.S.R. Accurate Stitch Regulator. There are 4 A.S.R. feet supplied with the machine – Open-toe, Closed-toe, Clear-view and Ruler work. Use the A.S.R. Ruler Work foot with Janome’s Ruler Work Kit (6 templates) to give a professional finish to your quilted projects.

The work-area is the biggest on any Janome sewing machine at 13.5″ | 343mm. Lighting is always a consideration, the CM8P offers bright LED lighting in 4 locations including above the needle area.

The large flat colour touch screen at 7″ is easy to navigate. With 450 built-in stitches grouped in their stitch families, the right stitch is easy to locate. Customise each stitch including buttonholes then save them as a favourite stitch. Sewing Applications is better than an instruction book, let the machine do it for you, select the technique, select the stitch, the machine sets the stitch settings, attach the right foot then sew.

Quilters and designers will appreciate the AcuFeed™ Flex Layered Fabric Feeding System, the Automatic Presser Foot Lift and the Electronic Automatic Tension Control.

To personalize your sewing, you can create your own stitches using the Stitch Composer Software (windows only) supplied as a download to machine owners.

It’s the little things that make the difference, press a button on screen to automatically lift the needle plate (no screws), thumb wheel above the needle area lets the user lower the needle for perfect placement, stitch width and length manual dials, new design needle threader, extra wide table including a drawer for accessories and 26 feet supplied with the machine.

The Janome AcuSpark2 App is like a digital instruction book with information on feet, stitches & techniques plus How-to-videos are included. Use the QR reader in the App to scan the QR code on the machine screen for more information. Available FREE from the App Store or Google Play.



Work Space To the right of the needle: Width 343mm (13.5″) Height 140mm (5.5″)
A.S.R. Janome’s Accurate Stitch Regulator. Has 4 different feet including ASR Ruler work foot.
Sewing Speed up to 1300 stitches per minute
Pivot Function Yes
Easy Change Needle Plate Automatic one-touch replacement. Press needle plate icon on screen, the needle plate is electronically lifted, remove and attach required needle plate.
Machine Screen Colour LCD touch screen (7″)
Clock Yes, on machine screen
Built-in Stitches 450
Stitch Width 9mm
Buttonholes 13
Stitch Tapering Function Yes
Needle Positions 91
Presser Foot Lift Button Yes
Foot Pressure Yes, electronic automatic control
Needle Threader Yes, Superior Needle Threader V2
Upper Feed Device AcuFeed System (Twin & HP2) single available as optional
Lighting 9 super white bright LED’s in 4 locations across workarea.
Machine Ports 1 USB port
Standard Sewing Feet 26
Extra Wide Table Yes with drawer
Built-in Memory Up to 3MB
Machine Size W650 x H371 x D259mm
Weight 17.4Kg
Free Arm Length This is a flat-bed model, no free-arm
Embossed Measurements Not on machine, is on extra wide table
Quick Reference Stitch Chart On machine screen


Janome Continental M8 Professional Brochure