Continental M8 Professional

At a glance…


  • 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.


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Additional information

Work Space

To the right of the needle: Width 343mm (13.5") Height 140mm (5.5")


Janome's Accurate Stitch Regulator. Has 4 different feet including ASR Ruler work foot.

Sewing Speed

up to 1300 stitches per minute

Pivot Function


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")


Yes, on machine screen

Built-in Stitches


Stitch Width




Stitch Tapering Function


Needle Positions


Presser Foot Lift Button


Foot Pressure

Yes, electronic automatic control

Needle Threader

Yes, Superior Needle Threader V2

Upper Feed Device

AcuFeed System (Twin & HP2) single available as optional


9 super white bright LED's in 4 locations across workarea.

Machine Ports

1 USB port  

Standard Sewing Feet


Extra Wide Table

Yes with drawer

Built-in Memory

Up tp 3MB

Machine Size

W650 x H371 x D259mm



Free Arm

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



Zigzag Foot A
Rolled Hem Foot (3mm) D
Zipper Foot E
Satin Stitch Foot F
Open Toe Satin Stitch Foot F2
Blind Hemming Foot G
Professional Grade Foot HP
Quilting Bar L
Overedge Foot M
1/4˝ Seam Foot O
1/4˝ Seam Foot without quilting guide O
Darning Foot PD-H
Open-toe Darning Foot PD-H
Free Motion Quilting Closed-toe Foot QC
Free Motion Quilting Open-toe Foot QO
Free Motion Quilting Zigzag Foot QV
Variable Zigzag Foot QZ
Ruler Work Foot QR
A.S.R. USB Cable for stitch regulator
ASR-QC Closed-toe Foot
ASR-QO Open-toe Foot
ASR-QV Clear-view Foot
ASR-QR Ruler Work Foot
Automatic Buttonhole Foot R
Stabilizer Plate for B/hole Ft
Button Sewing Foot T
AcuFeed Holder (twin)
AcuFeed Foot AD (twin)
AcuFeed Flex Professional Grade Foot HP2
9mm ZigZag Needle Plate (on machine)
Straight Stitch Needle Plate
Professional Grade Needle Plate HP
Janome Plastic Bobbins x 5  (1 in machine)
Needle Set
Additional Spool Pin
Lint Brush
Seam Ripper
Spool Holder (large) x 2  (1 on machine)
Spool Holder (small) x 2
Spool Holder (special) x 2
Button Shank Plate
Touch Panel Stylus
Cloth Guide
Foot Control (large style)
Remote Thread Cutter
Adjustable Knee Lifter
A.S.R. Accessory Case (Janome branded)
Accessory Box (resin) (Janome branded)
Threading Guide Sticker
Power Cable
USB Cable
Instruction Book
Instructional Video (Download)
Stitch Composer Software (Download)
Semi-hard Fabric Machine Cover
Extra Wide Table (white) with accessory drawer



Part Number Description
202125004 AcuFeed 1/4 Inch Quilt Piecing Foot OD (Twin)
202103006 AcuFeed Ditch Quilting Foot (Twin) SD
202149004 AcuFeed Open-toe Foot UD (Twin)
202102005 AcuFeed Straight Stitch Foot STD (Twin)
859835101 AcuFeed Foot VD (Single)
859833006 AcuFeed Holder (Single)
859838001 AcuFeed Zipper Foot ED (Single)
202086002 Applique Foot AP
202097006 Beading Foot (narrow groove) L1
202098007 Beading Foot (wide groove) L2
202461005 Bi-Level Foot BL
202099008 Binder Foot W
202084000 Border Guide Foot FB
202082008 Buttonhole Foot B
202135007 Circular Sewing Attachment (ESB)
202089005 Clear View Quilting Foot and Guide Set OV
202085001 Cording Foot H
202506003 Cording Foot H2 [9 holes]
202087003 Ditch Quilting Foot S
202100003 Edge Guide Foot SE
202110006 Free-Motion Couching Foot Set FMC
202096005 Gathering Foot V
202418007 HD Roller Foot
202463007 Lap-Seam Foot
202199009 Large Buttonhole Foot & Stabilizer Plate LR
202213000 Pintucking Cord Guides for easy set bobbin models
202094003 Pintucking Foot (narrow) N2
202093002 Pintucking Foot (wide) N1
202462006 Piping Foot (narrow)
202088004 Piping Foot I
200130002 Optic Magnifiers with 1.2x  1.4x  1.6x Lenses BP
202211008 Quilt Binder Set (easy set bobbin compatible) W1
200444408 Ribbon Sewing Guide (wide)
202090009 Ribbon/Sequin Foot RS
202081007 Rolled Hem Foot (4mm) D2
202080006 Rolled Hem Foot (6mm) D1
202095004 Ruffler RF
202293004 Sliding Guide Foot SG
202083009 Straight Stitch Foot ST
202310008 Taping Guide Foot TG
202091000 Ultra Glide Foot U
202201005 Ultra Glide Needle Plate & Ultra Glide Foot U
200334002 Adjustable Zipper Foot (narrow, 3 needle postions)
Part Number Description
990109000 Janome Needle Size 9 (15×1) Sharp [pack 5]
990111000 Janome Needle Size 11 (15×1) Sharp [pack 5]
990112000 Janome Needle Size 12 (15×1) Sharp [pack 5]
990114000 Janome Needle Size 14 (15×1) Sharp [pack 5]
990116000 Janome Needle Size 16 (15×1) Sharp [pack 5]
990118000 Janome Needle Size 18 (15×1) Sharp [pack 5]
990100000 Janome Needle Mixed (15×1) Sharp [pack 5]
202122001 Janome Purple Tip Needles #14 BP [pack 5]
200346007 Janome Blue Tip Needles #11 BP [pack 5]
990416000 Janome Denim Needles #16 [pack 5]
990500000 Janome Top Stitch Needles #11/14 [mixed pack 5]
990600000 Janome Leather Needles #11/14/16 0mixed pack 5]
820828008 Janome Twin Needle (2mm) sharp
5117075BL Organ Embroidery Anti Glue Needle – size 11/75 [pack 5] multi-directional stitching
5506000BL Organ Microtex Needle – size 8/60 x 3 | size 9/70 x 2 [slim sharp point] [mixed pack 5]
5430000BL Organ Quilting Needle – size 11/75 x 3 | size 14/90 x 2 [pack 5]
5102057BL Organ Stretch Twin Needle – size 11/75  width 4mm
5116000BL Organ Titanium Needle – size 11/75 x 2 | size 12/80 x 2 | size 14/90 x 1 [mixed pack 5]
5102048BL Organ Twin Needle – size 12/80  width 4mm
5105080BL Organ Universal Needle – size 12/80 [pack 5]
202010027 Janome Plastic Bobbins x 10 BP
202010038 Janome Plastic Bobbins x 5 BP
200445007 Bobbin Case (for Free Motion Quilting)
Part Number Description
859429005 Spool Stand (2 threads)
859430009 Spool Stand (5 threads)
494719002 Universal Table Stand excl. plate
494411104 Plate K for universal table stand
494709009 Universal side table stand (no hole)