Top Features

Instant and Interactive Guidance

The JoyOS Advisor™ feature is your source for illustrations and tutorials, guided projects and sewing techniques for zippers, collars, hems and more. Your complete User’s Guide is always available with the touch of a finger.

Dream from Your Fingertips

A generous 10.1” (217x136 mm) full-color capacitive multi-touch LCD display with 180° viewing angle and high resolution (1280 x 800px) offers you the easy to navigate, intuitive experience when you swipe, pinch and zoom.

Always Stay Connected

Just download the JoyOS Advisor™ App onto your phone or tablet, and your free mySewnet™ cloud account will provide automatic updates and easy mobile access to project files via wifi, wherever you are.

Revolutionary LED Lighting System

Developed by optronic experts, the working area involves a number of powerful LEDs mounted on the light module for a uniquely bright sewing experience that virtually eliminates shadows and blind spots. This illumination, combined with the light guide optics, ensures that exceptional light is cast throughout the entirety of the workspace, enabling fabric and stitches to be observed in true color. With this kind of clarity, anything that you can envision is yours to share.

Gracefully Sleek

A splendid combination of large sewing area and durable presence. It boasts the most generous working area available, optimized with a sewing head designed for visibility, so you can survey the area with great clarity. This spacious platform is complemented by the lightweight one-piece aluminum casting, which means the EPIC™ 980Q is the lightest machine in its class with the largest operating space. Durable, quiet and extremely stable, this machine stands still so you can make history.

Easy, Automatic Adjustment to Any Fabric

Our Exclusive Sensor System™ technology automatically and continuously senses and adjusts to any thickness of fabric for perfect, even feeding as you sew.

Fully Automatic Needle Threading

With one touch of a button your needle is threaded and ready to sew. Another way you'll get from "idea to done" in no time.

Maximum Force

Stitch through heavy fabrics or several layers without hesitation - 150Nw maximum pulsating needle force for superior sewing through heavy/dense fabrics or multiple layers.

More Bobbin, Less Time

Large bobbins mean you can do more sewing before it's time to change your bobbin. A separate bobbin winding motor is placed on the side of the machine - a real time-saver that can wind your bobbin as you sew.

Stitches of Your Dreams

Over 550 stitches including utility, decorative, quilting, heirloom and our exclusive and patented stitch techniques like appliqué stitches, pop-up stitches and sequin stitches.

The Art of the Stitch

Get gorgeous stitch results using various types of threads with the deLuxe™ Stitch System which selects the best thread delivery method for you, either Thread Portioning or Thread Tension for specific techniques and accessories.

Convenient Thread Paths

New thread paths with telescopic thread guides allow you to use all of your favorite threads, even if they are on large spools.

More Features


10.1” tablet-like screen
Automatic needle threader
30% larger bobbin
Improved threading with a new telescopic thread guide
Increased stability and less vibration
Ability to use large thread cones without the need for extra attachment
New thread path for bobbin winding
New processor with much faster response time
Improved sewing quality and performance
Decorative lights on side and in thread cover
Two reverse buttons
Rubber insert on handle
Fabric soft cover
Guide lines on the bobbin cover both in inches and centimeters
Bobbin cover is now inserted in stitch plate
Interchangeable Dual Feed presser foot included
13 storage slots for presser feet, organized in alphabetical order
Specific storage for straight stitch plate
Re-designed Graphical User Interface
Two USB Ports
More stitches including exclusive stitch techniques such as sequin stitches, pop-up stitches and more


Largest working area width, over 12.2” (310mm)
Largest working area height, 5.5” (140mm)
Largest height under sewing head, 3” (77mm)
Brightest and most evenly distributed lighting, preventing any shadows in your work area
Tablet-like screen – swipe, pinch and zoom
Largest on screen visual working area
Highest needle force
Largest ruler on base plate (19”, 48.5cm)
Largest stitchplate with clear markings on both sides – up to 2 ½” (65mm)
Largest range of optional accessories


JoyOS Advisor™ feature with animated and illustrated step-by-step tutorials and more
mySewnet™ Cloud – Automatic synchronization and software updates through WiFi
deLuxe™ Stitch System –Thread portioning / Thread tension
Exclusive Sensor System™ technology Dimensional stitches – Sequin, Applique, and Pop-up
Theme Stitches Bobbin winding through needle
Universal tool - magnetic screw driver
* As compared to the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Sapphire™ 965Q
**Best-in-Class and “Unique” features are when compared to other top-of-line sewing only machines including PFAFF performance 5.2, Brother Dream Weaver VQ 3000, Janome Horizon Memory Craft 9400, Babylock Crescendo and Bernina 740.

Catch Joy by the Seams.

With the EPIC™ 980Q, you’ll discover intuitive, leading-edge features created to help you get from “idea to done” in less time than ever before. The lightest and largest computerized sewing machine available to sewers today, this sleek and integrated sewing machine includes everything that our previous models have to offer, then takes your sewing experience to an entirely new level. You can enhance your creative capabilities, and bring any of your ideas to life – with any fabric.

Accessories included