OK this is a special one – a JANOME MC12000 EXCLUSIVE FEATURE. We do not think any other machine offers the ability to do zig-zag in the FREE MOTION mode using the knee lifter to vary the width of the zig-zag. We think this is simply the coolest feature to hit the sewing scene. THINK NEEDLE PAINTING…..THINK THREAD SKETCHING…….THINK INCREDIBLE NEW POSSIBILITIES FOR EMBELLISHMENT.
In the above pic, notice the pear: this was done using the variable zig-zag feature which is a free motion function. Use the knee lifter to vary the width of the zig-zag and create wonderful thread painting or thread sketching as in our pic. If you needle paint with a straight stitch it is the equivalent of trying to colour in with a pencil. BUT use a nice paint brush and see how much more quickly an area gets covered by paint & colour. THIS is the value of having a variable zig-zag as your free motion “painting” gets done so much quicker and much more artfully.
Want straight stitch – just leave the knee lifter in “off” position.
Want nice wide sweeping zig-zag stitches? Just move your knee to control the width of your stitches.
Want wide open zig-zag stitches – just move your fabric quickly & smoothly.
Want dense satin stitches? Just slow down and more the fabric slowly.
Could NOT be simpler.
That was FAV feature #10 and I am SO not done! I have so much more to say about this great machine…………………..so stay tuned. I will be back with more exciting features.