JANOME HORIZON MC12000 – MORE NEW FEET: NARROW HEM FEET D1 & D2

Most of our Janome machines come standard with anarrow hem foot.Sometimes called the rolled hem foot – which is just what it does: it rolls the fabric over to form a very narrow hem.

Not to be confused with the rolled hem on the serger which achieves a narrow edging  but is done completely differently with one needle and both the upper & lower loopers of the serger.  Quick, easy and wonderfully neat but not what we are talking about here.

In addition to the the 2mm Narrow hem foot D that comes with most of our Janome machines,  there is also the opportunity to purchase optional extra’s:  the D1 is narrow hem foot for 6mm narrow hems and D2 is for 4mm narrow hems.  For some models, these D1 & D2 feet are packaged together in one blister pack. Ask your local dealer for details.

THE NEW 4MM AND 6MM NARROW HEM FEET FOR THE JANOME MC 12000

These feet can cause us to groan or at very least ask: “How do I use this foot? I just cannot get it right”.

First off, I must say that it is one of those techniques that is NOT as easy as falling off a log! To have neat and successful results with this foot, you will need to PRACTICE  to get it right.  Here are some hints & tips:

  • TRIM THE HEM EDGE WITH A ROTARY CUTTER
  • FORM A HEM BY FOLDING FABRIC OVER TWICE. MAKE THE FOLD THE SAME WIDTH AS THE GROOVE UNDER THE FOOT (2mm, 4mm or 6mm). Finger press for approximately an inch or 2. Pin with just one pin.
  • POSITION UNDER THE NARROW HEM FOOT  AND SEW JUST 3 OR 4 STITCHES.
  • STOP, RAISE THE NEEDLE, AND FEED THE FOLDED EDGES OF THE HEM INTO THE CURVED PIECE ON THE FOOT. ENSURE IT IS ALL THE WAY INTO THE “SLOT”.
  • LOWER THE PRESSER FOOT AGAIN, POSITION THE NEEDLE & NOW START STITCHING SLOWLY PULLING GENTLY ON THE THREAD TAILS AT THE BACK TO HELP YOU GET IT GOING.
  • THE STICTHING MAY BE STRAIGHT, ZIG-ZAG OR TRY SOME DECORATIVE STICTHES FOR LOVELY HEMMED STITCHED FINISHES.
  • ALWAYS GUIDE FABRIC WITH 2 HANDS ENSURING YOU SEW STRAIGHT & FABRIC STAYS IN THE CURL.
  • PRACTICE..PRACTICE…PRACTICE.

 

 

About lizafrica

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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6 Responses to JANOME HORIZON MC12000 – MORE NEW FEET: NARROW HEM FEET D1 & D2

  1. Aili says:

    Hi Liz,

    Thank you for your posts. I really enjoy everything that has to do with Janome 12000.
    Does Janome 12000 have attachments which can make wide rolled hems? Like in a Rotary Even Feed set there are rolled hem attachments which come with three sizes of attachments for rolled hems: ½”, ¾” and 1″. Unfortunately this set is only for max 7 mm machines.
    http://www.sew4home.com/tips-resources/buying-guide/accessories-we-love-janome-rotary-even-foot-set

    Thanks,
    Aili

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Aili,

      There is quite a bit of information on our blog for the Mc12000. Quite a bit of Mc15000 information also applies though obviously not all such as the wireless ipad connection & apps etc.

      Sorry, there is no Rotary Even feed foot set for the 9mm machines. The hem sizes you refer to are actually not really rolled or narrow hems – the Rotary Even feed set just makes it easier to do these hems with attachments.

      We do have feet which you can use to make 4mm & 6mm narrow hems – the Narrow hem feet: Part# 202080006 (6mm) and 202081007 (4mm). Check out the blog, the Janome accessory video’s & your local Janome dealer for more info.

      Liz

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      • Aili says:

        Hi Liz,

        Thank you for the info.
        I am looking for something which would make easier to do wider hems than 4mm & 6mm wide feet on MC12000.
        I was searching on the internet and found this:
        http://www.amazon.com/Distinctive-Rolled-Hemmer-EdgeStitcher-Package/dp/B0035UU8VI
        Can I use these feet on MC12000 if I use max 7mm stitch width?

        Regards,
        Aili

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      • lizafrica says:

        Hi Aili,

        I checked it out….is a generic brand as far as I can make out. Unfortunately we cannot comment on generic brands as we have not tested them to see if they are OK or not with our machines. You would need to check with the supplier. Check that it is for HIGH shank machines (the link you sent seems to be for low shank so would NOT work on a high shank machine) and also check what attachment for the ankle/foot holder you need. These hem guides attach to another foot – they don’t attach just on their own.
        Also – are they 9mm or ?
        If you decide to give it a try, please just remember that we don’t guarantee any damage if something goes wrong. Not saying it will, just asking you to be careful.

        Liz
        JANOME CANADA.

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  2. Sharon Cowan says:

    Hi Liz, I am enjoying all your wonderful ideas on the MC12000. Will the large hoops accommodate a quilt sandwich ie top, batting and backing for doing the actual quilting on a quilt or a block? I have been to the dealer and looked at the hoops but I am questioning the magnets & clips for being able to hold that thickness. I didn’t see an adjustment to go from holding a piece of fabric and stabilizer to a three layer quilt. To me, the design of the machine says that one can quilt a quilt, but I am unsure.
    Thanks,
    Sharon

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Sharon,
      I have hooped up top, batting & backing in the SQ23 & GR hoops. It was not that easy as I have not yet managed to grow a third hand! But it WAS possible and the quilting/embroidery worked just fine. Another alternative is to hoop a firm but washaway or iron-away stabilizer ONLY and then lay the quilt sandwich over top. The MC12000 has the NEW double basting function which holds the quilt in place very well while the quilting is embroidered.
      However, it needs to be understood that the magnets on these hoops have not been designed for quite the same functionality as the magnets on the AQ & ASQ hoops on the Janome MC11000. The SQ23 & GR hoop magnets are simply to hold the outer & inner hoops more securely as the sides of the hoops are the largest we have ever had with Janome.
      I am happy to tell you that the Janome MC12000 will be getting the Acufil Quilting system and AQ22 hoop in due course so keep checking back at this blog plus with your local Janome dealer. Quilting is wonderfully easy with this unique magnetic clamp hooping system and built-in machine Acufil calculator for working out how many hoopings and what size embroideries are needed for the quilt area to be stippled or quilted with other quilting designs.
      Hope that answers your query.
      Liz

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