JANOME MC 9900 …….JUST TAKE A LOOK AT OUR NEWEST SEWING & EMBROIDERY MACHINE!!!

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Great "fresh" NEW  designs - this one is a rather lovely monochrome design digitized from artwork from a Canadian artist: Jill Buckley. I embroidered it and made it up into a cute little zippered purse - for sewing items?

Great “fresh” NEW designs – this one is a rather lovely monochrome design digitized from artwork from a Canadian artist: Jill Buckley. I embroidered it and made it up into a cute little zippered purse – for sewing items? This is a built in design on the JANOME MC9900

One of the HUGE features of this NEW MC9900 machine is the interchangeable face plates: red, white & Turquoise blue come standard WITH the machine and we do understand that more may be available at a later stage to add to the collection as optional accessories!!!

One of the HUGE features of this NEW MC9900 machine is the interchangeable face plates: red, white & Turquoise blue come standard WITH the machine and we do understand that more may be available at a later stage to add to the collection as optional accessories!!!

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TAKE YOUR PICK……..DEPENDING ON YOUR MOOD OR COLOUR PREFERENCE??!!MC9900 Main - TEAL-WEBMC9900 Main - RED-WEB

ANOTHER LOVELY DESIGN WHICH I MADE UP INTO A SCISSORS CASE TO HOLD YOUR PRECIOUS PAIR AND/OR HANG AROUND YOUR NECK

ANOTHER LOVELY DESIGN WHICH I MADE UP INTO A SCISSORS CASE TO HOLD YOUR PRECIOUS PAIR AND/OR HANG AROUND YOUR NECK – also a built-in design on the JANOME MC9900

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More embroidery - this time made into  a key fob which is real easy to find when you need them!

More embroidery – this time made into a key fob which is real easy to find when you need them!

 

There is so much new and exciting to see on the NEW JANOME MC 9900 – we highly recommend you visit your local JANOME DEALER  to see this machine and find out more about how much fun it will be to add this to your sewing room…..and very affordable too!

Fringe frames are included as built-in embroidery designs - this one Linda used to make a great decorative mirror back with my initial.............thanks Linda!!

Fringe frames are included as built-in embroidery designs – this one Linda used to make a great decorative back for a mirror with our initials from the floral embroidery font – also included in the MC9900 designs …………thanks Linda!!

CHECK OUT MORE JANOME MC9900 PROJECTS…….coming soon on 15th April on this janomelife blog

THERE IS SO MUCH TO SHOW & TELL ABOUT THIS GREAT NEW ADDITION TO THE JANOME MACHINE MODEL LINE-UP………….I HARDLY KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN!! So this was just a start to whet your appetites! Please visit your local Janome dealer to see more today.

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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35 Responses to JANOME MC 9900 …….JUST TAKE A LOOK AT OUR NEWEST SEWING & EMBROIDERY MACHINE!!!

  1. HELEN jONES says:

    hi I have a janome mc 9900 and sadly I seem to of mis laid my foot holder where and which foot holder do I need to buy please, regards helen

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  2. Saied says:

    Hello Liz,

    I am a new owner of the MC9900 and have to say it’s an impressive piece of machine. I am however slightly confused. From what i have gathered now, the MC9900 does not come with the stitch composer neither is the software sold as stand alone. Therefore, how can I create/ edit ordinary sew patterns to create custom 9mm patterns? This is very crucial for my operation and this is one of the main reasons why i had gotten the MC9900 in the first place 😦 and therefore any hints would be really great

    Thanks,
    –saied

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Saied,
      See reply to your other comment.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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    • Cathie Shannon says:

      Hi, just wondering if you ever got anywhere with this? I would love to be able to import some simple but bespoke designs to the sewing part of my mc9900 so that I can stitch them out in a long straight line – to make decorative ribbons for instance or apply them as an edging to long hems. Any hints or ways around most appreciated!

      thanks,

      Cathie

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      • lizafrica says:

        Hi Cathie,

        The Janome MC9900 does not have the Stitch Composer software (which is available with some of our other embroidery machines) which would allow you to create your own 9mm stitch designs. But you can combine and adjust built in decorative and other stitches to stitch onto ribbons etc. Our Janome Ribbon Sewing Guide is very helpful tool for this.

        Liz
        JNAOME CANADA

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  3. Ed Ellickson says:

    For what it’s worth I have just discovered the hard way that any design that exceeds the stated max for a given hoop will not be “seen” by the MC9900 on the USB stick. Reduce the size of the design to within limits and it appears just fine. I would recommend a max size of 198mm x 168mm on the large hoop, for example. Hope this helps someone.

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi,
      Glad you figured it out. Our dealers make this learning process easier with their owner’s classes. The MC9900 is one of my favourite Janome machines – enjoy!

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  4. Irene says:

    Liz, I am trying to decide between buying the Janome 9900 and the Elna 860. Since they ate both made by Janome, can you tell me the differences or direct me to a website or blog where I can find this information. Also can you get a clear quilting table to fit on this, 9900 or would a person buy the actual table to put it into. But then you would have to lift it out to use the embroidery? Can you please explain how you would use the machine going from piecing to embroidery if in a table. Thx. I am really impressed when looking at these machines!

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Irene,

      Your local Janome and Elna dealers really are the best place to go for this information. These machines are very similar in terms of quality, warranty, size of machine & memory capability although there ARE some differences: for example the EL860 comes with Stitch Composer software to create & add new 9mm sewing stitches to the machine. The Janome MC9900 does not have this software. The built-in designs are also a little different. I think there might also be some differences between the 2 machines in terms of included feet & accessories. The MC9900 has the interchangeable face plates (3 colours included with the machine) but the Elna 860 does not have this.

      You might like to visit the http://www.janome.com and http://www.elna.com websites to look up the exact specifications for these 2 models and make a comparison from that. Your choice is going to depend on your sewing needs, your comfort with & the location of the local dealer(s) and, I guess, price might be a deciding factor for you. Price is, of course, determined by the individual dealers.

      And yes, both machines are impressive. I love them both…..wish we could have both?! Good luck with your decision making.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  5. tarsis says:

    Hi,
    I read that at Janome 9900 you can export ordinary sewing stitches to a USB stick. What format are the files in (the extension)? I saw that some place they were selling the machine with a Stitch Composer software, so it might be possible to edit the stitches in the computer and load them back…

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi,
      The file extension for our Janome created stitches (9mm wide feed dog decorative stitches) is .stx. I am unaware of the MC9900 being sold with Stitch Composer software. I do know that the Elna equivalent machine – the EL860 – does have the Stitch Composer software so perhaps that is what you are referring to. We have long been able to export machine stitches and save them to the ORD file folder on the USB stick etc. But, yes, you would need Stitch Composer software to be able to edit & send back to the machine. I am unaware of Stitch Composer being available separately as a stand alone product. But we can always put that request forward for future possibilities.
      Liz
      Janome Canada.

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      • tarsis says:

        Actually it wasn’t an eshop I saw, but a review probably with a mistake about the Stitch Composer 🙂 (http://www.sawyersewing.com/sew98-14j.htm, http://www.sewinginsight.com/janome/janome-memory-craft-9900-review/)
        Furthermore I’d be interested in how the built-in letter stitches look like. Have you seen/made any photos of them? I coudn’t find any… There should be a block 9mm font, a smaller block font and a smaller script font. I wonder how they look in reality – I have Janome 9900 with 9mm script font and can’t imagine it even smaller 🙂
        Thanks a lot!

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      • lizafrica says:

        Hi,
        I see what you mean. I have a call in to that dealer to amend his link. It is incorrect. Sorry, a typo or copy/paste glitch crept in there!
        There are 3 built-in alphabet fonts on the Janome Mc9900: 2X BLOCKS & 1 SCRIPT. Yes, one is 9mm. The others can vary slightly smaller to allow for different letters. They stitch out just fine. Sorry, I do not have a pic of this. Best would be to visit a dealer and ask them to show you the machine & have them stitch out a few letters in these fonts to show you.
        However, there are 3 built-in fonts in the embroidery mode with small; medium and large sizing – all much bigger than the sewing mode 9mm limitation, of course. The fonts are Gothic (block); Script & Cheltenham. There is also a floral alphabet (each letter a different design) in the embroidery built-in designs. In addition, there is a bonus: you can change the language setting to Kanji and then select alphabetic fonts in that language setting to embellish your projects with an Asian or Japanese flair should you wish this. I found this was a lot of fun. This is an exclusive feature on the Janome Mc9900!!
        These all stitch out beautifully in either of the hoops which come with the machine.

        Liz
        Janome Canada

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      • tarsis says:

        I’m sorry, of course I haven’t got 9900 but Horizon 7700

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      • lizafrica says:

        Hi,
        Well then alrighty…you cannot do hoop embroidery which is possible on the MC9900, but you do have the built-in alphabets: However, the MC7700 is a 7mm machine so you cannot do lettering larger than the needleplate 7mm opening. It is not a 9mm machine.

        Liz
        Janome Canada.

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      • tarsis says:

        Sorry, the mistakes I made just show how much I already imagine myself having a 9900 😀

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      • lizafrica says:

        No problem with that……I LOVE that machine and can easily understand why you would want one!!
        Liz
        Janome Canada

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  6. Ivonne G says:

    Hi Liz,

    I followed all the steps to loading a design from my computer to the Janome MC9900, but still it doesn’t recognize any files at all in the folder. I tried JPEG, PDF, all the basics. Do I absolutely need to have software to make my files .JEF? I thought that was the special feature of this machine, not needing .jef.
    Please help!

    Thank you!
    Ivonne G

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Ivonne,
      Did you look at our 3 part series on TRANSFERRING DESIGNS FROM THE COMPUTER TO YOUR JANOME EMBROIDERY MACHINE?
      If not, I highly recommend that you do so. I am wondering if you formatted the USB stick in the MC9900 first & then downloaded the JEF format design into the applicable folder created on the stick? Full details of how to do this are in this series of blog posts published last year sometime. Do a search on the home page of this blog – it will come up easily.
      The fact that you talk about jpegs & PDF’s tells me you are confused as this has nothing whatsoever to do with a getting a jef design to your machine. Those are other file formats which are not embroidery designs. And no, you do not need embroidery software unless you have designs in file formats other than .jef & need to convert them to jef. (Our machines only read .jef format. Not sure where you heard this machine does not need to be jef. ALL our machines only read .jef. ) OR to digitize a design from a piece of artwork. jpegs are photographs and PDF’s are documents – neither of which have stitches. They would have to be digitized to become an embroidery and that is a whole different story. Baby steps first: learn how to transfer a jef format design from your computer to the Mc9900 first. THEN you can think about digitizing your own designs later.

      You will need to contact your local Janome dealer or Janome America (if you live in the USA) for more information and help to get this all straightened out. Your local janome dealer should give you lessons on how to use your machine and transfer designs. And they should be able to explain to you about Janome Digitizing software and what files can be read by the software & the Mc9900 , etc.

      Hope that helped.
      Liz
      Janome Canada

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  7. donal steinbach says:

    hello, i have had my 9900 now for about 2 months now, one important feature I use is the lettering.
    the letters in writing a word are connecting very uneven. I have ried adjusting but it didnt change the problem. looks like someone writing script with a shaking hand. Isnt the lettering suppose to connect to each letter with smooth lines? help
    Dony

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Donal,
      I have not encountered an issues with lettering on the MC9900. Sorry to hear you are. I assume you are referring to the script font? And I assume you tried to adjust it in the EDIT screen? Just to be sure: did you go to Edit & then the icon which deals with kerning as well as arcing the words/lettering. I refer you to page 112 in your manual. The keys marked #5 & #6 with ABCD in a row – one moves the letters closer together & the other moves them apart. I do make adjustments from time to time depending on what result I wish to achieve with my embroidery.

      One last thing: are you looking at the lettering on the screen of the machine or are you describing it as a “shaking hand” after it has been stitched out?
      If it is the latter, there may be other factors here such as type of embroidery thread; type of bobbin thread; tension of thread; which bobbin case was used; was the fabric adequately hooped & stabilized with suitable stablizer – some or all of these factors could have contributed to an uneven stitch-out which might look like someone with a shaking hand wrote it?

      Hope that shed some light on how to possibly fix your issue.

      Liz
      Janome Canada

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  8. Kindy says:

    when I turn my 9900 on, it only lets me select the first four utility stitches. The other utility stitches are grey and not selectable and forward screens (embroidery, heirloom, etc.) cannot cued. I am so frustrated only being able to use four stitches. What is going on?

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Kindy,

      I know exactly why you can only select the 4 straight stitches – you must have the straight stitch or single hole needle plate attached! This automatically prevents you from selecting ANY stitch which is not straight. Remove this needle plate & switch it to the other one with a 9mm opening for the needle.

      Liz
      Janome Canada

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  9. margew55 says:

    I put designs from CDs onto a 2GB USB stick, but the 9900 isn’t recognizing that anything is there. Do I need to format the stick to the machine as mentioned in earlier posts? They are all in JEF format. I basically just copied and pasted from the CD to the stick. However, I created folders on the stick to categorize the designs. Is it possible that those separate folders are causing the problem?

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Marge,
      That is exactly what the problem is: you HAVE to format the USB stick IN THE MACHINE using the format option in the SET menu FIRST before you put any designs onto the stick. The formatting process makes 2 file folders on the stick : one inside the other. Please put the designs into the INNER folder at the computer and then open them at the machine. Without these folders your machine will NOT read the designs.
      You can follow the precise instructions in the blog posts I did a few months back on TRANSFERRING DESIGNS TO YOUR JANOME MACHINE. The Janome MC9900 follows the same procedure.

      Liz Thompson
      Janome Canada

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  10. Jan says:

    Please can you tell what capacity USB stick this machine will take?

    Thank You.

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi,
      It will take quite a large capacity USB stick. I have used 8 & 16 gig USB sticks quite successfully. Larger ones may work as well – just don’t have one that size so have not tried them. As with any storage device: the more you put onto it, the slower it will be to read the device. So my advice would be to keep the stick capacity smallish & use it for transferring designs rather than for storing 100’s or 1000’s of designs. Rather store your designs on a CD or on your computer hard drive.
      Liz
      Janome Canada.

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      • Jan says:

        Thank You Liz,

        Just had notification via husband that my 9900 will be with me tomorrow, I’m so excited.

        I’ll buy a smallish one to keep just for the purpose of transfer, thanks.

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  11. Emma says:

    Thanks for answering my question. I can see what you mean about it being easier to just use the USB stick. I ordered my MC9900 today, however the MC9900 is so new in the UK that the demonstration machines are not being delivered to dealerships until Tuesday so mine is being sent direct from Janome to me so I get it Tuesday too!! I just couldn’t wait any longer!! 🙂

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Emma,
      How exciting. I am sure you are going to love the machine – it might be a “long” weekend while you wait for Tuesday to arrive!
      I did get a reply about the cable. There will NOT be a cable for the Mc9900 – as I had already suggested was doubtful. And the cable we have for the Mc12000 cannot be used or reversed for the Mc9900 as I wondered with you in my previous email – not technologically possible. So USB stick it is for MC9900: Transfer designs using the USB stick.
      Liz
      Janome Canada.

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  12. Emma says:

    Hello the new MC9900 looks great & I am seriously considering purchasing one. I would like to ask a question if you do t mind, I know the machine has a USB port but does it have another port to enable it to be connected to our computers so that we can get the latest software downloads from Janome & also use the machine with our Digitizer software? Thanks for your help Emma 🙂

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Emma,

      Glad you like our newest machine. I too am super impressed by it.
      Yes, it has a USB port. No, it does not have a port for a USB cable. Generally that option is found on top of the line models. I have checked the cable that comes with the Janome MC12000: it has a USB connection on one end for the computer and a different connection (almost square) on the other end for the Mc12000 port. The MC9900 does not have this port. I wondered if it might be possible to reverse the cable IF a computer had a port like described above. My computer does not and I certainly would NOT recommend trying this without a confirmation that no damage would be caused by doing so. It could well be a no-no so please wait until I have more information in this regard. I will update this answer when I do.

      Quite frankly you do NOT need the cable for the reasons you list. ALL of that can be done using a USB stick: transferring designs and downloads/updates to the machine. Anything you do in Janome Digitizing software can also be saved to the USB at the computer and then pop that same stick into the MC9900 and you are good to go.
      Actually I seldom ever use the cable on the Janome MC12000. I prefer using a USB stick. I had to go dig it out the box this morning to look at it!
      Hope that answers your queries.
      Liz
      Janome Canada.

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