MONTHLY SERIES ON FEET – PART4: COUCHING THE JANOME WAY

COUCHING is the word that comes from a French word which means to lay down a cord or yarn etc & sew in place.  And  YES, YES, YES……we do have a JANOME COUCHING FOOT.  And yes, I know it is not actually called a couching foot but it works just perfectly for couching narrow & wider cords, yarns, bead strings etc. I wish very much that the BEADING FOOT package used the word couching…..but it unfortunately does not , so listen up: The JANOME BEADING FOOT is one of the feet we use for couching.  We will cover other feet which may be used for couching ……..coming up in future posts.

The narrow beading foot is called Beading foot L1 and the wider Beading foot is called Beading foot L2. See Part numbers and links to video’s below.

BEADING FOOT Demo card

Pic above shows a string of beads , a narrow metallic cord and an even narrower couching thread  – all applied to the fabric using a zig-zag stitch and the applicable BEADING foot. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS FOOT IS NOT JUST FOR STRINGS OF BEADS! It works absolutely perfectly for cords, yarns etc. You may use invisible thread if you wish to disguise the stitching you did the couching with. OR you could use a blending colour or contrast colour – depends on what look you want.  See below for suggested machine stitch and settings.

THE FOLLOWING PART NUMBERS APPLY:

  • If you have a top loading bobbin JANOME sewing machine with 7mm wide stitches, you need Part #200321006. This is a set including both the wide and the narrow beading/couching foot
  • If you have one of the newer JANOME sewing machines which have 9mm wide stitches (the JANOME MC8200, MC8900, MC9900, MC12000, MC15000), then you need Part #202097006 for NARROW BEADING FOOT & Part #202098007 for  WIDE BEADING FOOT.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO’S TO SEE HOW THESE FEET WORK for Narrow 9mm Beading foot.

Here is another video about the Wide Beading foot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHPBiURDqtY

And another VIDEO about the BEADING FOOT SET.

WHERE THESE VIDEO’S SHOW & SAY BEADS, YOU CAN ALSO THINK CORDS, YARNS,etc. They work exactly the same.

BEADING FOOT JT

JANOME Digest page where it is explained again that the Beading foot is not just for beads! Use also for piping and Couching.

JANOME Digest page where it is explained again that the Beading foot is not just for beads! Use also for piping and Couching.

 

Some of you may remember the JANOME DIGEST  magazine that Janome America used to publish. It has been gone for a number of years but I thought this page from the Fall 2003 issue would be of interest: written by Ainsley who used to be an Educator with Janome Canada, she shows how to turn a sharp corner with couching a cord

Some of you may remember the JANOME DIGEST magazine that Janome America used to publish? It has been gone for a number of years but I thought this page from the Fall 2003 issue would be of interest: written by Ainsley who used to be an Educator with Janome Canada, she shows how to turn a sharp corner with couching a cord    

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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4 Responses to MONTHLY SERIES ON FEET – PART4: COUCHING THE JANOME WAY

  1. valerie says:

    hi there – i have a sewing foot addiction! i love them all and want them all! and maybe some that are not out there yet! ;O)
    is there such a thing as a free motion, machine quilting, walking foot? i have a 3160qdc and collect feet! but i thought something like this would be wonderful! if there such a thing?
    also, now i need a beading foot!
    thanx for your help
    blessings

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Valerie,
      I am unaware of a foot which combines free motion & feed dogs (walking foot). I don’t think this is technically possible as you would either be doing free motion with NO feed dogs OR you would be quilting using the walking foot with upper & lower feed dogs. It is an either/or situation rather than a both/and.

      But it is fun to muse & think aloud, isn’t it?

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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