NEW: LARGE BUTTON HOLE FOOT

BRAND NEW - THE LONG BUTTONHOLE FOOT FOR JANOME HORIZON MC15000

BRAND NEW – THE LONG BUTTONHOLE FOOT FOR JANOME HORIZON MC15000

Janome announces the release of another great NEW product: THE LONG BUTTONHOLE FOOT which gives Janome Mc15000 owners the ability to sew button holes from 1 to 2 inches in length when a larger button is placed into the buttonhole foot.  The regular buttonhole foot R on our Janome models has the ability to make buttonholes up to 1 inch long for up to 1 inch wide diameter buttons.  NOW we can make longer button holes which is especially useful for coats & jackets. Note that this LONG BUTTONHOLE foot also comes with a stabilizer plate – again, this is something that is particularly useful for thicker fabrics used for coats etc as it feeds the fabric smoothly and evenly to achieve great, neat buttonholes. I have test driven this new accessory and it gets my “thumbs up”! It works well and slickly to make neat, even longer button holes on all fabrics but especially useful for thicker fabrics. Here are some examples of my test driving of this NEW accessory:

My initial test driving of the new LONG BUTTONHOLE FOOT. I did not mark the fabric hence I did not always drive straight! But this gives some idea of what can be achieved with this new accessory for JANOME MC15000. Please note that I varied the settings for the buttonholes: changing stitch length to get a tighter or looser satin stitch; I also varied the size of the opening of the buttonhole as well as the width of the buttonhole stitching down both sides of the buttonholes - all this is easily and quickly done on the JANOME MC 15000.

My initial test driving of the new LARGE BUTTONHOLE FOOT for making longer buttonholes. I  used heavier & thicker fabrics but did not mark the fabric seeing as I was not making a fancy cashmere coat! However, you can see that I did not always “drive” straight! But this does give some idea of what can be achieved with this new accessory for JANOME HORIZON MC15000.  Please note that I varied the settings for the buttonholes: changing stitch length to get a tighter or looser satin stitch; I also varied the size of the opening of the buttonhole as well as the width of the buttonhole stitching down both sides of the buttonholes – all this is easily and quickly done on the JANOME HORIZON MC 15000.

I am always advocating that we KEEP the cardboard package material when we buy a new JANOME FOOT. I keep saying this over & over as there is always someone who has not realized that the INSTRUCTIONS  and recommendations for using the foot or accessory are included on this cardboard. They toss it out with the packaging and then wonder why they don’t know how to use the foot?! The cardboard from the blister package actually opens out like a book so please keep it for future reference. I keep these all stored in much the same way I store design CD boxes.  Here is a quick pic of the package instructions for the LARGE BUTTONHOLE FOOT: IMG_0430[1]

About lizafrica

I work in the Education Dept at Janome & Elna, Canada and 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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11 Responses to NEW: LARGE BUTTON HOLE FOOT

  1. Carol says:

    I have had my Janome 15000 for awhile now and recently I took on a project that required buttonholes. I was very disappointed to learn that the buttonhole foot was not included in my accessories. I was hoping you could inform as to how to handle this situation.

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Carol,
      There is most definitely a buttonhole foot and stabilizer plate included with the Janome MC15000. It is an advanced automatic buttonhole foot. The button hole foot is usually housed in the back tray in the accessory box which fits around the free arm. Did you look there? Did you check ALL the baggies etc? If you cannot find it, please speak with your local Janome dealer who sold you the machine. But if you are referring to the accessory we focussed on in this post, the Long button hole has always been an optional accessory. It is not a standard accessory.

      Liz Thompson
      JANOME CANADA

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  2. Jill Harrison says:

    Will it fit Janome DC2012? Please say yes…

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Jill,
      WE don’t have this model in Canada but I believe that it is a 7mm low shank sewing machine model. This large button hole foot is designed for our 9mm wide stitching on the Janome MC15000. So, sorry, the answer is no, it is not compatible with this DC2012.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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      • Tina Jensen says:

        Hi Liz, does this new large button hole foot work on the 12000?

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      • lizafrica says:

        Hi Tina,

        No, it does not. It is for the Mc15000 as per the package shown in this blog post. The Mc15000 is configured a bit differently to the Mc12000 and can therefore accommodate this Large buttonhole foot – it has a different buttonhole lever to the Mc12000.

        Liz
        JANOME CANADA

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  3. Faye says:

    How does one make make larger buttonholes with a 8200? And I am have problems with mine, the sensor doesn’t seem to sense how big the button is and makes inconsistent sizes of holes. It’s very frustrating. Do you have a basic post about the steps involved in making a buttonhole start to finish?

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Faye,
      Have you followed the instruction manual for making buttonholes? It is pretty good. The steps are all there to follow. I would start there. Your local dealer where you purchased your 8200 would also be able to help you.
      You don’t say what fabrics you are using – that could be a factor in inconsistent size buttonholes – might be the fabric is not feeding properly…too thick? Too slippery? Inadequate stabilizing? It is hard for me to say without having all the facts. Your dealer will be of more assistance than I can be as they will sit with you and show you how to make button holes.
      Buttonholes longer than 1 inch are done using the B foot (optional accessory) and the auto buttonhole stitch rather than the sensor buttonhole program.
      You may also check out the http://www.janome.com website and/or the Janome accessory video app for Apple & android smart phones & tablets. Google it….easy to find & it is free to download to your device.

      Liz Thompson
      JANOME CANADA

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  4. Tina jensen says:

    Can this foot be used on the 12000, as it has 9mm stitches too.

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  5. dimiller1 says:

    only FITS THE 15000? if THAT IS TRUE, TOO BAD FOR 8900, OR 11000se OWNERS

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Di,
      Yes, the Janome MC15000 is configured differently to accommodate the new features on this Large button hole foot.So , no, this foot is not compatible with other machines.
      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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