LET’S LOOK AT THE JANOME LARGE BUTTON HOLE FOOT

Have you ever needed to do a button hole for a BIG button …..for a winter coat maybe? Well then you will probably know that it is not possible to fit those extra large buttons into the Buttonhole foot R. Of course, you can STILL do a button hole! You need to use the memorized button hole (MEM) rather than the AUTO buttonhole program on your Janome machine.

Most Janome models have a one step button hole program which is a great feature with the Buttonhole foot which allows you to pop the button into the foot and sew precisely stitched and sized button holes for that particular button size.

button hole foot

The Janome instruction manual which comes with our various machine models gives good instructions of how to use the various button hole programs on each model. Some have 1 or maybe 2 different button hole options, others have upwards of a dozen or more….depending on the machine model.

While this is not a tutorial specifically on using the Large Button hole foot, it is a very good one for sewing buttons in general on a Janome  – very good information.

But what happens when you want to do button holes larger than 1 inch? 

The LARGE BUTTON HOLE FOOT was introduced for use on the Janome Mc15000 but since it was launched there are now also other models which are compatible with this accessory foot: Janome Skyline S7 and Janome MC9400. Please ask at your Local Janome Dealer for this foot and if it is compatible with your specific model.

BRAND NEW - THE LONG BUTTONHOLE FOOT FOR JANOME HORIZON MC15000

THE LARGE BUTTONHOLE FOOT FOR JANOME HORIZON MC15000, MC9400 and Skyline S7

This foot will make button holes for buttons from 1 inch to 2 inches in diameter.

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. 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 accessory for JANOME MC15000; MC9400 & Skyline S7. 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.

Long BH foot

Long BH foot 2

Sorry, no large button to hand so I used this flat, round box cutter which is 1.75 inches in diameter.

Sorry, no large button to hand at the time of taking the pic so I used this flat, round box cutter which is 1.75 inches in diameter.

We think this is a most handy tool for garment sewers to have in their tool belts. See your local authorized Janome Dealer today to ask about this Large Button hole foot. 

 

 

 

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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One Response to LET’S LOOK AT THE JANOME LARGE BUTTON HOLE FOOT

  1. Stephanie Buckingham says:

    Thank you Liz. I did not know about the little screw that you loosen and tighten. I will need to see if I have the large buttonhole attachment.

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