We have teamed up with some of our Janome Makers, Artisans and Educators across Canada for a bit of Christmas fun: Today we start sharing 12 DAYS OF BEST LOVED JANOME ACCESSORIES.

Happy Christmas to you all – We hope these quick little posts will inspire you to try out a new accessory or use one you might have almost forgotten you had?!

Please don’t forget to enter our Christmas give-away contest (for 2 Quilting books)  – details on the 2 December 2016 janomelife post. The contest is open until midnight PST on 22nd December, 2016.  Have you entered yet? Only one entry per person please. 

Sewing a knit fabric seam using the lightning stitch and the Acufeed Flex foot - effortless AND it achieved the results I was looking for!!

Sewing a knit fabric seam using the lightning stitch and the Acufeed Flex foot – effortless AND it achieved the results I was looking for!! Liz (Janome Canada Educator) loves this foot


The Acufeed Flex  is the name we give to the superior and highly effective “walking foot” system that a number of our Janome machine models have for us to enjoy! Seriously, Acufeed Flex is a bit like a walking foot on steriods! Our 7 point box feed dog system paired with the upper feed dogs working in perfect harmony with the lower feed dogs make this an amazing foot. This particular Acufeed flex foot is the narrow single prong one with the clip on VD foot. I use it for a LOT of sewing: 1/4 inch seams as well as sewing garments, inserting piping, decorative stitching an much more. I have to remind myself we have many other Janome feet to use as this has become my go-to foot.  Why? Because it slimline and sleek, feeds just wonderfully and gives me the great swing results I like to see on my projects.


Compatible with all Janome models with the Acufeed Flex system.  It is a standard foot with some models such as the Janome Horizon MC15000 and  Horizon 9400QDC.

Ask your local Janome dealer today about the Acufeed Flex single prong foot holder and VD attachment.


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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  1. You show it with knits and quilt binding – can you say that you use it almost all the time for almost every job or do you keep it for specific projects, like knits and quilt binding. (I’m glad you are showing us this by the way, I buy these things and the get annoyed with myself because I don’t have someone show me how and when to use them proper! silly me!)


    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Linda,

      It is designed for straight stitching only. However, it does work fine with some decorative stitches with side to side movement. So yes I use it for quite a lot of sewing besides knits & quilt binding.
      Your local Janome dealer where you buy your Janome accessories should be the one to show you how to use them. There are also many video’s online (Try the Janome America You Tube site as well as Accessories tab on http://www.janome.com. We also have a fabulous APP for Apple and Android with video’s of dozens and dozens of feet & accessories. Google to find the link – it is a free APP. Or search in the search box on janmelife homepage as I know I have mentioned this APP several times on janomelife.


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  2. Deb says:

    I have to agree with you Liz. I know the large Acufeed foot is good BUT I prefer this nice slim foot & use it a lot more. Merry Christmas to you & thanks for all your interesting blogs.


  3. Glenna says:

    This is the best foot for completing quilt binding by machine.


  4. Quilt Rat says:

    Accufeed “Flex” ?…..so….my 6600p has an accufeed system but it looks like a much larger connection…so…I am guessing this foot can not be used with it? 😦


  5. Sandra Clark says:

    Which stitch are you calling the lightning stitch. Just ready to do some knits……


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