JANOME ACUFEED FLEX……what exactly is this and why do I need it?


The AcuFeed Flex foot, which works with the SFS (Superior Feed System) upper feed system of a number of Janome sewing machine models, is the ideal foot for joining seams without shifting happening. For this little piece, I prefer to use the narrow AcuFeed Flex foot with the VD sole. This narrow foot has one upper feeddog. For the purpose of the photo, I shifted the sides to show the perfect alignment of the stripes. Sometimes the standard AcuFeed Flex system is just a bit too big for finer work. With this one, you can enjoy all the AcuFeed benefits!


This foot is used for assembly and also for top-stitching with a straight stitch or a decorative stitch. It is easy to use the  width of the foot  as a guide when it runs along the edge of the fabric.

neck stitching


This plain sweater is certainly bland and can be jazzed up with the insertion of the dickie and wrist bands.


And now, the sweater is really looking sharp!

Visit the authorized Janome dealer in your area to attend a AcuFeed Flex demonstration!

Written by Celine Ross, translated by Yvonne Menear


Posted in AcuFeed Flex , Feet & attachments Janome , optional Feet , Decorative stitches , Utility Stitches , AcuFeed supply system 1 comment

About ymenear

I have been sewing my entire life. I love sewing of all types but recently I have focused on quilting and machine embroidery. I am an educator for quilting and embroidery design software and I own and operate a machine embroidery club that teaches students how to use their machine effectively while creating their own unique projects. I love travel and getting to know people from different regions and seeing how they create projects with their machines.
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6 Responses to JANOME ACUFEED FLEX……what exactly is this and why do I need it?

  1. Tanya says:

    I’ve been pleased to find this web-site, having recently got the MC6700 and wanting to find out all I can. I do quite a lot with the ultra glide foot (cork/vinyl with bags) and would like to know if there is, or is going to be, an option to use such a foot with the acufeed flex ie- to provide the advantage of the walking foot with the smoothness of the ultra-glide. Also interested in a narrow foot which can be used with the acufeed flex. Hope you can answer my queries and thank you in anticipation.


    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Tanya

      Thank you for your query. So glad you are liking your MC6700P. we love it too!
      I am not aware of any plans for an Acufeed sole plate with the ultra glide surface. But it is a great suggestions and I will certainly pass it through to our R&D division.

      There IS already a narrow Acufeed flex foot or single prong dual feed. Please ask your local Janome dealer to show it to you. Or check it out online at http://www.janome.com under Accessories. It is compatible with your machine and comes as the foot holder + 2 sole plates: the VD for regular sewing and the ED for zippers and piping etc. These 3 parts may be purchased separately as an optional accessory as this foot does not come standard with all our 9mm Acufeed Flex model machines. It is one of my very favourite feet!



  2. Kathleen says:

    When I click on the link for Accu-Flex link at the bottom of the email, it comes up in French. Any clues on how to resolve?


    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Kathleen,

      As this post was written originally in French by our Quebec Educator and translated by Yvonne for janomelife, it could be that we slipped up on that link. I will attend to this. Sorry about that.



    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Kathleen,

      I think you are referring to the tags we attach to the post for the purposes of searches/search engines. As already mentioned, this post was originally written in French hence these tags are in French. However, the links to Acufeed Flex within the body of the post are English so please use those. We will see if there is anything we can do about the tags in future posts we translate. Not sure we can change it but I will investigate.



  3. Cindy Dickerson says:

    What great tips and I love the dickie!!!


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