Let me explain what you see in the pic above as you may be wondering:
- Bottom strip of fabric with BLUE arrows showing a bunching or thread nest at the START of sewing – this is the back of the sewing showing in the pic. I clipped off the thread tails at the end of the sewing as it is not relevant to this. I left the little tail at the start as is – it is short as I usually use my thread cutter on my Janome machines so it would be short from being cut before I sewed this little sample.
- Top strip with same thread, same everything with RED red arrows except it shows NO thread nest at all. I followed the very good advice in the video below – courtesy of Janome Australia. VOILA! no thread bunching or nesting!! Watch video below to see how you too can avoid those “bunchies” that none of us like very much. Trust me, this works!
Ever sewn a top stitch on a collar, sleeve cuffs, or other sections of your project where the stitching is visible, turned it over, only to find bunching of threads at the start of your stitching?
Want to know how to avoid this forever?
Good information? ….Yup I thought you might like that. Thanks, Janome Australia.
Another great tip which many of us forget all about: When you thread your machine do you do so with the presser foot in the down position? In one word: DON’T! You should always thread your machine with the presser foot up as then the tension discs are open and the thread will go where it is meant to go – between and not on top of the discs. If you don’t follow this, you could get even nastier thread bunching underneath…..don’t say I did not warn you!
AND the good news is that if your Janome sewing machine has the LOCK function….you know the key icon you are supposed to touch before you thread your machine. If you do as you are supposed to do, then you will not have issues as the machine is set up just .perfectlu and AUTOMATICALLY for the best conditions for threading: tension discs slightly open, machine locked so you cannot accidentally start sewing; presser foot down and out of the way of threading/threader action. Please can I encourage you to use the LOCK function if you had it……trust me it will make the world of difference to your sewing experience. Please note: it may seem confusing that the presser foot goes down when you use Lock function. This is correct: the tension discs are still partially open in order to thread correctly – and the thread is also held and does not pull out loosely as when the presser foot is up and there is zero tension on the discs.