Have you recently purchased a new sewing machine? Are you perhaps new to sewing, or have you recently dusted off the old machine after a long while and wondered what all the presser feet and accessories were for and how to use them?
Are you a Janome MC15000 Quiltmaker owner, or perhaps you purchased the Janome 9mm Accessory Case and wondered what all those empty slots in the presser foot tray were for? What presser feet fit in them?
Have you heard about Janome HQ?
Ok, enough with the questions! lol! Time for some ANSWERS! If you’ve wondered about any of the above, I have those answers for you!
I’d like to officially welcome you all to Janome HQ! (short for Janome Headquarters) Our Janome Canada headquarters is in Oakville, Ontario, Canada (about 30 mins west of Toronto) at the Janome Sewing and Learning Centre.
As National Consumer Education Manager of Janome Canada, my job, (and my passion) is to help YOU get the most from your Janome machine; to hopefully inspire you to try new things, gain new skills, and to take advantage of all the fabulous things Janome has to offer you. Or, quite simply, as I often say, to share in the Janome Love!
We created a new Instagram Page @janomehq and a new Janome HQ You Tube Channel to bring you MORE: more education; more instructional videos; more opportunities to have your questions answered on the spot through Instagram Live @janomehq, and more is in the works, too! We’re here for you!
We kicked things off with a new series called “A to Z with Janome” – a “how-to” guide which features many of the presser feet often included with many Janome machines, like the Buttonhole foot; Overcast foot; Rolled hem foot; Zipper foot and MORE! As well, we show a variety of the fun, optional presser feet and accessories, which help make whatever the task quicker and easier, and more fun, like the Applique foot; Piping foot; Circular Attachment; Gathering foot, and MORE! Who doesn’t want to have more fun?! lol!
All the videos, which were made from @janomehq Instagram Live presentations, are now available on the Janome HQ You Tube Channel. Select the playlist “A to Z with Janome” (there are other playlists for other videos, too!) and be sure to “subscribe” and hit the notifications “bell” so you’ll know when new videos are posted!
Since Janome has SO many fabulous optional presser feet, accessories and attachments for your machine (available from your Janome Dealer), the next Janome HQ series is called “Janome’s Awesome Accessory Countdown”! I’ll be showing 12.
Join me LIVE on Instagram at 1pm EST @janomehq, but don’t worry about trying to remember all the details, lol! If you “Follow” the Janome Life Blog, you’ll receive an e-mail notification every Monday morning about the upcoming @janomehq and @janomecanada (Tuesdays and Thursdays) Instagram Live presentations for the week. Set an alarm on your phone, and you’ll remember to tune in LIVE!
Don’t worry, though, if you join in late, or can’t tune in LIVE. You can review past @janomehq presentations at your leisure on IGTV (the TV with antenna icon) on the main Instagram page of Janome HQ, or watch the videos once posted to the Janome HQ You Tube channel (usually a day or two later).
At the time I write this, The Janome Sewing and Learning Centre is still closed to the public due to COVID-19, so in-person classes are on hold, for now. However, we’re developing on-line classes and will continue to bring you more on-line through social media, so please “follow” us on Instagram @janomehq, share photos of what YOU have made with your amazing Janome machines, presser feet and attachments at our new hashtag #sharethejanomelove and “subscribe” to the Janome HQ You Tube channel, so we stay connected!
As well, please write me at Classes@janome-canada.com (sorry, no link, type address in a new e-mail server) to be put on the mailing list for upcoming classes, and to give us feedback as to what you’d like to see for upcoming Instagram Live presentations.
Stay safe and Happy Sewing!