Janome Concealed Zipper Foot

Installing a zipper to a garment, tote bag, or home dec project can be a frustrating and intimidating process. There’s many different types of zippers out there, but one of the easiest to install is the Invisible, or Concealed Zipper – and YES! Janome has a specialty presser foot to make the sewing process a breeze!

The grooves in the underside of the Janome Concealed Zipper Foot is the secret to it’s success!

The Janome Concealed Zipper foot comes with the Janome MC 15000 Quiltmaker and it’s previous versions, as well as the fabulous Janome Continental M7, but it’s also available in a blister pack from Janome Dealers and is available for almost every machine in the line, including the high-speed straight stitch only machines, the Janome HD-9 and it’s predecessor, the Janome 1600P.

Check out our handy bilingual Janome Accessories Guide on our Janome.CA website to find all the fun and fabulous optional specialty presser feet and accessories available for your machine, including the Concealed Zipper Foot. As well, the Janome Presser Foot Workbook is a terrific resource for more information how to use all those fun, fanciful, and super-practical presser feet!

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Janome Presser Foot Workbook

The process of installing the invisible, or concealed zipper is quite simple, but it’s made even easier with machines such as the Janome Continental M7 which has the Sewing Applications Menu built-in to the machine, which is often referred to as “the little T-Shirt”.

Sewing Applications is basically the machines asking you “what do you want to do?” It’s such a time-saver to have a machine which does some thinking for us. Many Janome machines have the Sewing Applications Menu, for example, MC15000 Quiltmaker and previous versions, Skyline S9, Skyline S7 , Janome MC 9450, MC 9400.

Step by Step built-in adjustments to the machine for every step of the process!

The machine is set-up for every step of the installation process. Finish the seam allowance edge ahead of time, either by overcasting on the machine, or by using your serger, then use the appropriate groove in the foot to stitch close to the zipper teeth. It’s the perfect guide to ensure fast, professional results every time!

The grooves in the Concealed Zipper Foot guide the zipper coil so the stitching is close to the coil, making it appear “invisible” from the right side, yet doesn’t stitch too close, which would impede the function of the zipper.

For a step-by-step tutorial for installing an Invisible Zipper using the Janome Concealed Zipper Foot, check out this video HERE, which is the “Z” episode of the Janome HQ series “A to Z with Janome“. One advantage to Janome presser feet is that they’re all lettered, so a Concealed Zipper foot is the “Z foot” no matter which Janome machine you’re using. The “A to Z with Janome” series takes you through the Janome alphabet; B for the B Buttonhole Foot, D for the Rolled Hem Foot, N for the Pintuck foot, P for the PDH Darning Foot, T for the TG Tape Guide foot, for example, and of course, Z for the very handy Concealed Zipper Foot.

Happy Sewing!

About janomeman

As Janome Canada's National Consumer Education Manager, I'm SEW excited to share my love of sewing, quilting and all things creative with everyone at our fabulous new Janome Sewing and Learning Centre in Oakville, ON. Have an idea for a class, or to be put onto our mailing list, E-mail me at classes@janome-canada.com
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2 Responses to Janome Concealed Zipper Foot

  1. Helen Harrold says:

    Is this foot available for a Janome HD9 please


    • janomeman says:

      Hi Helen, YES! The Concealed Zipper Foot is available for most machines in the Janome line, including the HD-9! Happy Sewing!


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