NEW Janome Canada Seminars

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering seminars to Janome machine owners at our brand new Janome Learning and Education Centre in Oakville, Ontario. The first one will be an intensive 2 day hands-on seminar on the Janome Horizon MC15000.

Please see all the details below and use the provided email to request a registration form if you wish to attend. But hurry as we already have people signing up!

You are most welcome to send us feedback (in comment box below or using the email highlighted yellow in the info above) on other seminars you wish to attend at our Learning Centre. We do already have quite bit of good feedback you sent in after our post a while back when we asked: How can we help you? Thank you for those comments as they help us with our planning……….hence this  first seminar: Hidden Secrets of the Janome MC15000. More to come so watch this space as well as our Janome Canada Instagram and Facebook pages for announcements of more seminars.

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Foot/Accessory of the month: JANOME FLOWER STITCH ATTACHMENT

We want to draw your attention to the Janome Flower Stitcher. This has been around for a long time and you may well have purchased one years ago? Is it now sitting at the back of one of your sewing drawers – forgotten and unused? Or maybe you have never heard of this neat attachment?

Now right at the start I need to tell you that this will NOT  fit on any of our high shank machines  – both 7mm or 9mm wide models. This attachment ONLY works on LOW shank Janome and Elna machine models. Part # 202-261-003  or AD- Flowerpack which includes a useful colour booklet with instructions and creative ideas. Yes, we have something for low shank machines that the bigger high shank machines don’t have!  Please don’t ask for a flower stitcher for high shank models as it is not available. I’m not a 100% sure why but I believe this is due to a technical/design reason.

Sew4home have a great article on this attachment which we highly recommend:  Check it out here. 

Are you going to go dig out that clever little piece of equipment and get creating?

Are you going to call your local Janome dealer to see if they have one in stock?

If you don’t have a LOW shank Janome sewing machine, your Janome dealer will be happy to show you one…….just saying!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Favourite Features of the HD9

Today’s janomelife post comes from one of our Janome Canada Artisans, Meagan of “Made by Meag” who shares with us why she is loving sewing up a bag making storm on her Janome HD9 . Ed 

The world of bag making can be a little overwhelming when you are first getting started. While picking out your fabrics is still the best part about bag making, creating structured bags requires more materials, and the question of “Will my machine be powerful enough to sew through all these layers?!” is top of mind. 

Thankfully, Janome has a wide rage of heavy duty machines that can glide like butter through layers of cotton, interfacing, foam, vinyl, and peltex all layered together –  and they are built with a wide variety of features that make sewing bags, wallets, pouches, and more, so much more enjoyable!

Taking a look at the Janome HD 9, I’ve put together a Top 5 list of my favourite features that make bag making with this Janome machine a breeze.

Necessary Clutch Wallet – Pattern by Emmaline Bags
  1. Let’s start off first with the obvious – this is a straight stitch machine, and when it comes to bag making, a beautiful, straight stitch is your best friend. If you want a perfect straight stitch for seams, and especially top-stitching, your best bet is to go with a machine where that is the sole function. It may be tempting to look for one with more bells and whistles, but when it comes down to it, a heavy duty machine that can only go one direction is going to give you the best stitch.
  2. Next up, the bobbin – and this feature is like a 2-in-1! There is nothing worse than having to stop what you are sewing, breaking your groove, only because you have run out of bobbin thread and need to wind another. Not only does it break your concentration and your stride, but it takes up even more time when you need to unthread your machine to wide a new bobbin. Not anymore! The Janome HD 9 has two features that make this task (while not completely avoidable), a lot more enjoyable. First up, the bobbin itself is much larger than the standard Janome bobbin, giving you more time to sew along uninterrupted. Next, while you’re sewing along, enjoying the extra-large bobbin and not worrying about running out of thread, you can casually wide another bobbin (or 2) while sewing. The independent bobbin winding feature allows you to restock your bobbin supply without slowing down from sewing. And, when your bobbin does FINALLY run out, you have another one set and ready to go, cutting your time between stitches WAY down.

    Independent/ separate bobbin winder

  3. The Janome HD 9 also comes with two threading options – one for regular thread, and one for heavy thread. This is a fantastic feature that really sets this machine apart from others on the market. Being able to switch back and forth between the thread weights without too many adjustments is an excellent time-saver and a fantastic feature for bag making.

    Heavy and regular thread options

  4. So, my favourite feature on machines is one I never knew I needed and now I cannot live without – the knee lift! Most people I teach have machines with a knee lift but have never used it as they just didn’t see the function or point – well, after seeing mine in action they quickly have gone home, dug theirs out of the box and began using it immediately. The knee lift is a game changer for bag making as it saves you from having to lift your presser foot with your hand to adjust the position of your bag. Being able to make quick adjustments with the shift of your knee definitely makes it quicker to move through bags and wallets – this one feature is my new ‘go-to’ when it comes to all sewing machines!
  5. And lastly (or at least the last thing I’ll mention today, as there are a TON of other awesome features that you can discover when you use this machine) are the feet! It may seem like a simple thing, but the right foot for the right project makes all the difference. I have thoroughly enjoyed the zipper, standard, and teflon feet for all my bag making needs. I have always preferred a teflon foot for working with vinyl and the Ultra glide foot in the Leather Kit for the  Janome HD9  is definitely my go-to!

 

So there it is, a quick round up of my favourite features of the Janome HD9. I could spend some time talking about how great the thread cutter is, or the automatic needle up/down, or the large throat, or speed of the machine (1600 stitches per minute!), or most important, the portability of the machine, but that may have to wait until another day……. 


All-in-all, this is a fantastic semi-professional sewing machine to get you making beautiful bags, wallets, quilts, and so much more.

Our apologies for the repetition here at the end of the post. Seems it might be a Word Press glitch as it is not showing on our edit screen (only shows on the published post – most odd) so we are unable to delete the repetition. Ed. 

So there it is, a quick round up of my favourite features of the Janome HD9. I could spend some time talking about how great the thread cutter is, or the automatic needle up/down, or the large throat, or speed of the machine (1600 stitches per minute!), or most important, the portability of the machine, but that may have to wait until another day……. 


All-in-all, this is a fantastic semi-professional sewing machine to get you making beautiful bags, wallets, quilts, and so much more.

Our apologies for the repetition here at the end of the post. Seems it might be a Word Press glitch as it is not showing on our edit screen (only shows on the published post – most odd) so we are unable to delete the repetition. Ed. 

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