As a sewist, one of the most important relationships you have is with your sewing machine. How well do you know your Janome machine? We are sharing some of our favourite Janome features with you today.
One of the most common comments we hear from people is about the tricky little foot pedal. You barely step on it and your machine zooms away at the speed of light?
No it doesn’t have to be so scary – there is an option on Janome machines called speed control. It’s usually a little sliding dial that can be adjusted manually from very very sloooooow to super sonic speed if you crank it up (well, maybe not that fast).
Speed control slider
Here’s something else – if your machine has a start-stop button, it has a very neat trick. When you first lower the presser foot and press and hold the start/stop button, your Janome machine will sew at the slowest speed so you can make sure your fabric is moving properly as desired, ultimately giving you full control. Once everything looks good, release the button and the machine will speed up to the desired speed you have set on the speed dial.
When you come close to the end of the stitching or are trying to sew around a tricky corner, press and hold the start/stop button once more. Again, the machine will sew at the lowest speed to give you better control. When the needle has reached the end, release the start/stop button and the machine will immediately stop.