12 Days of Christmas | Day 5 Overlockers Seaming

Janome makes a full line of overlockers for any budget or ability. From our basic MyLock models, to our Air Thread 2000D, our Premium 1200D overlocker with 5 threads including cover hem, to the Coverstitch machine; our overlockers will bring a professional finish to all your projects. Janome innovation has developed easy thread guides, an advanced feed system, and more sewing space to aid you in making every project a success. Janome overlockers are known for their ease of use and beautiful overlocking results. Specialized overlocker feet and accessories are designed to give you the effect you want even on stretchy and thin fabrics.

ML-330555 Elastic Foot 1/4″ – MyLock, EzyLock models
200 201 102 Piping Foot – 2 Needles or Left Needle – MyLock, EzyLock models
200 202 103 Blind Hem Foot – MyLock – 5mm
200 203 104 Blind Stitch Foot – MyLock, EzyLock models
200 204 105 Taping Foot with Tape Reel – MyLock, EzyLock models
200 204 208 Taping Foot with Tape Reel – MyLock, EzyLock models
200 207 108 Cording Foot (A) – Fishing Line – Thin cord – MyLock, EzyLock models
200 208 109 Cording Foot (B) – Decorative – Thick cord – MyLock, EzyLock models
200 214 108 Beading Attachment – MyLock, EzyLock models
200 216 100 Cloth Guide – MyLock, EzyLock models
200 217 101 Gathering Attachment – MyLock models
200 218 102 Elastic Gathering Attachment – MyLock models
200 219 103 Piping Foot – 1/8″ (3mm) – MyLock, EzyLock models
200 220 107 Piping Foot – 3/16″ (5mm) – MyLock, EzyLock models
200 248 101 Gathering Foot – MyLock, EzyLock models

12 Days of Christmas | Day 6 Attachments Quilting

Starting from top, left to right: Quilt Binder Attachment
AcuFeed Flex™ Foot, Darning Foot, Free Motion Quilting ZigZag Foot QV 9mm – Pivot Models, AcuFeed Flex™ ¼’’ Foot, Single Acufeed Flex™ Foot

  1. Quilt Binder Attachment: The Quilt Binder Set is the perfect accessory for quick and trouble-free binding, with a superior design based on industrial binding attachments. The cone on the front of the fabric holder feeds and folds fabric for a ½” finished binding. Two upper screws on the binder allows you to adjust the fold of the fabric – set them at the same length for a straight stitch, or set the bottom a bit further than the top for a blanket stitch. Use the quilt binder set to produce ½’’ binding which can handle quilt fabric and other thick fabrics. A The set creates straight line binding for large quilts and also adds an eye-catching accent to any small items such as placemats and hot pads.
  2. AcuFeed Flex™ Foot: The twin type dual feed attachments give you superior stability by taking full advantage of a wider stance. Engage the exclusive AcuFeed™ /AcuFeed Flex™ fabric feeding system and feel your project moving together under the needle with perfect precision.
  3. Darning Foot: Sometimes referred to as the embroidery foot, the darning foot is used for ‘free hand’ embroidery and darning to ensure proper stitch formation, minimize skipped stitches and puckering and also protect your fingers while you move the fabric freely under the needle. Especially beneficial to those just learning how to do free hand embroidery. The open toe version greatly improves visibility of stitches and is especially popular with quilters.
  4. Free Motion Quilting ZigZag Foot QV 9mm – Pivot Models: The clear view foot moves smoothly over uneven layers such as fabric with cording or ribbon, and can also be used with zigzag stitches.
  5. AcuFeed Flex™ ¼’’ Foot: A popular foot with patchworkers for that essential 1/4-inch seam. The guide on the foot enables you to sew a perfect 1/4 inch seam every time. The guide can also be used wherever a 1/4-inch seam is called for but the markings on the needle plate cannot be used, such as when completing a flat-felled seam.
  6. Single Acufeed Flex™ Foot: In addition to the original twin type, single type feet can now be used, expanding sewing possibilities. AcuFeed Flex™ keeps your thickest, trickiest layers moving in perfect sync with the feed dogs. You’re going to love the new AcuFeed Flex™ feet for stitching your fluffiest quilts, installing zippers, or matching seams!

12 Days of Christmas | Day 7 Scissors Trimming

When doing projects with small pieces or fine threads a small pair of scissors are a must. Janome has excellent little scissors that allow you to get nice and close to your work. These small pink scissors are approximately 4’’ with a sharp point on the end. This style of scissor makes cutting out awkward areas very simple. Whether you are a machine embroider cutting away applique or cutwork or a dressmaker trimming threads and cutting curves this pair of scissors are an excellent investment. Head into your local Janome retailer to purchase your very own pair today.

Part number: 803 813 007 – Embroidery Scissors – Pink

12 Days of Christmas | Day 8 Needles Threading

No matter how advanced or sophisticated the sewing machine has become, the basic principle of selecting the correct needle to be used must still apply. Quite simply, the finer the fabric the finer the needle, the heavier the fabric the heavier the needle, but whether fine or heavy it is important to replace your needles regularly. In order to achieve the very best results from a Janome Machine, we recommend that you use the correct Janome needle for the fabric you are using and that they are changed approximately every 8 – 10 hours. Using other brands of needle may cause stitching issues as they differ in length to Janome needles and are structurally different.

Regular Sharp
Very Light Weight:
Chiffon, Georgette, Fine Lace, Organdie, Net, Tulle etc.
Light Weight:
Batiste, Lawn, Voile, Gingham.
Medium Weight:
12 or 14
Muslin, Poplin, Gabardine, Broadcloth, Linen, Velvet.
Heavy Weight:
Fake Fur, Wool, Curtain Fabrics.

Light Weight:
Tricot, Lingerie Fabrics
Medium Weight:
Jersey, Interlock (T Shirting)
Heavy Weight:
Double Knit, Fleecy

Blue Tip
Taffeta, Satin, Crepe De Chine, Polyester, Silk, Peachskin, Microfiber, Machine Embroidery

Purple Tip
Taffeta, Satin, Crepe De Chine, Polyester, Silk, Peachskin, Microfiber, Machine Embroidery

Red Tip
Machine Embroidery for Sewing Dense Designs & Metallic Threads.

Denim, Canvas, Sailcloth, Shade cloth

Leather, Vinyl, Suede, Rubber Backed Curtains
11, 14, 16

Top Stitch
Use with Topstitch Thread or Metallic Threads When Stitching Decorative Patterns.
11, 14



12 Days of Christmas | Day 9 Thread Stitching

From years past when it was an exclusively hand-sewn affair, embroidery was not only a practical part of everyday life but was also used to add a touch of elegance. Over time embroidery has evolved to include beautiful multi-hued patterns and various combinations of threads and fabrics.

Enjoy the wonderful world of embroidery with high quality Janome embroidery thread collections. Start with the highest quality fabrics and threads to ensure your creations maintain their beauty for years to come. Carefully plan your embellishments and test before sewing your actual project. Then let the precision of your Janome sewing machine and accessories do the work.

Each box contains 27 assorted coloured threads and a bobbinfil reel.

Box 1
Box 2
Box 3

12 Days of Christmas | Day 11 Hoops Embroidering

Janome has a variety of hoops to meet your embroidery needs. From the small free arm hoop for adding just a bit of embroidery, to the Macro / Giga / Grande hoops for extra-large designs, we have the hoops to meet your layout needs depending on the machine.

Please quote your machine model when ordering. We have listed all the hoops available for Janome machines both standard and optional with their size for your reference. The hoops are listed in the machine model grouping.

MC15000, MC14000 & MC12000
859 436 005        Hat Hoop Insert – Optional
ASQ22 Hoop       ACUFIL Quilting Kit MC14000 & MC12000 (220 x 220) – Optional
859 820 000        GR Hoop (230 x 300) – Standard
859 821 001        Magnetic Clamps for GR Hoop (Pack of 4) – Standard
859 822 002        SQ23 Hoop (230 x 230) – Standard
859 823 003        SQ14 Hoop (140 x 140) – Standard
859 824 004        FA10 Hoop (100 x 40) – Standard
Skyline S9 & MC9900
861 402 205        FA10a (100 x 40) – Standard for S9 and Optional for MC9900
861 803 509        RE20a (170 x 200) – Standard
861 804 407        SQ14a (140 x 140) – Standard
MC11000 & MC11000SE
200 335 003        Hat Hoop (Fits in RE Hoop. Sews ST Hoop Area) – Optional
860 402 006        FA Hoop (Free arm) (50 x 50) – Optional
860 403 007        MA Hoop (Macro) (200 x 280) – Optional
860 421 001        RE Hoop (140 x 200) – Optional
860 433 006        AQ Hoop (140 X 200) – Standard for MC11000SE only
860 801 009        SQ Hoop (200 x 200) – Standard
860 802 000        ST Hoop (126 x 110) – Standard
MC500E & MC400E (Model Specific)
864 403 009        RE28B Hoop (200mm x 280mm) – Standard for MC500E only
864 404 000        SQ20B Hoop (200mm X 200mm) – Standard
864 405 001        RE20B Hoop (140mm X200mm) – Optional
864 406 002        SQ14B Hoop (140mm X 140mm) – Optional
864 407 003        RE10B Hoop (100mm X 40mm) – Optional
864 402 008        Acufil Quilting Kit ASQ18B (180mm X180mm) – Optional for MC500E and MC400E
MC300E, MC350E, MC370E, MC9500, MC9700, MC10000, MC10001
200 335 003        Hat Hoop (Fits in B Hoop. Sews A Hoop Area) – Optional
850 406 009        D Hoop (Giga) (size of two B Hoops) – Optional
850 411 007        F Hoop (Round Spring Loaded) (126 x 110) – Optional
850 801 008        A Hoop (126 x 110) – Standard
850 802 009        B Hoop (140 x 200) – Standard
850 803 000        C Hoop (Free Arm) (50 x 50) – Optional
856 401 002        J Hoop (50 x 50) – Optional
856 801 006        J Hoop (Standard) (140 x 140) – Standard
MB-4, MB-4S, MB-7
770 480 006        Sock Hoop – Optional
770 489 005        Flat Hat Hoop (Sews M2 Designs and lower) – Optional
770 487 106        J6 Monogram Hoop (66 x 66) – Optional
770 487 405        J8 Monogram Hoop (120 x 121) – Optional
770 487 508        J4 Monogram Hoop (42 x 67) – Optional
770 807 003        M1 Hoop (Standard) (240 x 200) – Standard
770 808 004        M2 Hoop (Standard) (126 x 110) – Standard
770 809 005        M3 Hoop (Standard) (50 x 50) – Standard
770 482 008       Hoop Holder for Monogram Hoops (Must have this in order to use J4, J6, J8 hoops)

12 Days of Christmas 2019 | Day 12 Feet Sewing


Starting from left column, top to bottom: Buttonhole Foot
Single Sided Zipper Foot, Pintucking Foot, Standard Zipper Foot, Cording Foot
Blind Hem Foot, Zigzag Foot, Overcasting Foot
Overedge Foot, Piping Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Hemmer Foot

Every day for the next 12 days, a Janome product will be featured on our Facebook page and on our blog. Counting down from day 12, today’s featured product is sewing feet – and there are twelve of them!

  1. Buttonhole Foot: This foot creates a buttonhole to the size of your button automatically by placing a button in the back of the foot. Simply then attach the foot to the machine and select a buttonhole stitch. The machine then measures the size and will create the hole to suit.
  1. Single Sided Zipper Foot: This foot is used for entry level 5mm models and aids with inserting zippers into garments. Pin or baste zipper tape to fabric and place it under the foot. Smooth the threads toward the back and lower the foot. To sew the left side of the zipper, guide the zipper teeth along the edge of the foot and stitch through the garment and zipper tape. Turn the fabric and sew the other side of the zipper in the same way as you did the left side.
  1. Pintucking Foot: Delicate twin-needle pintucks are a breeze with the grooves on the underside of the foot. Pintucks are not only decorative, strategically placed they can also be used to add a touch of modesty to light weight fabrics.
  1. Standard Zipper Foot: This foot can be set to sew on each side of the zipper. The edge of the foot guides the zipper to ensure straight placement. Once one side of the zipper is complete clip the second side of the foot into position and sew the second side. The foot can also be used as piping foot for thicker piping including the heavy jumbo cord or trims that are bulky and create an uneven surface to sew on.
  1. Cording Foot: The 3-way cording foot will hold one, two or three fine cords or threads. Because they are attached to the foot, the required design can be easily followed and the cords are perfectly placed. A variety of utility or decorative stitches can be sewn over the cords to couch them onto base fabrics. The choice of cord, thread and stitch are all contributory factors to the final effect.
  1. Blind Hem Foot: Blind hemming can sometimes be a little bit tricky so the blind hem foot goes some way to helping improve this technique. The foot has a metal guide in the centre and three grooves on the underside. During blind hemming, the fold of the fabric fits snugly against the guide in the foot for accuracy while the grooves underneath help to prevent unnecessary slipping. The needle swings over the metal guide creating slack in the upper tension so that the pick of the stitch is almost invisible. The diagonal grooves on the underside of the blind hem foot improve contact of the fabric with the centre guide plate for more accurate blind hems.
  1. Zigzag Foot: Special grooves on the underside of feet promote optimal fabric feed for best results. Outlets are provided on the underside of the zigzag foot to help grab the thread as it exits and improve stitch quality. Who hasn’t been frustrated by stitching bunching up before a thick seam? Although sewists normally appreciate the free tilt of a sewing foot, sometimes this feature can work against you when the foot comes up against a thick seam. To help you have perfect stitching over even the thickest seams, Janome provides a button on the zigzag foot that locks it horizontally parallel to the thread plate for smooth sewing over seams or other areas of significantly varying thicknesses. This feature can also be used at the beginning of sewing thick fabrics for a perfect start.
  1. Overcasting Foot: Use with the overlock stitch to give a professional finish to the edges of your seams. Particularly good for finishing off medium to heavyweight, easily frayed woven fabrics such as tweed, gabardine, and linen.
  1. Overedge Foot: Use with an overcasting stitch to allow thread to wrap around the edge of the fabric to prevent unravelling. The foot guides the fabric and keeps your edges flat by compensating for the lack of friction when the needle makes the right-most stitch.
  1. Piping Foot: If ready-made piping cord is not available or if you just want to make your own, the piping foot is ideal for the job. The piping foot (sometimes mistakenly referred to as the cording foot) is designed with two grooves on the underside and will hold and cover the cord when making piping tape. It can also be used for attaching piping. Maximum cord size is 5 mm.
  1. Satin Stitch Foot: For sewing dense zigzag stitching. The bottom of the foot is bevelled for smooth delivery of thread when sewing decorative or satin stitches. Foot is made of clear plastic making it easier to view stitching.
  1. Hemmer Foot: The hemmer foot, sometimes referred to as the rolled hemmer, is used to stitch the narrow rolled hems usually found on shirt tails, table linens and along the edge of frills. The hemmer is designed with a scroll shaped feeder on top and a straight groove on the underside which determines the width of the finished hem.
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