Applique Foot – Accessory Of The Month April 2019


This presser foot is shorter than most for easier maneuvering around curves and corners when sewing applique pieces. It’s made of clear plastic for easier viewing as you sew. The foot also has markings for you to line up the exact position that you needle will start in depending on the stitch selected. As the foot hook onto the back of the shank then clips down it means that the foot wont move on you while you are working your way around applique pieces.

This Accessory of the Month has a bonus project for you to make.

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Ruler Work Foot – Accessory Of The Month March 2019


This foot was developed for doing ruler work. Guide quilting templates along the edge of the foot to create straight,curved, or repetitious patterns depending on your ruler or quilting template. Rulerwork quilting can create unique finishes to your quilting projects.

Using rulerwork rulers and shapes in conjunction with a rulerwork foot, you can achieve the perfect professional looking finish to your quilted projects.

This Accessory of the Month has a bonus project for you to make.

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AcuFeed Flex Single VD Foot – Accessory Of The Month February 2019


In addition to the original twin type, single type feet can now be used, expanding sewing possibilities. The single AcuFeed foot is great for those crafty projects which have some bulk but lets you get in close to sew a narrower area as well as the edge of cloth.

This Accessory of the Month has a bonus project for you to make.

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Overcast Foot (M) – Accessory Of The Month January 2019


Use with an overcasting stitch to allow thread to wrap around the edge of the fabric to prevent unrav-elling. 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. Particularly good for finishing off medium to heavy-weight, easily frayed woven fabrics such as tweed, gabardine, and linen.

This Accessory of the Month has a bonus project for you to make.

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Sliding Guide Foot – Accessory Of The Month December 2018


Edge stitching could not get any easier with the Sliding Guide Foot! You can adjust the flange to sit from 3/8’’ up to 1 ¼’’ away from the edge of the foot in seconds and create perfectly straight hems every time. The Janome Sliding Guide Foot manually adjusts to perfectly align with the exact distance you want. The guide can be moved freely and easily by just lifting the lever in the back of the foot. The clear markings make certain you know exactly where you want your foot to go while lining the guide up on a edge or seam.

This Accessory of the Month has a bonus project for you to make.

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Large Button Hole Foot – Accessory Of The Month November 2018


This foot works just like the standard 1-step buttonhole foot but larger. The button holder on the back of the foot takes a button from 2.5cm (1”) to 5cm (2”). The stabilizer plate holds and supports the fabric so it is very helpful in sewing buttonholes over the hem of thick fabrics. The buttonhole foot doesn’t just have to create holes for buttons, you can use this foot for other useful techniques to aid with your sewing projects.

This Accessory of the Month has a bonus project for you to make.

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Edge Guide Foot – Accessory Of The Month October 2018


The guide on this foot aligns edges/seams of fabric so that neatly parallel edge stitching and top-stitching can be achieved with ease.

Using the red markings that are at 1mm increments on this foot will allow you to fine-tune the guide to the perfect position while staying effortlessly straight as you sew. The foot can be used in many different ways some of which include: measured seams, top-stitching, hems or even adding decorative trims to projects.

This Accessory of the Month has a bonus project for you to make.

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Types of Needle Plates


Did you know that there are different needle plates for different sewing uses? Today we’ll cover the differences between each one.


The Standard Needle Plate

Janome includes at least one needle plate with every sewing machine. The standard needle plate with all sewing machines which have buttonholes or zig-zag and other decorative stitches.

The needle opening in the standard needle plate is an elongated oval hole which accommodates the side to side swing of the needle when stitching your machine’s widest stitch, which may be 5mm, 7mm or 9mm depending on your model machine.

In addition to the standard needle plate, Janome also has specialty needle plates, namely the Straight Stitch Needle Plate and the HP Needle Plate.


The Straight Stitch Needle Plate

The straight stitch plate as the name suggests, is used for straight stitching.

It comes with small round needles holes in the plate to prevent fabric from being pulled into the needle plate when sewing, particularly with light weight or fine fabric like chiffon and voile that are prone to getting pulled down the needle plate opening when using a standard needle plate.

The straight stitch needle plate also offers the benefit of a more stable base and support around the needle. When used in conjunction with the straight stitch foot, it results in perfect straight stitch formation.

Janome recommends using the straight stich plate when you’re doing patchwork piecing; free motion quilting; and machine embroidery plus drapes and bed linen where you have long straight seams.

An assortment of Janome’s computerized sewing machines have smart sensors to pick up on when a straight stitch needle plate is attached to the machine and will automatically gray out all stitches which are not compatible for the straight stitch needle plate.

Some of our machines come standard with this straight stitch plate. If not, there may be an optional accessory straight stitch needle plate you may purchase from an authorised Janome stockist.

The Janome 1600P-QC machine obviously comes with only this plate as it is a straight stitch only model.


The HP Needle Plate

While most sewing machines come with one or two needle plates – a standard (zig-zag) and a straight stitch needle plate –  some of our higher end machines comes with an additional needle plate and a special foot that goes with it.

The HP needle plate, along with the HP foot, is a professional grade system designed for accurate, high speed straight stitching.


Essentially it is a straight stitch plate with left position stitching. The left needle position and narrow configuration of the HP foot make for wonderfully smooth and exceptionally accurate stitching in lines or curves.  This is extremely useful for patchwork piecing when you want perfect, scant quarter inch seams; top stitching; and high speed straight stitching.

When the HP needle plate is inserted, the machine senses it automatically and will move the needle right where it needs to be – the left position that is!

You won’t be able to do any zig-zag with this needle plate on the machine as non-compatible stitches will be grayed out. This avoids having to worry about selecting a stitch type that might cause the needle to hit the foot and break the needle and damage the machine.

The HP plate and foot is compatible with only selected models including HMC15000 Quilt Maker, MC6700P, MC9400QCP and MC9450QCP.

Have you tried the Straight Stitch or HP needle plate? Visit an authorized Janome stockist to see the difference they make to your stitching!




Cording Foot (A) for the Overlocker – Accessory Of The Month September 2018


Your overlocker can be used for more than just the basics. With the Cording Foot (A) you can utilize the rolled hem facility on your machine to finish beautiful garments and accessories.

This foot is ideal for bridal and evening wear and allows you to insert fine fishing line while rolling the edge of your material giving you a beautiful firm but flexible finish. The foot aids the process for you to be sure that you can flute the edges of the hem without cutting the fishing line.

This Accessory of the Month has a bonus project for you to make using the Cording foot (A) for the overlocker.

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