Overlocker Gathering Attachment – Accessory Of The Month May 2018

 

Specially designed to be use with your overlocker, this attachment creates wonderful even gathers. This specialty accessory is useful when sewing large amounts of fabric and you require a faster and even finish, i.e. bed linens and bridal gowns. With the help of this super attachment you can also gather and sew onto a flat piece of fabric in one easy operation as the attachment allows for two pieces to feed into the overlocker at the same time.

This Accessory of the Month has a bonus project for you to make using the Overlocker Gathering Attachment.

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Janome And The Snake Eye

 

In 1921, Yokaku Ose, a Japanese entrepreneur founded the PINE sewing machine factory in Takinogawa, Tokyo. He was a pioneer of Japan’s sewing manufacturer and sought to forge new standards in sewing machine technology. The company came up with the idea of replacing the conventional oblong ‘shuttle-type’ bobbin with an unprecedented round bobbin design. This innovation significantly improved the efficiency and speed of traditional sewing machines.

The round shape of the bobbin was thought to resemble the eye of a snake, hence as the new machine gained ground, it was affectionately referred to as Janome (pronounced: Ja-No-Mey), meaning ‘the snake’s eye’ in Japanese.

By eliminating the problems of thread tension and thread tightness, which were issues in the traditional long-shuttle type machines, Janome soon became synonymous with state-of-the-art, quality sewing machines. The name stuck, eventually becoming an official trademark in 1935, and formally adopted as the company name Janome Sewing Machine Co., Ltd., in 1954.

A rising star

Janome changed the world of sewing with the invention of the round bobbin; but they didn’t stop there.  For many decades, Janome continued to challenge old customs and establish new benchmark in sewing machine technology.

Janome took industrial products that were previously niche-oriented machines such as embroidery machines, and made them small, reliable and simple to use at home.

In 1979, Janome introduced the world’s first programmable, computer sewing machine – the Memory 7. Today, Memory Craft computer models continue to revolutionise the marketplace for their ease of use and precise stitch results. Take a look at the Horizon Quilt Maker Memory Craft 15000 and Skyline series.

International brand

As demand grew outside Japan, Janome developed a strong distribution network to make its sewing machines available globally.

Today, Janome has become an international brand that is successfully sold in over 100 countries, and is embraced by both professionals and the home sewists.

Janome celebrated the production of its 50 millionth sewing machine on July 22nd, 2008, a crowning achievement that represents a rich history and a world-renowned reputation for excellence.

Discover Janome 8002DX

 

The Janome 8002DX overlocker is a beautiful addition to your sewing room and will work side by side with your sewing machine.

For starters, 8002DX includes essential features for simple overlocking. The differential feed system of two feed dogs virtually eliminates puckered edges on woven fabrics and stretched edges on knits. Plus, its unique rolled hem conversion feature eliminates the need to change the needle plate, foot, or tension setting for rolled hemming.

We have also restructured the lower looper guides for easy access. Color-coded guides are easy to follow for 3 or 4 thread overlocking.

All of the features on this machine are specially designed to make this overlocker the easiest to use on the market today. Visit your local Janome sewing shop now and you will receive an additional 4 bonus feet consisting of Blind Stitch Foot, Gathering Attachment, Elastic Gathering Attachment and Cording Foot.

Click here to check out the full list of amazing features Janome 8002DX has to offer.

Janome Mother’s Day Store Display Contest

 

Reds, pinks and purples are turning up everywhere right now as Mums around Australia get spoiled by their families on Mother’s Day. At Janome, we are spreading the love in store with some bright and colourful displays!

Vote for your favourite Janome Mother’s Day store display and help us determine which store should get the Best Dressed Award.

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Clothsetter – Accessory Of The Month April 2018

 

The patented Clothsetter has taken the guesswork out of positioning your embroidery. It ensures perfect placement of single designs on your project and multiple designs within the same hoop or between multiple hoopings. It’s so easy, and only Janome has it. This dual function tool converts quickly into a large extension table providing extra support for all your large hooping projects.

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

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Coverstitch Machine: A Beginner’s Guide

 

See that two rows of stitches on your T-shirt hem? They are not just for looks — but they do look kind of cool! – they allow the garment to stretch without breaking stitches.

Fancy meeting the machine behind these stitches?Janome coverstitch machine 01

Coverstitch machines are primarily used to create professional-looking hems to garments. It has the dual function of covering raw edges of a fabric and also retaining fabric stretchability. This is especially handy for people who like to make clothes from knit fabrics or require seams that retain stretch – think active wear, bathers, children’s clothing, etc.

You will commonly find coverstitch on sleeves hem, pants hem and necklines.

I already own an Overlocker, why do I need a Coverstitch machine?

Well, the short answer is they are really two different machines and do two different things altogether.

Janome coverstitch machine

With overlockers, it’s main purpose is to tidy up seams and prevent fraying. Your overlocker will trim excess seam allowance and at the same time sew a run of neat stitches over the edge.

A coverstitch machine on the other hand, has a looper like an overlocker but doesn’t have a blade. Its job is simply to hem your finished garment edges or do decorative chainstitching.

Coverstitching works well on woven fabrics by keeping them from ravelling. They are especially useful for hemming knit fabrics. The stitch it makes maintains the stretch in the fabric and doesn’t pucker as is the case when you sew stretchy fabrics with a sewing machine.

How many needles do I need?

Janome coverstitch machines have the capability to sew with one, two or three needles, plus a looper underneath.

Used with just 1 needle, a coverstitch machine will knit a chainstitch, which is a beautiful stretchy seam.

Single needle coverstitch produces the straight line stitching seen on a garment’s outside and a braided chain stitch on the garment’s inside.

If three needles are used, then three lines of parallel stitching appears on the right side of the fabric.

A triple needle coverstitch offers both strength and stretch.

By far the most common arrangement is to use two needles to achieve a classic double needle coverstitch.

Typically, you’ll see two top threads on the right side of the fabric.

As there are three needle positions, you can either choose to remove the left or right needle for twin rows of stitches, which are fairly close together. The narrow coverstitch is ideal for lighter weight fabrics or when sewing smaller garments such as children’s clothing.

You can also choose to remove the central needle to create a wider set of stitches. This is the preferred setting for adult clothing and sturdier fabrics. But it really all depends on the final look you desire.

If you’re an avid dressmaker or already own an overlocker, a quality, stand-alone coverstitch machine such as the Janome CoverPro 2000CPX will be an ideal addition to your lineup. This way you can have dedicated machines all set up and ready to do their jobs.

If you’re short on space, the Janome 1200D Professional combo coverstitch / overlock machine is our favourite option. You get two utility stitching functions in one compact machine!

Got a sewing question? Get help here or speak to your local Janome dealer.

 

Reasons to Buy from an Authorised Janome Australia Dealer

 

It’s tempting to go online and look for the smallest price tag when shopping for a new sewing machine or accessory. However by doing this, you could be missing out on bigger wins – guaranteed quality and a far superior buying experience!

Here are 4 reasons why you’re better off visiting and buying from an authorised Janome Australia dealer:

1. Quality Control

When you buy a Janome product from an authorised dealer, you know you are buying a genuine product that has followed strict quality control measures before reaching your hands. The factory-sealed box or packaging you brought home came directly from our Janome factory.

Non-authorised dealers may offer products and accessories, or throw in bonus items which may not be genuine Janome products. Using low quality generic branded products may often cause issues with your machine.

Janome has invested in research, development and product testing to ensure you can get on and enjoy your sewing experience without you having to doubt “will this work?”, “I hope this doesn’t affect my machine” which generic accessories can often make you wonder.

2. Customer Service

Nothing beats the hands-on shopping experience. Buying from a local store means there is a range of support available, which you don’t get online. You can ask any questions beforehand, try out a demo model, and get advice on the right machines and accessories for you and your sewing projects.

That way, you have all the information you need to make a decision, so you won’t be disappointed with your purchase. It also makes the customer service process easier and quicker if you need the support.

3. Peace of mind with Janome Warranty*

When you buy from a Janome authorised dealer, you can be 100% certain that our products live up to Janome’s high standard and will be supported by the place of purchase. This means that in the unlikely event there is a warranty issue with your Janome product, it will be repaired by a fully qualified and experienced Janome Technician using only genuine, Janome parts.

*Subject to Janome Warranty T&Cs.

Click here to view a list of all Janome Australia dealers

4. Complying With Australian Standards

Buying from an authorised dealer means that your machine will be set up and ready to use – with a comprehensive English instruction book, Australian power cord and a machine that meets Australia’s strict electrical safety standards.

So save yourself any uncertainties by going to an authorised Janome dealer – you will certainly get a better deal in the long run.

 

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