Janome Australia Launches One-Push Air Threading System



JANOME AUSTRALIA WEDNESDAY JUNE 20, 2018: Janome, a leading innovator and global leader in sewing machines have launched the highly anticipated AirThread 2000D Professional overlocker.

Janome AirThread 2000D Professional unites ease-of-use with the specialised function of an advanced overlocker. The machine features a new threading system with a lever ratchet mechanism that uses a blast of air to blow the threads through the loopers. Combined with a built-in needle threader, AirThread 2000D Professional is our easiest overlocker to thread.

The user-friendly design also extends to the dials, easily accessed without a side cover. Users can easily adjust the cutting width to ensure stitches sit correctly on the edge of the fabric, even on curves whether the fabric is bulky or fine. The cleverly integrated stitch length and differential feed dials can be adjusted to the perfect setting for your fabric whether sewing stretch or lightweight fabrics.

Jojo Yamada, Managing Director, Janome Australia said, “We are confident that this new, top of the line, heavy duty overlocker will win the hearts of professional tailors and dedicated home sewists alike. The technology we use is robust and reliable; it will redefine the sewing experience for users, allowing them to be more creative, productive and precise.”

The AirThread 2000D Professional will be released on June 20, 2018 in Australia. Contact your local Janome retailer to learn more about the new product or to book a time to preview the machine in person. Visit www.janome.com.au for further information and to locate your local retailer.

Click here to download the Janome AirThread 2000D Professional Press Release in pdf.

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.

12 Days of Christmas | Day 1 Quilt Maker Memory Craft 15000

When you create with fabric and thread, every project is a journey.  Where you end up and how you get there is all up to you… and your machine. With wireless connectivity via your iPad or PC to the Horizon Quilt Maker MC15000 you’ll be there in no time…
With 6 Janome APP’s, Horizon Link Suite software and a large quantity of standard feet and accessories, plus many other wonderful features on the machine including the fantastic work-area size with plenty of bed space for projects of all sizes. Plus, the Quilt Maker version has a ruler foot for Quilt Ruler work. This makes the machine more versatile in its features and capabilities, you are able to create so much more!
The Horizon MC15000 comes standard with our largest hoop and has the largest colour touch screen we’ve ever made!  No matter which direction you head, the new Horizon MC15000 can take you there.
Some features that we absolutely love include:
  • 510 Built-in stitches
  • 480 Built-in embroidery designs
  • 13 One-step buttonholes
  • Automatic thread tension
  • Automatic built-in needle threader
  • AcuGuide automatic cloth guide
  • WiFi™ Certified to work with our 4 iPad Apps: AcuDesign, AcuEdit, AcuMonitor, AcuSetter
  • Memorized needle up/down
  • Automatic presser foot lift
  • One-step needle plate conversion
  • AcuFeed Flex Layered Fabric Feeding System
  • 7-piece feed dog
  • Stitch Composer stitch creation program
  • Free arm
  • Drop feed
  • Variable Zig Zag for Free Motion Quilting with width adjustment for satin stitch
  • Start/stop button
  • Speed control slider
  • Locking stitch button
  • Automatic thread cutter with memory function
  • Twin needle guard
  • Easy reverse button
  • Memory capability: up to 4MB of storage
  • Adjustable knee lift
  • Independent bobbin winding motor
  • Extra high presser foot lift
  • LCD Full colour touchscreen 7.7” x 4.7”
  • Foot pressure adjustment
  • Foot height adjustment
  • Maximum stitch width: 9mm
  • Maximum stitch length: 5mm
  • Sewing application support with on-screen help
  • Full intensity lighting system with 10 white LED lamps in 5 locations
  • 15” Embossed stainless steel bed
  • Retractable High Light and AcuView Magnifier in three different magnifications
  • Available iPad apps including AcuDesign, AcuMonitor and AcuEdit
  • Real time PC connection with Horizon Link Suite for combining and editing embroidery designs.
  • Top loading full rotary hook bobbin
  • 11 Fonts with European characters
  • 2&3 Letter monogramming function
  • Maximum embroidery size: 9.1” x 11.8” (230mm x 300mm)
  • Design transfer options: Wireless, USB, Direct PC connection via Horizon Link Suite
  • Linear Motion Embroidery System / Embroidery sewing speed: 400 – 1,000 spm
  • Embroidery format: JEF,. JEF+, .JPX / Editing functions: Resize, Combine, Duplicate, Rotate, Flip, Arc, Group, Drag & Drop, Zoom, Trace, User Colour Choice
  • Programmable jump thread trimming
  • Adjustable speed while embroidering / Flexible stitch travelling by units of 1, 10, and 100
  • Automatic enabling cutwork
  • AcuFil quilting system in Horizon Link Suite
  • Auto return post thread break
  • Adjustable hoop positioning
  • Thread brand selection: Janome (Polyester and Acrylic), Gutermamn Sulky (Rayon 40), Madeira (Polyneon 40), Robison-Anton (Polyester 40 and Rayon 40), Mettler (Poly sheen), Jenny Haskins (Rayon)
  • Semi Hard Cover included
  • DVD included
  • Available Hoops: GR: 9.1” x 11.8” , SQ23: 9.1” x 9.1” , SQ14: 5.5” x 5.5”
  • Free Arm FA10: 3.9” x 1.6”
Contact your local Janome retailer to see this beautiful machine in action.

12 Days of Christmas | Day 2 Artistic Cutters Cutting

The Artistic Edge offers you an endless amount of options for every kind of crafter!

The included Artistic Simple Cut software can do much more than just basic editing. Use one of 3,500 included designs, import artwork that you have already made, or create your own! Scrapbookers will love the ability to create custom shapes; quilters will love creating one-step appliqué and decorators will love the projects that they can create for the home.

Select from 2 sizes the 15’’ or the 12’’ wide.

Artistic Simple Cut Software
• Includes 3,500 embroidery and appliqué designs.
• Create One-Step Appliqué
• Includes all of the tools you need to design your own custom artwork.
• Use the Print-and-Cut feature to cut out precise shapes from printed fabric and paper.
Heavy Duty Industrial Design
• 3 industrial strength cutting blades (Fabric, Paper, Template)
• High Quality Aluminium body
• Long lasting LED lights
• Commercial grade steel components
Serious Power
• Maximum Cutting speed – 600 mm/sec
• Maximum Cutting Pressure – 750g
• Laser alignment
• Fine tuning blade holder for precise adjustments
What you get:
• 15” or 12” cutting width
• Wireless connection to your PC (Edge 15 only)
• Includes free Artistic Simple Cut software
• Commercial grade metal housing
• LED Light on inside for better visibility when setting up detailed cuts
• Maximum Cutting speed of 600mm/second – double that of the Cameo and 10% faster than Zing
• Print and cut with Artistic Simple Cut software

12 Days of Christmas | Day 3 Embroidery Machines Creating

A little bit of embroidery goes a long way to spice up the plainest clothing, bags and household interior. Use embroidery to personalize items and bring an extra touch of class to gifts.

You can even embroider on a pair of socks or wrist bands using the special hoops that are compatible with your Janome Embroidery machine. Use embroidery to turn a room and wardrobe from simple to simply gorgeous. Let your cushions, bed linens, clothes and hats be the canvas for you to bring it all to life.

Free-standing embroidery expands your embroidery possibilities. Stitched on water-soluble stabilizer which is rinsed away, leaving you with only the embroidered thread. Perfect for making lace, jewellery and even accents to use in scrapbooking.

Check out our range of embroidery only machines that could be added to your current collection of sewing machines.

You might also be interested to create a Janome Embroidery Bauble Decoration project or find out more about Digitizing Embroidery.

12 Days of Christmas | Day 4 Skyline Series

Skyline Premium Sewing Range

This range of machines have been designed for every type of sewing – everyday projects, home décor, high fashion, patchwork and quilting. With 4 machine in the range there is sure to be one that will suit all your sewing needs. We have put together a quick reference comparison chart for you to see the differences. To see any of the machines up close and personal contact your local Janome retailer to book a demonstration.

Sewing Features Skyline S9 Skyline S7 Skyline S5 Skyline S3
Number of Stitches 300 240 170 120
Number of Buttonholes 16 11 10 7
Work Space 8.25” 8.25” 8.25” 8.25”
Thread Tension Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Needle Threader Built-in advanced Built-in advanced One-hand One-hand
Easy Set Bobbin
Bobbin Winding Plate with Cutter
Memorized Needle Up/Down
Automatic Presser Foot Lift  –  –
One Step Needle Plate Conversion
AcuFeed Flex  –  –
Variable Zig Zag for Free Motion Quilting  –  –
Stitch Tapering Function  –  –  –
Free Arm
Drop Feed
Start/Stop Button
Speed Control Slider
Automatic Thread Cutter
Adjustable Knee Lift
Foot Pressure Adjustment  –  –
Color Touchscreen LCD LCD  –  –
Maximum Stitch Width 9mm 9mm 9mm 7mm
Maximum Stitch Length 5mm 5mm 5mm 5mm
Built-in WiFi  –  –  –


Embroidery Features Skyline S9
Number of Included Apps 3
Built-in Embroidery Designs 250
Monogramming 10
AcuGuide Automatic Cloth Guide
Maximum Embroidery Area 6.7” x 7.9”
Media Type USB and Direct PC Connection
Cutwork Enabled
Embroidery Couching
Jump Thread Trimming
Auto Return Post Thread Breakage
Flexible Stitch Traveling 1, 10, 100 or 500
Resize (Enlarge/Reduce) 80 – 120%
Rotate 1 or 45 degrees
Re-editing Function, Zoom, Copy and Paste, Arc, Combine, Sewing Order
Relocating Patterns while Embroidery
Adjustable Hoop Positioning
Cornerning and Single Color
Built-in Memory Banks Up to 4MB
Number of Accessories Included 22
Semi-Hard Cover Included
Included Hoops RE20a: 6.7” x 7.9”

SQ14a: 5.5” x 5.5”

FA10a: 3.9” x 1.6”

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 1200D overlocker and coverstitch machine, our overlockers will bring a professional finish to all of 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″ – JL, 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
200 234 104 Overlock Attachment Set A – MyLock, EzyLock models
200 248 101 Gathering Foot – MyLock, EzyLock models

12 Days of Christmas | 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.

Step up to long arm quilting and into a new world of possibilities

Quilting as a hobby is thriving. Whether it’s the joy of creating, celebrating tradition, for the love of fabric, or simply bestowing our projects onto others, once you get started it’s hard to look back. As we continue to churn out quilt tops, one fact becomes clear—we need to get them quilted!

Using a sewing machine to quilt small projects is easy and relaxing for the most part, but it can be a lengthy process moving a queen-size quilt through the machine. If you’re looking to step up your craft, it may be time to consider adding a long arm quilting machine to your studio or sewing space.

The Quilt Maker Pro 18″ Long Arm Quilter is the first-ever 18’’ long arm quilting machine to bear the distinctive Janome mark in Australia. With key features such as sturdy steel frame, 18” machine arm, speeds of up to 2,200 stitches per minute and numerous exclusive features, the Quilt Maker Pro 18 is the newest long arm quilting machine to tackle any project with speed and precision. You’ll comfortably be able to quilt heirlooms and gifts for family, friends, and charity for hours at a time.

• 18-inch arm – With this much room in the throat of the machine, plus 8.5 inches of distance between top and bottom, the Quilt Maker Pro 18 allows you to quilt large and bulky projects with plenty of room to spare. This also means for less movement of your quilt while you work your way through.

• Janome thread stand in a very convenient location at the front of your machine for the easiest threading possible. The machine can cater for two large vertical spools located at the front of the machine.

• Magnets on each side of front screen display for easy access to your most used tools. Store your scissors, pins, screwdriver or any metal tools on the magnets. The added bonus of the magnets is that they also have additional LED lighting strips underneath so you have plenty of lighting available to quilt until for hours.

• Digital tension control with numbers – Whether you’re quilting using a 40 weight thread or a 100 weight thread, you can easily alter your tension to suite the thread you are using. Simply adjust your tension dial (tighter or looser) and the colour touch screen displays a tension reference number.

Visit your local Quilt Maker Pro 18 dealer for an in-store demonstration today.

Click here to check out the full specs and features of Janome Quilt Maker Pro 18″ Long Arm Quilter.

Memory Craft 6700P Professional Janome’s fastest domestic sewing machine ever

Memory Craft 6700P Professional Press Release



Janome Australia Tuesday August 8, 2017: Janome unveiled the all-new Memory Craft 6700P Professional, a domestic sewing machine infused with industrial precision and quality.

At the heart of MC6700P is its heavy duty professional design with flat bed and powder coated aluminium body, typically seen in industrial sewing machines. With a powerful motor delivering a maximum sewing speed of 1200SPM, not only is MC6700P the fastest zig zag machine in the Janome range, it offers maximum penetrating power, ideal for those tougher sewing projects!

MC6700P is also the first flatbed sewing machine in the Janome range that is equipped with a one-step needle plate conversion, allowing users to easily access the bobbin area for cleaning, and more importantly, allowing sewists to effortlessly change between one of three needle plates that come standard with the machine. The three needle plates allow users to customise their machine to ensure that they are always getting optimal stitch results and quality, no matter what the sewing project is.

MC6700P extends its user-centric design focus to include a more streamlined shape, spacious work area and shadowless LED lights to provide users an optimal working environment. The machine boasts a flat working surface of 255mm (10’’) from centre needle position to the inner bed of the machine.

Jojo Yamada, Managing Director, Janome Australia said, “The Memory Craft 6700P Professional is the product of years of extensive research and development, and we are confident we have created our best professional machine with industrial precision, durability and quality, whilst incorporating all of the great features which Janome customers have come to love.”

The Memory Craft 6700P Professional will be available from Aug 8, 2017 in Australia. Contact your local Janome retailer to learn more about the new product or to book a time to preview the machine in person. Visit www.janome.com.au for further information and to locate your local retailer.

Click here to download the Memory Craft 6700P Professional Press Release in pdf.