I posted this pic in a post last year. And I added it as a last-minute addition to my home feature at It’s Overflowing. Jami from An Oregon Cottage read my Dreamy Dwellings feature at It’s Overflowing, and she noticed that my machine was a Janome. Her husband is on the janome.com web team, and she mentioned me and my Janome to him. And he emailed me and asked me if I’d like to be featured on their website. And I was like – wellletmethinkaboutthat – OF COURSE! 🙂
Yesterday the feature went live and I have to say I am very pleased with the write-up. I love that they included the Bible verse I have as my tag line and inspiration.
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And I just have to brag a bit on my Janome sewing machine! I love it ‘sew’ much! It cheerfully puts up with almost anything I push through it! And if it doesn’t it’s only because I’m trying to get it to do more than any home sewing machine should even try to do. 12+ thicknesses of drop cloth is a bit much for any non-industrial machine!
A couple of the selling points for me when I upgraded to a bigger machine a few years ago, were the extra-wide arm and the presser foot that would lift extra high and stay there without being held up. I tend to work with extra thicknesses fairly often and need to use both hands to get the fabric positioned properly before setting the presser foot and stitching.
One feature it has that I now could not live without is the walking foot. It is a special foot that pulls the fabric from the top along with the lower feed dogs pulling from beneath. Awesome for sewing knits and laminated fabric.
It’s a big, heavy machine and I have been completely happy with it. I also have a Janome serger and it too has performed very well. The serger has so many miles on it though, that it will be time to make an upgrade in the next couple of years. I keep babying it along and making it work because an upgrade will involve some serious cash. And so far I don’t really need that big a write-off 😉
So that’s the short version of my story of me and my Janome! Make sure to check out Janome.com