Janome is Home!

My Janome is home! She needed a cleaning and a tune up. I had a few questions about her.

While sewing I would sometimes get a little loop on the under side every 5-6 inches. Not always, and I could not get that loop when I wanted to have something to show the repairman. Turns out there was a spring that had come loose in the hook assembly. Hoping that solves the problem.

Another problem I have is tension when sewing with a cone of thread. There is a little $3 thread guide attachment that clicks into the hole for upright spool pin. The guide is supposed to help with tension when sewing from a cone of thread. I’ve not tried it out yet, but again, hoping is solves the problem.

thread guide in place of spool pin

Clam Shells are in the making. The freezer paper templates I used for the first 228 clam shells got a bit beat up. I decided to make more templates to replace them. At this point I’m moving slowly, but progress is being made.

I’ve used Sue Pelland‘s Hearts & More Template to cut three layers of freezer paper fused together to make the clam shell shapes.

Using the freezer paper templates, iron to wrong side of fabric. Cut 1/4″ around freezer paper. Snip the 2 concave edges. Press edges around the freezer paper template. Once edges are pressed and have cooled some, remove the freezer paper. The Clam Shells are ready to appliqué in place.

Last Week’s To-Do List:

  1. Make more Clam Shells ✔️ Slowing moving ahead
  2. Since Janome is in for a cleaning, I’ll dig out the old Bernina and see how she is doing. ✗ Sewing mojo left and Bernina stayed packed away.

This Week’s To-Do List:

  1. Stick with Clam Shell making

Linking to To-Do Tuesday. This is the last week Roseanne of Home Sewn by Us will be hosting. I’ll miss her happy posts! She is handing on the hosting to Chris of Chris Knits with next Tuesday being her first to host. Thank you Chris for continuing To-Do Tuesday!

3 Responses to “Janome is Home!”

  1. Roseanne Says:

    Hi Sharon! Oh yes – I have a sister Elna sewing machine and I can guarantee that little thread guide will give you the tension you need for cone sewing. I’m so glad you got your machine back! I need to take mine in but they are running a month out. Too long for me for now. How the heck many more clamshells do you need to make??!! T.e.d.i.o.u.s. More power to you, my friend! {{Hugs}} Thanks for linking up today. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Chrisknits Says:

    My Janome needs to go in for a Spa day, but I just don’t want to be without it!

  3. Linda Says:

    I have a Janome and have yet to use cone thread in mine; I have so many regular spools! I need to get mine serviced but keep putting it off. I lent my little Janome to my granddaughter who is 250 miles away, so I’d be without a machine. Terrifies me – lol!
    Good luck with those clam shells.

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