UK Sewing Machines

Choosing a Janome Even Feed Walking foot for your beloved machine is easier than you may think.

Janome split their feet and accessories into 3 different categories,

 

Janome Category A

This category is for low shank machines with an under loading bobbin case, this is where you remove your accessory tray and place your bobbin into a metal case on the underside of the machine.

Below is how an under load bobbin looks pictured with a category A walking foot.

 

Janome Category B

This is the most common category with the most machines, Category B is for top loading machines where you remove a small window on your needle plate and lie your bobbin flat inside your bobbin case. This category is also for low shank machines.
This is a Category B walking foot pictured with a top loading machine.

 


Janome Category C

This category is for the different 'high shank' models where the feet are much taller than usual for strength. Usually models are large quilting machines and are likely to be called 'Memory Craft' or 'Horizon' 
These machines are also usually top loading bobbins but have a higher shank.
Here we can see the difference between the Category B and C machines, On the left we have the usual shank relating to all category A and B machines where the screw is lower down.
We then have the category C foot on the right, a much taller and broader shank with the screw hole being much higher up.

 

Janome Category D - (New 9mm Zig Zag Machines, Memory Craft, Horizon, Atelier)

Known as Dual Feed/Acufeed Foot for Cat.D Machines

        • Dual Feed Acufeed - single (VD)
        • Dual Feed Acufeed - Twin (AD)
        • Dual Feed Acufeed Holder (Single)
        • Dual Feed Acufeed Holder (Twin)
        • Duel Feed Acufeed Quilt Piecing (1/4 inch Seam) Foot - Twin (OD)
        • Dual Feed Acufeed Zipper Foot - Single (ED)

 

 Fitting A Janome Even Feed/Walking Foot

This is a very simple task, we often get told by customers they don't use it because they can't fit it; well lets solve this problem.. Now!

Rules,

  • As above get the correct foot for your machine and not a cheap one off eBay etc.
  • Unscrew & Remove your Shank/leg (the bit that attaches your janome presser feet)
  • make sure the arm that makes the foot moves is above your needle bar (the screw that you fasten in your needle)
  • Screw on the walking foot using the same screw you undid before.
  • Start to Quilt ....