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« on: April 21, 2011 09:35:06 PM »

OK, I admit a lot of the reason I wanted it is because it is HK.....Does anyone own this machine and if so, I have questions about the tension for different materials and if yours binds up a lot (thread from needle binding in bobbin). I am wondering if I am doing something wrong  Huh

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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2011 06:37:46 AM »

Hey someone has given me a Janome Sew Mini machine so I've been looking into the Janome machines a lot lately.  I found a video on youtube that explains the Janome tension setting....just search for it. I'm at work otherwise I could find it for you.

« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2011 09:51:45 PM »

I have a Janome and mine does the same thing even though it's practically brand-new, and in perfect condition.

Here's a tip. The manufacturers tension setting is 4. The manuals don't have a chart, or any kind of a tension guide to tell you how to set it for what type of project so you have to kind of guess. For general sewing set the tension to 2. The manufacturer should set it that way but they don't.

My Janome jams up a lot and sometimes skips stitches; that is just the way these machines are. They are mid-priced, and I don't think the quality is up to par. I understand why you bought the Hello Kitty model; I almost bought that one. If it really bothers you and if you have the money, then upgrade.

Brother makes inexpensive machines that are pretty good. When people say that Brother machines suck, it is probably because they didn't take care of it, or they bought theirs used, and the machine was broken when they got it. If you don't have much money get a Brother, but don't buy another Janome!
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2011 05:11:13 AM »

I have a Brother and a Jones (brother's budget range) and both are second hand and excellent. I can understand why you bought a hello kitty sewing machine, they're adorable but personally I'd prefer to get a better machine and some vinyl HK decals from ebay Wink
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2011 09:04:58 PM »

I am a major Janome fan and have had great machines so far. I bought my daughter the green HK machine and after some reading found out that it needs metal bobbins to work correctly for some reason. I use her machine all the time and it sew great for such a basic machine.

Try the metal bobbins.

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