Do I Need a Walking Foot for my Sewing Machine?


WalkingFoot For this week’s Sewing Machine School, let’s talk about the walking foot, also known as an even feed foot. Some Janome sewing machines (such as the Skyline series) also feature AccuFeed, which is a more advanced version of a walking foot. 

What is a walking foot? One of our recent blog posts by Jason Elliott, 10 Sewing Machine Parts Explained has a great description: “Feed Dogs move up and down, back and forth, in a vertical circular motion, while Presser Feet move just up and down.

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How and Where to Use Decorative Stitches


Welcome back to Sewing Machine School! For a lot of modern sewing machines, it’s common to have decorative stitch options, from scallops to stars to simple swirls. These stitches can add a lot of character to projects with minimal effort, but how do you use them?

The mechanics of using decorative stitches varies from machine to machine– always check your manual to see what the specifics are before you jump in and try one out.

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Janome HD3000 Review and Specifications

There’s no surprise that the Janome HD3000 sewing machine is one of the most popular in their lineup! This heavy duty sewing machine is an all around workhorse with a reasonable price tag. And of course, it’s made with Janome quality and a 25 year warranty!

Buy a Janome HD3000

HD3000 - Janome's Heavy Duty sewing machine review!

What’s in the Box?

The Janome HD3000 heavy duty sewing machine might be a budget friendly option but it still comes with enough presser feet to get you sewing right out of the box.

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Best Heavy Duty Sewing Machine – Janome HD3000

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Janome HD3000 = Heavy Duty Home Machine Under $500!

Buy a Janome HD3000

I get a lot of customers asking me for a recommendation for an inexpensive sewing machine that can sew through heavy duty material. The Janome HD3000 heavy duty sewing machine is hands down the best answer. This heavy duty sewing machine is easy to use  and perfect for beginners or someone who doesn’t need a lot of fancy stitches and accessories.  

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