I have borrowed a Janome 8000 from a friend for the summer (so I wouldn't have to drag mine across Canada). I have a Janome 4023, so I brought my walking foot, darning foot, and 1/4" foot with me, cause I knew she wouldn't have them.
I used the machine today, and it sews like a dream.... BUT my feet that I brought with me don't fit on her shank. It almost looks like hers is a long shank, and mine at home is a short shank.
Can anyone confirm this or help me????
Before I knew she was actually going to lend me the machine I went to Wal-Mart and bought a Brother LS-2125 because I wasn't really sure she would lend me the machine. (I figured if she did then I could return it...)
Can anyone tell me if the Brother has a low shank foot so that my feet that I brought will actually fit.
Right now, I can piece, but I can't quilt anything, which is a serious bummer cause I have a project I'd like to get done as soon as I can so I can give it to the Scout Master!!!
Any help is appreciated!
The LS 2125 has a low shank but if you want to use the high shank feet you can buy an adapter so the feet will fit. They are not that expensive and really come in handy when you have a perfectly good foot (like a walking foot) that will fit on s shank different than the machine you are using. I interchange several of my specialty feet between machines using an adapter.
After hearing that the Brother is a low shank machine, I will open it up and keep it, and give my friend back the Janome, which is a serious bummer, because I loved sewing with it!
There are no sewing machine shops within 120 miles, and when I get to the city, I will be at the hospital with my mom, so I won't have time to run and try to find and adaptor.
I tried to find a generic walking foot out here last year, and couldn't.... One lady told me to just bring the speciality feet with me, because stuff is hard to find out here and I would end up having to just buy off ebay anyways.
Thanks for your information.
i have the 8000 and i know why you love it.