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Janome 6600 - - can I make this work?

Old 03-16-2014, 11:31 AM
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Default Janome 6600 - - can I make this work?

I have a Janome 6600 and I love it. The only problem that I have gotten into is that the bed is too big - - no arm sleeve room, or whatever it would be called. I was going to patch a pair jeans and I can't get into the leg of the jean to sew. Is there a way to do this with the Janome 6600? I am hoping that I am missing something. Do any of you guys know?
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:38 AM
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I always open the seam to get to the area to patch, much easier
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:57 AM
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Thank you for your reply .. and I did of that. But how would I sew the seam back up if the leg doesn't fit over the bed of my machine???? Maybe I am just thick headed???
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:21 PM
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i have the same machine & dont use the open arm that often, but when i need it....what i found works is when patching, i have to do it in stages in order to make sure there is nothing on the underside that i dont want included in the sewing...just try & 'squish' all the unwanted area away from the sewing foot...sew one seam, remove & reset the sewing area, then return to under the foot....and i use the smallest foot possible...not the walking foot as too much surface is needed to accommodate that foot...good luck
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Old 03-16-2014, 01:30 PM
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Thank you for your replies....I have tried "squishing" (technical term)... I got frustrated, gave up and picked up my sister's Singer.. this one will fit in the pant leg. I am going to give it a whirl after dinner.
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you would turn your pants leg inside out to sew the seam. I take the inside seam open and that makes it easier to have a patch put in so you don't sew any unwanted parts together.
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Old 03-16-2014, 05:18 PM
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In short ... no. The 6600 while a great machine, is not a dress-makers machine and therefore not great for small circular pieces (like cuffs). The base of the Janome is solid steel.
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:42 AM
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You are looking for a free arm machine with removable base. The Janome 6600 is not one of those machines.
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Good idea borrowing your sister's, saved a lot of frustration......best thing companies did was design the free arm.....
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:51 AM
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A free arm machine really doesn't help with the long vertical seam on pants....it does for "round" sewing like cuffs, hems, but I do hems on my 6600 anyway. For jeans and pants, I open the inside seam to do patches, then turn inside out and seam it back. Then hem on the machine.
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