Janome 9400 help

Old 04-10-2020, 05:06 AM
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Iím trying to make face masks but having trouble sewing through thickness of the folds. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 04-10-2020, 05:17 AM
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I was having the same trouble and then I put a new needle in and put a walking foot on. I find sewing slower does help to get thru the thickness too. Good luck and thank you for making the badly needed masks.
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Old 04-10-2020, 11:18 AM
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I hadn't thought about the walking foot, but I'm using a size 16 needle to make mine. Nosier, but plows through (I have a 8900).
And sewing about 1/4 speed.
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Old 04-11-2020, 04:03 AM
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i was sewing masks on my 9400 and was having the same problem. i put on the walking foot and i haven't had a problem
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Old 04-11-2020, 06:13 AM
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In case anyone is interested, think I found solution. Put on the Professional grade needle plate and the professional grade foot HP. Seems to have made a world of difference. Thanks all for your answers.
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Originally Posted by ebeckee View Post
In case anyone is interested, think I found solution. Put on the Professional grade needle plate and the professional grade foot HP. Seems to have made a world of difference. Thanks all for your answers.
I am glad to hear you found a working solution for the problem. Sometimes it take a bit of tinkering around to find what works for you. I find getting started the most difficult while making mask using my Janome. Once I get moving it handles the pleats just fine.
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Old 04-11-2020, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Joset View Post
i was sewing masks on my 9400 and was having the same problem. i put on the walking foot and i haven't had a problem
my curiosity is demanding I ask ...
by "walking foot" to you mean the acufeed attachment?
or do you mean a regular, "old fashioned" walking foot?

i've used 3 different machines that have acufeed.
all of them could/can stitch through an alligator on a concrete highway.
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Old 04-11-2020, 09:07 AM
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There is also the simple option of using a thing-a-majig, a small ruler, a stack of keycards,
When the foot begins to climb up the folds, place the piece of whatever under the back of the foot. It will sew beautifully across the layers of fabric.
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Old 04-11-2020, 10:06 AM
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Thanks all , appreciate advice. Going to try the dual feed foot and see if it’s better.
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