I would love to have a source that will teach me what all the markings on the feet are for. For example, what is the little hole to the left of the main needle hole on the 1/4 in clear foot with flange. What are all the other markings for?
I don't know what the little needle hole is for but I sure like this foot. There are two good sources for info on any Janome foot. One is the Janome home page. Click on accessories or sewing machine feet under the machine tab. Once you are at the sewing machine feet list, chose a foot. Most of the feet have a short video that explains the foot. The second option is the Footbook produced by Jim Stutsman. You can purchase it as an app for your phone or ipad and as a CD. The app can be purchased from itunes. You will need to contact Online Sewing for the CD. They are on Facebook and have a website. I use both sources. When I'm looking for a particular foot or just looking to see what's available, I use the Janome home page. I have the Footbook for my phone. When I'm on a retreat or all day sew, I have all the info on how to use any foot right on my phone.
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I think that little hole is a safety hole because most decorative stitches start to the left. It could also be if you want to make a 3/8" seam with that foot. Those wonderful markings are for 1). the rear most one on the left - if you put your fabric edge there (and have the other edge against the 1/4" flange, you're starting exactly 1/4" from the raw edge; 2
) the center one shows you the exact needle drop, so if you wanted to start a seam at a specific line, you'd put that line there and it would be perfect;3) this last, closest to you on the left side is for pivoting at exactly 1/4" from the edge of the fabric-when you're sewing and getting to the end, stop with the needle down, stitch until the edge of the fabric is at that line, raise the presser foot and pivot, your edge shold fall right against the flange and you could continue to sew.
upslady, it's a hangover from Janome's early sewing machines, some of their early zigzag machines would take a stitch to the left then return to continue straight stitching. There was nothing wrong with the feet so why change the design.........