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Janome HD2200

Sandra

Re: Janome HD2200
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2020, 14:22:12 PM »
I hope you and your new friend form a long and happy partnership.

Me too. My old one lasted 24 years. If this one keeps going for that long, I'll be 78.  :S

Sandra.
xxx

Ellabella

Re: Janome HD2200
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2020, 15:09:09 PM »
So what are you planning to buy at 78 @Sandra ?

Sandra

Re: Janome HD2200
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2020, 15:16:12 PM »
I'll have to wait and see what's available in 2044.  0_0

Sandra.
xxx

Acorn

Re: Janome HD2200
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2020, 15:23:44 PM »
I wonder if they'll have hover machines by then...    :thinking:
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

StitchinTime

Re: Janome HD2200
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2020, 15:53:17 PM »
@Sandra Please don't keep us in suspense - have you tried your twin needle and does it work?

jintie

Re: Janome HD2200
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2020, 16:42:13 PM »
@Sandra , I bet your Bernina is fixable. I found someone close by that fixed my Bernina 1015 for less than half the quoted price to send away to an official Bernina shop.
Make do and mender

Sandra

Re: Janome HD2200
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2020, 17:28:02 PM »
Haven't tried the twin needle yet but I will. I feel more confident about trying it now. I'll be sure to report back when I do.

I'll definitely take the Bernina in at some point. I feel pretty sure it'll be fixable. Hope so  -< anyway.

Sandra.
xxx

Ohsewsimple

Re: Janome HD2200
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2020, 17:54:50 PM »
@Sandra always hand crank it round first! :)

Sandra

Re: Janome HD2200
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2020, 15:28:12 PM »
Ladies and gentlemen.....





Nothing to worry about.  :)
It'd be nice if they added, ...'however, if you only need to use your twin needle for straight stitching, please ignore this scary, doom-laden message.'
And next time, I might leave the power switch on when I change the needle.
Pah!  :P

I've used it for another pair of jeans today. Better quality ones than yesterday so it struggled a teeny bit on the thick side seam. It still did a nice stitch.

Sandra.
xxx

Acorn

Re: Janome HD2200
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2020, 15:31:52 PM »
Bravo!!

I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Ellabella

Re: Janome HD2200
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2020, 19:14:10 PM »
Oooh @Sandra I bet you held your breath when you first tried it!

Sandra

Re: Janome HD2200
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2020, 19:20:25 PM »
Oooh @Sandra I bet you held your breath when you first tried it!

Just went really slowly.  0_0
As soon as I'd turned the wheel once by hand, I knew it was going to be OK.  :thumbsup:

Sandra.
xxx

julelin

Re: Janome HD2200
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2020, 13:32:44 PM »
My old Singer packed up after more than 50 years and I was told it was irreparable.

Bought a Singer 4432 "heavy duty" but it seemed to really labour on heavy duty materials- loud thumping noise- and was returned.
This Janome sounds as if it might be OK but could any owners give advice? I might need to use it on say 5 layers of close woven cotton sheeting. Would really appreciate others' experience.

Sandra

Re: Janome HD2200
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2020, 15:42:08 PM »
Hello @julelin

I'm still trying to get used to this machine. Work has pretty much dried up for me so I haven't used it as much as I might have done in normal times.

I recently replaced a zip in some denim trousers. Not really jeans as we think of them. These were trousers made out of a fairly soft denim, and it stitched about 7 layers on the waistband at the top of the zip.  :) I went slowly but it managed.
Then I came to stitch the little bar-tack at the bottom of the fly...hmmm....about 4 or 5 layers, and it WOULD NOT stitch.  :angry: Tried about four times and it just spat up a birds nest underneath. I gave up and used another machine in the end.
Now, I don't know if this was user error,  -< but today I replaced a zip in some regular trousers, and the same thing happened again at the bottom of the zip. Got it to work at my second attempt by approaching the stitching from the opposite direction.

Five layers of cotton sheeting?....hang on a tick....

Right, I've just found out a scrap piece of Egyptian cotton sheeting and folded it up into 6 layers. It stitched absolutely fine. It's nice quality cotton, fine and soft. I don't know if you intend to use a thicker or stiffer fabric than this.
I added a folded over piece of lightweight denim and it stitched that too. So eight layers here and no funny thumping noise.

Sandra.
xxx