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I adjusted my foot tension and now can't gather on my Juno Janome

I wanted a little bit more gather, and now I have no gather at all. Can't seem to get back to where is was. Any suggestions

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Try stitch length 3-4
Differential feed 1.0-2.2
Right needle tension 9
Left needle tension 9
Upper Looper 4
Lower Looper 4
This worked for me to make soft, uniform gathers. Might work for you too!
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A lovely woman has a little sewing blog online that is incredibly helpful. Wow, a tiny little adjustment that wasn't included in my manuel and presto.....perfect gathering.

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Be sure you are using a ball-point needle. Try setting the upper tension looser. You also may need to increase the presser foot pressure on your machine (consult your owner's manual if you don't know how to do this). Using a closed-toe presser foot (vs an open-toe embroidery foot) may help control the fabric and prevent it from puckering under the needle. Also, reducing the width of the zig-zag may be helpful.

Some sewing machines have an overlock presser foot. Effectively, there is a thin piece of metal in the center of the presser foot. The needle will straddle that piece of metal in a zig-zag so the upper thread has a little bit of slack in each stitch that will let the fabric lie flat. It is a very nice tool to have especially when zig-zag finishing raw edges too.
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Some sewists will increase the fabric's "body" by inserting a layer of wash-away or tear-away stabilizer. If it is only a small project, a piece of paper added to the seam (like adding machine paper) will help stabilize the fabric.

One last thing to try would be loosening the bobbin tension. However, there is a reason it is the last effort, because most sewists are uncertain about messing with the bobbin and it is also requires "minute" adjustments to effect a big change.

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Advice on how do I adjust tension


I don't have a Janome, but in general
if your seam has extra loops at the top
looks like ^-^-^-^
loosen the upper tension a bit and tighten the bobbin tension a bit.

If the extra loops are at the bottom
sort of like \/-\/-\/-
do the opposite - tighten the upper tension a bit and loosen the bobbin tension a bit.

The upper tension is easy; it's usually a dial with +/- numbers. The bobbin may be more difficult. For mine, it's a screw on the side of the bobbin case. A web search seems to indicate Janome is the same.

Practice on scraps of the same weight and use the same thread you're using on your project until you get the tension right.

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Try loosening both top and bottom tension. while longer stitches are easier, it can be done on shorter stitches as well. A bennifit to shorter stitches is the gathers will be smaller and easier to work with! Remember to reset the bobbin tension before sewing again.

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When i do gathers on my machine i use the largest sticth,but the gathers r hard to pull. y/


Stitch length of 4, loosen your top tension by half a number and always pull up the bobbin threads.

If you need to gather yards of fabric then get a gathering foot. Janome make one - it looks like this
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This foot is for creating soft gathers in lightweight fabrics. The underside of the foot is raised behind the needle and has a thick bar in front of the needle to gather the fabric. This works great to create the gathers as you sew. You can also gather and attach a ruffle onto a flat piece of fabric simultaneously, run the flat fabric through the top groove of the foot and the underneath fabric is gathered and stitched to the top piece, you need to keep the bottom piece feeding smoothly though so it takes practice to guide it evenly. Once mastered it is great to ruffle on valances and cushion frills.

Other option is use a ruffler foot, these will make a little ruffle every 12, 6 or 1 stitch so give a set result, and to obtain a more dramatic gather. They look like this.
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The arm of the foot with a C'shape sits over the needle bar of the machine so it is moved up and down to activate the device. The little blade at the front moves backwards at regular intervals forcing a "tuck" of fabric into the feed to be stitched. Again you can ruffle and stitch to straight fabric at once but it is an art to master.

The weight of the fabric you are gathering is obviously the key variable, ginghams and poplins are lightweight so gather easily but if you need to gather something heavy like cordoroy it is going to be a battle and threads may break. If so, stitch two lines of gathers and don't try to do long runs, you'll just break a thread and have to start over.

Another good way is to zig zag over a length of perle cotton, taking care not to actually stitch the pearle at all. You can then gather up the fabric along it, this works well for heavier weights.

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