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Hi Can I sew plastic on 25 y.o. janome machine.

Hi Can I sew plastic (garbage bag thickness)on 25 y.o. janome machine. What needle size & thread length etc? This is an old machine sew I am not concerned about using it on normal fabrics again. This item is for a concert backdrop. The machine is at my daughter;s so I don't no the model.
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Plastic is easy to work on. Any needle will work, I'd go with a sharp not ball point. The stitch length should be a bit longer so you won't have the perforated effect and cut through the plastic. A thin size thread will cut the plastic vs a thicker one. Always try a sample first so you can adjust the tension specially if you can adjust it from the bobbin. GL

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What size needle is used on janome model 672


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Janome needles will most likely work fine on your machine, however, most modern sewing machines accept the standard 705/130 needle. Beware, though, that some brands of 705/130 needles have slight variations that may cause problems. If in doubt, consult your Janome dealer or an experienced Janome user. It may come down to experimentation on your own. Don't be surprised that a brand recommended may work better than others. Because a sewist is a staunch advocate of a particular brand, does not mean it will work best for your machine. It's just the nature of the beast because every machine and every needle has slight variations. Purchasing a single package of brand needles and trying them first would be a good idea. If the needle doesn't seem to work, you can try another brand until you find one you like. When experimenting with a different needle, start out sewing slowly (or hand rotating the wheel) in case there is a problem with the needle, you may avoid broken needles.

I've found several brands that work fine on my machines (not Janome machines) and seem to work for most sewists, ie Schmetz, Organ, Klasse, even Kenmore. It's probably best to avoid lesser known brands or bargain bin needles. Fabric stores, like JoAnn's carry Schmetz and if you use coupons, you can frequently buy them at a great price, sometimes 50%.

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You seem to have done everything as correctly as expected.
There are some minor things that could be disturbing yet.
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