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I need a threading guide for Janome 744d overlocker. i did not get\r\na manual with my machine at time of purchase

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Hi nhclark1,

I have a video here from You Tube that you might find helpful in threading your Janome 744d. This is not the exact same model, however, very similar to your machine.


For the manual, you can click on this link to download it. You may also contact Janome directly so they can send you the instruction manual for your machine. Call them from Monday through Friday 8:30AM - 5:00PM EST, 1-800-631-0183, ext. 774.

Hope it helps.

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Yes, overlockers sew fast, usually 1500 stitches per minute and with a blade in action alongside the loopers so there is a lot happening. Keep all pins well away from the seam edge, contrary to normal sewing machine techniques, if you pin two layers together, then place the pins parallel to the fabric cut edge at least 2 inches away from the edge so the pin goes nowhere near the foot or blade.

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