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What size needle required for sewing Velvet curtains??
What kind of velvet? Poly-based fabrics often require ball-point needles to avoid pulls. For apparel weight velvet (something I'd make a skirt with), I'd probably use at least an 90, possibly heavier. For really heavy, upholstery-weight, I'd use my walking-foot machine and a 100-110 (often used for jeans). But I'm sure I'd want to bind all of the seams on my serger, I often bind after sewing the regular seams, but for very heavy fabrics I'd bind first (just run up all of the edges of each piece before sewing seams).
Hope this helps.
on Apr 06, 2015
I WANTED TO KNOW HOW
I don't think you do! There are no instructions in the manual. A while ago my machine sounded funny so I took it in for a service that cost $100! I think Janome have deliberately omitted this information to force sewers into taking machines to recognised mechanics. My machine sounds rough again.
on Aug 03, 2014
Do i need to oil this machine?
I would say all sewing machines will work better with a little TLC. clean all old thread and dust out and add a little SEWING MACHINE OIL to the moving parts you can see. Also look in around the bobbin area for loose threads and the odd fur ball. You can blow these out or use the little brush that came with the machine. after all this oiling is done make sure to stitch a scrap piece of fabric in case some of the oil is still ozzing or leaks when you run it the first time. good luck and many happy stitches to you!
on Jul 05, 2014
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