How Do You Thread a Janome Sewing Machine Needle

I am going to show you how to thread your needle on a Janome sewing machine. There are many different types of needles and threads, so be sure you know what type is needed for the fabric or material that you will be using before getting started.

The threading process is somewhat lengthy and it may seem complicated at first. But it will become really simple once you have done it a couple of times and gotten the hang of it.


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First Step

The first step is turning off the sewing machine by pressing down on the foot pedal with your foot, then unplugging it from the outlet if necessary.

Second Step

The second step is pulling up on both sides of the needle clamp arm until it pops open and swings down out of place. Once this has been done, take hold of one side of the threaded needle in either hand and pull it through.

Now grab onto one end of your thread with each hand (not the spool) and draw it through.

Third Step

The third step is to insert your thread into the tension disc, which controls how tightly each thread will pull up on your material. The threads that are inserted into this disc should be placed under the silver bar inside so they can travel over the top of the grooves in the bar.

Fourth Step

The fourth step is to grab your spool of thread and begin winding it around the spool pin. Once you have wound enough thread on the spool, move it about one inch down to the empty space where the plastic piece was located (where it begins to protrude outwards) and wind the thread around this area.

Fifth Step

The fifth step is to pass your string through the eyehole on the end of your needle. Hold onto both ends of your thread and pull them free from the tension disc.

Sixth Step

The seventh step is to hold onto one end of your thread and push it up into the needle from underneath. This will lock your needle in place.

Eighth Step

The eighth step is to use the screwdriver that came with your sewing machine to tighten up the needle clamp arm so that it attaches snugly onto your fabric. If you don’t have a screwdriver, any small object such as a pen or pencil can be used to tighten this clamp arm.

Now, you are ready to begin sewing!

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Janome Sewing Machine Manual

The Janome sewing machine manual is what will provide you with the best guidelines and instructions for how to thread your needle and how to use a Janome sewing machine.

How does Janome needle threader work?

Janome needles are designed with a hole for threading in the needlepoint. To thread the needle, wind one spool of thread around the bottom spool pin and hold onto it on either side.

Now, pull out just enough to leave a length of about six inches (approximately 15 cm) and place your thumb over both threads. Push your thumb upward so that you lock one end in place against the underside where the eyehole is located.

Take hold of your other hand’s thumb and press downward so there is slack before pulling upward to make sure that this end isn’t too tightly wound up anywhere on its way to the top.

There will be a slight gap showing after winding up this far if tension has been applied properly.

How do you use a Janome sewing machine for beginners?

Sewing machines vary quite a bit in the “steps” that must be gone through to get them threaded.

The best way to figure out your specific sewing machine’s process is by reading the instruction manual that came with it.

Keep in mind, if you aren’t experienced and haven’t used a Janome sewing machine before then it will take time. But if this happens, there are lots of resources on YouTube and online for tutorials too!

How do you thread a Janome hd1000?

1. Thread the machine by threading the needle and pulling.

2. If you are sewing light or slippery fabrics, put a length of fabric under the foot to help it feed better and prevent skipped stitches.

3. Raise or lower the presser foot using the screw above it to adjust the height of the fabric that is being sewn.

4. Adjust stitch length using the knob above the left wheel to increase or decrease how close together the stitches will be from 1-6mm apart.

5. Push lever between left and right-hand wheels in order to raise or lower needle for thick or thin fabrics respectively.

6. Pull the bobbin winder on the underside of the machine towards you and hold it while winding the bobbin with your other hand.

7. Put the bobbin in and wind the thread up until it forms a slight mound as this ensures there is enough thread for sewing.

8. Slide fabric underfoot, line up edges, and lower presser foot down over the top of your fabric with even tension all around using your knee control on the left-hand side if possible.

9. Try to keep the needle over the edge of your fabric as you sew, and make sure it is not going under the foot or getting caught on a thread loop.

10. Start by sewing slowly, then gradually increase speed until you find a comfortable speed for you.

11. To stop the machine press with your knee above the knee control at the back of the machine.

12. To re-thread your needle follow steps 1-8 in reverse order, ensuring that you are not pressing or holding the foot down as you do this otherwise you will break your needle. 

13. Always check where the needle is positioned after sewing to ensure it hasn’t broken through the fabric.

14. Always use the right needle for the job, a universal needle is great for most jobs.

15. If you have a buttonhole attachment for your machine, use the instructions that came with it to learn how to sew them on properly.

16. Change needles when they become blunt or bent and replace the bobbin if you notice any snagging of fabric or thread breakage during sewing. 

Are Janome Sewing Machines good?

Janome Sewing Machines are great for beginners because they are so easy to use.

Janome sewing machines come with a large variety of stitches that you can do and have many attachments to help make different things easier as well.

However, you should always take time in reading the instructions manual that came with it and makes sure to research some tutorials online if you need help too!

How long does a Janome sewing machine last?

Janome Sewing machines can last a lifetime with proper maintenance, including regular oiling and replacing the needle.

You should always read your manual to learn more about how to maintain your specific Janome sewing machine, but the maintenance tasks are simple enough: keep the machine clean, replace its parts when appropriate, and oil it after every 12 hours of use or monthly if not in use.

Who makes Janome Sewing Machine?

Janome is a brand of sewing machines that have been around since 1946 in Japan.

The company was one of the first to put motors on their machines, making them much easier to use.

Janome is the company that manufactures sewing machines, quilts, and all other sewing-related products.

All of their Janome sewing machines come with different features such as adjustable stitch lengths for thicker or thinner fabrics and interchangeable presser feet to suit your project.

Do you oil a Janome Sewing Machine?

To oil a Janome sewing machine, simply follow these steps:

1) Take the needle out.

2) Carefully pour two drops of oil over the spot where the needle is inserted in the presser foot.

3) Let it sit for an hour before putting it back in and test sewing a patch of scrap fabric. If there are no more snags or bumps, then your machine does not need to be oiled again. Advance to step 4 if not yet satisfied with results.

4) Return the needle to its original position and let it rest against an index card or thin piece of paper between 3-5 times without pushing down so that excess oils can drip off without staining anything on your work surface or clothes.

5) Let it sit for a few more hours without using and then sew your project again. Make sure that nothing is snagging or bumping, because if there are, try step 4 until you’re satisfied with the results.

You should always read your manual to learn more about how to maintain your specific Janome sewing machine, but the maintenance tasks are simple enough: keep the machine clean, replace its parts when appropriate, and oil it after every 12 hours of use or monthly if not in use.

How often should I oil my Janome sewing machine?

Most machines need to be oiled one to two times each week. And this is best done by applying a few drops of sewing machine oil.

Where do you put oil in a Janome sewing machine?

Oil should be put only in the bobbin area of a sewing machine. It’s best to use lightweight or sewing machine oil for this type of application because cooking oils will destroy equipment and wood flooring.

How do I use Janome hd3000?

You can use Janome hd3000 just like a household sewing machine. Press the pedal to turn on the power and then feed your fabric in through the hole at the top of the hinge that connects to the sewing arm.

If you are turning it on for the first time press the preset button and choose one of 3 or 4 stitches at most buttons, will know when there is no more thread as well.

Must oil before 1st use and also after 10hours of use or monthly if not used any other day.  Also optional after every 18-24 hours of sewing depending on usage habits but remember this varies because oils wear off over time thus requiring more throughout months end smaller periods needed less often as well

The machine comes with 1 needle but optional to buy extra needles when needed, if you’d like to change the stitch width and length there is a need for a combination too.

Generally, 1 normal needle works with all stitches and wider fabrics or thicker materials like leather requires 2 needle sets as shown above.

-Insert presser foot height lever between medium and high so that fabric will feed quicker and not slow down machine speed.

-Right side of this machine is a sliding button that allows the user to lower or raise the presser foot length.  The bigger the stitch the higher you must go in order to stop at end of the stitching line, without its need for stopping and repositioning each time through threading holes.  

In general, lower the foot if working with smaller stitches and shorter wider fabrics. -At the bottom of the sewing arm you will find 3 different needles; normal, wide, and extra-wide.  You must take off the needle to change any of these components.

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Can I use metal bobbins in my Janome Sewing Machine?

Metal bobbins are also available and are interchangeable with the Janome sewing machine.

Which way do you put a bobbin in a case?

You put the bobbin in the case so that it lays with its thread wrapping side up.

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1 thought on “How Do You Thread a Janome Sewing Machine Needle”

  1. My Excel 18W machine. Feed dogs are working in reverse. Only sews backwards, press the ‘Reverse’ button and it sew forwards as in normal direction.
    It was very dirty and seized, after cleaning only sews the wrong way. Turn the manual knob and feed dogs go the wrong way, so not the motor going backwards. HELP!


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