Janome Ribbon/ Sequin Foot
The Ribbon/Sequin Foot can attach sequins two different ways: with a zig-zag or a straight stitch. To use the zig-zag stitch:
- Attach the foot and feed the sequins through the slot at the front
- Choose the zig-zag stitch and make it as wide as possible
- Choose a long stitch length so you cover the sequins with as little thread as possible
- Begin sewing at a slow speed, guiding the fabric and making sure the sequins are feeding evenly. You’ll notice that the zig-zag stitch goes over the sequins rather than piercing them. Using a thread the same color as the sequins will also help hide the stitches.
- To sew sequins with a straight stitch, set up the foot as before
- Choose a straight stitch and select a long stitch length, to make the fewest possible holes in the sequins
- Begin sewing at a slow speed
The Ribbon Sequin Foot can also be used to attach elastic.
- Cut the end of your elastic at an angle, and insert it through the slot on the front of the foot before you snap it on to the machine
- Make sure you have a little of the elastic coming out the back
- Choose a zig-zag stitch and set the length to “4”
- As you start sewing, gently pull back on the elastic, so when it’s complete, you have a nice gather.
The ribbon sequin foot makes it easy to attach ribbon.
- Snap the foot on to your machine
- Choose the stitch you want to use. It can be a decorative stitch
- Cut the end of your ribbon at an angle and insert it in to the slot on the front of the foot
- Push it so it comes out the back
- Position your fabric under the foot, and begin sewing
- Just gently guide your fabric and the foot will feed the ribbon
You can also stitch down your ribbon in curves. As you sew, gently guide your fabric in a curve and the ribbon foot will feed it under the needle.