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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Sewing stretch/jersey fabric on Janome Horizon ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Date: 7/14/12 11:49 AM

Looking for advice from Janome Horizon owners on sewing stretch/jersey fabric. I test drove one of these machines yesterday and was quite impressed with its performance. However the one thing it didn't seem to like was sewing stretch/jersey fabric. It pulled the beginning of the seam down into the plate and refused to go over a pin in the fabric, leaving a hole in it. I was using the accufeed foot with a regular needle. I was not impressed with the way it stitched my stretch jersey fabric. Could it have performed better? Can any Horizon owners offer me solutions or advice???

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Date: 7/14/12 1:23 PM

Well the Horizon I owned when they first came out May 1, 2010 could not sew stretch lyrca fabric at all. Even with the Acufeed and changing the pressure foot setting, it would be a puckered mess (mulit zigzag stitch). My machine, which did turn out to be a lemon and returned. I would have hoped by now that would have been fixed. Perhaps the machine in the shop needs the feed dogs adjusted or something? Maybe you should have had a ball point needle for that kind of fabric. What did they say at the dealer's as to why it could not sew your fabric?

That is the one fabric I took with me when I switched to Bernina. Any machine I tested sewed that fabric beautifully with no adjustments made to the machine with the same stitch (no idea of kind of needle), perfectly flat seams not puckered.
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Date: 7/14/12 1:29 PM

I sew knits on my Pfaff, but unless I set it up properly, I get a total disaster as you described.

If your machine has the ability, use:

-Single hole throat plate
-Straight-stitch foot
-Dual feed engaged
-Hold the thread tails at start of sewing, keep tails taut but not tight (don't pull, just "guide"
-2.5 mm straight stitch (I don't stretch the fabric as I sew)
-ballpoint jersey needle, usually size 70

With the above, the Horizon should be able to sew knits without problems. Worth a try!


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Date: 7/15/12 9:20 AM

I have only had my Horizon for a couple of months and have had no problems with it. I have sewn a few stretch fabrics, including jersey. What worked for me was using Stitch D1S with a stretch needle. I lowered the foot pressure to about 4 and used the dual feed foot. Please perservere with it - it's a lovely machine.

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Date: 7/15/12 10:14 AM

You should consider a "single needle throat plate" if available, however you can only use a straight stitch.
Your can also try putting tape over the throat plate as a temporary fix.. The fabric then cannot be pulled into the bobbin area. Be sure to use removable scotch tape. HTH

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Date: 7/15/12 9:02 PM

The Horizon machine will Automatically switch to a straight stitch plate when you choose the designated stitches. For certain knits Janome machines work best with their needles. I have a 10001 and almost always sew with a blue tip needle made for embroidery. Sews even slinky no problem.

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Date: 7/16/12 6:59 AM

Thanks for all your suggestions. It sounds like the machine settings may need "tweaking" and the needle changing to do a better job. The dealer I went to spent a lot of time with me, letting me try out all my fabrics and the stitches. The stretch jersey was the only one it didn't do a good job on. Even though I used a lot of the feet the needle wasn't changed at all, neither were any of the pressure settings.

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