Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review

Advanced Search
New to PR?
Find a member
MY Stuff
Friends of PR Benefits
My Pattern Reviews
My Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Photo Album
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Deal Corner
Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine Central
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests
Read All Review Requests
Add a Review Request
Live Chats
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
See all Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
all contests
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
Replacement for broken cover on Janome walking foot (Tip/Technique)
Viewed 5371 times
Review rated Very Helpful by 4 people   
Posted by: JOshiro
Friend of PR
About JOshiro star
Member since: 5/14/05
Reviews written: 23
Sewing skills:Intermediate
Favored by: 1 people
tips added: 6
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 5/7/12 4:01 PM
In my review of the ditch and edge guides for the Janome walking foot, I mentioned that I snapped the critical part of the housing on the Janome even-feed foot that holds the quilting bar. Looking online, I saw that this was a fairly common occurrence.

My dealer said it was impossible to purchase the housing alone, but I contacted through their web site the next day to verify. Yes, you CAN buy the cover separately, it is part #214014006. Additionally, they gave me the following tips on how to (hopefully) not break it again:

"We recommend that you attach the guide prior to attaching the foot to the machine, holding the foot fully supported in your hand, thereby causing less stress on the casing. When removing the guide, it is to be pulled out, not snapped out."

To that, I would add that the guide should be slid in from the side, not snapped in from the top. (I had done the latter when mine broke.)

(Don't be like me and get suckered/pressured into buying a whole new foot for $60 from the dealer when the replacement housing from another dealer is a couple bucks.)
Merchants on PR
Elliott Berman Textiles
Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Sewn Square One
Patterns for Your Style.
Web site
Gwyn Hug
Fabric Shopping Help!

<< Previous Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques

1 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
elsew said...
Thanks so much for this tip...I will surely make note of the part number...I can see one of these in my future. You have done some important 'leg work' and I certainly do appreciate that.
5/8/12 2:55 PM

Copyright © 2014® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us