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Re: Alternate way to thread/wind a Janome bobbin?

Linda Thompson
 

In the part of the video you said to tap on the needle up/down button two times, then to lock the machine.  I’m clueless on locking the machine when threading.  How do I do that?


Re: Alternate way to thread/wind a Janome bobbin?

a67skc70
 

I make a folder on my email site, and just save the whole email. Then I can find it when I want to see it again.
Linda



On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 11:25:26 AM CDT, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:


On the YouTube site you can subscribe to the videos on that page, which will let you know if/when we publish new ones. There are probably ways to mark as favorite, but I'm not very astute on YouTube, due to the large noise to value ratio. You can also just bookmark the page in your browser.


Re: Alternate way to thread/wind a Janome bobbin?

Ceil J
 

I'm still not sure about the winding speed.  I've had Janomes since the mid 80's and have always been told to wind at the highest speed as that supposedly makes for a better bobbin.  Lately I have had a few issues and have also been reading that some say to never wind at high speed.  Which speed is best?


Re: Prewound bobbins size for the Janome 15000 (AND all Janome-made machines)

Cat - N
 

Tracy, do you mean the "J" bobbins...prewounds by Janome?  That's all I buy, but I don't have issues winding thread on them when I need to load a color onto a "J" bobbin.

- Cat


-----Original Message-----
From: Tracy <TJOriginals@...>
Sent: Tue, May 4, 2021 9:32 pm

L size bobbins are not as tall when you set them on your sewing table/desk, as the Class 15 (also known as Size A like Jim said) bobbins.  Janome machines are made with a deeper area for the bobbin and so need to "officially" have a Class 15 bobbin used so it fits completely in the bobbin case.  This is true for all the Janome-made machines that I've used, seen, had brought to classes. 
 
You can, and I've done it, use Size L.  But they will bounce around because they are not as tall.  "Back in the day" folks that used Size L bobbins in machines that needed the taller Class 15, were told to put a dime in the bottom of the bobbin case and then set the Size L bobbin in place.  It works- but not a good idea to put anything metal into the bobbin case when you are supposed to use plastic bobbins.  Later came out the Bobbin Genies which are little washers that are sold to prevent the backlash of bobbins when stitching.  Those also work and because they are not metal- are a better plan if you are going to use Size L bobbins.  Another option I've heard people doing is to use the cardboard rings from cardboard sided bobbins (1 or 2) when using an L bobbin.  It also seems to work and because it's cardboard - doesn't create trouble with the plastic bobbins in the bobbin cases.
 
I will admit- when I first started using pre-wounds, I bought a couple gross "Nebs" as that is what I heard all about and how wonderful they were/are.  I didn't know they were Size L until I had issues with the bobbins bouncing around and did some research.  And- when I did learn the difference, I've been known to continue using them with the Genie washers or cardboard rings.  They don't bounce around when you make them just a bit taller.  And- since all of my machines are out of warranty from the dealer... I don't worry so much about voiding it and keep using them when that is what I have handy and they are the right color.
 
I know some folks have issues with bobbins and do much better by only using Janome branded bobbins with the J on them like shown in the video.  I have a few of them also and they work just fine.  But since they are Class 15- and I have an over-abundance of Class 15 bobbins.... it just depends on which one gets picked up when I'm winding my own.  (That doesn't happen all that often as I really like the extra miles of thread on pre-wounds.)
 
Just a tip- if you use pre-wounds and like to save them to use again... Be extra careful when winding thread onto them.  They are way more fragile than other bobbins and will break if you wind too fast or too full.  They are designed for thin thread afterall.  Using 40-50 wt thread will have them crack or pop much more often.  Just take care or since they are not that expensive... toss them or give them a new home with the pre-K or kindergarten children at the local school who can use them for art projects!
Tracy in Nashville, TN
Martha Pullen Licensed Educator


Re: Alternate way to thread/wind a Janome bobbin?

Cat - N
 

It's not new to me.  I have wound bobbins like that on machines for many years. I also thread the takeup lever on the 15000 backwards like that.  Otherwise, the thread tends to jump out of the takeup lever.  It's a pretty easy workaround.

- Cat


-----Original Message-----
From: Joyce Daniel <mdaniel@...>
Sent: Tue, May 4, 2021 9:43 pm

Wondering too…….Diane placed the bobbin on the winder, with the thread tail down….any reason for this?
 
Also, she cris-crossed when threading the take up leaver. Left to right.
 
I have never done either of these techniques, but will try it on all 5 Janomes…… is this new to anyone else and if so, does it work/help/etc?
Joyce
 


Re: Alternate way to thread/wind a Janome bobbin?

Cat - N
 

You can also download the YouTube Downloader and download the video:

https://youtubedownloader.com/

- Cat



Re: Alternate way to thread/wind a Janome bobbin?

Tracy
 

Joyce-

I forgot with my other reply to respond to another of your questions about how Diane's video shows threading the take-up lever by threading from left to right and crossing your thread over as you come back down to the needle.....

Several FB groups I'm on have mentioned folks having issues with thread jumping out the back of the take-up lever which causes instant tension issues.  There is a little spring on the back of the take-up lever and if it's out of alignment- the thread can slide out the back when the take-up lever is moving up and down.  If you don't have time to take your machine to get the spring adjusted... you can thread your take-up lever from left to right, like shown in the video, and it will keep the thread from slipping out the back.  People that have troubles and try this trick have been well pleased/reporting how this works so well for them.  It definitely buys you time so you can wait to take the machine for a spa day and while the tech has it they can adjust that little spring so it won't let the thread slip past it.  If you are holding your thread in both hands as you are threading the upper thread, with one hand close to the spool and the other pulling the thread and putting it into the thread path/guides... you can pop the thread into the back of the take-up lever and that might also help make sure your thread is secured in the lever.  May save you thinking a few unhappy thoughts until you can get your machine looked at.

Tracy in Nashville, TN

Martha Pullen Licensed Educator


Re: Prewound bobbins size for the Janome 15000 (AND all Janome-made machines)

Tracy
 

L size bobbins are not as tall when you set them on your sewing table/desk, as the Class 15 (also known as Size A like Jim said) bobbins.  Janome machines are made with a deeper area for the bobbin and so need to "officially" have a Class 15 bobbin used so it fits completely in the bobbin case.  This is true for all the Janome-made machines that I've used, seen, had brought to classes. 

 

You can, and I've done it, use Size L.  But they will bounce around because they are not as tall.  "Back in the day" folks that used Size L bobbins in machines that needed the taller Class 15, were told to put a dime in the bottom of the bobbin case and then set the Size L bobbin in place.  It works- but not a good idea to put anything metal into the bobbin case when you are supposed to use plastic bobbins.  Later came out the Bobbin Genies which are little washers that are sold to prevent the backlash of bobbins when stitching.  Those also work and because they are not metal- are a better plan if you are going to use Size L bobbins.  Another option I've heard people doing is to use the cardboard rings from cardboard sided bobbins (1 or 2) when using an L bobbin.  It also seems to work and because it's cardboard - doesn't create trouble with the plastic bobbins in the bobbin cases.

 

I will admit- when I first started using pre-wounds, I bought a couple gross "Nebs" as that is what I heard all about and how wonderful they were/are.  I didn't know they were Size L until I had issues with the bobbins bouncing around and did some research.  And- when I did learn the difference, I've been known to continue using them with the Genie washers or cardboard rings.  They don't bounce around when you make them just a bit taller.  And- since all of my machines are out of warranty from the dealer... I don't worry so much about voiding it and keep using them when that is what I have handy and they are the right color.

 

I know some folks have issues with bobbins and do much better by only using Janome branded bobbins with the J on them like shown in the video.  I have a few of them also and they work just fine.  But since they are Class 15- and I have an over-abundance of Class 15 bobbins.... it just depends on which one gets picked up when I'm winding my own.  (That doesn't happen all that often as I really like the extra miles of thread on pre-wounds.)

 

Just a tip- if you use pre-wounds and like to save them to use again... Be extra careful when winding thread onto them.  They are way more fragile than other bobbins and will break if you wind too fast or too full.  They are designed for thin thread afterall.  Using 40-50 wt thread will have them crack or pop much more often.  Just take care or since they are not that expensive... toss them or give them a new home with the pre-K or kindergarten children at the local school who can use them for art projects!

Tracy in Nashville, TN

Martha Pullen Licensed Educator


Re: Alternate way to thread/wind a Janome bobbin?

Kathy Strabel
 

To mark as a Favorite, look at the title bar at at the top of the page while you are on the desired page. In the line where the URL is , there should be a small star at the right. Click on that star, which makes the page a favorite. The URL is the "address" of the page. You can give the page another name or leave it as is after you click on the star.  To go to the page later, click on "bookmarks" or Favorites at the top left of what ever page you are on. A list of your favorites will drop down. Click on the page from the list and it will open on your screen. This is for Windows operating systems. I have no idea about Apple or other systems.  Favorites and bookmarks are the same, I believe. Interchangeable terms I think. Hope this helps. Kathy


On Tue, May 4, 2021, 9:23 AM Helen Moslander <Hmoslander16@...> wrote:
Well I hate to ask this, but how do you mark it as a favorite? Sorry to bother you with this, but I am new to Janome and this is a whole new way to wind my bobbin! I don’t want to lose this video. Thank you in advance if you can help.


On May 3, 2021, at 7:14 PM, Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...> wrote:

Jim----You are correct!!  That is the video I was thinking about. I have marked it as a Favorite so I can always have it handy. Thanks  a million!!
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA


Re: Prewound bobbins size for the Janome 15000

SewingRose
 

To enable the use of L prewounds, you can use a Bobbin Genie or silicone washer of the correct size under the bobbin, my dealer recommended this many years ago.  I purchased Coats prewounds in bulk in more than a dozen colours and never had any problems with thread quality, twisting or any other problems.  I have also used them (top and bottom) for sewing lingerie because the thread is so fine and strong.  Lastly, prewound thread makes beautifully fine FSL (lace) on your embroidery machine.  Hope this helps?


Re: Alternate way to thread/wind a Janome bobbin?

Helen Moslander
 

Thank you so much everyone, so simple yet I make it difficult. Story of my life! 


On May 4, 2021, at 1:18 PM, Kathy Skagen <kagen48@...> wrote:


Helen,
When you are logged into YouTube with the video you want up, you can choose 'save' on the right hand side right under the video. It will open a folder for you. At that point you can create a new folder--for example I have a Janome 15000 folder, and a JD ESA fonts folder. When you create the folder it will save that video to it. After that when you click on 'save' you can choose which folder you want to save a video to. Then you can access them by going to your YouTube account. Your folders will be listed on the left side of the screen. 
Alternately, if you are more comfortable with bookmarking a site, you can bookmark a video. Just pause the video and click the bookmark icon as always.
Hope that helps.
Kathy

On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 11:23:06 AM CDT, Helen Moslander <hmoslander16@...> wrote:


Well I hate to ask this, but how do you mark it as a favorite? Sorry to bother you with this, but I am new to Janome and this is a whole new way to wind my bobbin! I don’t want to lose this video. Thank you in advance if you can help.


On May 3, 2021, at 7:14 PM, Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...> wrote:

Jim----You are correct!!  That is the video I was thinking about. I have marked it as a Favorite so I can always have it handy. Thanks  a million!!
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA


Re: Alternate way to thread/wind a Janome bobbin?

Helene B
 

I think Janome contract out to a company to make the prewond bobbins and then puts their name on them for a higher price. If you can find out who has the contract they are probably available at a more reasonable price


On May 4, 2021, at 1:18 PM, Kathy Skagen <kagen48@...> wrote:


Helen,
When you are logged into YouTube with the video you want up, you can choose 'save' on the right hand side right under the video. It will open a folder for you. At that point you can create a new folder--for example I have a Janome 15000 folder, and a JD ESA fonts folder. When you create the folder it will save that video to it. After that when you click on 'save' you can choose which folder you want to save a video to. Then you can access them by going to your YouTube account. Your folders will be listed on the left side of the screen. 
Alternately, if you are more comfortable with bookmarking a site, you can bookmark a video. Just pause the video and click the bookmark icon as always.
Hope that helps.
Kathy

On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 11:23:06 AM CDT, Helen Moslander <hmoslander16@...> wrote:


Well I hate to ask this, but how do you mark it as a favorite? Sorry to bother you with this, but I am new to Janome and this is a whole new way to wind my bobbin! I don’t want to lose this video. Thank you in advance if you can help.


On May 3, 2021, at 7:14 PM, Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...> wrote:

Jim----You are correct!!  That is the video I was thinking about. I have marked it as a Favorite so I can always have it handy. Thanks  a million!!
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA


Re: Alternate way to thread/wind a Janome bobbin?

Joyce Daniel
 

Wondering too…….Diane placed the bobbin on the winder, with the thread tail down….any reason for this?

 

Also, she cris-crossed when threading the take up leaver. Left to right.

 

I have never done either of these techniques, but will try it on all 5 Janomes…… is this new to anyone else and if so, does it work/help/etc?

Joyce

 

 


Re: Alternate way to thread/wind a Janome bobbin?

DEBORBEE@...
 

If you "like" a video Youtube keeps a list of them (forever) under Menu...usually left upper corner of webpage, next to their logo.
New to embroidery machines but lifetime web-user!


Re: Alternate way to thread/wind a Janome bobbin?

Kathy Skagen
 

Helen,
When you are logged into YouTube with the video you want up, you can choose 'save' on the right hand side right under the video. It will open a folder for you. At that point you can create a new folder--for example I have a Janome 15000 folder, and a JD ESA fonts folder. When you create the folder it will save that video to it. After that when you click on 'save' you can choose which folder you want to save a video to. Then you can access them by going to your YouTube account. Your folders will be listed on the left side of the screen. 
Alternately, if you are more comfortable with bookmarking a site, you can bookmark a video. Just pause the video and click the bookmark icon as always.
Hope that helps.
Kathy

On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 11:23:06 AM CDT, Helen Moslander <hmoslander16@...> wrote:


Well I hate to ask this, but how do you mark it as a favorite? Sorry to bother you with this, but I am new to Janome and this is a whole new way to wind my bobbin! I don’t want to lose this video. Thank you in advance if you can help.


On May 3, 2021, at 7:14 PM, Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...> wrote:

Jim----You are correct!!  That is the video I was thinking about. I have marked it as a Favorite so I can always have it handy. Thanks  a million!!
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA


Re: Prewound bobbins size for the Janome 15000

Lyn Quine
 

Not all L bobbins and size 15 are the same.  I’ve always found it best to use only Janome bobbins, supplied in the Janome blister pack.  I did try size L prewound bobbins and the are slightly smaller than a Janome bobbin, they bounce and clatter in the machine.  I have used Janome prewound bobbins, they had a better quality thread and less prone to causing pick up issues when half full, the thread in the non Janome bobbins tended to pull back and curl because of the nature of the thread.  Janome thread doesn’t do that it’s good to the point at which the machine warns it’s getting low.



On 4 May 2021, at 17:23, TC Wiley <tcwiley@...> wrote:

I have had my 15000 for 5 years and I love it. I have been using size L pre wound bobbins for embroidery and have been pretty lucky. Occasionally a bobbin acts up and that one goes in the garbage. I recently learned that I should have been using size 15 pre wound bobbins. Is that what y’all use? What is the difference between size 15 and size L?


Re: Prewound bobbins size for the Janome 15000

Jim Stutsman
 

I've been out of the business for 10 years now, but as I recall size L is shorter than Class 15. An equivalent would be size A.


Re: Alternate way to thread/wind a Janome bobbin?

Jim Stutsman
 

On the YouTube site you can subscribe to the videos on that page, which will let you know if/when we publish new ones. There are probably ways to mark as favorite, but I'm not very astute on YouTube, due to the large noise to value ratio. You can also just bookmark the page in your browser.


Prewound bobbins size for the Janome 15000

TC Wiley
 

I have had my 15000 for 5 years and I love it. I have been using size L pre wound bobbins for embroidery and have been pretty lucky. Occasionally a bobbin acts up and that one goes in the garbage. I recently learned that I should have been using size 15 pre wound bobbins. Is that what y’all use? What is the difference between size 15 and size L?


Re: Alternate way to thread/wind a Janome bobbin?

Helen Moslander
 

Well I hate to ask this, but how do you mark it as a favorite? Sorry to bother you with this, but I am new to Janome and this is a whole new way to wind my bobbin! I don’t want to lose this video. Thank you in advance if you can help.


On May 3, 2021, at 7:14 PM, Kathy Strabel <ksbappa@...> wrote:

Jim----You are correct!!  That is the video I was thinking about. I have marked it as a Favorite so I can always have it handy. Thanks  a million!!
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA

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