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    I also own a babylock overlocker so i took both overlocker and sewing machine for service at a place in chatswood (nsw). This was where i bought my overlocker from. Janome is a pretty well known brand so i think lots of places would service them. Having said that there was nothing wrong with my machines they just hadnt been serviced since i bought them many years ago. I probably wont get them serviced again unless something was wrong with it.What sort of things are u planning on sewing if you dont mind me asking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jontu View Post
    I also own a babylock overlocker so i took both overlocker and sewing machine for service at a place in chatswood (nsw). This was where i bought my overlocker from. Janome is a pretty well known brand so i think lots of places would service them. Having said that there was nothing wrong with my machines they just hadnt been serviced since i bought them many years ago. I probably wont get them serviced again unless something was wrong with it.What sort of things are u planning on sewing if you dont mind me asking?

    Not sure what I'll make yet to be honest.

    Have some thoughts though, some bright placemats, maybe a tote bag, an apron. Start with some simple straight line things and work my way up.

    Eventually I'd love to make some stuffed animals as gifts. And we're TTC so also eventually maybe a blanket, bibs or clothes for future bub.

    If anyone has any suggestions for good tutorials, blogs etc for beginners, I'm very open to suggestions.

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    Hi! So I was in the same boat many years ago. Loved sewing at high school but hadn't sewn since. So I bought a Janome Quilters Companion. BUT I haven't used it all that much, only for a couple of things over the years, because I get so frustrated with it! The thread keeps breaking on me and i dont know why! It drives me crazy! I did take some beginning sewing lessons once and what do you know, it worked perfectly. But as soon as I'm alone trying to sew, bam! It stuffs up. Sorry to thread crash op, but does anyone have any advice? And I was thinking maybe it could just need a service? I really don't know. It makes me sad because I would love to get back into it. But I've given up for the above reasons.

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    bumping...

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    I went to the local Janome store and got the second from the bottom kind for I think $200. I love it. It's the same one I used in High School

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    Smurfberrylizard, could be your thread tension. There's info and videos on youtube showing you how to check or adjust this. Also it could just need a clean, which is easy to do yourself, but if you're not comfortable you could take it for a service.

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    A quick update ladies. Found out the local sewing shop want to charge me $120 for the service plus parts. Didn't ask how much foot would be- but assuming around $10 as that was mentioned its at least $130 all up. Plus it was going to take 3 weeks. So I rang spotlight and they don't even do services anymore. Thinking I might do so some research into buying as that seems very steep for an old machine.


 

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