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Darning Foot Open Toe (Suits Low Shank 7mm and 5mm machines)

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Sick of Paying for Long Arm Machine Quilting?
But Too scared to try Stippling yourself?
Find out How other quilters do it...



If you're looking at this Free-Motion Darning Foot, chances are...

  • You're learning to make patchwork quilts, and you need one for class.
  • You've made a few quilt tops already, and you're ready to start quilting.
  • You normally get your machine quilting done, but would like to have a go yourself.

Feeling nervous because you've never done free-motion quilting before?
Don't be. Because you're not alone...

"I had never done free-motion quilting before I bought this. It was super easy to attach to my Janome sewing machine.

It took me a little bit of practice to get the hang of it (I did stipple quilting on a baby quilt) but it wasn't that hard. Try it, you will be surprised how easy it is to do stippling!"

- Caitlin, a Happy Customer


What if free-motion machine quilting or "Stippling" on a domestic sewing machine was easier than you think?

Often the hard part is to come up with exactly the right tool, for the right job, at the right price. Of course, there is no doubt that in order to create beautiful quilts, you need to practice.....

But the first step in becoming an accomplished machine quilter is having the right tools.




The Secret Weapon of Successful Stippling is a Darning Foot (this one has metal shank & Open Toe).


This foot simply screws on - in the same way you would with a walking foot!




Most people love the look and feel of the dense, classic meandering lines stitched over patchwork quilts - this type of machine quilting is known as "Stippling" - but everyone seems to put it in the "too hard" basket, until they tried it for themselves with the Darning Foot.

Designed to fit most Janome, Elna, Brother, Singer, plus other brands with Low Shank, it will fit machines with 7mm5mm maximum stitch width (but NOT for 9mm machines).


Equivalent to Janome Part numer 200-340-001


Fits 7mm Low Shank Janome:

2160DC, 3160QDC, 4120QDC, 6260QC, CS995, 19110, DC2101, DC2050, DC2150, DC2200, DC3018, DC3050, DC3100, DC4030, DC6030, DC6050, DC6100, DM7200, DC7100, DC7060, MS5027LE, MW3018LE (MyExcel 18W), 4618, 4618QC, 5018, 5024, 5027, 5124, 6019QC, 6125QC, 6260QC, 652, 653, 654, 655, 655R (150), 659, MC3000, MC3500, MC4000, MC4800, MC4800QC, MC4900QC, MC5200, MC5500, MC5900QC, MC6000, MC6500P, ME4014, ME4015, ME4018, ME4123, Memory 7 (5001), MS2028, MS2522, MX3123, SD2014, SR2000, SS2015, SW2018, plus More.

And fits 5mm Low Shank Janome:

JR1012, RE1306, Jem Gold, Jem Gold 2, Jem Platinum720 (JP720), Jem Platinum760 (JP760), Sewist 509, Sewist 521, Sewist 625E, 1008, 415, 419S, Juno SS107, MS2008, RE1706, S-307, S-313, S-323S, plus More.

Also fits Elna: Elina 40, 3230, 320, ELJ3210 (Easy Jeans), Lotus (Computerised), 520, 540, 660, 720, 740, 8600, 9600, plus More.


Would it Fit Your Machine?
Most Likely - Get One to Try it on Now.


Is this a Genuine Janome Foot?

Unlike some others in the market, this foot is made by the same people that makes Janome sewing machine parts. At the same factory where Janome gets their parts made and packaged - located only a few minutes down the road from Janome's own factory.

This company is a third-generation family business that specialises in presser feet and parts. They are one of the few certified makers for Janome, Brother, Singer, Pfaff and others. If Janome and other brands can trust them - you can trust the quality too.

I've personally visited the factory to verify for myself. I was genuinely impressed because of their a high quality assurance standard - specified by Janome Japan - the parent company of Janome Australia.

The only difference is in the packaging. I'm calling mine "generic" because we had ours packaged under our own brand.

This means I'm 100% happy and confident that you and your sewing machine are in safe hands - because I recommend this foot to all my students, and use it for my own sewing too!

So do our happy customers - here's just one of many reviews:
"Hi...

Just want to say a Huge belated 'Thank You'.... I waited to try your foot first... because I previously bought a 'cheap' (very cheap) foot a few weeks ago elsewhere... and it broke after a few uses.

Your foot feels solid and seems much better quality...and works a lot smoother...and you posted it out so fast I got my project finished quickly....so Thank You!!"

- Niamh from Mortdale, New South Wales 2223



What does "Low Shank" and "High Shank" mean?

It means "shank height" or "shank size".

Most domestic machines have LOW shanks.





Just to give you an idea, we sell about 10 low shank presser feet to ONE high shank foot. That means if you don't know what sort of shank your machine has, it probably has a low shank.


If you are not certain, you can measure using the simple instructions below:


To Measure:

When presser foot is down, measure the distance from the bottom of foot to screw-hole that holds the foot onto the presser bar.
  • A high shank machine measures approximately 3 cm or 1 1/4" from the screw to the bottom of the foot.
  • A low shank machine measures approximately 2 cm or 3/4" from the screw to the bottom of the foot. 
 


What's so special about this foot?


Also known as a "Stippling Foot" or "Free-Motion Embroidery Foot", this darning foot has ALL metal construction on its shank for durability, and an extra large clear plastic presser foot area with a built-in guide that give you greater control and flexibility... machine quilting and embroidery has NEVER been so easy!

Sometimes referred to as the "Free-Motion Embroidery Foot", the darning foot is used for 'free hand' embroidery and darning to ensure proper stitch formation, minimize skipped stitches and puckering and also protect your fingers while you move your fabric freely under the needle. Especially beneficial to those just learning how to do free hand embroidery.

The open toe version greatly improves visibility of stitches and is especially popular with quilters.

A darning foot is design specifically to NOT use the feed dog... the full manual control is what you want when you do Free Motion Machine Quilting.

Often called a "sandwich", the quilt you're making consist of THREE layers: Quilt Top, Batting and Backing. And sewing through all those layers can be tricky......


When you try to do stippling type of quilting WITHOUT a Darning Foot, you will find:
  1. The layers will shift away from each other as you sew along.
  2. You get puckers form on the backside of your quilt
  3. Worse of all, it's very likely that you will "run out of Backing" as a result of  the puckering!

Why?


Because your machine's feed dog only feeds the bottom layer of fabric
 (that's your Backing). 

Which means the other layers (Quilt Top & Batting) are simply sliding along as they pass under the presser foot. This causes the layers to shift..... and that's where your problem begins.




So, What's a Quilter to Do?

Get a Darning Foot Now...
And Experience The Difference For Yourself...!

A darning foot will allow you to do free motion quilting. Like the walking foot, the darning foot has a spring that helps bounces up and down on the quilt as the needle goes up and down.

The difference is that with a darning foot, you MUST lower the feed dogs on your machine and guide the quilt manually - that's where the term "Free Motion" comes from... it gives you maximum freedom to quilt or embroider any kind of curve line as you wish.

With free-motion quilting, you do not need to adjust the length of the straight-stitch on your machine at all. The speed at which you are sewing combined with the speed at which you move the quilt around under the needle determines the stitch length. The more you practice, the more comfortable you will become...


"This fit perfectly on my Janome sewing machine. I love it because it makes quilting and applique so easy. It has a handy grid on the foot to help guide where it will stitch."

- Hannah, a Mum of three


Since there is no contact between your quilt and the machine between stitches, you can move the quilt in any direction. Once you are comfortable, it is simple to make curvy and meandering quilting lines using a darning foot, guide your quilt in circles or waves or any variation creating feathers, leaves, or just playing around with free-hand abstract designs.

What's more, the clear-view foot offers excellent visibility while free-motion quilting..... you can use the grid for orientation and always know where you're going!

The built-in spring load will keep fabric flat and under control-perfect for techniques that require extra precision such as stippling, meandering and echo quilting.

You will end up with pucker-free, neat curvy lines, as fancy or as simple as you wish.... Perfectly versatile to suit your theme and fabric choice!





Does it help with things other than Quilting?

Yes, Definitely! You will find plenty of use for your Darning Foot:

It’s great fun to do free-hand embroidery with a sewing machine. The stitching is controlled by the movement of your hands while manually guiding the fabric to follow your inspirations for unique designs.

Commonly used for 'free hand' embroidery, this foot is designed to ensure proper stitch formation, minimize skipped stitches and puckering and also to protect your fingers while you move your fabric freely under the needle. Perfect for those just learning how to do free-hand embroidery!


"What a great, fun tool to have! It takes some time to get used to quilting with this foot, but once you do, you'll love it."

- Lisa H, a Happy Quilter

In fact, a darning foot is used any time you want to do free-motion sewing where YOU control the fabric feed, such as...

  • Darning or mending - save money and get more wears out of your favourite jeans!
  • Embroidery - got some unique designs you'd like to put on fabric? Pencil it and stitch over so you can wear your very own designs.
  • Monogramming - simply by selecting a zig-zag stitch and fill in the letters with manual control.
  • Thread Painting - unleash the artist in you by having a go at creating your very own painting in colourful threads!






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Keen to try it yourself?



This Darning Foot is NOT for you if:
  • Your machine does NOT have with Low Shank.
  • You are not keen to try free-motion quilting yourself.
  • You have a 9mm machine with High Shank.
None of the above? Great. Get one :-)



Grab yours now and you can experience:
  • Add Stippling to your quilts - Done Quickly & Easily.
  • Save Time and Get your project done - already!
  • Do it Right in the first place - so you can Avoid Unpicking :-)
  • A sense of achievement, because you've tackled something new.
  • No more frustration - just you and your sewing machine enjoying a stress-free time!
  • Be proud and tell everyone: "I made this!"


So the Only Question is:
Should you get just ONE for yourself,
or Grab a Second one for a friend?





Simply Click The Add To Cart Button To Get Yours Now!



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Still Not Sure? That's Okay.

We understand. Because sometimes it's hard to know if you really want something, right?

Especially when shopping online!

That's why we provide 60 Day Money Back Easy Returns* to support you.

Because we know sewing - but You Know Best :-)


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Your purchase from us comes with our 60-Day Easy Returns option!*

In the unlikely event if it doesn't work for you in any way, simply contact us. You have sixty (60) days to try things out.

There's no rush. Take your time.


Beacuse we want you to have plenty of time to feel absolutely certain that you're enjoying what you've chosen!

If you're not 100% happy - simply let us know and return the item in brand new condition, including all original packaging intact.

We will send you a full refund (excluding postage) promptly and courteously - No Worries!


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IMPORTANT: Because your order is processed promptly once funds are cleared, there won’t be time to make changes to shipping details, So When You Complete Checkout please help us by double checking we have the following:

  • Correct Physical Address. Most of the time PO Box is fine, though we may ask you for a physical address if we end up using a courier instead of Aust Post.
  • Phone Number for the delivery driver.
  • Any Special Delivery Instructions.

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How long will it take to receive my order?

All fully paid orders placed by 5pm Monday to Thursday will be processed overnight and ready to send by our warehouse - normally the next day or following business day.

Orders placed on Friday and Weekends will be processed on Sunday night - because our warehouse operates Monday to Friday except Public Holidays.

Once it leaves our warehouse, the actual time frame is up to the delivery services. This can vary depending on your location and road conditions.

Any delivery time estimates shown are estimates only - so please use it as a guide line.

You'll receive a few email updates from our system as your order progresses, so please stay tuned on these!



secure paymentHow will my order be sent?

We use a dispatch system that works out the most efficient way to send your order.

This way the postage works out fair and reasonable, and your parcel reaches you quickly as well - because we know you can't wait!
 
 
That means your parcel may reach you by either Courier or Aust Post.

In general, larger items tend to be delivered by couriers, while small items tend to go by Aust Post.



How is my postage calculated?

Great question.

Depending on weight and dimension, some times we are able to do Flat Rate across Australia, so the postage is the same no matter where you are.

Other times we use the Built-in Calculated system provided by Aust Post, and your postage is calculated based on YOUR location.



Can I get it delivered to my P.O. Box?

Depends on the item (and its dimensions), because Aust Post have size restrictions and couriers are NOT allowed to deliver to a P.O. Box.

Please check with us when in doubt.

If you have nominated a P.O. box, and the item is within Aust Post size, then it will go by Aust Post. Most of the time, this is the case.

When your item is too big, or being sent directly from our supplier, then we need you to provide a physical address so we can send a courier.



Can I get my order sent to a different delivery address? 

Your sure can!

When you check out, you can choose to ship your order to your billing address or a different address.

Simply choose the second option, and then fill in the shipping address of where you want you parcel sent.

Please double check we have Your Correct Address so your order can find its way to you!




What if courier services are not available in my area?

Some locations are outside of courier services....

In these cases we CAN arrange for your order to be deliverd to your local post office.

But please provide us with a street address (street number & name) - even if it is the only Post Office in town - as if it is an office address.

A phone number would help too - this will avoid delays.



What if I need my order urgently?

No worries, we will do our best. Just let us know.

Please give us as much notice as possible - especially for special occasions like birthdays!

In most cases, we CAN arrange an upgrade from Regular Post to Express Post for a little extra.

Please contact us first so we can update your invoice to show the correct amount.



Do you offer combine shipping?
I want to order more than one item...


Sure! Please "Add to Cart" for all the items you want and let the system work it out for you.

If you're unsure, let us know. A quick message is all we need.
 
 
This way we can double check the postage for you. Simple!




Can I pick up my order?

No. Sorry - unless you're picking up furniture directly from our supplier.

Because most of our items are located in a commercial warehouse - with NO public acess.

There is no shop front - because that's how we can pass on the savings to you!



Some useful things you might want to know:
 
    • Combined Shipping - We are happy to combine shipping for multiple purchases based on the combined weight and dimensions of your items, so add what you like to cart as you go, and check out our shop to see what else you like... you never know what you might find!
       
    • All items we sell are Stored in a Clean and Smoke Free Environment so You can Rest Asured they will be In Top Condition when they arrive at your place.
       
    • Packaging & Sending - All your items will be packed well and we do everything we can to make sure you package arrives safely. In the unlikely event something does go wrong with your package, please contact us via email. We do our best to resolve any concerns.
       
    • Prompt Shipping - Your package will be sent to you promptly once payment is cleared. In most cases it will be dispatched the next business day.
       
    • Packaging Materials - We endeavour to support "green policies" and recycle clean packaging materials whenever possible. Brand names on packaging material may not necessarily match the content.
 
 
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When you're completing check-out please make sure your best day time phone number is included - because the courier requires a phone number.

Generally they may never ring you -  and they tend to just turn up anyway. But their office needs to have your phone number on file for "just-in-case".

If you have any special delivery instructions, please let us know.

It is best to providing these details by sending us a quick message - this means your parcel will be dispatched to you faster.



 
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Why Shop With Us?

Because we're here for you.
and your sewing needs.


Sew Much Easier is founded by a sewists, for fellow sewist :-)

We're a surprisingly small team that put a great deal of thoughts into what we do and how we do it. We stock only a handful of curated sewing goodies - each one carefully hand picked and tested ourselves.

Everything we stock only make it to our online store if we absolutlely LOVE them - for our own sewing. Because we're only interested in handing over what YOU would be happy with.



Hi, I'm Shelley.


I confess that I'm a fabric addict. And I love nothing more than geeking out over the ins-and-outs of sewing machines - and all the bits that come with it. Presser feet are my specialty :-)

I've been sharing my passion of sewing all my life - with a career in fashion design and patchwork teaching - and now I serve fellow sewist everywhere by delivering sewing goodies to your door. And that's only the beginning.

Long after your first purchase - whether it's a sewing machine, dressmakers dummy, or some bobbins - we'll be there to celebrate your joy in the simple act of making something by hand.

Simply drop us a line and...

we'll be there whenever you need help. Any time.





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P.S.  I know you're a savvy shooper. And you understand the value of Buy Well, Buy Once.

Because you want to be 100% confident in the quality of your purchase, so that you can be 100% confident in your sewing!

That's Why...

I'd like to make sure You are 100% Happy - so take your time, take a couple of months - get to know your sewing goodies from us.

And in case you change your mind - No Worries. Because shopping online should be stress-free!

Give it a Go Today. You'll be glad you did. So, Go Ahead!


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That means for most items...
We are Not Able to Offer Pick Up. 

Instead we provide fast & low cost delivery to your door :-)

The Only Exception is for Furniture - pick up can be arranged from the supplier directly.



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