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From: Dustbunny01
Date: 01-12-2006, 10:23 PM (1 of 13)
I am looking to buy more feet for the sewing machine.. but all the sites I have been too, are really high!!!
for example: 10 bobbins cost $7.00!!!

I would really like to find a site that I can buy sewing machine feet & bobbins

would anyone have a nice site handy?

So far all I have found is Sears bobbins and feet that do work for my sewing machine.. but I have to pay taxes.
User: Dustbunny01
Member since: 11-11-2005
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From: debsews
Date: 01-12-2006, 11:13 PM (2 of 13)
I would love to pay 7.00 for 10 bobbins. I have to pay 12 for 10 for the Viking. Sorry I don't know any sites for feet.
User: debsews
Member since: 09-16-2005
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From: Chrysantha
Date: 01-12-2006, 11:28 PM (3 of 13)
You HAVE to buy Janome feet and bobbins made for Janome. NOTHING else will work and you will damage your machine. $7 for 10 bobbins is standard.
Janome prices are pretty much stardard all over the U.S. (3-4 times more in Canada, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand).

If you buy something that does NOT fit on your Janome machine you are asking for large repair bills. (ask me how I know this....) All my machines are Janome's (all 5).
User: Chrysantha
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From: paroper
Date: 01-13-2006, 12:06 AM (4 of 13)
I'm with just isn't worth the trouble you can purchase with those "other" feet. Beware of E-Bay sellers too. They will guarantee you that the feet are the real deal, but quite often they are knock offs and you can end up with feet you can't use and a waste of money.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
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From: Kylnne2
Date: 01-13-2006, 01:13 AM (5 of 13)
Sears feet are Janome feet. Most Kenmores are now made by Janome. If one has a machine question, Sears gives you the Janome phone number to call them. You just have to make sure that the feet you purchase for your machine are the correct ones. For instance, Sears feet are listed for horizontal and vertical bobbin machines. They list the feet as H for horizontal, V for vertical and E for embroidery in their free brochure and I believe also on line at their website. Usually the vertical bobbin machines do not have the wider zig zag capability of the newer horizontal top loading bobbin machines. If you use the wrong foot and a wide zig zag you could break a needle by the needle hitting the foot and could knock your machine out of time. You cannot beat the prices of these feet. I just purchased an open toe craft foot, a ditch foot, an open toe embroidery foot and an open toe walking foot..all for a total of $25. This was a special offer in the brochure for the 4 pieces. Usually the walking foot alone is that price.
User: Kylnne2
Member since: 07-10-2004
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From: xraylady65
Date: 01-13-2006, 06:01 PM (6 of 13)
Where did you find the book for the Kenmore/Janome feet.

I cant find deals like that for my 2 Kenmore's and I desperately need a walking foot.

User: xraylady65
Member since: 08-06-2005
Total posts: 4
From: Kylnne2
Date: 01-13-2006, 06:20 PM (7 of 13)
The brochures are free for the taking in the sewing dept. of my Sears store. I believe Janome will also send you a brochure on request. I almost forgot to post that there are 2 different brochures out now. I guess the second one is just an update but it is the one with the quilting feet offer. There is also much offered in the brochures for embroidery machines with different designs etc.
User: Kylnne2
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From: Tom Land
Date: 01-14-2006, 07:01 PM (8 of 13)
The Kenmore bobbins are the same bobbin as are some of the feet. The genuine Singer class 15 bobbin, the new style Elna bobbins, and the Pfaff 1500 class also work well, but beware. There are a lot of generic bobbins packaged to lead you to believe they are genuine and as others have said you can create some expensive problems.
Not all Janome feet fit all Janome machines as not all Kenmore, Elna, and Pfaff feet will feet your machine. The safest bet is to stick to the genuine Janome feet and bobbins and even then make sure they are for your model. I know you don't really like dealing with your local dealer but it would be in your best interest to on these items. Also, service update bulletins are sent out to dealers. If you are taking the machine to someone that is not a Janome dealer they will not know about the updates.
You have an investment that should last many years. Don't risk damaging it to save a few cents. The bobbin price you quoted is pretty much standard. If you find bobbins that are much cheaper I wouldnt buy them... something is wrong.
Good luck and have fun.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
Total posts: 514
From: MotherInLaw
Date: 01-15-2006, 01:23 AM (9 of 13)
All Brands is a Janome dealer. He fixed my machine that my orginal Janome dealer could not. He carries the parts for the machines and feet.
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
User: MotherInLaw
Member since: 06-25-2005
Total posts: 1118
From: xraylady65
Date: 01-15-2006, 05:53 AM (10 of 13)
the nearest Sears dtore is 4 hours away..... so not much help.

Ann xraylady
User: xraylady65
Member since: 08-06-2005
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From: Kylnne2
Date: 01-15-2006, 05:58 AM (11 of 13)
xraylady, if you call or email Janome they will probably send you the brochure. All questions about the Kenmores are put right through to the Janome phone line. Janome even called me back when the lines were tied up one day.
User: Kylnne2
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From: Aimee S
Date: 01-23-2006, 07:22 PM (12 of 13)
Im a Janome educator and with my discount the cost for all the feet was too high for as many as I wanted at one time.

The sears feet are the same as the Janome. In fact many of the feet that you get from sears will be in the Janome package.

I got a great assortment from

I got this package and the booklet that comes with it is written by Janome but not available for Janome dealers. It is better then any of the work books .

you look at the price and go Dang. 200.0 for 20 feet.

well seperatly most of those feet from the dealer are about 15-20 a piece and the ruffler is 40.00 the book its self is 30.00 and the bag is 30.00 adn the extra compartments are 15.00 you are saving with it.

Great assortment. AND if I got dublicates of the feet I already had I just ebayed them and I got 70$ back. for me it was a great deal.
The more you disaprove, the more fun I am having!
User: Aimee S
Member since: 02-23-2003
Total posts: 488
From: SandyGirl
Date: 01-23-2006, 08:24 PM (13 of 13)
Thanks Aimee! You always give great advice!
User: SandyGirl
Member since: 09-16-2005
Total posts: 97
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