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Janome Atelier 6


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It is so versatile that there are three optional kits available, one for quilting, one for home furnishings and a third for fashion sewing.

The Janome Atelier 6 has so many easy to use features, which makes all your sewing projects like a breeze.

A selection of 196 built-in stitches including the alphabets and numbers, a one step automatic buttonhole with 10 different styles to choose from.

The space right of the needle is 21cm with a total arm length of 12″ for ease whilst sewing larger projects and yet equally suited for precision sewing offering 91 needle positions.

The Janome Atelier 6 has an easy change needle plate to enhance straight stitch performance at up to 1,000 spm. The 9mm stitch width gives added creative options whilst the host of special computerised features including 5 times stitch elongation makes it so easy to use.

The automatic thread cutter makes finishing your projects neat and tidy.

AcuFeed Flex

The AcuFeed Layered Fabric Feeding System has long been legendary in the sewing and quilting world for its amazing precision and power. The AcuFeed Flex system is removable so when not in use simply store it in one of the ample accessory trays. Adding and removing is easy! AcuFeed Flex now comes in two useful options. The two-pronged AcuFeed feet advance fabric flawlessly from the top and bottom. Use this system for quilting, seaming, and traditional sewing. Our special one-pronged AcuFeed feet give precise control for more detailed work, like installing zippers and matching seams.

Adjustable Foot Pressure

Easily alter the downward pressure from the presser foot depending on your project. Use less foot pressure for easily damaged fabrics like velvet, or free motion quilting. Use more foot pressure for sewing with slippery fabrics.

Horizontal, full rotary hook bobbin

The bobbin drops into the bobbin holder and sits horizontally, providing very easy bobbin loading – simply drop the bobbin into position and you’re ready to sew. No bobbin case to remove, and do not worry about thread jamming. This bobbin configuration is also easy to view while sewing through the clear plastic bobbin cover, so it is easy to see when the bobbin is running low.

One-Step Buttonholes

A button is placed into the gauge of a special foot for buttonhole formation. The foot works with a sensor on the machine to create perfectly sized buttonholes. This creates quick, easy buttonholes of an accurate size for the button of choice. The Atelier 6 includes 10 built-in buttonholes including a 9mm wide style.

Drop Feed

This feature allows the user to drop the feed dog under the needle plate. This de-activates the feeding system, so fabric is no longer fed while the machine is in operation. Sewists can free motion quilt, sew on a button, or do other types of free–form sewing.

Automatic Thread Cutter

Thread is cut at the push of a button. Button is located right at your fingertips – no reaching for scissors. Leaves very short thread tails, saving thread.

Easy Reverse Button

Reverse button allows you to easily back stitch for locking seams. This conveniently located button can also be used to stop a stitch pattern before completion.

Locking Stitch Button

Ties off the end of the thread, no need to back stitch to lock a seam. Ideal for securing seams on delicate fabrics, or when using decorative stitches.

Memorised Needle Up/Down

Push button to set needle to stop in the up or down position. Set the needle in the down position for easy pivoting on corners and for seamless free motion embroidery. Set the needle to the up position for easy fabric removal.

Speed Control Slider

Set the speed for comfortable sewing. This slider allows you to set the top speed of the machine. Set to slower speeds for intricate work, high speeds for long straightening seams. A popular feature for beginners – never sew faster than your comfort zone. Setting to the slow speed is also popular for applique work. Can be set as high as 1000 spm or as low as 60 spm.

Start/Stop Button

The start/stop button allows the machine to sew without using the foot pedal. Great for long seams, as in drapes, or for quick mending. This button also allows for speed control. At the start of a seam, simply press and hold to slow down, and release to stop. This Janome exclusive feature allows great control at the start and end of seams.

Easy Set Bobbin Case and Cover

The specially designed bobbin case and cover mean there is no need to pull long thread tails up and through when you first thread the machine. Slip the bobbin thread in the cover plate guide and the built in cutting blades trim the tail to the correct length for a super-clean start to your stitching line. After the initial threading, the auto-thread cutter takes care of trimming and re-setting the tails each time.

Ergonomic Knee Lift

The ergonomic knee lift is a lever that extends downward from the machine, so that the user can control the presser foot with their knee. Very helpful when sewing a project that requires you to keep hands on the fabric at all times – hands don’t have to move to raise the presser foot. Also helpful for quilting and applique when fabric needs to be frequently maneuvered. Available in an adjustable design, which can be manipulated to rest in the most comfortable position for each person.

Extra High Presser Foot Lift

Apply extra pressure to lift the presser foot an extra amount, above the regular range of motion. Great for sewing with layers or bulky fabrics.

Free Arm

Remove part of the machine base, creating a narrow table under the needle. Easily sew cuffs, trouser legs and other tubular objects. Also helpful for sewing in hard to reach areas of a project.

Free Motion Quilting

Finishing your projects from start to finish is a feeling that can’t be matched – especially when your project is a quilt! The Atelier 6 makes free motion quilting easier than ever. Customise the foot height for your project and preference – set it high for a lofty quilt with lots of batting, or low if you like a little drag on your stitches. You can even memorise your setting to use later.

Full Colour TouchScreen

LCD Colour Touchscreen shows a range of data for stitches and feet selection, and helpful sewing information. The 5” screen allows you to edit, design and create on a bright and easy to use workspace.

One Step Plate Converter

Using the right tools at the right time is important in sewing. When using lightweight fabrics, or piecing quilts, a straight stitch needle makes all the difference. The One-Step Plate Converter allows you to easily switch and use the perfect plate for your project. Simply press a button to release one plate then snap a new one in place – it takes only seconds, with no screwdrivers required! The enhanced straight stitch plate allows for users to move the needle slightly on the straight stitch plate for scant ¼” seams. This system also includes a sensor that will only allow an appropriate stitch to be sewn when the straight stitch needle plate is in place, so you never have to worry about breaking a needle! Both needle plates are included as standard accessories.

Six Ultra-Bright LED Lights

Ultra-bright LED lights in three locations illuminate the bed of the machine, providing a dazzling work area.

Tension Control

Auto Tension System – When “A” is selected on the tension dial, the machine automatically adjusts the tension based on the fabric thickness. Especially useful when switching between fabric layer and types. Allows user to create perfect stitch consistency on a wide range of materials. The user can set her own tension by selecting numbers on the tension dial.