Today I was adjusting the length of a shirt and finally had the chance to use the rolled hem feet I got for my Janome 2008. I got them in 3 sizes: the Distinctive Narrow Rolled Hem Sewing Machine Presser Foot and the Janome Sewing Machine Hemmer Set 4mm/6mm.
Here is how the rolled hem turned out in this fraying fabric:
It was pretty good outside, but a mess inside. I guess mostly because the fabric frays a lot and also because I had to use the smaller rolled hem feet - the Distinctive one. Why?
Just after I got all the feet I bought I realized the Janome hemmers didn't fit the 2008 machine model :( How depressing is that? The shank of my machine snaps on exactly in the middle of the foot, as you can see in the standard machine foot below:
But this little metal stick where the shank snaps on (or it would be "is snapped on"?) in the Janome hemmers are a little to the left. This causes the needle to be in the wrong place and so these feet are useless...
This is what happens: my needle will be just at the end of the red line above (exactly in the middle of the metal stick). But it should be at the end of the blue line to work. This happens because, if you notice well, the horizontal metal stick is a little to the left and not in the center part of the foot, as in the standard foot picture above.
To make things clear, look at the Distinctive rolled hem foot to see how centered is the metal stick, and how the red line meets the blue line at the ends, exactly where the needle goes:
Here are pictures of the feet in the machine:
I'd be happy to find an adapter for these feet as I think these rolled hem feet are very useful.