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  • 8/23/2018

    Wow! Look at this amazing Back-To-School Ditty Bag that Stephanie at Modern Sewciety stitched up! What a lucky teacher her kiddos have! We just adore her use of decorative stitches to give the bottom a little bit of personality!

    Stephanie used the Janome Skyline S9 to stitch up this lovely bag! Read all about the supplies and tools from Sulky, Havel's, Hobb's Batting, and Windham fabrics that she used on her post here, then make your own with the instructions for the Modern Ditty Bag here.

  • 8/22/2018

    It’s that time of year when you start looking forward to crisp air, a crunchy apple,
    the start of school and a new teacher. This very quick and easy little pin, from designer Sarah Ann Smith, took less than an hour and just a few supplies. It's also a great way to practice your applique! Make yours with the free pattern here. 

  • 8/13/2018

    We're so excited to welcome our newest Artisan to Janome America, Robert Mahar! He's an artist, designer, and all around crafty individual. (If he looks familiar, it may be because you've seen him on NBC's Making It.) We can't wait to see what he'll be stitching up this year on his Janome 6700P!


    You can read his official bio below, but we thought it'd be more fun to ask some more unique questions to get to know him a little better! Robert recently sat down (via the internet) with Janome Marketing assistant, Erin, for a little interview. Here's part of our conversation, which now has Erin wanting to Google chilaquiles recipes!

    Robert's Bio:
    Robert Mahar is an artist and designer who develops and teaches imaginative crafts and clever do-it-yourself projects through high-quality video tutorials and in-person workshops. He is also a contestant on the new NBC creative competition show Making It.  The crafty content he develops and presents to his YouTube viewers, online audience and workshop attendees is often rooted in nostalgia.  His talent for reinventing old-school crafts with a decidedly modern twist is evident in the gift line he continues to develop with Knock Knock and has gained him a loyal following.

    With an education in studio arts and art history, he has worked in a variety of creative fields including 13 years as an appraiser of modern and contemporary art. When he’s not working in his downtown Los Angeles studio, Robert obsesses over vintage craft books and schemes ways to make it big as a doughnut connoisseur.

    Visit Robert at his siteYouTubeInstagram, or Pinterest!

  • 8/8/2018

    Send your favorite child back to school in style with a custom lunch tote! Pick favorite fabrics, a sweet embroidery design that showcases their personality, and make a lunch tote using Fairfield Solarize to keep everything inside cool and insulated until lunch time! Find the instructions on how to make your own here

  • 7/24/2018

    Have some jeans sitting around? Maybe the knees are terribly torn or the bottom hem is just a little too frayed? Join Trish from Trish Stitched and turn those boring jeans into brand new cuffed shorts!

    Then add some fun embroidery to one of the pockets for an extra fashionable touch! (HINT: If you have one of our WiFi enabled machines like the Skyline S9 or the Horizon Quiltmaker Memory Craft 15000, use the FREE AcuSetter app to take a photo of the pocket IN the hoop, place the image directly where you want it, then send the exact placement directly to the machine!) Check out the project instructions here and view the video below for a quick recap of the instructions! 

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