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  • Sewing Basics - Hem Details


    By Nancy Fiedler

    Hemming is usually your last construction step. Sometimes a simple hem is in order, other times extra detailing will complete the look. Follow Janome Educator Nancy Fiedler’s instructions below to create a variety of perfect hems. 

    In addition, Nancy used a shell tuck hem on a back-to-school outfit for her granddaughter during Summer 2015, you can find her instructions in the tutorial she created. 

    Click here!

  • Sashiko Panel by Maday


    Slow Stitching Meets the Janome Skyline S9

    “Late spring last year, I got this crazy idea that I would learn how to sit still and hand stitch. With a very busy schedule, hand stitching isn’t particularly convenient, but that is precisely why I fell in love with it. Now, I spend a few hours a week practicing my slow stitching and share this love with all of the friends that will listen. 

    When the Janome Skyline S9 became available, I jumped for joy because some of the built-in embroidery designs are Sashiko! I have been working on this project for many months on and off. I hope you stick around as I take you on a Sashiko tour of the built-in designs on the Skyline S9.

    My featured panel project combines my love for Sashiko hand stitching and machine embroidery. It is not everyday that your embroidery machine complements your favorite technique so well. I plan to use my panels to create a queen size quilt and matching pillow.” Janome Maker Maday Delgado of Free Spirit Designs by Maday 

    Click here to learn more!

  • Out of the Box Sewing


    For the Beginner

    So you have a new sewing machine, but aren’t quite sure what to do with it! You just cannot wait to get started, but the only problem is that you aren’t exactly certain how to make your machine move from boxed wonder to your own personal workhorse. 

    If you have about an hour to spare, you can follow these very simple instructions by Janome Maker Milinda Stephenson of Milinda Sews to gain confidence and actually sew something on your new favorite toy. 

    In addition, Milinda included a basic tutorial to make a fun and fabulous pillowcase. Click here to learn more!

  • Chevron Table Runner for St. Paddy's


    The Month of Everything Green!

    “Liven up your table décor just in time to party for St. Patrick’s Day with this quick and easy foundation paper pieced table runner. If you are new to foundation paper piecing, this is a great pattern to learn the technique. Just remember to shorten your stitch length on the Horizon Memory Craft 8900QCP Special Edition when sewing through the foundation paper for easy tearing when the project is completed.” – Joanna Marsh of Kustom Kwilts and Designs 

    Make this great table runner in time for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in March! It is perfect to place a pot of gold on it. 

    Click here to learn how to make it. 

  • True Love All Year Long


    Heart Pillow by Milinda Stephenson

    True love is not only shown on Valentine’s Day, but also during every other day throughout the year. Janome Maker Milinda Stephenson of Milinda Sews used the Horizon Memory Craft 15000’s built-in embroidery and quilting designs along with a mix of Valentine’s Day and pastel fabrics to create a beautiful Heart Pillow as a winter-to-spring transition statement. 

    Milinda’s Heart Pillow is perfect to add to an office lobby to welcome guests and employees. It is also great to add to your living room couch, a rocking chair or even a bed. Follow along Milinda’s instructions to make your own. 

    Click here!

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