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  • 9/30/2015

    A Place to Get Together and Sew

    The Sewcial Lounge, a Janome Dealership in Madison, WI is the perfect place for people who enjoy sewing to get together and share their passion. Green Biz intereviewed Owner Sara Myers who emphasized that there is a big movement of thriving young sewists. The Sewcial Lounge has specialized modern designer fabric that you wouldn't normally find anywhere else. They also offer project-based sewing classes for both adults and children.

    Sara learned how to sew from her dad as a young child. She opened up The Sewcial Lounge to show people the sustainability in sewing and teaching them how to recycle and reuse materials. Sara decided to also power her shop with clean energy from Madison Gas & Electric Co. to help the environment. 

    Sara's favorite part of her her job as a dealer owner and sewing teacher is seeing people finish a project and being proud of themselves for what they accomplished.

    Click below to watch her interview.

  • 9/30/2015

    From Sew4Home

    The Sew4Home team made the perfect plaid tote using the Janome Memory Craft 8900QCP Special Edition. The style of this tote is classic for the fall because it has beautiful dark color tones and plaid material that warms it up. This bag also goes well when taking a relaxing stroll along the countryside in addition to dealing with the urban hustle. 

    When sewing plaids, alignment of the seams is crucial. If the plaid doesn't match up, it is obvious and unsightly. When sewing seams, the feed dogs on your machine only touch the bottom fabric, feeding it at a faster rate than the top layer. Even with diligent pinning, the top piece of fabric will shift and no longer line up perfectly with the bottom layer. That is why AcuFeed was born. The AcuFeed system is synchronized sewing for the top and bottom layers. It does more than attach to your machine; it becomes an extension of the feeding system.

    Get started on sewing a plaid tote for yourself using Sew4Home's clear step-by-step instructions. 

    Click here to learn more.

  • 9/29/2015

    Made with Love

    Janome Blogger Milinda Stephenson made this adorable in-the-hoop heirloom baby bonnet for a precious newborn child. Whether it be your own baby, a family member or a good friend, there is nothing more sweet than making memories and capturing special moments in a homemade bonnet. 

    Using a 17" x 21" piece of white bastiste or muslin and the proper accessories, you too can create this adorable bonnet for the special newborn in your life. 

    Click here to follow Milinda's clear step-by-step tutorial on how to make it.

  • 9/29/2015

    By Milinda Jay Stephenson

    Gingerbread dolls are not only for the Christmas holiday. Using different fabric and patterns, you can make gingerbread dolls to display in your home; give as a gift for a child or loved one or even just make one for yourself anytime throughout the year. Janome Blogger Milinda Stephenson made these colorful dolls that go perfectly anywhere!

    Using any large square embroidery hoop, stabilizer and a fabric of your choice, you too can easily create these smiling gingerbread dolls. 

    Click here to follow Milinda's clear step-by-step instructions.

  • 9/29/2015

    A Fall Linen Skirt Idea

    Fall down in Florida means sunny days, cool nights and the migration of the monarch butterfly. What better time to borrow from the color palette of nature and try out some of the gorgeous built-in embroidery patterns on the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 15000? Embroidery on-the-bias shapes this lovely linen skirt with its naturally fluid drape.

    Janome Blogger Milinda Stephenson sewed this quick and easy skirt using her Janome Skyline S5 and embroidered it using a built-in embroidery design from the MC15000.

    Happy Fall Everyone!

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