Janome Blog

  • 1/21/2016

    Great Tips from Sew4Home and Nancy Fiedler

    Sew4Home and Janome Educator Nancy Fiedler put together yet another helpful tutorial for you. This week, they provided helpful tips and techniques to grade a seam allowance.

    The tutorial mentions that seam grading is like stair-stepping. It is the process of turning a standard seam allowance into layered tiers of fabric. The result is less bulk, which means a smoother finish from the right side. Sew4Home and Nancy explain that it is one of those very basic techniques that can make all of the difference in the professional look of your project. 

    Some people are reluctant to grade because they feel it will weaken the seam. Unless your project is something that is going to go in the laundry day-in and day-out, the strength of the graded seam will be fine. 

    Click here to learn more. 

  • 1/20/2016

    Made with the Memory Craft 500E

    Sew4Home started working with the new Memory Craft 500E embroidery-only machine back in the Fall and have made several projects with it since then. Michele Mishler of Sew4Home put together a helpful tutorial designed to show you how to embroider in-the-hoop and make these lovely square coasters for your dining room table. 

    Michele created the beautiful design and construction of the coasters. When considering how to best add embroidery on a coaster, Michele and the Sew4Home team gravitated to the MC500E's built-in designs that could be formed into a border. A combination of metallic and polyester thread was used to make these coasters stand out.

    In the tutorial, Sew4Home lists the top three reasons why every creative enthusiast should experience an embroidery-only machine.

    Click here to read more and learn how to make these wonderful coasters. 

  • 1/20/2016

    With the In-the-Hoop Heart Keeper

    Stitch up a heart shape keeper for your Valentine using your favorite Janome embroidery machine. No matter what you are using it for, it is the perfect project that helps stash smaller items such as cords, USB sticks, change, candy or small electronics.

    You will definitely be remembered every time this adorable Heart Keeper is opened! Follow Janome Educator Nancy Fiedler's helpful step-by-step tutorial to learn how to make one for either yourself or a loved one this Valentine's Day.

    Click here!

  • 1/15/2016

    For Your Favorite Horizon Machine

    Janome just recently came out with the new Hard Sided Trolley Case for our top-of-the-line machines, the Horizon series. Now you can make sure your sewing and embroidery machines have durable and lasting protection when you travel to classes and shows.

    The cases feature a new and improved telescoping handle, multidirectional trolley wheels for easy maneuverability, an inner cushioning bag for added support and a unit for the storage of hoops and accessories. See what else these great cases include by clicking here.

    Make sure your machine is always secure!

  • 1/14/2016

    In-the-Hoop Hand Warmers

    Using scraps of wool and 100% cotton, you can create Milinda Stephenson's in-the-hoop hand warmers in just one hooping. Using her Horizon Memory Craft 15000, Milinda made these beautiful wool snowflake hand warmers.

    Before you head out in the morning, pop the hand warmers in the microwave for 30 seconds and your hands will stay warm as you make your way to work or school in the frigid weather.

    Click here to learn how to make them. 

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