Welcome to the Summertime Skill Builders Giveaway 2022!

The Summertime Skill Builders is a brand new contest that allows you to learn, create, interact and share your sewing talent with the Janome community! Every Wednesday, we will introduce a new sewing technique to improve your sewing skills! 

Beginning June 8th, head over to the Janome Sewing Machines Facebook page every Wednesday at 3 pm EST to watch the live demonstration, and try it out for yourself! Can’t make it live? The Facebook Live videos will be recorded and posted below to view at any time, so feel free to try out the techniques with us on your own schedule! 

You will have until the following Wednesday at 3 pm EST (one week) to enter the contest for your chance to win one of our 5 prize bundles at the end of the Summer! 

Over the next 12 weeks, you will have the chance to enter 12 times! The more weekly Skill Builders you participate in and submit, the higher your chances are of winning one of our 5 prize bundles, totaling over $2,500! The contest drawing will take place the week of August 29th.

At the end of the Summer:

5 winners will be chosen from the contest to receive the following prize bundle

Items include:

  • FREE Machine Service at your Local Authorized Janome Dealer
  • Sew Comfortable Ergonomic Foot Rest
  • Sew Comfortable Memory Foam Lumbar Support
  • Janome Collectible Thread Tin with 30 spools of thread
  • Half Moon Applique Scissors
  • Machine Embroidery Scissors
  • Rag Quilt Snippers
  • 6" Applique Scissors with no Duck Bill
  • 4.5" Opposable Tweezers Curved
  • Janome Snippers with Lanyard
  • Collector's case of 25 Janome Pink Cherry Blossom bobbins



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To properly enter the contest:

  1. Be sure to like the Facebook Live video, comment, and share pictures of your project in the comments of the video. 

  2. Once you have posted your photo to the comments, head back here to provide your information to be entered into the contest drawing. 

Contest Submission form:




Week 1: Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

Understitching with Miriam Coffey.

In this Facebook live we will go over an often skipped and underutilized technique called understitching. This technique is used primarily in the garment sewing world, but we will go over how this technique can be used in all aspects of your sewing life. Join me and learn about one of my favorite techniques which is a total game-changer!

Understitching is the perfect solution for keeping the facing or seam line of your garment and other projects from rolling to the right side.

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Week 1 Video Understitching


Week 2: Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

Sewing a Blind Hem with Miriam Coffey.

How to perfect your blind hems with the Janome Blind Hem foot. Blind hemming can sometimes be a little bit tricky so the blind hem foot goes a long way to helping improve this technique! During blind hemming, the fold of the fabric fits snugly against the guide in the foot for accuracy while the groove underneath helps to prevent unnecessary slipping. The needle swings over the metal guide creating slack in the upper tension so that the pick of the stitch is almost invisible.

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Week 3: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

Finishing Quilt Binding Ends.

All those quilts and no binding?  Take the fear out of putting on binding and meeting those end pieces!  Mitzi will show you how to meet the end pieces together for a clean, finished look.

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Week 4: Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

Intro to Free Motion Quilting with Jerry Granata.

Free motion quilting allows you to move your quilt or project freely in all directions. You can quilt any shape, including straight lines, curves, circles, and squares! As long as you can disengage the feed dogs on your machine, you will be able to free-motion quilt! The feed dogs are the little teeth under your presser foot that usually feed your fabric forward through the machine. When the feed dogs are disengaged, your hands become the guide for the fabric! Follow along with Janome Educator Jerry Granata as he shows you some tips and tricks to getting started! 

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Week 5: Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

Serger Applications and Finishes with Jerry Granata.

Sergers are used for seaming or stitching the edges of a fabric to prevent them from unraveling. Most people only use the overlock stitch on their serger, but did you know there is a multitude of other stitches and finishes to choose from? Join Janome Educator Jerry Granata as he shows us other applications for serger finishes!

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Week 6: Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Sewing With the Applique Stitch with Anne Hein

Have you tried some of the neat features that you will find in the sewing applications mode on your machine? Join Anne as she shows us how to sew with the applique stitches that are built into your machine!

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Week 7: Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

Sewing Buttons With Your Machine with Anne Hein.

Are you looking for a better way to sew buttons than doing it by hand? Have you tried sewing your buttons with your machine? While this may sound like a scary feat, Anne will show you how easy it is to conquer! Using your machine, you can ensure that your buttons will be securely attached and perfectly aligned, and spend less time finishing your project! 

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Week 8: Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

Terrific Topstitching Tips with Mitzi Redd.

Topstitching is a great way to add special details to your sewing projects! Topstitching can be both functional and decorative. Join Janome Educator, Mitzi Redd as she shares her favorite topstitching tips! 

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Week 9: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Perfecting Your 1/4" Seam With Kimberly Einmo.

Kimberly will review the Janome ¼” piecing feet and how to conquer the elusive scant ¼” seam once and for all! Kimberly will help make your quilt piecing a breeze! 

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Week 10: Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Inserting Piping and Welting with Anne Hein

Adding piping and welting to your sewing projects is a quick way to take your project from ordinary to extraordinary! Anne will show you the best tips and tricks for achieving the most professional and neat-looking piping and welting. 

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Week 11: Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

Inserting Invisible Zipper with Anne Hein.

Become invincible with invisible zippers! Invisible zippers can seem intimidating, but with the proper tools and techniques, you will learn how easy it can be!

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Week 12: Wednesday, August 24th, 2022

Curved Piecing Tips and Tricks with Kimberly Einmo

Looking to improve your curved piecing skills? Kimberly will show you the best techniques for curved piecing, including the use of the Janome HP foot and plate!

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Limit one submission per week, per person. You must follow the proper submission criteria to be considered for the prizes. 

All offers are valid June 8th – August 31st, 2022, at participating Janome Authorized Dealers. Offers are based on the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail price and may not be combined with any other offer. Pricing valid with qualifying machine trade-in. Void where prohibited.

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