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  • The Perfect Dress for Valentine's Day


    Laced Color Block Dress by Merrick

    Using the Janome Skyline S5 sewing machine, Maker Merrick White of Merrick's Art made this pretty color blocked lace dress for Valentine's Day after seeing a similar Betsey Johnson dress at Nordstrom

    This dress is perfect, unique and feminine for a Valentine's Day date and it also makes for a gorgeous Easter dress in a few months. You could make it in shades of pink and blush, like Merrick did, or in greens, blues, purples or yellows for a more festive spring look. 

    Our Skyline series are the perfect machines for sewing fashionable garments like Merrick. Click here to check them out!

    Click here to learn how to make it. 

  • Embroidering with Aurifil and Janome


    Monogrammed Oven Mitts by Sew4Home

    For Sew4Home's first project of the New Year, they chose the Flourish Alphabet Monogram that is built into the Janome Memory Craft 500E. The beautiful embroidery was done with three colors of Aurifil 50wt cotton thread. This is a great gift for yourself or a friend who either just got married, moved into a new home or even renovated their kitchen. 

    Sew4Home mentions that the embroidered letter is optional, but the embroidery against the solid color fabric is a wonderful way to customize the look. These great mitts are sufficient for most hot dishes and general baking. Each mitt finishes at approximately 12 1/2" long and 7 1/2" wide.

    Click here to learn how to make them. 

  • Connect Wirelessly


    To Janome and Elna Machines

    If you currently own a Janome or Elna sewing and/or embroidery machine that has a USB port, you could be transferring your embroidery designs wirelessly. If you own AcuDesign and do not have a Wi-Fi enabled machine, you can use current technology to deliver designs to your machine. 

    Janome Education created helpful instructions that will get you transferring your embroidery designs wirelessly with no problem! 

    Click here!

  • Holiday Angel


    The Perfect Last Minute Holiday Project

    Just in time to brighten your spirits for the holidays, enjoy this free angel download created by Janome Maker Milinda Stephenson of Milinda Sews using Digitizer and sew it out on the Horizon Memory Craft 15000.

    This is the perfect project to make for a quick and easy gift for those who have everything. You can even create a name-embroidered angel for every family member. 

    Click here to learn how to make it.

  • AMH M100 Review


    By Lauren Taylor

    Lauren Taylor of LLadybird works for Anna Maria Horner’s Craft South store in Nashville, TN. When the Anna Maria Horner M100 sewing machine launched in October, we could not wait to get it into Lauren’s hands. She mentions in her review that the AMH M100 is easy to use, has some fun features and is just plain adorable! 

    Lauren loved the machine’s built-in stitches that included a lot of hearts, swirly and girly characters. She appreciated that there wasn’t an overwhelming number of stitches. The machine also comes with several useful feet and accessories along with extra bobbins, spool caps, a seam ripper and more! 

    Lauren also enjoyed the threading function on the machine as it was super easy and there are numbers and arrows to direct you through the thread path. In addition, she mentions that the bobbin can also be wound without the foot pedal. 

    Click here to read Lauren’s review on the AMH M100.

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