The Key West Tote: Flip Flop Inspired Beach Bag with Swimsuit Pocket
This cute summer tote is as functional as it is adorable!
Inspired by everyone's favorite summer shoe, the Key West Tote includes a secret pocket with ingenious functionality: it's lined with laminated fabric - so you can tote your wet suit home without getting your other necessities wet. There's a strap for carrying and a zipper closure. It's quick to sew, which means you can spend more time relaxing by the pool.
Makers beware: Once your friends at the beach or pool see this, they're going to want you to stitch up more for them!
Janome America Announces A New Relationship With Anna Maria Horner
An Inspiring Friendship
For years, we've admired Anna Maria Horner's fantastic style. Whether in her fabric designs, or her unique and modern sewing patterns, Anna has inspired us and reminded us of the beautiful and fulfilling work that can come from Janome sewing machines.
From her start as a boutique designer to her emergence as a nationally recognized fabric designer and pattern company, Janome has been her go-to machine. We are so happy to announce that we are taking this partnership to a new level! Anna will be creating projects exclusively for Janome so that you can bring her fabulous style to your own home and wardrobe. We're creating videos that will inspire and give helpful tips and advice. And you'll even be able to join Anna for workshops at your local Janome dealer.
The Journey Continues: Ten Sneak Peeks - Are You Registered For The Big Reveal?
In just one short month, there will be big, big news.
There are now ten images to review on our The Journey Continues web site. Each one reveals a tiny bit of our new machine, which debuts next month. Make sure you're registered on the site so you're part of the select group who will be the first to know when information is released and to SEE the new machine in action.
Sewn With Love: Ann Tift's Humorous Embroidered Tote Bags
The emboidery on these bags is sure to make you smile.
Ann Tift of Sebring, FL thought of a clever Mother's Day gift for her three daughters. She made each of them a tote bag with a unique embroidery design and humorous caption.
Ann thought that each of them matched the personality of her daughters. But what did they think?
Click the link below to see all three designs.
Video: Creating Tucks With The Quarter Inch Seam Foot O
Your favorite quilt piecing foot is more versatile than you think.
The 1/4" Seam Foot O is a popular foot with patchworkers, because it makes it easy to maintain that essential 1/4 inch seam. The flange on the side of the foot lets you guide your fabric to sew a perfect 1/4 inch seam every time.
This guide also makes it possible to sew rows of perfectly even tucks.
Using The Quarter Inch Seam Foot O To Create Tucks
- Begin by snapping the foot on the machine and choosing a straight stitch.
- Fold your fabric several inches in from the edge.
- Sew your first row of stitching along the folded edge.
- Unfold your fabric and fold it again a little way from the first seam.
- Set your new fold against the guide and sew a 1/4" seam.
When you're finished with your rows, press all your tucks down in one direction.
To see this demonstrated watch 1/4" Seam Foot O Video: Creating Tucks.
The 1/4" Seam Foot O can also be used wherever a 1/4 inch seam is called for but the markings on the needle plate cannot be used, such as when completing a flat-felled seam. It's compatible with all Janome sewing machines. (The foot requires part #823504004 to work correctly on a MyStyle100.) See your local Janome Dealer with questions.
Take Our "Dog Days of Summer" Pet Projects Poll
What are your favorite projects for pets?
Here we are in the "Dog Days of Summer." (For some of you those also include a cat, parakeet, bunny, or hamster.)
Sewing for pets is not only fun, but also practical. There are lots of great projects out there to choose from. So we want to know which project is your favorite for your pets.
Go to our Poll Page. Choose your top pick. Then check back next week for the results. Based on the survey answers, we'll put the "fave responses" into our "suggestion box" as future project ideas.
Janome Heritage: The Memory Craft 9000
This sewing, quilting and embroidery machine earned a reputation for sturdy performance.
The Memory Craft 9000 debuted in the early 1990s. Replacing the MC8000 as Janome's flagship model, the MC9000 had expanded embroidery capabilities, and more time-saving features. It enabled sewists to quickly transition from sewing to embroidery, making it a true 3-in-1 machine.
Designed by Janome to withstand years of sewing, there are many MC9000s going strong after nearly 20 years in service. And some of the stories that have gotten back to us are simply amazing.
One owner in the mid-west told how a tornado destroyed her house, burying her MC9000 in the debris. As they combed through the wreckage they found the machine without external damage but completely soaking wet. They dumped the water out of the case, let the machine dry and plugged it in. It ran but with a little extra vibration. So she took it in to her dealer, who gave it a thorough cleaning. After that it ran like new, including the embroidery functions.
MC9000 owners can still find information on their machine, including the owner's manual as a PDF, in the Retired machine section.
Last Days To Save During Christmas in July
Hurry in to your Dealer, great offers end this Sunday!
The hottest deals of the summer will melt away at the end of the month. Hurry in to your participating Janome America dealer to take advantage of gift-with-purchase offers on everything from beginner models to sergers to the the top-of-the-line sewing and embroidery powerhouse, the Memory Craft 11000 Special Edition.
Sewn With Love: Jerry Roberts' Heirloom Dress
She thought her granddaughter would let her make her one last "exquisite" dress.
Jerry Roberts loves heirloom sewing and loves to make dresses for her six year old granddaughter. For this creation she had to hunt down a twenty year old magazine cover and then order her lace from Europe. The result was this beautiful dress. Click the link below to see more images and read her "Sewn With Love" story.
Video: Embroidery Placement With A Printed Template On The Clothsetter Table 11000
Use a printed template with the Clothsetter Table 11000 to place multiple designs with perfect accuracy.
Your Memory Craft 11000 Special Edition has extremely precise embroidery stitching. Using a printed template with your Clothsetter Table 11000 helps you place that embroidery with the highest accuracy.
Also, using a printed template helps you better visualize how your design will fit on your project. And it allows you to easily create layouts using more than one hooping.
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