While visiting one of our Janome stores recently (Snip and Stitch in Nanaimo, BC) , I saw a simply wonderful idea for storing & toting around all the hoops -FOUR in total –  for the Janome MC12000. Thank you so much to Stephanie from Nanoose Bay on BC’s beautiful Vancouver Island for sharing this great project idea with us.

Stephanie explained to us that she measured the big flat box that the hoops come in and cut her fabric accordingly. There is a little strip all the way around the box edge to accommodate the depth of the box and the zipper was inserted into this strip around almost 3 sides of the box.  She added strong webbing tape as the carry handles. I think, if I remember correctly, she used pre-quilted fabric but you could quilt your own “sandwich” or embellish in any way you wish. Stephanie also top stitched all the way around the edges to give a great professional finish.

Well done, Stephanie!!!

Isn't this a great idea for your hoops for the MC12000? Stephanie shows us her hoop tote bag

About lizafrica

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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  1. Gloria DeFrancisco says:

    Beautiful job on that bag! Well done.
    Gloria in Massachusetts


  2. Stephanie buckingham says:

    Yes, I used pre-quilted fabric. I measured the box and added 1 inch to the dimensions. I inserted the zipper into the side pieces, then sergered the top and side pieces together, then added the bottom piece. I opened the zipper and turned the bag right side out. I then ‘pin’ tucked the seams along the edges and top stitched the edge, enclosing the Serged seam much like a French seam. I then added the webbing handles.


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