SPOTLIGHT ON USEFUL & PRETTY PROJECTS: SASHIKO EMBROIDERED PURSE & EYE GLASS CASE MADE ON JANOME MC15000

Some of you may know that I was very privileged to go to Japan for our INTERNATIONAL EDUCATOR’S MEETING at the end of June. It was a lot of fun meeting up with & learning together with the Educators from many other Janome subsidiary companies: Janome UK, Janome America, Janome Australia & Janome Europe as well as with many staff at our JANOME factory in Hachioji, Japan (just outside Tokyo).

During part of our meeting, we made a very cute little purse ……wish I knew where we could find the purse “fixings” that seem to be so readily available in Japan?

Isn't this just the cutest purse you've seen in a while? I used it as one of my carry-on's on the plane journey home and was surprised at how much I could cram inside....it seemed to bulge just nicely!

Isn’t this just the cutest purse you’ve seen in a while? I used it as one of my carry-on’s on the plane journey home and was surprised at how much I could cram inside….it seemed to bulge just nicely!

The Sashiko embroidery design is one of the built-in designs on the JANOME MC 15000. We hooped up one full hoop after repeating & lining up/positioning the sashiko motifs. There was a second hooping with half of the first repeated to make the design go around to the other side of the bag…….can’t show you that yet but will do so in the Fall when all is revealed!!

Once again, wish I knew where we could buy these clever "fixings"? the top of the eye glass case has a metal squeeze bar inside the binding to open the case to pop in eye glasses or sunglasses.  AND note the gorgeous pomegranate design! This is one of 5 similar pomegranate designs on the USB stick which comes with the NEW ESSENTIAL HOOP RE 18 for the JANOME MC 15000. I KNOW this design is going to be one of my all time favorites.

Once again, wish I knew where we could buy these clever “fixings”? The top of the eye glass case has a metal squeeze bar inside the casing to open the case to pop in eye glasses or sunglasses.
AND note the gorgeous pomegranate design! This is one of 5 similar pomegranate designs on the USB stick which comes with the NEW ESSENTIAL HOOP RE 18 for the JANOME MC 15000. I KNOW this design is going to be one of my all time favorites.

We were given a rather lovely gift at our Farewell dinner at the Educator’s Conference in Japan: this very practical eye glass case above.

More about the JANOME ESSENTIAL HOOP RE 18  will follow shortly but to whet your appetite, see eye glass project above + pic below.

NEW ESSENTIAL HOOP RE18 FOR JANOME MC15000

NEW ESSENTIAL HOOP RE18 FOR JANOME MC15000

 

Wanted to share these 2 projects as part of our August Techniques & projects spot. Hope you like them…….more to come.

About lizafrica

I work in the Education Dept at Janome & Elna, Canada and 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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11 Responses to SPOTLIGHT ON USEFUL & PRETTY PROJECTS: SASHIKO EMBROIDERED PURSE & EYE GLASS CASE MADE ON JANOME MC15000

  1. claudia says:

    Warum gibt es denn diesen neuen Stickrahmen R 18 nicht für die MC 12000 ?
    Der Rahmen würde mich sehr reizen.

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Claudia,

      Not sure if this is the same query as the English one? Sorry, we cannot read German so if it is a different query, please ask your local Janome dealer or your Janome Educator in Germany: Bettina Weber.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  2. Caol Caseber says:

    You can cut up a flexible tape measure to make a flexible opening for a purse or glasses case. Just trim the corners of the ends a bit and put tape over the ends so they won’t tear your fabric make a casing put a piece on each side of the casing , rounded length side out. sew them in and you can snap it open and shut.
    Carol

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Caol,

      Thank you for the suggestion. We have used this method before (see archives for the post on this) and it sure works. What impressed me was the professional purse “hardware” that seems so readily available in Japan. Guess I had not looked enough here……it is here, we just have to have the time & know where to look!

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  3. Heather Williamson says:

    Can not download these 2 projects

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Heather,
      I think you misunderstand – these are not for download…..I was merely sharing ideas of what can be done with our Janome machines…..to inspire you maybe to try something similar? If you wish to have downloadable project instructions we can possibly do this with some future projects.

      Liz
      Janome Canada

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  4. cherylsewing says:

    Liz,
    Those are fantastic projects. Glad you have some new things from Janome that you can share with us after the “reveal” in the fall.

    I get to pick up my Re18 hoop this afternoon. I’ll be able to play with it later today.

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  5. Sally Walter says:

    I bought eyeglass/coin purse squeeze bars years ago from Linda McGeHee. She still sells them and all sorts of purse frames and findings/notions. Here is her site:

    http://www.ghees.com/shop/Handbag-Supplies.htm

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  6. Lillian says:

    Hi Liz, You can find the “fixings” at http://www.athreadedneedle.com

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