Making Merry: Derby Edition

Making Merry RedWelcome to week two of Making Merry with Janome

Instead of a project, today we wanted to share news of a product that is too adorable to hide away. Maybe it is just right for someone on your holiday shopping list?


Meet the Janome Mini Machine: the Derby









At just five pounds, this little wonder provides genuine sewing features in a fun format for any age sewist. Shown here in Graceful Gray and Pink Lightning, the derby machines provide a great sewing experience for beginners and part-time stitching crafters.




5 Reasons to Love the Derby

  1. IMG_0907A feisty range of stitches: True locking stitches (unlike the chain stitches of some “toy” machines) in selectable lengths for straight stitching and three different widths of zig zag. Also included are a decorative scallop stitch and a triple zig zagIMG_0891
  2. A drop-in bobbin system: easy to load and simple to see when your thread is running lowIMG_0892
  3. A safe-guard sewing foot: ridges on the outer edges act as a guard to keep small fingers from pushing into the path of the needle (of course, when little ones are sewing, you are there to guide them too.)
  4. A handy reverse lever: for locking stitches in place, as well as easy forward and reverse stitched embellishment.IMG_0912
  5. A petite storage drawer for extra bobbins and bits.IMG_0893

While these little wonders might not be able to match the power or speed of your full size Janome, they make a cute addition to your crafting collection. You can learn more about the Derby machines on IMG_0910




  Sneak Peek of Making Merry Day Seven

We can’t wait to show you the project on tap for tomorrow from Sherri Sylvester of Thread Riding Hood – over-sized swirls of stitchy goodness, complete with printable PDF pattern pieces. What more could you ask for on a Monday morning to start an inspired week of sewing? See you soon!Thread Riding Hood - Making Merry Sneak Peek


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8 Responses to Making Merry: Derby Edition

  1. Christine says:

    Thank You for the amazing prize offer. I have not yet tried sewing on my pages, but this would be a great place to start


  2. Patti says:

    This little Machine looks amaZing!! I would love one of these for scrapbooking!


  3. Doreen Moore says:

    Love this machine and i onow i could put it to good use


  4. Kathy McInnes says:

    This is adorable, love the colour. Would they be available in New Zealand?


  5. Olga Jodoin says:

    Oh how I would like this beautiful and compact sewin machine. I would love to bring it with me to the crop and create in toronto❣


  6. BunnyD says:

    Thanks so much for offering the prizes at Scrapbooking and Cards!


  7. Trina says:

    Omg!! How adorable is that machine!! I need one of those!! My niece would love to learn on it.


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