LET’S CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN USING STITCH COMPOSER!!

No, it is not quite time for Halloween yet although the decorations in the stores and along our streets may deny that! But we may need time to make a project similar to our one in this post hence a few weeks notice before Halloween.

We are really excited about the creative possibilities of adding stitches to our sewing machines ……..extra stitches WE have made especially for a specific project or maybe just because we can?

stitch composer promo card 3What about embellishing a Halloween candy bag with cute with machine stitches like black cats, pumpkins, spiders webs etc?? My mind went racing along and I got caught up in Halloween fun creating these stitches in our very user friendly STITCH COMPOSER program which comes standard with several of our Janome and Elna sewing and embroidery machines: Janome MC9400; Janome Skyline S7; Janome Mc12000; Janome MC15000; EL860; etc.

YES……you do have this functionality! Perhaps you just did not realize what is sitting there waiting for you to open up & use?stitch composer promo card 1

Notice from the stitch outs above that we combined created stitches (pumpkin; apple; spider’s web) with built in machine stitches like the little cat (MC9400; S7; MC12000; MC15000; maybe other models too?). Not only did we use the stitch combo function; we also stitched rows of stitches in different colors…….yes, quite simple: program a combo with for example: the cat with bridging stitches between the cats. Stitch this out and then fill in the gaps with pumpkins and apples etc in different colours. Use the lock stitch function to stitch just one and tie off between the cats or spider’s webs.

Our cute little HALLOWEEN CANDY BAG:

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Rows were marked on the fabric and then a selection of brand new STITCH COMPOSER stitches were stitched. Some were combined with other stitches.....created in Stitch Composer or built in machine stitches. Rows with different colours were also sewed.

Rows were marked on the fabric and then a selection of brand new STITCH COMPOSER stitches were stitched. Some were combined with other stitches…..created in Stitch Composer or built in machine stitches. Rows with different colours were also sewed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using the Janome BORDER GUIDE FOOT is also most useful for multiple rows of stitches.

Using the Janome BORDER GUIDE FOOT is also most useful for multiple rows of stitches.

Embroidery for the one side of the bag - one of the built in designs on the Janome MC15000

Embroidery for the one side of the bag – one of the built in designs on the Janome MC15000

The other side of the bag.

The other side of the bag. We even stitched black cats & spider’s webs on the bag handles.

Are the wheels turning yet? We sure hope so as adding the possibilities that Stitch Composer offers can result in a lot of sewing fun and creative extra’s!  …….what about Christmas trees? tree ornaments? stars; etc ? Make little 9mm stitches to add to your Christmas gifts and home decor projects……..WATCH THIS SPOT for more ideas.

 

 

 

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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