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?
What 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.
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:
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.