Warm weather is the perfect time to prepare our summer t-shirt. The AcuDesign APP by Janome  offers two neck embroideries in the ‘Decorative’ section: Decor 01 and Decor 02. These embroideries can be embroidered directly onto a t-shirt or onto organza fabric and then applied as an applique to the t-shirt.


AcuDesign screen on the iPad

From the AcuDesign application on the iPad, I sent the design to my computer to print the template and get accurate positioning on the t-shirt.


The template is printed in 4 parts

Since the fabric is ultra thin, the use of non-slip strips has kept the two layers of organza in place in addition to the magnets of the hoop. These tapes can be purchased from your authorized Janome dealer – see below.

bandes anti-dérapantes

Part # 864-813-006

When the fabric is secure, it is ready to be embroidered.  The stabilizer to be used is that which is soluble and adhesive.



#1: Fabric Place # 2: Back of Fabric with Stabilizer # 3: Fabric Sealer for All around the embroidery.

When the entire edge has been sealed and is dry, the next step is to cut the pattern all the way around and then plunge it into warm  water to dissolve the stabilizer.

broderie découpée


Front and back of embroidery

And here is a top enhanced with an organza neckline. It can simply be layered for a jewel effect or fixed with tacking stitches  or embroidered directly on the top.

avant après


Before & After.

We announce Cindy Lindgren’s ‘Backyard Bliss’ collection:  thirty pretty patterns of animals, plants and vegetables / garden fruits that can be purchased individually OR in a collection. Find this on AcuDesign App

Backyard Bliss

Some of the 30 designs in the Backyard Bliss Collection

The collection has everything in your backyard!! 

This post written by Celine Ross and translated  & edited by Liz Thompson  of Janome Canada

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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2 Responses to ACUDESIGN by JANOME

  1. Stephanie Buckingham says:

    Thank you Liz, although I own the app, I rarely look at it. This post will change my habit!


    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Stephanie,

      Im glad to hear that! We have SO much wonderful software, machine features and accessories that it is sometimes hard to know what next to focus on and use! Im currently working on some AcuDesign projects and having fun.



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