Shining the spotlight on Asami …… Janome Canada employee

We have a talented young lady, Asami Kamada,  working in our Janome Canada Vancouver office who showed me a really well made and super practical project recently:  She had made a denim apron with leather straps for a friend of her husband’s. What a great Christmas gift!  This lucky friend (pic above) makes furniture and other wooden items. He needed a strong and practical apron.  Asami delivered in spades……or shall I say with something for carpentry tools?

Plenty of pockets for tools

Asami does her sewing on a simple Janome sewing machine with alphabet/lettering capability which enabled her to add the name of the business to the apron. She is very keen to add machine embroidery to her projects so who knows what we might be able to share with you in the future?!

She used denim fabric and flipped it to the reverse side for some parts which gave a pleasing two tone effect. As the apron was for a man, Asami chose to use leather straps. She used a leather needle and found she got good results with that when sewing the leather straps to the denim apron – pretty thick at that point. She reported to me that her machine managed just totally fine with the leather needle.  A regular needle can sometimes give skipped stitches –  It is SO important to use the correct needle for your various sewing projects. Refer to our post on 10 January 2018 where Sarai says the very same thing: tweaking by changing a needle often solves a possible problem when we throw thick layers at our machines!

I thought the idea of leather straps for the apron was brilliant – just the thing for a manly carpenter’s work apron.

Compartmentalized pockets are SO handy for keeping tools at the ready.

What have you been sewing recently? Are you inspired to make a practical apron for yourself or as a lovely gift like Asami did? As always……our Janomes make the task so easy and pleasurable!

 

 

 

 

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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