Kimberly Einmo (National spokesperson for Janome America) shows exactly how to make these on the You Tube video link above – courtesy of Janome America – The video shows the size of the one on the right in the above pic. I enlarged the design (download it below the You Tube video – see link above) for the basket and labelled my bigger baskets: Needles and Etcetera. I used The Janome MC15000 SQ23 an GR hoops for these 3 little baskets.
Kimberley talks about the AcuSketch App which was used to digitize the embroidery design – a clever little folding basket. She also shows exactly how to send the design from AcuSketch App to the Janome MC550E embroidery machine. Now, I don’t currently have that model with me so I used the Janome MC15000 and so my pic will show different hoops >>> but same results.
TIP: I found the green felt I used was a little “floppy”. It did work but I wanted a slightly “stiffer” basket so I used Terial Magic to stiffen the felt for the next 2x I made. I sprayed the felt fairly liberally with Terial Magic and then ironed it dry with a press cloth (trust me on that tip!) Please note: Janome Canada now distributes Terial Magic in 3 sizes (BIG bulk jug, refill bottle and spray bottle – ask your Janome or Elna dealer to order for you. It is in stock right now at time of publishing this post)
Big advantage with using Terial magic was that I did not have to use stabilizer under the felt. I did use tearaway stabilizer on the first little one I made and I spent a bit of time picking out the white tearaway stabilizer. Felt really does not need a stabilizer unless it is super thin and not with a simple straight stitching design like this. So I used Terial magic…….voila ! No tearaway stabilizer to remove and my basket was a bit stiffer. Yay!