Saturday Sewing: Use Janome AcuSketch App to make some hand warmers

Do you recognize this logo? Are you using this Janome app? Did you forget? … To refresh your memory, refer to the article published by Liz Thompson on September 14th, 2017 by clicking on this direct link:


For Saturday Sewing today, we have a very cute and easy project for you to make using AcuSketch App (which is a FREE Janome app) and your Janome embroidery machine. 

Please note that you can use AcuSketch App with most of our Janome embroidery machines even if you do not have a WIFI capable embroidery machine… read on as you may well be bale to do this! 

Simple sketching on the iPad and then embroider this hand warmer in the form of a mitt. We took screenshots for each of the steps; well, you can see the functions used.

To draw the straight lines, a ruler was placed on the screen of the iPad and drew the rest freehand.
Then press the ‘Stitch’ icon to apply the dots (in red).
In order to check that the drawing is embroidered well, the function in the red circle was used.
The settings: triple point / length of point: 3mm / break point at the beginning and end of the drawing.

The design was embroidered with the MC15000, so the pattern can be transferred via WiFi to the machine. The Skyline S9 has the same WiFi connectivity. If the machine you own doesn’t have WiFi compatibility, don’t worry, the app allows you to send the pattern to AcuEdit. Then you can email it from AcuEdit on your iPad to yourself and save it to a USB stick at your computer. If you have one of those double ended USB sticks that plug into the lightening/charging port on the iPad and have the USB connection on the other end, you can also save that way.  It is possible to use AcuSketch App with all our current  Janome embroidery machines which have a USB port or WIFI connectivity. 

Dont stop at a little mitt…..try out other little sketches: see below for some ideas – simple shapes to make some hand warmers for this cold season of the year.  All that remained was to embroider them. 

How to embroider:

1. Hoop up with tearaway stabilizer. 

2. Slide two layers of thin fleece over the hoop. Do not hoop the fleece – just float it on top of the stabilizer.

3. Use the machine’s ‘basting’ function to keep the fabric  in place.

4. Thread the machine with the same color of thread.

5. Embroider. It only takes 4 minutes for these 4 patterns at 400 spm.

6. Embroider a second hooping of designs to complete the pairs – one for each hand. 

7. Cut around each shape.

8. Fill (uncooked) rice to one-third of each of the shapes. 

Sew the opening closed.

Notice in the photo above, that I kept the regular needle plate and attached the HP foot. By choosing the center position, the needle sits in the hole of the foot, and I get a perfectly straight stitch … Wonderful! Also, notice the top thread that is held to the left by the side thread cutter to avoid a thread bird nesting at the start of the seam.

So are you going to head for your iPad and the AcuSketch app to create and then embroider these cute little hand warmers? In a short time, you can make little gifts that will be very appreciated in our cold weather !!!

Originally posted on Vie Janome by Céline Ross.

About Anne Stitcher

I have been an Educator with Janome for several years now. Crafting is my passion. I love to sew, quilt, crochet, knit, cross-stitch, scrapbook, paper tole and cook. I have so many hobbies. I am always doing something. I love to use my skills to help people in need and to pass on my knowledge to others. Happy Sewing!
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2 Responses to Saturday Sewing: Use Janome AcuSketch App to make some hand warmers

  1. joycenjva says:

    Will someone please contact me to tell me how to sign up for the coverstitch classes in February. Time is running out. This is my third request for this information.

    Joyce H. Jones 17427 Four Seasons Drive Dumfries, VA 22025


    Thank you in advance for you help.




    • Liz Thompson says:

      Hi Joyce,

      I thought I had replied to your previous comment. My apologies if it fell through the cracks due to a very busy schedule of virtual classes. However it was clearly explained in the blog post how to register. Please read the blog post again where you will see we mentioned that these classes are being offered by Janome Canada dealers and as such you are required to register through one of them listed in the blog post. Here is the link to the blog post:



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