Hi! Summer is here, did you notice yet? I’m so excited for sunny days and no snow lol. I’m super excited to show you a BBQ apron I made for an Artistic Digitizer class, #4. Classes #4-#6 are a little bit different from our beginner series. These classes are project based, so that you can make exactly the same as what my sample is.
Class #4 focuses on digitizing this cute project, a summer BBQ apron. I used a pattern from Jalie Patterns, which is a fab Canadian pattern company.
Have you ever used a PDF pattern? They are quickly becoming the go-to for fresh and unique tools for garment and home decor. I find they are so useful, especially the ones that have things like layers, projector files, copy shop files and more.
The patterns go together like a puzzle, and every pattern designer is a little bit different from one another. But once you understand the basic concept, you’ll be a pro in no time at all.
So grab your paper scissors, tape/glue stick, dull rotary blade, ruler and mat and try out your first one! Lots of companies have free patterns too.
I like the ones that have layers. When you open your pattern in Adobe Reader, look for this icon:
You can easily choose what size you want to print! And then print only the pages you need. Once I printed my pattern, I glued the pages together following the patterns directions. I even made a video for you 😉 . You can find it here.
I also used a really inexpensive drop cloth (from the Hardware store) as my fabric. It’s 100% cotton, and one package gives you enough fabric to make 3-4 different aprons.
I really hope you join us for more Artistic Digitizer classes, we can’t wait to see you discover more Artistic Digitizer creativity!
ARTISTIC DIGITIZER #4-6 NOW AVAILABLE TO BOOK AT YOUR Janome canada DEALER!
Class #4: Monday June 7 1pm – 4pm EST BBQ Apron
Class #5: Monday June 13 1pm – 4pm EST Quilted Tote
Class #6: Monday June 21 1pm – 4pm EST Cutwork & Freestanding Lace
Contact your local Janome Canada dealer to register! Participating dealers are:
Triangle Sewing, Ontario http://www.triangle sewing.com. tel:519-822-9910
Ultimate Sewing, Ontario Tel: 905-436-9193. Ultimatesewing@bellnet.ca
Tom’s Sewing Machines, BC Tel: 604-507-2841. firstname.lastname@example.org
Johnson’s Sewing Centre, Alberta Tel: 780-496-9375
Threads that bind, Ontario Tel: 519-922-1010 email@example.com
Until next time,