Author Archives: Anne Stitcher

About Anne Stitcher

I am the newest Educator with Janome. While I have been sewing for over 40 years, I'm finding there is always something new to learn in the sewing world. New techniques, new tools and new fabric.

Should you Resize an Embroidery Design?

That is the question! Can a 7″x7″ embroidery design, be reduced to a 2″x 3″ embroidery design for example? For basic resizing in all Janome embroidery machines, designs can be reduced or increased by 20%. The machines don’t have an … Continue reading

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Saturday Sewing – DIY Hair Towel Wrap

As you all know, I like to recycle and reuse things. I like to dry my hair after a shower with an additional towel to wrap around my head, but I find that it doesn’t stay on and is too … Continue reading

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Artistic Edge Digital cutter: Making custom stencils

Artistic Edge Cutter : cutting stencils One of the techniques offered by Janome’s Artistic Edge digital cutter software is cutting your own stencils. This technique has been used for centuries for various purposes such as advertising/posters, educational activities, decoration of objects, walls, … Continue reading

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Artistic Digitizer 1, 2, 3

We had such an overwhelming response to our Artistic Digitizing classes that Erin has agreed to run them again BEFORE classes 4 and 5. March 25th, April 1st and April 8th. Contact your Janome Dealer soon as the classes are … Continue reading

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Saturday Sewing – Hanging Tea Towels

An easy, quick gift is a hanging tea towel. I started making them to keep on hand as a really nice emergency gift. I picked up a tea towel at the Dollar Store for $2.00; add a bottle of hand … Continue reading

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The Artistic Edge cutter and Heat Transfer Vinyl

Self Adhesive and Heat transfer vinyl There are two main vinyl types:  self adhesive vinyl (peel away the backing paper and press onto appropriate surfaces) and heat transfer vinyl (press/iron in place). Before you start, you have to understand the … Continue reading

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Couching With a Long Arm

Now I don’t mean sitting relaxing or couch surfing with your long arm machine. I want to show you a unique embellishing method. The couching foot adds a unique look to your project. There are three different feet for the … Continue reading

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Do your pets help you sew?

My sewing room is a place where I love to be. I’m also an animal lover and my pets like to come and “help” me sew. I have 2 dogs and 2 cats. I have a cat tree and dog … Continue reading

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Using Janome ‘Tapering’ to embellish

It doesn’t take much to enhance a garment, and we like to wear unique garments. Owning a Janome means that we have the perfect sewing machines to add our personal touch. In today’s example, the ‘tapering’ function was used to embellish … Continue reading

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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: INTRODUCING OUR NEW … Continue reading

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