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.

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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What can you do with an Embroidery Machine? Plus info about our virtual embroidery class coming up soon.

The Janome 550e Embroidery machine is a wonderful machine. Great for embroidering all your favourite designs, making embroidery designs, in- the- hoop projects, quilt labels, adding embroidered monograms, and personalizing a wide array of gifts.  I have 4 beautiful little … Continue reading

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Saturday Sewing: Another charity sewing project? Recycle your fabric trimmings?

We shared with you recently about the little in-the-hoop baggies what we made and delivered to various charities just before Christmas. Here is another recycling idea from Anne Stitcher  that yields very useful pillows for people in need and also … Continue reading

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Day 4 of our 12 days of Holiday ideas with Janome : QuiltMaker Pro Glide foot

 I think I have found my favourite foot for the Janome QuiltMaker Pro longarm…the Glide Foot. Some people call it the spoon foot because it looks like a small scoop spoon. If your design goes past the edge of your … Continue reading

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Saturday Sewing Holiday projects #2: Gift Card Pouch

I never know what to give people for gifts unless they tell me specifically. But there is no fun in that. I like a little surprise. I don’t like giving cash, so I give gift cards to stores I know … Continue reading

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Recycling Decor

During this pandemic time I have been staying close to home and sewing. I never knew what to do with empty spools. My friend Kelly started keeping hers and creating a unique piece of art for decorating her home. She … Continue reading

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