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Why do I need a Serger?

  This is a question that everyone who sews has asked themselves at one point in their sewing experience. Perhaps you are looking to “up your game” slightly to create more professional looking garments? Or maybe it’s because you just … Continue reading

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Sewing with slippery sheer Fabrics

BCIf you’ve been in a fabric store recently, you’ve no doubt seen a large variety of beautiful chiffon fabrics. Many garments available in clothing stores use chiffon for beautiful tops, overlays on skirts or party dresses, or even scarves. Sheer … Continue reading

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Quilting Techniques: Decorative Stitching

We’ve been talking a lot lately within our Education Team about how to use some of the built in features of our machines with quilting. In fact, one of the new Fall Janome Event classes is all about different quilting … Continue reading

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Jalie Chambray Tunic

I have a confession to make……..I have never sewn a button down dress shirt before. Don’t be too shocked though, I’m sure there’s lots of things that you haven’t sewn yet. When I received the 3130 Button Down Shirt Pattern … Continue reading

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June Project of the Month: Raw Edge Applique on Vinyl

Today Janome girl offers a very novel way to use our Janome AcuSketch App + other Janome Apps with this great summer project. We wanted to show you a high tech method for doing your applique! Of course, you can … Continue reading

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Quilting Techniques: Triangles

One of the first shapes we learn about as kids is the triangle. The triangle can be seen in many forms around us, from basic architecture to structural supports and in our food (think your favorite PB&J sandwich cut on … Continue reading

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Quilting with your Domestic Machine Part 5: Binding with the Quilt Binder

It’s done. I can’t believe that it’s finally finished!!! I have so enjoyed this project and sharing all these tips and tricks along the way with you. ( please refer to parts 1-4 of this series right here on Janomelife. There … Continue reading

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Transferring Embroidery Designs by USB

One of the challenges that new and experienced machine embroidery users face is transferring their designs. Today I’m going to walk you through how to do that. Open your software program (I’m using  Artistic Digitizer) and find your embroidery design. … Continue reading

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Quilting with your Domestic Machine Part 4: Ruler Work & Free Motion Quilting

Welcome to the fourth installment of this series about quilting large quilts on your domestic machine. If you missed the first three segments, click to see Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. Today’s segment will cover Ruler Work and … Continue reading

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DIY Undies with your Janome Coverhem sergers

  A few weeks ago, I posted how to make a bralette with your sewing machine. I hope you have had a chance to try it? But you can’t have a pretty bralette without matching undies -right? I pulled this … Continue reading

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