Author Archives: lizafrica

About lizafrica

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to sew, read, knit , crochet, travel and spend time with my family and friends.

Welcome to the World of Serging with the Janome Four DLB

Perhaps you purchased our Janome Four DLB serger recently? or maybe you have another very similar Janome serger? Or maybe you are thinking about possibly buying a serger?  Well, we have info for you today!  Sergers like the Janome Four … Continue reading

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What do fringe flowers, Janome C30; 2000CPX and the MC6650 have in common?

Not a trick question! We want to be sure you are all aware that we have a relatively NEW You Tube channel called Janome Life …..of course!……..where we have approx.  75 videos ready and waiting for your sewing entertainment and … Continue reading

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HAPPY CANADA DAY!!

Happy birthday to us here in Canada!! We have had, shall we say, an interesting year so far. Certainly unprecedented, sometimes stressful, sometimes anxious, sometimes quiet and lonely, sometimes fun and creative. We guess the Pandemic has stretched us all … Continue reading

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Instagram Live schedule for this week June 29 – July 3

We have an Instagram Live EVERYDAY for you this week…. Maybe you’d like to set alarms on your phone so you don’t forget to watch!  PLEASE note that the time EVERY DAY will be 1pm Eastern on the applicable IG … Continue reading

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SATURDAY SEWING with Janome: quick and easy serger quilting technique.

YES I did use the words serger and quilting in the same sentence!!  We often say that a 3 thread serged seam is as close to a 1/4 inch seam as you are likely to get. AND it is super … Continue reading

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Free motion with Janome

We apologize…..we had some technical difficulties earlier today when our Janome Canada artisan, Kim, was going to do an Instagram Live for you.  So to make up for that, we offer the following links so you can get good information … Continue reading

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Embroider on caps and hats with Janome hat hoop

I thought it was time to ask this question: Did you know that Janome has a hat hoop? This is a link to what has been around for as long as I can remember. This particular version of the hat … Continue reading

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Instagram Live schedule for this week June 22-26

We have an Instagram Live EVERYDAY for you this week…. Maybe you’d like to set alarms on your phone so you don’t forget to watch!  PLEASE note that the time EVERY DAY will be 1pm Eastern on the applicable IG … Continue reading

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List of tutorials/videos for Artistic Digitizer

If you have been following this Janome Life blog especially over the last 2 – 3 months, you will have noticed many posts about the Artistic Digitizer embroidery software.  We currently have a discount coupon on offer on our website.  … Continue reading

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MORE FROM OUR JANOME CANADA PARTNERHSIP WITH SEW4HOME

Have you seen our Monthly Mini Sewing tips in May and June from Sew4Home right here on Janome Life blog? If you missed them, perhaps you should consider following JanomeLife over on the right of the screen and that way … Continue reading

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