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 read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.

AFRICAN FASHION WEEK IN TORONTO THIS MONTH

Janome is proud to sponsor African Fashion Week in Toronto this year: 16-20 August at the Royal Ontario Museum. Janome has provided the prizes: a JANOME 1600P for the first place winner and a JANOME PRO4DX SERGER for the second … Continue reading

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We shine the spotlight on Janome Canada Artisan: Jeannie Jenkins

INTRODUCING JANOME ARTISAN, Jeannie Jenkins who lives in Ontario, Canada and sews on our Janome 1600P . Jeannie learned to sew when she was 7 years old and began making her own clothes at age 10. Sewing has always been part of her … Continue reading

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JANOME HORIZON MC9400 – A FIRST LOOK

Kim Jamieson-Hirst of Chatterbox Quilts, recently took delivery of her new Janome MC9400 and is excited to share some discoveries with you. Kim is one of our Janome Canada Artisans. I recently received a Janome Horizon Memory Craft 9400 QCP … Continue reading

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We shine the spotlight on Janome Canada Artisan: Ron Collins

Ron Collins is a sewing star in Canada and beyond. He is a Saskatchewan guy who is known across Canada for his casual yet expert tuition offered in workshops to people wanting to learn more about pattern fitting and garment … Continue reading

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ALTERING READY TO WEAR GARMENTS SO EASILY WITH JANOME

I don’t know about you but I sometimes buy garments which need a little bit of alteration. Sometimes the price is right but the size may be  a little too big or need tweakings here & there. Or the sleeve and … Continue reading

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Announcing the winners of our Summer Janomelife giveaway.

This book is the summer giveaway …….we got quite a lot of entries so thank you for taking the time to tell us what sewing you are working on this summer. You all seem to be very busy stitching away … Continue reading

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Janome Canada Artisan: Sherri Sylvester’s delightful Picnic placemat and napkin set

JANOME PROJECT IDEA  from Sherri Sylvester of Thread Riding Hood .Sherri is another of our Janome Canada Artisans who has been seen on janomelife a number of times. Sherri sews on a Janome Skyline S9.    Sherri contributed a thoroughly fabulous project … Continue reading

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Last few days to enter our Summer giveaway …….REMINDER

Yes, dont miss out on the opportunity to win one of the 3 books we are giving away this month. Here is the post earlier this month with all the details – just in case you missed it. If you … Continue reading

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IT’S PICNIC SEASON! Part 2

This is Part 2 in a 2 part series giving more information about making one of the projects found in our Cross Canada Picnic Look Book – Summer 2017. In case you have not yet seen our Look Book, check … Continue reading

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We shine the spotlight on Janome Canada Artisan: Andrea Ford of RE:Style Studio

Andrea shared a series of great posts with us some months back on PIPING – specifically adding piping to home decor and upholstery sewing projects. If you missed these posts, do check them out: there were 4 in total during … Continue reading

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