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Project Bags: sewing and embroidery on vinyl

You probably know I’m a big fan of organization. Everything in its place and a place for everything. I love my hobbies. And every hobby has its tools and equipment. And all those tools need places to be stored! Generally … Continue reading

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Sewing a test garment (and the ongoing search for the perfect tunic dress)

Here’s a great Saturday sewing project idea from Janome Canada artisan, Trina: There are several different ways to approach apparel sewing but what it really comes down to is whether you want to test out a pattern and sizing, or … Continue reading

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Selfish Sewing

It has been a long time since my Janome Skyline S9 has seen any selfish sewing. Don’t get me wrong, it definitely hasn’t been sitting and collecting dust! I’ve been working on a lot of purposeful sewing projects. I think … Continue reading

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We are in this together

These past few weeks feel like a whirlwind. Three weeks ago I was on a one-week family vacation. Now we are home, working remotely, limited in how we interact with the outside world, can’t imagine even traveling right now, and … Continue reading

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Sewing and embroidery with faux leather

It’s amazing how versatile the Janome Skyline S9 is with both sewing and embroidery features. If you know me, you know I love sewing items that help with organizing around the home. This little basket fits the bill perfectly. I … Continue reading

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Apparel sewing for littles

I love apparel sewing. It’s been something I’ve consciously said I will spend more time on this year (a new year’s resolution, of sorts, I guess). As I have said many times, I love the idea of curating a handmade … Continue reading

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Holiday Hostess Gifts

‘Tis the season of family and friends. This time of year is busy and it goes by in a flash. I love get togethers and especially hosting but I also love the simplicity of being a guest. I recognize the … Continue reading

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Christmas Stockings

The countdown is on to the holidays but there’s still plenty of time to get in some festive sewing projects. This pattern has been on my to-do list for a while. It was a hand-me-down from my Aunt who loved … Continue reading

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Embroidery on the Janome Skyline S9

Ever wonder if you’ll be able to fully tap into all the features of a new sewing machine? Since getting the Janome Skyline S9 back in April, I’ve had so much fun exploring all the different features. 300 built-in stitches, … Continue reading

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Halloween Wall Quilt

We are just a few days into Fall but it’s never too early to start your Halloween sewing projects. I’ve always loved decorating for Halloween but with a little one (our daughter will be two in less than two months), … Continue reading

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