Category Archives: GARMENT SEWING WITH JANOME

It has pockets! (Well it does now!)

Let’s talk pockets. Any person who has bought women’s fashion will know that pockets are in short supply. Sometimes, even baby clothes have better pockets than women’s clothes. What is a baby carrying around anyway? Probably their Mom’s stuff! There … Continue reading

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Flat Felled Seams and Other Garment Making Lessons

Hi! I’m back with my most ambitious garment sewing yet! Overalls from Sew Liberated. I’ve never made pants of any type before, but I figured these were a safe place to start because they aren’t super fitted and there isn’t … Continue reading

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Let’s Play!

Do you remember when you were a child and you were given a bunch of craft supplies and you just went crazy? Glue and glitter went everywhere, including your face. You mixed all the colours of clay together and found out … Continue reading

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Janome Concealed Zipper Foot

Installing a zipper to a garment, tote bag, or home dec project can be a frustrating and intimidating process. There’s many different types of zippers out there, but one of the easiest to install is the Invisible, or Concealed Zipper … 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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GARMENT SEWING WITH JALIE PATTERNS AND JANOME

I was fortunate to visit Quebec City a few months ago and we made an appointment to visit the Jalie office and warehouse. To say I was impressed is a little bit of an understatement! The name Jalie is a … Continue reading

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Still time for summer sewing

The days may be getting shorter and sunsets coming earlier, but there’s still time to get in some summer sewing. While we’ve had a few “cooler” days this week where I live in Winnipeg (we are talking daily highs in … Continue reading

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Show & Tell: Tween Party Dress

If you have ever raised a daughter, I’m sure you will agree (commiserate, empathize, understand lol) how difficult it is to find a party dress that they like, doesn’t make them look older than they are, and is comfy. One … Continue reading

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Part #2 of Shirt-Making Details

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a men’s casual dress shirt I sewed here on janomelife. I shared some tips and showed some of the Janome presser feet and accessories I used which helped make the process easier, … Continue reading

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Part #1 of Shirt-Making Details

There’s many reasons why we sew, but for me, one of the strongest reasons is that I’ve seen fabric I just HAD to have. Sound familiar? I know I’m not alone! lol! Fabric often inspires much of my sewing and … Continue reading

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