Category Archives: JANOME PROJECT IDEA

Glad you asked that: Please give us some tips for sewing successfully with plastic or vinyl?

I am asked every so often how do you sew with plastic or vinyl? Good question……….glad you asked that! And today’s post goes together with janome girl’s post on Wednesday this week (19 June) where she has another great vinyl … Continue reading

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Name tags? Forget ordering them! Make your own with your Janome sewing machine!

I have had the pleasure of hosting my disabled brother for a vacation here in Canada recently. While with us, we purchased a good deal of new clothing for him so that he could return to South Africa with the … Continue reading

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Does your sewing machine need a new sewed-by-you cover?

We know the need for this but we often forget to cover our machines while they sit waiting for us to return to do more sewing. I know I need to dust my furniture and household surfaces frequently so our … Continue reading

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PROJECT IDEA: ART QUILTED TOTE BAG

I was most fortunate to be able to attend a hands-on class with quilt artist and teacher, Gloria Loughman from Australia in 2018. I already owned 3 of her books, had attended a lecture she presented at a local Quilt … Continue reading

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My scrappy valentine

If you are a regular Janomelife viewer you will be familiar with Tania’s posts as Janome Canada artisan. We let you know last week that Tania has now joined our team of Janome Canada Educators. Please enjoy her Valentine’s project … Continue reading

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BACK TO SEWING Part 2

Did you see our Janomelife post on Wednesday this week –  5th September? If not check it out. Here is the photo tutorial of how to make this baggie: Cut your baggie fabric and batting to your desired size. I … Continue reading

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BACK TO SEWING Part 1 …….project idea to kick start your Fall sewing.

  Not sure about you, but I have long been a fan of making little baggies. (and some bigger baggies too as you will have seen in a recent post). I find they really don’t take up a lot of … Continue reading

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The Denim Quilt Project – Part Two

Last month I shared with you a project that has been on my wish list for quilt some time – a denim quilt made entirely from recycled jeans. This month, I’m excited to share with you my finished quilt top. I’m … Continue reading

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Fun and Easy Tote Bag using the Janome HD 3000BE

Recently, I had the pleasure of sewing on the new special Black Edition of the Janome HD 3000. I LOVE the look of this machine and took it along to a quilting retreat so I could really put it through … Continue reading

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Have you sewed with cork fabric yet?

If not, why not? It is so easy – Just treat it like slightly stiffer fabric….. Our Janome machines cope with cork like a hot knife through butter! Let me share some info about cork + hints & tips + … Continue reading

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