Tag Archives: Blue Calla patterns

Let’s take another look at the very popular Janome HD9

This Janome HD9 machine has rapidly become the Go To machine for many different types of sewists who require a strong, robust straight stitch machine. It is extremely popular with bag makers who don’t hold back when speaking about how … Continue reading

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SATURDAY SEWING: Pre-Quilting fabric for a tote bag

Have you ever tried pre-quilting your fabric for a project? It can seem like a daunting task, but in reality, it is a ton of fun. Recently, I designed and stitched out a continuous line quilting design on fabric, and … Continue reading

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Create your own embroidered panels using the MC6650’s decorative stitches

As many of you are aware, I am primarily a bag maker and bag pattern designer. The Janome HD9 professional is definitely the most suitable machine for my bag making needs however, I wanted a second machine that could offer more … Continue reading

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Homemade virtual event

Janome Canada is thrilled to be participating in the Homemade virtual sewing event in March 2021. This was just launched on Facebook so we encourage you to seriously consider registering for this virtual sewing weekend event organized by Jennifer Tryon … Continue reading

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Cork Appliqué on bags using the Janome MC6650

Are you like me and have tons of cork scraps stuffed into every corner of your sewing room? If the answer is yes, then this tutorial is for you! Using very small cork scraps and a decorative stitch on the … Continue reading

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Embellishing a Bag Strap with the MC6650

Since my area of expertise is designing and sewing bag patterns, I really wanted to incorporate some of the decorative stitches that come with the Janome MC6650 into my work. I used my Daisy Crossbody bag sewing pattern and decided … Continue reading

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Sewing a “Handmade” bag label using the Janome Memory Craft 6650

I recently added the gorgeous Memory Craft 6650 to my sewing studio and I was pleasantly surprised to discover some very nice decorative stitches that I could incorporate into my bags. The first decorative stitch that really stood out for … Continue reading

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Keep calm and sew on!

OK, first up: please read the update to the post earlier today about sewing a fabric face mask. We have removed the content and ask that you proceed with caution after reading our update. Our apologies that our best intentions … Continue reading

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Rolled Handle tutorial using the HD9 Professional

Do you love the look of rolled handles on designer handbags? Here is a tutorial to make your own and give your bags a more professional look. These handles take very little time to make and don’t require any special … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy T-Shirt Tote Bag On the Fabulous NEW Janome Continental M7P

Looking for a fun, quick and easy project which won’t break the bank? How about turning a T-Shirt – old or new – into a handy, environmentally-friendly tote? Creative inspiration struck as I skimmed through the racks of one of … Continue reading

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