Tag Archives: GARMENT SEWING

Saturday Sewing: Back To School Knits!

Imagine this scenario: You’ve braved the mall for the perfect first day of school outfit, and the only shirt they like is way over your budget. (I’m sure this has happened in many homes this month!) I set out to … 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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Prewashing: Do or Don’t?

It’s sewing week over here at Janome Life, and I thought we could discuss a super important question: When do I prewash my fabric? If you are like me, sometimes when you shop for fabric you buy by the color … Continue reading

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Coverpro 2000CPX: Decorative Stitching on Athletic Wear

If you’ve ever looked closely at a rtw piece of Athletic Wear, one of the first things you notice is all the fancy stitching along the seamlines. These decorative stitches help define athletic wear. High quality athletic knit fabrics are … 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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Glad you asked that: How do I make my garments look more professional; more unique?

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Serger Savvy for a fun and easy hem finish

It’s no secret that Sergers provide a quick, easy and professional finish to our garment sewing. All of our Janome Sergers, from the entry level Janome Magnolia 7034D, to the new one-push air-thread Janome AT2000D  – they all offer the … Continue reading

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Personalize Your Garments with Janome Machine embroidery

Customize your clothes with Janome:  Fashion trends come and go, but denim seems to always be in style.  We can reinvent basic denim garments by easily customizing it with embroidery.  Use tear away stabilizer for the embroidery. Here is a … Continue reading

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JANOME SUPPORTS YOUNG SEWERS

Competition was rampant at a recent BC Skilled Trades event at the Tradex Center in Abbotsford, BC.  Technical trade schools along with different companies supported and aided youth from high schools and post-secondary schools in a timed event where the … Continue reading

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