5 July, 2006
Spring has sprung with warmer weather and many special occasions for sewing. This year's Spring edition of Janome Digest is full of perfect springtime gifts for the family: A complete baking set for dad, pajamas for the whole family, adorable projects for Easter, irresistible purses, and much more
Do you know a guy who likes to bake? Baker Man by Trish Lang is a complete set of embroidered baking accessories for the man with all the dough. Create a matching place mat, coaster, napkin, bread basket, oven mitt, tea towel, and apron using PC Design Cards #1018 (Redwork Collection), #1019 (AppliquÈ Collection- Afternoon Brew), and #1020 (Woodland Times). This set makes a great Father's Day gift.
Easter is a time to celebrate new life, and when you make our Happy Easter Door Decoration you can express that wish to everyone who enters your home. This project uses your Memory Craft's built-in lettering. For more Easter fun make Sheryl Capps' Cute Chick dress using Brush-Out Embroidery. Complete directions are online.
Nothing is more appropriate on a bright Spring day than a cup of tea. You can decorate your kitchen in this cheery motif with Valora Hammond's A Spot of Tea ensemble. It includes afternoon brew curtains, an appliance cover, and matching tea towels.
Still stumped on what to get for Father's Day? How about the ultimate luxury: custom-made, monogrammed pajamas. He'll love the warm comfort and he'll look just like Cary Grant as he peruses the morning paper. While you're at it, you can make a set for your mom, your favorite teen, and a set for yourself. Instructions for Margo Shaw's Cozy Embroidered Knit Pajamas for Mom and Annette Venn's Three-Piece Satin Set for Daughter are in Digest 30. And instructions for Monogrammed Pajamas For Dad, and the Springy Cotton Nightgown for Grandma are online.
A girl can never have too many purses no matter how old she gets. Get complete instructions for making the classic All Around Purse, the groovy Nostalgic Barbie Purse, and the fuzzy Forever Barbie Purse. Little girls and big girls will find them irresistible.
Spring is a perfect time for pillows. Cat lovers will enjoy Linda Pidzamecky's clever “Cats are Small Women” pillow made with Brush-Out Embroidery. Complete instructions are in Digest 30. If wedding bells will be sounding for someone you know, the Ring Bearer Pillow is a wonderful keepsake for you to embroider. Complete instructions are online.
In the Sewist Showcase, Annie Moody shows some amazing things you can do with an embroidery hoop. And in Finishing Touches, learn how to create Pintuck Shadow Effects, and Flat Felled Seams.
Janome Digest covers projects and techniques from all over the world for owners of Janome sewing machines, embroidery machines and sergers. Plus, subscribers find out early about new Janome products and accessories and the creative ways to use them. Quarterly issues of Janome Digest are available at participating Janome dealers or by subscribing online.
Janome America is the largest subsidiary of the Janome Sewing Machine Company of Tokyo, which produces more than two million sewing machines annually as well as a line of related sewing products and embroidery software. It is a category leader in innovation, and Janome sewing machines are recognized throughout the industry for their ease-of-use and unsurpassed stitch quality.