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Janome Digest Issue No. 28: Late Summer & Early Fall

30 November, 2005

MAHWAY, N.J. - School is back in session but the weather is still warm. There's time for one last pool party before you think about autumn projects.

Janome Digest Issue No. 28, Late Summer /Fall, has projects and ideas that are great year round. Find out how to make the simple t-shirt look fashionable in all four seasons. Embroidery adorable baby items with the tiny Free Arm Hoop. And create all kinds of home dec projects, from window coverings to a whimsical pool picnic set.

The t-shirt started out as an undergarment your grandpa wore. Now it's a comfortable top that can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. Our international panel of Janome Educators has created four unique t-shirt projects, each one appropriate for a different season. Jacquline Boddy of the UK contributes the "Cute & Comfy Long Sleeve Stretch Tee for Fall." Michele Mishler of the USA created "Winter White Becomes Winter Pink with Coverlock Trellis Design." Ellen Fullerton of Canada sent us "Lovely Lace Inserts Soften a Tee for Spring." And Ryoko Sakuyama of Japan contributed "Frilly Ruffles Make Summer Tube Top Fun." All were made using the CoverPro 1000CP Cover Hem Machine.

Ready-made t-shirts are also fun to embellish. Annette Venn of Australia shows you how to transform two tank top tees. She also uses the 1000CP.

The 2" x 2" Free Arm Hoop is unique to Memory Craft embroidery machines. Its tiny size makes it ideal for placing embroidery designs on the confined spaces of baby clothes. "Thinking Small with the Free Arm Hoop" shows you how to make two adorable overall and hat sets using Butterick and Kwik Sew patterns.

What could be more fun than a picnic by the poolside? How about one where you're eating off our "Poolside Picnic" set. The complete instructions for this project are available online.

Pillows are fun because they can update the look of a bed or couch in a relatively short amount of time. "When Whitework Goes Wild" shows you how to use PC Design Card #1021 (Whitework Collection) to create a throw pillow and a neck pillow in any color you like.

"Power To The Pillow!" has complete instructions for making three bright, bold pillows. Choose from quilted, embroidered, and striped styles.

A sheer curtain lets in light while providing privacy. You can use any Janome machine to go beyond ordinary with "Sheer Delight Lace Curtain" contributed by Annette Venn.

Scarves continue to be a hot fashion item. Phyllis Pearson of Western Australia shows you how to make a lace scarf using decorative threads, stabilizer, and your CoverPro. The result is a scarf so unique and stylish, we put it on the cover of the digest.

Mia Ohberg of Sweden returns to our Youth Energy in Sewing section with beautiful examples of quilt squares created by children. Plus you'll get more inspiration and ideas from the projects in our sewist showcase.

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.

2005 is the 145th anniversary of Janome America, the largest subsidiary of Janome Sewing Machine Company of Tokyo, which produces more than one 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.