5 July, 2005
MAHWAH , N.J. ñ How do you get a new look for Spring--in your wardrobe and your home dÈcor--without spending a mint? You get very creative with your sewing machine.
Janome Digest Issue No. 27, Spring, is full of innovative ways to make you, your family, and your home look great. If you like quilting, garment sewing, creative home dÈcor, and unique ways to use embroidery, this issue of Janome's official publication has something for you.
The skirt is a versatile wardrobe staple. You can dress it up, dress it down and always get the fit that makes you look your best. In our "Scads of Skirts" section you can learn how to make three different skirts from a single pattern, using regular sewing, decorative stitching, and professional-style embroidery.
Jackie Smerek is a talented designer whose costumes have appeared on several network TV series, including the popular "Buffy The Vampire Slayer." Since she loves to teach others how to get the most out of their Janome sewing machines, we asked her to create an entirely new book for a young person's living room, using the DC3018 computerized dÈcor machine. The result is the "Hip Living Room." It proves that you don't have to blow your budget to make your home look great. Complete instructions for several of Jackie's pieces are online. Start with the Hip Living Room Curtains.
The beautiful decorative threads available today give you more ways than ever to embroider your own jewelry. Linda McGehee has complete instructions for making "Perfect Petals" Janome jewelry. Ryoko Sakuyama shows you how to use scraps and buttons to sew the "Flower Power" seen on the cover of the Digest.
With the Giga Hoop you can embroider designs up to 9.1" X 7.9". The "Floral Tile Quilt" project shows you how to use these big designs to create a stunning 35 1/2" x 46 1/2" quilt in just six blocks. The "Floral Table Setting" project shows you how to use the Giga Hoop to make a complete table setting with large scale floral designs. Look for the " Throw Center," "Throw Corner," and "Placemat" .ARG files in our free Design Downloads section.
The Giga Hoop is perfect for doing large scale embroidery on pillow cases. You get complete instructions for making a classic, off-white "Tone On Tone Pillowcase" and a stunning "White Lily Pillowcase."
You'll get wonderful inspiration from the International Sewist Showcase. Enjoy evening bags from Western Australia, an amazing vest from Tasmania, and an embellished scarf from Japan.
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.