We love the vintage vibe of this great back-to-school, dual carry tote. Thicker fabric + topstitching detail work together to provide a perfect blend of softness and stability, and to show off the power and precision of Janome machines.
Detailed fussy cutting and precise stitching create an apron that is truly one of a kind, taking full advantage of the amazing Curiouser and Curiouser collection by Tula Pink for FreeSpirit Fabrics, based on Alice and all her Adventures.
What are you doing today? This Etsy Shop embroidery package has seven favorite to-do selections. Designs are split into separate components so you can mix and match Images and Days.
This cool carryall can be worn as a backpack, crossbody, or carried by hand. Study canvas is combined with bright sport nylon plus extra accents in a faux leather base, webbing, and mesh. Don’t worry; those zippers are easy.
Fabric weaving plus decorative stitching-in-the-ditch packs a powerful color punch! Start with one 40-piece jelly roll bundle, and with clever seaming and slicing, end up with two different, yet completely coordinated 20” pillows.
We took at peek at some favorite cross stitch options from the experts at FQS this past Spring. The good news is: patterns are still in stock and many of the Stitch Alongs are available in their YouTube channel archives.
Now you can have your bag match your mood. We used the flexibility and functionality of our Janome studio machines and accessories to help create a trio of striking straps that clip on and off a single camera style shoulder bag.
Delicious new fabric collections, tempting notions to try, and product surprises to make your sewing and quilting easier. These latest fun finds at Fat Quarter Shop are like opening a fresh box of chocolates. Yummy!
This classic one-piece cut is a great style for most body types. The extra-long tie is continuous for an easy, adjustable fit. And that intricate cross stitch flower on the bib is a built-in machine embroidery design!
Do you have a posh pup or dapper dog? Then she or he certainly deserves a new fashion accessory. We designed this fast and easy bandana with an adjustable casing that slips right onto your dog’s collar. Pattern in S, M + L.
There are 100 years of history behind that trusty Janome on your work surface. Learn a bit about all that’s gone into making your Janome such a trusted sewing companion: reliable, intuitive, precise, powerful, and easy to use.
When you’re sewing, you need easy access to notions so you’re not jumping up and down every few minutes to find what’s needed. This cute + clever machine mat in our Etsy Shop is a pretty option with plenty of handy storage.
If you are brand new to garment sewing, try out your wings with this project. Learn how to apply facings, make a simple square sleeve, create a self-belt with belt loops, and get some fussy cutting practice.
This adorable zipper pouch is all about the gorgeous Renaissance Ribbons. We show you how to stack and stitch them in place. A peek-a-boo vinyl insert through the center lets you see what’s inside your pretty pouch.
Finishing at 6″, is it a tiny trivet or a colossal coaster? It all depends on what you have in your hand and need to set down. Use one as a mini trivet for a small serving dish or as a jumbo coaster for a big coffee or soup mug.
Plaid flannel and sherpa fleece are a favorite combo for bundle-me-up winter scarves, toasty blankets… and a set of rustic Christmas stockings, adding corduroy for the heel/toe accents. Bias cutting accentuates the style.
When you want to keep a seamed edge sharp and clean, you understitch the inside piece to the seam allowance so it won’t roll to the outside along the edge seam and look all messy and unprofessional. Learn the steps.
The large, flat front of a placemat is like a canvas for your creativity. These beauties combine patchwork, decorative quilting, and bold appliqué with crisp, clean lines of precision stitching and a striking color palette.
Festive + fancy! Precision decorative stitching runs across this apron’s bodice and forms the “strings” for the skirt’s sparkling ornament appliqués. We love the empire waist, piping accents, and wide sash ties.
The apron’s clean lines highlight an empire waist, piping accents, and wide sash ties. Take these basics and kick them up a notch with a jumbo, riveted pocket as well as an adjustable neck loop that fastens with classic overall buckles.
This pretty apron shows off a number of fun embellishments and sewing techniques. And it’s one of THREE different looks built on a basic design that features an empire waist, piping accents, patch pockets, and wide sash ties.
Follow our easy steps for successful saving, printing, and assembling of S4H PDF instructions and patterns. With our recent website upgrade, we implemented brand new functionality that makes it easier than ever.
Who says functional can’t also be fabulous?! This generously-sized tote is perfect for everything from daily chores to weekend getaways. You’ll love the two carry options and the top inset zipper. Exclusively in our Etsy shop.
Stash and store necessities when you’re out and about. Use with your own clip-on wrist strap as a mini purse or ditch the strap and pop the pouch into a larger tote. A beginner-friendly project, but with fun, new techniques to try.
Show the world your sewing pride. Our Sewing is a Real Life Survival Skill embroidered emblem is available as a finished sew-on patch. It’s just $5.99 in our S4H Etsy shop, including free shipping in the US.
Size, style, features, and functionality all come together in this popular, mid-size duffle. It features precision Janome sewing techniques, bold fabric, pretty piping, and dramatic decorative stitching on the straps.
Sweet tweets! Check out this cute pattern available in our Etsy Shop. You’ll pick your favorite floral fabrics to create six fine feathered friends, then appliqué them in place on a pair of stitched telephone lines.
One bag done three ways! It’s fun to see how a basic bag can evolve. This is the third version of our Trio, featuring straight line quilting across the upper panels, plus an adjustable, detachable strap and zippered front pocket.
This tote trio series is all about showing how one project can be done multiple ways to create a variety of finished looks. We love the brights colors, custom monogram, and decorative stitching featured on this happy version.
Our Bright Spot Tote series shows one bag project done 3 ways on three different machines. This basic big, bold design finishes at a generous 16” x 16” x 7” with clean lines and layered structure accented with precise topstitching.
Hurry – the BIG savings on this amazing software ends 11/30/20! If you already love machine embroidery, your next step is embroidery software. Seeing your own art come to life with stitches and thread is mesmerizing.
The traditional smock styling of this apron means you have coverage both front and back with side ties that allow it to fit a wide range of body types. There’s a full pocket across the front and super cute shoulder ruffles.
Join us, along with our friends at Janome, as we pull together information, tutorials, and projects to rekindle sewing as a real life survival skill. Now is the time to remember, re-learn, and teach others how to create from scratch.
Here’s an easy way to expand your face mask wardrobe in no time, using fabric scraps or a bandana. If you or someone you know does not sew or you simply need a super fast (5 minutes) alternative, this easy, no-sew project is for you.
Last Updated 11/16/20 – Face Masks + Hair Covers + Gowns + Fabric Suppliers. Find our favorite links to free patterns, the latest information, and more. We also love hearing unique tips from your corner of the world.
We love the retro look of tough-yet-soft ticking. It really stands up to kitchen stains and spills. Our half apron design is beginner-friendly and fun to sew. Great for cooking your own family favorites or make one as gift.
Life can get a little sticky. In sewing, it’s the surfaces of specialty fabrics, like laminates that love to drag across your presser foot and/or needle plate, causing stitching to bunch or break. Janome Ultra Glide to the rescue.