Squares in a square in a bound frame! Blend 16 small squares into a finished 8½” square, highlighting each intersection with decorative stitching that is not only a gorgeous embellishment, but also holds together all the layers.
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.
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.
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.
Pretty stitching takes a simple surface from ordinary to special in the blink of an eye. These traditional linen placemats include eight tiny tucks for texture plus 15 lines of decorative stitching in sparkling metallic thread.
These little frame-style coin purses are as adorable as they come! Not only do they get five stars on the cuteness chart, they’re super easy. The front of each features a beautiful pleated strip accented with decorative stitching.
Ah – decorative stitching… as long as you’re going straight, all is well. Then the corner approaches. If making a turn with a decorative stitch has you puzzled, we’re here to help with several ways to make a turn for the better.
Double the precision in half the time. A twin needle is basically two needles attached to a single shank. One is slightly shorter than the other so your bobbin can catch the thread from both needles. So clever that bobbin!
Got a minute? Make a belt! These fashion-in-a-flash cuties go from start to finish in less than 30 minutes. It’s an excellent excuse to try those decorative stitches hiding on your sewing machine.
Start with a simple yet bold fabric, add some distinctive decorative stitching, and you can have a stunning table runner perfect for any holiday gathering or special occasion. Remember, “Life is short; use the good china!”
We love looking for ways to use decorative stitching, and this striking oversize clutch provides the perfect large, solid surface for concentric rings of stitching. We used the Janome Circular Sewing Attachment to make it easy.
The name is due to its similarity to the wide, ornate straps musicians use to hold their guitars. By changing how the ends attach, it’s also a fun way to update any bag that uses a removable strap. We added die cuts!
Cloth napkins are an instant-gratification winner. We kick ours up a notch with beautiful decorative stitching around the edges of each and a coordinating fabric napkin ring that “ties” them altogether.
Truly the Art of Thread; this pillow combines dense decorative stitching with machine embroidery accents and cool corner tassels. A décor or upholstery weight fabric gives the proper stability – a dark, solid makes the stitching pop.
Like whipped cream on a plain piece of pie, decorative stitches turn an ordinary project into something special. We started with a basic bib + skirt apron design in natural colors of cotton duck, then added multiple rows of stitching.
Something useful for yourself or great as a gift. Our key fobs use just tiny bits of fabric and notions, and they’re fast and fun. In fact they were so fun, we did 5 samples, adding piping, stitching, embroidery, and ribbon.
Zippers are the trusty workhorses of the sewing world, going about their job, opening and closing without much fanfare. But it can be fun to let them out from between the seams to shine on their own, like this fashionable pillow.
One unique apron pulls together three embellishment techniques: embroidery, decorative stitching, and quilting. We also added form-flattering pleats underneath the waistband and darts in the lower bodice.
Create a fast, patchwork pillow using thin scraps. We dove into our stash for leftover Jelly Roll and Honey Bun strips. A variety of decorative stitching along each seam adds a dash of color and texture. Each one is different.
Pretty placemats sweet enough to eat. The design is perfect for leftover jelly roll strips or cut your own narrow strips from scraps. Decorative stitching ties the rows together and holds all the layers in place.
New napkins are a fast, easy way to add a bit of sparkle to the table. We used a mid-weight metallic linen blend with a wide band of decorative stitching along one side. We also give you a list of the various napkin size options.
A 9-part pattern is included to create the beautiful bottom curve, angled bodice, and cute pockets. For our special finishing details, we added just the right touch of decorative stitching and buttons to secure the ties.
For more basic Janome sewing machines (5mm and 7mm), this a fun, easy way to add little decorative stitch touches in pretty thread colors! Be the flower girl of the sewing accessory world, sprinkling pretty posies over any project.
We explain three different decorative stitching options for you to try, and have included three template downloads to re-create our exact designs. Vary the fabric, thread colors, and stitch patterns for dozens of options.
Fast, meet fabulous. With a little bit of felt and a few rows of decorative stitching, you can whip out a cute-as-a-button gift card sleeve in about five minutes flat. We show you several options for marking and stitching.
Like your favorite pair of sweats, sometimes you gotta have a loose fit. This throw pillow follows suit with a relaxed and roomy cover. We added 15 lines of decorative stitching and custom corner tassels.
Decorative stitching against a neutral canvas gives this slouchy bucket bag great style. We also incorporated long, soft tassels at the sides and front. They’re made from the belted cording! We include all the steps.
This Janome accessory allows you to stitch directly on ribbon up to 1″ wide, so you can personalize the color and design of ribbon accents to create a super unique look. Decorative stitching on grosgrain ribbon is especially cute.
Pull out the spiciest colors and most striking patterns from your scrap stash for this set of trendy towels. Then, dive into your machine’s decorative stitch options to add some dramatic stitch style. A wonderful host/hostess gift.
The Janome Circular Sewing Attachment, Aurifil Thread, and multiple rows of decorative stitching work together to create a “round-tastic” set of hot pads. Add a special recipe or unique seasoning for an excellent gourmet gift.
This happy pair of hot pads is all about the beauty of a perfect line. We selected a wide stripe for the front, then highlighted it with parallel rows of bright decorative stitching. Wrap up several as a unique host/hostess gift.
This pillow features a unique way to make ordinary piping pop. You start with jumbo piping, which requires a wide fabric strip as a wrap. This fabric strip then becomes the base for two rows of bold decorative stitching.
Stenciling is one of the oldest forms of human art. We’ve used it to embellish some pretty half aprons. A coordinated set of these aprons would make great gifts for a bridal party or a cooking or crafting collective.