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The S4H Maker’s Club - Exclusively at your Janome Dealer - Backpack Diaper Bag

Monday, 18 June 2018 1:00

Baby on board! Babies and toddlers are busy – why tie up your hands carrying a diaper bag when you can use a backpack?! Our beautiful bag finishes at 16” high x 12” wide x 6” deep and can be worn as a backpack or hand carried – the adjustable straps are removable and the carry handles are corded for strength and softness. This is the fourth project in our S4H Maker’s Club, available exclusively at participating Janome Dealers across the US and Canada. Read on to find out more about the project and how you may be able to join a Club in your area. 

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Congratulations to Five Fabulous Great Giveaway Winners

Friday, 08 June 2018 1:00

Who won what? Inquiring minds want to know! This latest group of lucky winners came from around the corner to around the world. It’s always fun to see how far and wide the Sew4Home inspiration reaches. As always, thanks to everyone who entered. Our visitors are like a big extended family to us, and we wish we could send prizes out to everyone. Instead, we’ll continue to do our best to provide you with the coolest projects that are the easiest and most fun to make! Read on to find out a little bit about our most recent Five Fabulous Winners. 

Mystery Box Great Giveaway: Welcome to Summer

Monday, 28 May 2018 1:00

THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED 6/19/18. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.

The Summer Solstice is still several weeks away, but here in the States, Memorial Day weekend is the traditional kick-off to Summer! We hope you’ve been able to celebrate in your favorite way – from the quiet honoring of the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military to joyous outdoor gatherings with family and friends. To help mark the day, we dipped into our stash and pulled together a lovely collection of fabric, notions, and tools to help you enjoy the much-anticipated summer sewing season. 

Scenes from Spring Quilt Market

Monday, 21 May 2018 1:00

Quilt Market is the quilting and sewing world's time to shine. New fabric collections debut, innovative products launch, and industry "rock stars" are out to meet and greet. You may have heard of the Quilt Market and Quilt Festival shows that happen every October in Houston, Texas. Awesome for sure, but did you know that each spring there's another Market that lands in a different city? This spring, it rolled into our neck of the woods: Portland, Oregon. Join us for a photo tour of a few highlights. 

Top 5 End-of-the-Year Teacher Gifts + Thank You Gift Tags

Thursday, 17 May 2018 1:00

The school year is wrapping up. Soon the books will be closed and the desks will be empty, but the impact on students’ hearts and minds is forever stamped. Great inventors and leaders are not born. They are motivated and inspired by all the amazing teachers who stand up and stand out every single day. We chose five projects you can make to say, “Thank you so much!” Our selection has a relaxation theme, because we simply cannot think of any group more deserving of a bit of R&R. Each option also includes an idea for how to bundle the project into a complete gift package. And, we put together another great S4H printable: a unique set of Thank You Teacher Gift Tags. 

Keep Fit While You Sit: 10 Simple Exercises for Sewers

Friday, 04 May 2018 1:00

There is a lot of sitting involved in sewing, which can lead to aches and pains not to mention a few extra pounds due to inactivity. It’s a widespread problem and a hot topic on many fronts since anyone who works at a computer for long periods of time is also likely to suffer. Obviously, investing in ergonomic chairs and amazing sewing stations can work wonders, but that isn’t in everyone’s budget. Instead, we took a look at 10 ways to Keep Fit While You Sit, using what you already have… most importantly – your own body!

Top 5 Last Minute Gifts to Make for Mother’s Day + Free Gift Tags

Wednesday, 02 May 2018 1:00

Mother’s Day is a week and a half away. But you knew that, right? Maybe you were waiting for a burst of inspiration? Well, that’s our job! We pulled five fun projects you can easily make in a single afternoon. The fabric and supply requirements are minimal; you may already have the perfect options in your stash. From cooking to traveling to looking good, these five favorites are sure to please the mom, stepmom, grandmom, and you’re-like-a-mom-to-me women in your life. To make your gift extra special, we have a new set of free printable “Mom Said! Gift Tags” to thank Mom for all her advice. They celebrate all those words of wisdom you ignored at the time but now wish you’d paid attention to because they make so much sense now! Thanks, Mom! 

The S4H Maker’s Club - Exclusively at your Janome Dealer - Birds on a Wire Appliqué Pillow

Monday, 16 April 2018 1:00

Spring is in the air and it has sent some fine feathered friends to celebrate. As they alight on a pair of delicate wires, we like to imagine they’re talking about how much they’re enjoying the Sew4Home Maker’s Club. This exciting new Club kicked off last November at participating Janome Dealers across the US and Canada. From bags to baskets to linens and more, Maker’s Club members are creating clever projects and learning pro techniques. Club Project #3 is an adorable appliquéd pillow with a set of very “sweet tweets”! 

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Peppermint Lane Block of the Month from It’s Sew Emma: Book Review

Friday, 13 April 2018 1:00

THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED 04/27/18. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.

Holiday DIY planning often starts early, such as the Christmas in July celebrations when new holiday fabric collections traditionally hit in-store and virtual shelves. But we know our Sew4Home visitors are super organized, with many of you having started your 2018 holiday sewing as soon as that last box of 2017 directions was stashed in the attic. For you, and anyone who is ready for a super cute novelty quilt, we’re excited to bring you a review of the Peppermint Lane Block of the Month book from It’s Sew Emma. Read on to find out more, and to enter to win your very own copy. 

The S4H Maker’s Club - Exclusively at your Janome Dealer - Quilted Machine Mat & Caddy

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 1:00

Our unique Sew4Home Maker’s Club celebrates Valentine’s month with the second of seven project packages: a super sweet Quilted Machine Mat & Caddy. This exciting new Club kicked off last November at participating Janome Dealers across the US and Canada. From bags to baskets to linens and more, Sew4Home Maker’s Club members create clever projects and learn pro techniques. Club Project #2 helps cushion the work surface for your machine and keeps your favorite notions and tools handy… and it does all of that while looking cute as the proverbial button! These projects are exclusive to Janome America dealers, but we introduce each one right here on the website to keep you up-to-date on all the inspiration. Reach out to your local Janome dealer for more information on how you can sign up. 

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