When you focus on one thing, you get pretty darn good at it. One summer during childhood, my pal, Marilyn and I spent every day going around in circles. We were laser-focused on one thing: learning to ride a bike with no hands (ahhhh… life before smart phones, right?). Our dedication paid off and within a couple weeks, we rode away with arms held high, balanced and beaming. It’s the same with the new Janome Memory Craft 550E. It’s a stand-alone, embroidery-only machine that is very, very good at its one main focus: gorgeous embroidery.
Hearing about new sewing machines is always exciting, but when you hear about a model that has been specifically designed with the comfort and needs of the power sewing enthusiast in mind… well that’s not just exciting; that’s spine-tingling, inspiring, electrifying news. Too dramatic you say? Take a look our Top Five Favorite Features on the new Janome Continental M7 Professional, including three “industry firsts.”
The boxed floor cushion – it’s a home décor classic. Put your feet up, use them as extra floor seating for your next gathering of family and friends, place one in the corner of a generous sofa as a bold, bright accent. At a compact 18” x 18” x 4”, they’re similar in size to a larger throw pillow. Originally released as part of the Sew4Home Maker’s Club; this cushion pattern is now available exclusively in the S4H Etsy Shop.
THIS GIVEAWAY CLOSED 09/26/19. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.
We’ve never seen so much helpfulness and handiness in just 2” square inches of space! This new Thread Cutter Caddy from Dritz® is cute and compact, but still offers three different functions for cutting, carrying, and catching. Read on to see this mighty mini in action and enter to win one of your very own.
Did you ever have one of those cute little wind-up toys? It's so fun to watch as it tick-tock walks across the floor. But what happens when it comes to a wall? Can it turn left or right or even stop? No! It just keeps going, ka-wonking its little toy head against the wall over and over and over. It's a little like the decorative stitch. As long as you're going straight, all is well. The pattern is pretty, the thread is colorful, it's adding an amazing accent to your project. Then the corner approaches. If making a turn with a decorative stitch has you ka-wonking your own little head against the wall, we're here to help with several ways to take a turn for the better.
We hope you can join us for our first ever Webinar. Our friends at Sulky invited us to be a part of their Sewing Online with Sulky series. On September 17th, Liz Johnson will be live online, teaching you how to make box corners. Read on to find out all the details and get the link to register. The Webinar is free and you can watch live on September 17th, 2019 at 2:00 pm ET. It will also be recorded, so once registered, you can also watch on-demand whenever is convenient for you!
Labor Day traditionally signals the end of summer and the beginning of the new school year. And this year, it’s also the kickoff of National Sewing Month. With our seam rippers held high in one hand and new fabric bundles clutched in the other, we salute the coming celebratory days of sewing.
These last months have rushed by faster than a new seam ripper through fresh cotton. We finally found a moment to take stock of this year’s Great Giveaway winners. Wow! We’ve sent out prize packages to fourteen lucky Sew4Home followers from eight different promotions. As always, thanks to everyone who entered. Find out who, from where, won what!
Want to know the long and the short of this classic technique?! Making an adjustable strap can seem like a magic rope trick with all the weaving and threading this way and that. But, it’s really quite easy and makes the strap so much more useful. Lengthen to wear cross body, shorten for a shoulder strap or to hand carry. The technique also works great for instrument straps. We show you the all the steps, using handy Dritz hardware.
Buttons, whether functional or just decorative, are a favorite element on Sew4Home projects, but we know you start rolling your eyes when you think about having to break out the needle and thread to sew on button after button. For some reason, button-sewing is stuck in our psyche as a dreaded, time-consuming task. We’re here to tell you that it need not be true! Read on to learn our favorite, super speedy, five-step process to perfect buttons.