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Walking on the edge!!!

February 5, 2010, Posted in Accessories, Embroidery, Sewing by  Lena Kantis

Not as dangerous as it might sound! I am talking about topstitching around the edges of garments, curtains or jeans.  

This week I thought it might be a good idea for you to see how I used the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Left Edge Top Stitching Foot, to finish my pyjamas from last week. You can see an image of the foot below or click here to read more about the foot in the HUSQVARNA VIKING® accessory catalogue. 

I used the inner right side of the foot to guide the fabric. Together with the underside of the foot, that is designed to glide along the folded edge, you will get a beautiful top stitch on your project. The great thing is that it does fit all HUSQVARNA VIKING® sewing machine groups from 1-7 (please click here to read more about the machine groups in the HUSQVARNA VIKING® accessory catalogue).     

 

Look at the monogram above, which I created by using the HUSQVARNA VIKING® 4D™ EXPRESS MONOGRAM software . A very important detail in everything you sew is to change the sewing machine needle to fit the fabric and technique. On this silk fabric I switched to a thin Inspira Microtex 70 needle. Remember – needles should never be used more than approximately 7 hours to give the best result!

As promised I have also included the sewing instruction for the apron.
Download sewing instructions here (pdf)

Here is a little hint on how to sew the bias bindings on the apron: 

Use a small zigzag in the same color as the bias binding. Press the bias binding so that you have a little bit wider edge on one of the sides. That wider part of the bias binding is going to be folded to the backside of the apron, to make it easier to “catch” the edge of the backside when using a narrow zigzag (width and length at 1.5 – 2.stitched from the right side of the apron). 

Happy Sewing!
Lena 

PS: If you have any questions regarding the topic of the week, please just send me an email: lena.kantis@vsmgroup.com (English only).

Majestic Bedcover!

October 23, 2009, Posted in Accessories, Embroidery, Home Dec, Inspiration, Quilting, Sewing by  Lena Kantis

One of my many ongoing projects is a bedcover that I am sewing in off-white satin, using the biggest embroidery hoop the HUSQVARNA VIKING® DESIGNER™ Majestic Hoop. The size is 360x350mm/ 14.2” x 13,8”. I started to create these blocks at a quilt show in Gothenburg a couple of months ago. It was attracting a lot of people to see what I was doing.

The Design Collection “Majestic Yarn quilting”, #209 is what I selected for the embroideries. It is fabulous as it has got many possibilities and you can sew them with embroidery thread or sew the designs with the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Yarn Couching Feet set. The design collection also includes designs for the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Do All Quilters Hoop 150x150mm/ 6”x6”. What to choose is often the trickiest part!

I will use my new overlock machine, the HUSQVARNA VIKING® HUSKYLOCK™ s25, with the large extension table and the large sewing area to piece the blocks together. After calculations I found that I need 20 blocks. I also plan to add a border around the edges that I will create in a new software module; the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Quilt Design Creator.

Come back next week and let me show you!

PS: If you have any questions regarding the topic of the week, please just send me an email: lena.kantis@vsmgroup.com (English only).

Play With Textures!

October 5, 2009, Posted in Accessories, Downloads, Embroidery, Home Dec, Sewing by  Lena Kantis

The new HUSQVARNA VIKING® Texture Hoop, (#920225096) is a fun and very out of the box sewing tool! It is perfect for a person like me as I like things to be unique and out of the ordinary- nothing boring for me!

This weekend I will be teaching how to use the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Texture Hoop at a dealer event. We are going to sew a mini bag (please see the image below/beside), and decorate the little bag with a Texture Hoop design. The design we will use is from the new HUSQVARNA VIKING® Design Collection 213, “Flowers and Ribbons”. If you would like to sew it yourself you can find the sewing instructions for the mini bag here.

But I also needed some accessories and yesterday I cut the pieces to the kit; fabrics, a stabiliser and a piece of organza. To create textures, I also brought the new Inspira Ribbon Kit, both in Bright colors and in Neutral colors along with yarn, ribbons and wool.

Several projects have been created at our office since we first started to work with the Texture Hoop. I have added a few of my favourites here, and I can assure that only your imagination can set the limits for what you can create.

 

There are several tips on how to use the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Texture Hoop.
Below you can find a few of them:
• Trace/transfer the design to the included template using a template marker, or print a copy of the design from the PDF and place the inner hoop directly on the copied design. Line up the inner hoop with the center lines which is number 8 both horizontally and vertically, and place the ribbons/yarns according to the lines of the printed design.
• Secure each ribbon/yarn with a clip. Then add the outer hoop, slide it under the fabric and stabiliser.
• If you add a lot of yarn, do also add a layer of water soluble stabiliser on top of the hooped fabric to prevent the presser foot for getting caught under the embellishments.

Until next week, Happy Sewing!

PS: If you have any questions regarding the topic of the week, please just send me an email: lena.kantis@vsmgroup.com (English only).

  • LENA KANTIS

    Lena Kantis
    I have my office in Sweden, but I do also travel worldwide to teach and to share the Joy of Sewing. The Sew Fun! blog, is sharing all the latest HUSQVARNA VIKING® news, regarding all our sewing products. Lot of inspiration, videos, and pictures for you to get inspired by! Happy Sewing!
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