Category Archives: Design Collection

Amazing Yarn Art!

December 8, 2012, Posted in Accessories, Design Collection, Embroidery, SewFun! Blog by  Lena Kantis

This ia a new special Design Collection from Husqvarna Viking®  # 252 Yarn Art!

It has got a total of 37 embroideries, and many of those are possible to combine, even around corners. It is embroidered by using the Husqvarna Viking® accessory; The Yarn Couching Feet Set.

In the booklet you can see how to combine embroideries to create a poncho. Other ideas of what those embroideries can be used for:  A bag with decorations on the front and on the handle, pop-up brooches, edgings for garments or home decorations. It is very much up to your imagination where to add them! With other words- unlimited options! Here are some pictures of our sewing samples.

Before I moved I was embroidering a poncho in turqouise on my Husqvarna Viking® Designer Diamond deLuxe. It was hilarious to see how I had embroideries all over, in water, hanging to dry etc.

The yarn I used, was a 100% wool. For other embroideries, we did use cotton, that was a bit thicker but still not too big to fit in the Yarn couching Feet. My tip is to bring the Yarn couching Feet set to the shop, when you are buying the yarn. I did try the size of the yarn before I bought it, and do make sure it is not to ”fluffy”, it could be tangled if it is.

Small things like the flower and leaf decoration, you can make as a Christmas Gift and if you love embroidery, why not add the  design collection on your own wishlist?

Happy Sewing!



Love the Holiday Wonderland!

November 19, 2012, Posted in Accessories, Design Collection, Downloads, Embroidery, Home Dec, Inspiration, Seasonal, SewFun! Blog by  Lena Kantis

Can you believe it? Well I guess it´s not a suprice that we are moving towards the Christmas Holidays?

I know all of you must have seen the Christmas items in the stores for some time. We were out on a Sunday walk yesterday, and there we could see big Christmas decorations outside the shopping mall.

Husqvarna Viking® Holiday

Find Holiday inspiration and ideas of what to sew, what you can wish for or what to give to your sewing friends, we have created a Husqvarna Viking®Holiday Gift guide! Find the sewing category that is your kind of sewing, and see some of our new Husqvarna Viking® sewing machines, accessories and embroideries, that will fit you. (Or do as I did, click on one at a time to see all of it!)It is possible to create your own wishlist and share it on Facebook, by email or on your own blog! Find Free embroideries, patterns, projects and more, all to help you get started sewing for the Christmas Holidays! Click here to find it!

This year, as I am in a new home, I will be sewing some Christmas decorations, and I will of course sew a Chritsmas presents too. I will start with these, from Husqvarna Viking® design collection #163 Dimentional Decorations.I think towels with cute embroideries are nice to have in a home as it makes it more personal, and it is a very quick present to make too.Here are some towels that I love. The embroideries are the Inspira collection # Snowman.

I will also sew new Swedish Santas to keep here. They are coming from the HusqvarnaViking® Design Collection #137 ”Swedish Santas”.

If you want to see more what is available you can for sure find more inspiration and ideas in the Husqvarna Viking® Embroidery Design Collection catalogue. Click here.

I think it would be a great idea to gather your sewing friends and sew together during an evening or a weekend it is ”sew” fun!

Happy HolidaySewing!




Recycling is great!

August 29, 2012, Posted in Accessories, Design Collection, Embroidery, Embroidery Software, Inspiration, SewFun! Blog, Videos by  Lena Kantis

Linnea 18, (Simon’s girlfriend) has been using a old denim jeans that has been worn out, to create a denim jacket and a denim vest. She mixed black and blue denim, and used the same denim jacket pattern for the two garments.

Another project that is made out of a pair of jeans; is a  trapunto tote bag and it is  created using the new Quilt Block Wizard in the  Husqvarna Viking® Quilt Design Creator™. Watch the video, with Sue Hausmann and Janie Lantz where they talk about this project.

Find the link here:

More news the Husqvarna Viking® embroidery design center!

For the new Husqvarna Viking® Mega Endless Hoop- we have created a new design collection, #249 – “Mega Endless Floral” with stylish endless flowers and some are even made to match sideways so that you can create an allover fabric embroidery.

The designs can of course also be sewn out using the Husqvarna Viking® Designer Crown Hoop 260 x 200, or the Husqvarna Viking® Designer Royal Hoop: 360 x 200mm. You will need to work more with the Design Position feature if you want to create them as endless embroideries.

Happy Sewing!


Home dec projects in a new Moroccan tile style!

August 18, 2012, Posted in Design Collection, Embroidery, Home Dec, Inspiration by  Lena Kantis

Sweden, Greece and China, I am lucky to have been able to spend time in several countries with my family during this summer. Now I will get back to work in my office and will have nice memories from my vacation.

There are still many countries that I have never visited, but can dream of! One is Morocco, and I imagine something like “thousand and a night”.

The new Husqvarna Viking® Design Collection,  #248 – “Moroccan Tiles”, is super nice if you are going to sew and embroider new home decoration projects.

The effect full designs that are made to be combined in to fantastic creations, inspiration for this collection came from the all so popular Moroccan tiles that can be found in exclusive stores.

They can be made as colorful tiles; each color is appliqued, using small pieces of nice colorful fabric. However the designs can be sewn in one color as well, leaving out the applique.

If that is not enough- you can turn the designs in different combination, by rotating them. I think it is  like kaleidoscope, and there for you get many combinations of the embroideries, that will turn out differently!  The pouf to sit on is wonderful! I took the pictures in our Husqvarna Viking store at our office.

Combine to get your personal preference! Fun, creative and playful!

Happy sewing!



Cover up!

August 8, 2012, Posted in Design Collection, Embroidery, Overlock, SewFun! Blog by  Lena Kantis

Kerstin has been on a trip to Italy. She has got a red bathing suit, and she needed something to wear on top of the bathing suit when going to lunch etc.

Here is a very quick wrap to add, like a tube, which has got elastic inserted in a channel at the top and just is super easy to sew. Most is sewn  on the Husqvarna Viking® Huskylock s15.

As I am the craziest person at the office, I will definitely sew a new t-shirt with the new Inspira™ Collection #117, “Party Animals”.

Here are the fun designs!

Here is the design I will embroider!

Happy Sewing!


    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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