Category Archives: Design Collection

Summer time and maybe a visit to the beach?

July 5, 2012, Posted in Accessories, Design Collection, Embroidery, Inspiration, SewFun! Blog by  Lena Kantis

I must admit I love this time of the year. Mainly because of all the daylight hours and the possibilities for more time to visit friends and family and be out door, and at the beach.

Next week, I will visit a friend, and I have decided to embroider a couple of towels for her children. I love the new Inspira, design collection called “Funky Fish”, so I will pick a couple of designs from there, and I will add the names of the children in Husqvarna Viking® 5D™ embroidery as there are many beautiful fonts to choose from.

Here is one towel we have embroidered here in the office

I have finished my table cloth. I did use the Husqvarna Viking® Interchangeable Dual Feed Foot, to stitch in the ditch and to finish the binding. Find the instruction how to use it in the accessory users guide:

It does make a huge difference as it does feed the fabric from both top and bottom. Looks great on both sides after stitching as you can see.

Happy Sewing!

Amsterdam, Paris and London!

March 2, 2012, Posted in Design Collection, Embroidery, Inspiration by  Lena Kantis

We are going  on a tour! It did actually start last week in Huskvarna. No traveling for us, but we had guests from Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. We did show all the new products that we are launching within short. One of them you have already seen too, the new Husqvarna Viking 140 year anniversary machines- the Tributes.  There are much more to come! All kinds of fantastic sewing products.

On Sunday we will fly to the Netherlands,  Amsterdam. I have not been there for several years. We will have the meeting for two days, then we will go by car to Paris. Look forward to this, as I have not been going on the road that much in Europe. We will be four people traveling by car, together with all our new products, and sewing samples.

A new design collection is also something I will spend some time to try! It is the new Husqvarna Viking® Design Collection “245, Decorative Edge Work.

Here is one of the garments made for the design collection catalogue.  I did try to nice jacket that has been made here in our office. Like it, very nice fabric, a heavy knit in offwhite.  The stabiliser for using this design collection is watersoluble, like the Inspira™ Aqua Magic. 

You will be seeing pictures from the Netherlands and France next week.

I am teaching one technique and the participants are sewing a small project. I did use the instruction from our sewing projects a small jewelry bag., here is the link.

Why did I write London, the reason is that I will be going there after Paris, I will only be home for one day and then off to London to make new videos with my dear friends Janie Lantz and the one and only Sue Hausmann. I am “sew” much looking forward to my trips, to meet my colleagues and also to meet new people that I have only been in contact with by email.

Happy Sewing and enjoy your weekend!

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The one hour dress!

September 30, 2011, Posted in Design Collection, Embroidery, Inspiration by  Lena Kantis

To have an overlock machine is the best thing in the world, that is because it is faboulous to create quick projects. I made a dress out of a knitted fabric (second fabric from Stockholm) within an hour. I used the Husqvarna Viking® Huskylock s15 for the construction. My daughter took the picture of me in the finished dress, and she told me to make a fun look, so I did!

A skirt is what I am sewing on today. It is a terracotta colored fabric, and I am lucky as I did also get to try out the new Husqvarna Viking® Embroidery design collection # 243, Handlook Needlework II.

I  did work with several  kinds of threads but if you want to have the “thicker” look of the stitches you should of course select to have the 30 weight cotton (or Rayon) thread. I will finish the skirt during the weekend.

I did also embroider one more 5D Card, using the Husqvarna Viking® 5D™ CARD SHOP to send to the United Kingdom.  I used the monochrome linear, which is one of my favorit features. I think it does look astonishing!

Greetings to all, and have a Happy Sewing!

New trip to London!

July 1, 2011, Posted in Accessories, Design Collection, Embroidery, Inspiration by  Lena Kantis

I will be travelling to London to be part of creating videos for the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Embroidery system. Of course I need to have nice outfits for this purpose. I bought a new top to use for the videos.

Here is how I decided to add some embroideries! Before choosing I went and searched for embroidery designs by using the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Embroidery Design catalogue online. Super tool! It is “sew” easy and fun to be able to select this way. The embroidery is coming from HUSQVARNA VIKING® Design Collection #165 “Venetian Embroideries”.

I always print out a template to see if the size of the embroidery is good and to put it in the right position of the garment. Select colors and then run the embroideries. Then I hoop only the stabiliser, and use the basting around the design.

Here is the top:

Image of the top with the embroideries

Available in the same way, online is the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Accessory catalogue. Fantastic, including small videos of how to use some of the accessories, search function and much more. Use it online or download it from the web to your pc or laptop.

Happy Sewing!

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Summer is here!

June 8, 2011, Posted in Design Collection, Embroidery, Embroidery Software by  Lena Kantis

Summer has finally arrived in Sweden, yesterday it was 30°C (86F).

At the office we are working on the products we are going to launch after the summer holidays, so today I went to the photo studio to see how the photographer took pictures on the new projects. They looked great. I will share later of course.

I am sewing on a dress with letters, and text. Same kind as below, but I will make mine in black with colourful text and I am of course using the new Superfonts, from the HUSQVARNA VIKING® 5D™ Embroidery system. I have decided to use words that I like and the name of my children etc.

I have finished my brown cutwork dress, and Helene also happened to have a dress on that she had sewn, so here is a picture of the two of us.

Both of us have used the HUSQVARNA VIKING ® Design Collection #230, Easy Cutwork. Helene also made a slip under her dress using the HUSQVARNA VIKING ® Design Collection # 223, Bobbin Lace.

Happy Sewing!

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    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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