Category Archives: Embroidery

Sew in China!

September 28, 2012, Posted in Embroidery, Embroidery Software, Inspiration, SewFun! Blog by  Lena Kantis

I am about to move to China, new country, more people and an experience of living in another part of the world! I have always dreamed of living in a new part of the world to see how it is, but I never thought it would be China.  I look forward to it!

Next week I will be leaving, and I am trying to get all my sewing stuff packed and I am getting Kerstin started on using Skype. My husband has been working there since January this year. My youngest daughter is going to high school there.

I have found a lot of items in my office that I have not seen for some time. (I am cleaning up my office for the person that is going to replace me when I am away!)

Here is a pair of jeans that I did sew years ago, with an embroidery that I have digitized myself. Love the dragons. I will try to create some new dragons as I did buy a book in Japan once that has got lot of images of dragons.

Yesterday I was shopping some more fabrics, so I can start to sew directly when I get there!

I have saved a lot of pictures lately on projects we are working on and I will share as soon as I can, as we are always working on projects six month prior to the launch.

One new Husqvarna Viking® design collection!

# 250- Majestic Appliqué,  is a fantastic collection using less stitches and fun fabrics s appliqués. How fun to be able to create something of all small pieces that I have in my stash of quilt fabrics.

The designs are in various sizes so you can pick and choose which ever you like. If you like to make a fabric with an allover design, there are four embroideries that you can use for creating that with connection points.  Fun!

Happy Sewing!

Email me if you have any questions:lena.kantis@europe.svpworldwide.com

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: http://www.5dquiltdesign.com/Inspiration/Bags/index.html

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!

Email: lena.kantis@europe.svpworldwide.com

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!

Lena

Email: lena.kantis@europe.svpworldwide.com

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@europe.svpworldwide.com

Creative wrap for a gift!

July 28, 2012, Posted in Downloads, Embroidery, Inspiration, SewFun! Blog by  Lena Kantis

My colleague Erika, was going to give a present to a newlywed couple. In Sweden we do normally wrap the gift in paper as the gift bags are not available in all stores yet. The only paper she had at home was decorated for kids. What to do?

If you have the possibility to embroider a piece of fabric, you can wrap it in a fabric of your choice and use any embroidery! Here is the fabric Erika decorated for the gift.

The kiss embroidery is coming from the Husqvarna Viking® Designer Ruby™ love theme!

It is available to download here:

Happy Sewing!

Lena

Email: lena.kantis@europe.svpworldwide.com

  • 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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