Category Archives: Seasonal

Santa Claus is coming to town!

December 14, 2012, Posted in Downloads, Embroidery, Home Dec, Inspiration, Overlock, Seasonal, SewFun! Blog by  Lena Kantis

We are getting closer, Santa will be here soon! Have you sent him your wishlist? If you have missed the Husqvarna Viking® Gift Guide, I have added it here, it is fun and easy, create your own wishlist and send it to your facebook page, your blog or as an email. Click here to find it.

In the Husqvarna Viking® Gift Guide, we have a Baby Hat pattern that you can download. Click here for the printable  pattern and click  here  for the sewing instruction.

See how cute little Freja is in the hat made in Fleece!

Note: On this little hat we did only fold the edge inside and used an overlock stitch on the sewing machine to finish the edge! Remember with sewing nothing is wrong- it will only be uniqué.

I have decorated my home here in China a little bit. See my pictures how it did turn out. One Swedish Santa in China and my Dimentional Decorations. Happy with how they turned out.

On Sunday I will fly back to Sweden with my daughter. Back in the office next week to see what they are up to. I will let you know!

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!




Christmas Stocking for Alva!

November 25, 2011, Posted in Embroidery, Inspiration, Seasonal, SewFun! Blog by  Lena Kantis

I can´t believe it, it is soon the last month of the year, December and the holidays are getting closer. Time to prepare for the joy of giving! We have been a team of people that has been working on the Holiday campaing for the web. Click on the link to take a look! Why not sew a new Christmas Stocking for somebody that you love? It is time to get started! Erika my colleague has been sewing one for her youngest daughter Alva. Here are some pictures on how to sew it! The little Angel embroidery design is from the Husqvarna Viking® Design Collection # 141 ” Very Cool Christmas”. You can find the design collection at, and there are many more to choose from!

After the embriodery, she did sew the stocking, and a lining for the stocking.

She finished the top of the stocking with adding a bit of fake fur. Here are all Christmas Stockings for her three children. I bet they will soon start to wait for Santa.

 Happy Sewing and HappyThanksgiving!


Christmas sewing in the office!

December 23, 2010, Posted in Embroidery, Inspiration, Seasonal, Videos by  Lena Kantis

This week we have had internal sewing training in the office. Around forty participants took part in our “Christmas sewing”. We wanted to share how fun it is to sew, being part of this kind of event, and the experience of working on our top of the line products.

The training consisted of three different classes, were we made one project in each class. They could sew Christmas Cards, a bag for the nuts, and a little towel with small Santa’s or flowers. Here are the projects:

Anders came back after the weekend with the finished sweaters and trousers for his sons. First of all congratulations to a job well done! Thanks for sharing, and I am certain the boys will be very happy for their new cool and cosy outfits.


Hope you are finishing your projects for Sew Your Home Holiday Ready- it is still possible to upload your pictures and share your own projects. Keep sending in pictures of your sewing projects at the Sewers Choice section, we will post the pictures at the Sew Your Home Holiday Ready -site on the 22 December.
Makes sure you take the chance to inspire other sewers around the globe, and give others a chance to admire your work!

Happy Sewing


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Egg under cover!

March 26, 2010, Posted in Embroidery, Seasonal by  Lena Kantis

Wow! Finally the spring is on its way – snow is melting away and small snowdrop flowers are showing up in our hedge. My father has been cutting our garden trees, and I have picked up some of the sticks to put in water inside our house. It will be spring in my house within a week. It’s a wonderful time of the year, I get much more energy and I’m very happy every time the sun is shining on a blue sky. I long for the warmer and longer days, and it seems like I don’t have to wait too long for that now.

My trip to Norway last weekend was great. I spent three days at a Quilt Show. I could not resist, I had to buy some new fabrics! I want to sew a garment with quilting technique, and I might do it on the overlock machine and using Rayon thread and have the threads shown on the outside of the garment. As I have been out travelling, I am a little bit late to start the sewing of the Easter projects. However, time optimist as I am, it is still possible to make some small sewing projects for the Easter that I will share with you.

You can find some embroidery designs for the Easter, in HUSQVARNA VIKING® Design Collection #30, Happy Seasons – Endless embroideries. It is totally adorable and also super fun; I do have one towel in my kitchen that I use always and not only at Easter. I do boil some eggs at the weekends, and I wrap them in the towel, so everybody in the family knows where they are and they stay warm for a while.

I have cut out one of the “chickens” to sew it like a cover for the egg, when the egg is put on an egg cup. The cut out can be done either with HUSQVARNA VIKING® 4D Embroidery Extra or in the HUSQVARNA VIKING® 4D Stitch Editor by using the tool “polygon select” and then cut it. I found some small scraps of wool in yellow, and a light green fleece, that I though would be excellent for this egg covers as well as for Kerstin’s idea (that I describe below).

Click here to download the embroidery file with the above chicken that is already cut out with HUSQVARNA VIKING® 4D Embroidery software. (Use a file compression utility (WinZip or similar) to unzip the downloaded file and save it on your computer.)

Kerstin will sew the chickens in the exact same way as the Mini Santa I did for Christmas. You can still download the template for the Mini Santa from my Christmas blogg insert to use for the new Chicken, to make beautiful table setting for the Easter. I will be sewing some of those too! It is so much fun to decorate the table for the Easter Party!

I have sewn embroideries on two towels. The Swedish kitchen towel size is 50x70cm (20”x 28”), so it does require two endless embroidery designs to make it look best. It’s great to use the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Endless Embroidery Hoop when sewing these two embroideries. I will send each of my two children that have moved out one towel each, as a little Easter gift for them, as I don’t see them this Easter.

Note: It is important; if you’re not using the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Endless Embroidery Hoop to no keep it tightened.

Happy Sewing!


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


    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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