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New Year & New Fantastic Sewing Adventures!

January 15, 2013, Posted in Home Dec, Inspiration, Quilting, SewFun! Blog, Sewing by  Lena Kantis

I hope you have had time to relax and enjoy time with your friends and family. During the holidays I have been sewing new curtains for my kitchen, and for for my sons kitchen too! Here you can see my new red curtains for my kitchen.

The Husqvarna Viking team have been working with a surprise for some time, and you will enjoy it a lot, I am sure!

A NEW fresh wonderful and ”Sew Much Better” Husqvarna Viking homepage!

Among the new great features you will find:

  • The perfect match tool! All you have to do, select: Your area of sewing interest + your sewing level + what kind of sewing you wish to do = the perfect Sewing Machine for you!
  • There will be a new superb overview of all the Husqvarna Viking accessories. It’s really great as the accessories, will help you to get the very best sewing result effortlessly.
  • A support area where you will be able to download the Husqvarna Viking PDF manuals, I know you have been asking for it!
  • Much more inspiration! With for example a User Gallery which allows you to upload and share your own sewing creations and get inspiration and ideas from other Husqvarna Viking family members.


 I will be ”off duty” this year and will be sewing in China, working on some secret projects, to learn more, and to bring in more of the contemporary art in my work.  I will spend time to explore at lot of creative sewing. If you want to see some work of my tutor Linda Kemshall please click here. Here is a wonderful quilt that she has been making: “Storm at Sea” a combination of piecing and painting with free motion quilting and fabric pastel highlights. (



Sew Fun! Blog is changing to “Joy of sewing!” Blog

While I’m working on my “secret” projects you have to stay tuned with the Blog. With the new Husqvarna Viking website the blog will be renamed to “Joy of Sewing!” Blog and it will be written by my colleague Carina Thavelin.

She will take you behind the scenes of what we are working on in the office, and share tips and hints of sewing with her own personal touch. The new blog pages will still give you many possibilities to get sewing inspiration and a lot more. So make sure to change your bookmarks and follow Carina while I’m in China.

If your country has not yet released the new website when you read this blog post, it will before end of March. So please hold on a little while and you’ll see something new really soon…

Before I leave you I have myself nominated the most crazy thing I have sewn, to share with you!

A coffee filter!

I was desperate one morning, I had run out of coffee filters and I am a coffee addict.

By the way: Sweden is the second most coffee drinking people in the World and the stores in Sweden are not open 24-7. I did come up with the idea to sew one by using tear-away stabiliser on my overlock machine. Why not? Here it is!


Have a Happy Sewing Year 2013!

Thank you and ”sew” long Lena.

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!



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!




The new Husqvarna Viking® 5D™Stitch Editor Plus.

November 5, 2012, Posted in Embroidery, Embroidery Software, Inspiration, SewFun! Blog by  Lena Kantis

I am and have always been a big fan of the Stitch Editor module. Why- because it allows to alter an embroidery design a lot very quickly.

The 5D™ STITCH EDITOR PLUS is the latest addition to the 5D™ Embroidery System, now allowing you to reshape and restyle your embroideries with object editing features! Emboss your own ideas with personal stamps.

Find all information at:

Here are some pictures I took at the photographers studio. The two boys are Kasper and Hampus, and they are wearing the pyjamas with the fun robots , that were created in the new 5D™ Stitch Editor Plus.

One new top feature is the possibility to change object fill! That is what I did when I created this design by cutting away a few things, and then changing the ordinary fill of the petals into satin area. Quick and easy! All designs on our packages and material can be found in the Stitch Editor sample folder! You can stitch them out to see how wonderful they are!

Visit the website to see the videos with my colleagues Janie and Jamie, showing you the main new features!

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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