Category Archives: Sewing

Happy New Year- and wishes for many relaxing sewing times!

January 6, 2012, Posted in Embroidery, Embroidery Software, Inspiration, SewFun! Blog, Sewing by  Lena Kantis

A new year is here, and we can look forward to the days that is now getting longer and we will be getting more daylight. That is wonderful as it is easier to get more things done. In Huskvarna we are sewing a lot for photo shoots this month, things that you will be able to see during the spring. Very busy, so you  can look forward to see many new wonderful things.

Kerstin has been sewing for her grand children. Two small boys that are cousins and both one year. She did sew pyjamas for them in soft flannel. Very cute with monograms on the front pockets. 

I have been very fortunate to have all my four children at home during the holidays, it is such a blessing. Johanna went with me to the office one day to embroider small appliques for her overall. An outfit the students are wearing when they have something that they call riots (when they are out having fun events)  All made from pictures selected from the internet. Johanna used the paint program and then brought the pictures into the 5D Embroidery System, where she used the Express Design Wizard. I think they look great. With the special look of pixels. I think you recognize who they are and what game they are from

Happy Sewing!”


15 lbs (7kg)!

November 14, 2011, Posted in Inspiration, SewFun! Blog, Sewing by  Lena Kantis

A new Husqvarna Viking® HǀClass™ 100Q sewing machine  that is light weight and easy to carry, a most wanted sewing machine to bring to classes! It is  a sewing machine that will need a very  limited space for storage and would be fantastic for a beginner, or as a Christmas present!  It is easy to use, and it does use  the Husqvarna Viking presser feet. Great if you already have a bunch! Find more information here:

We enjoyed to create the colorful scarf for the new Husqvarna Viking 100Q. It was made in silk, velvet, fleece and woven fabrics.  Pin the pieces on awater soluble stabiliser and stitch them together edge to edge with a zig zag or a decorative stitch. Wash and it is ready!

Happy Sewing!

Embroidered tablecloth.

April 18, 2011, Posted in Inspiration, Sewing by  Lena Kantis

I am testing a lot of new things this week. And I have also been sewing a bit. Here is a new dress that I have sewn.  It was made very quickly on the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Huskylock s21.
I love when I can get it done that fast. The pattern is a New Look pattern number 6802.

Tomorrow I will sew a new dress. I have been looking at a dress in a store with nice decorations in blue colors and the fabric of the dress is made in light weight denim.
Here are some pictures on the decorations I have made so far! I have added ribbons and colors. I am waiting for a new embroidery to be added on the backside of the dress. A dragon!

Thank you, dear readers for your great suggestions and feedback.
One lady has asked if I can explain how to sew and embroider the tablecloth which you can find on the box of the HUSQVARNA VIKING® 5D™ Professional. This magnificent Tablecloth is created in the HUSQVARNA VIKING® 5D™ Embroidery system, and all the embroidery designs are added in all three HUSQVARNA VIKING® 5D™ embroidery software packages.

Follow the step by step instruction on how to embroider it. Here is the instruction.

Happy Sewing!

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November 5, 2010, Posted in Embroidery, Overlock, Sewing by  Lena Kantis

Last week we got the first snow! It didn’t stay for long, but made as all aware of the coming, winter season. Time to make sure we have winter tires on our cars, hats, gloves, and winter coats for the whole family.

I sewed a second dress using the same pattern as you saw last week. This time I used a heavy knit. The fabric is looking like it has been hand knitted. I wanted to use the HUSQVARNA VIKING® HUSKYLOCK™ S25 overlock to sew it, but found out that it was very difficult to sew as it was almost too heavy to feed the fabric into the overlock. I solved it by using a cotton ribbon, and added that in the seam. There is a small hole on the front of the standard presserfoot, which is meant to be used for adding ribbons in the seam. I added the ribbon on the shoulder seams, and on halfway down on the side seams. It made a big difference, as the ribbon makes it much easier to feed through and more stable. (Also on the HUSQVARNA VIKING® HUSKYLOCK™ S21 and S15 standard foot you can add a ribbon in the same way.)

Here is the fabric, the ribbon and how to apply the ribbon while sewing.

Here is my second dress:

I will need to sew some more outfits as I will be out travelling soon. I have been looking at a new HUSQVARNA VIKING ® Design Collection # 228, “Cutwork Tecniques”. Wonderful three-dimensional cutwork embroideries, I love the new Tip- Embellish your embroideries with the cut outs for a 3D Effect. I simply have to try, I’m “sew” excited.

 wish you will all have a great Halloween weekend!

Happy Sewing


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Keep It Simple!

October 29, 2010, Posted in Inspiration, Sewing by  Lena Kantis

Most of us sewers do have plenty of projects going on at the same time (and a bunch of UFO’s= Un-Finished Objects). It sometimes feels like the end result will get even better if the project “rests” a little bit, I think that’s quite common. Because sometimes it takes a bit of figuring out how to decorate or how to put it all together. I am certain that is why I have a few things going on at the same time! To be honest, I have not yet finished the checkered dress, but I desperately wanted to have a new dress, what do I do?

Of course I sew a new dress, but I did keep it extremely simple. I used a Burda Pattern# 7580 that I like a lot. The fabric made all the difference this time. A wool fabric, it has lace on one side and a plain grey color on the backside. Fantastic fabric and I used it like you can see on the pictures. 

I did use the grey backside as a décor on the edges of the sleeves, neckline and the hem of the dress. Stitched in place with a three step zigzag 7 mm wide, using the B-Foot. B-Foot is the best to use for this purpose as it has a groove underneath which accommodate the stitch and therefore it is also feeding the fabric better. Too warm? No, not too bad as it is short sleeves on the dress.

I’m “sew” happy with my new dress, and I have already decided to make a second one, as it was so quick.

A new design collection has been launched for the Texture Hoop! I know there are many of you who have been waiting for this. The texture hoop is such a creative tool. Very much outside the box! I love it. Please take a look at the new HUSQVARNA VIKING® Design Collection #231, “Textured Quilting II”. There are Christmas ornament designs, quilting embroideries, endless embroideries and the fun option to decorate the embroideries using ribbons and fabric. 

Next week I will share some fun things, come back to see what it is! And Halloween is coming up!

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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