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I am “Sew” Inspired!”

Thank you for all the positive feedback! I appreciate your comments. I have been asked to show a close up on the dress I showed you a few weeks ago. Below you can see a photo of the waistline embroidery.

This week, I went to a fabric trade show is Borås, Sweden. Borås is famous for all textile design, development and textile trading. It was interesting to see the trends of different qualities and colors. It was such a great inspiration and we found several interesting things that can be possible to use for new products and techniques.

When we got back I continued to sew on the overlock machine HUSQVARNA VIKING® HUSKYLOCK™ s25, since I wanted to finish the collar of my tunic from last week. One thing I discovered when I turned on the HUSKYLOCK™ s25 was that it does remember the last stitch I had selected. That is great!

Below you find a few of my best overlock tips:

  • When you change the needle positions, lower the presser foot. It will give you more space.
  • Make sure you bring the needles all the way up in the shaft when you change to cover stitch. That makes it much easier to see that the needles are all the way up because you can watch each one of them.
  • If you have moved the needles between different positions, tighten the small needle screws so they will not fall out when you sew due to the vibrations. However do not tighten them too hard because that can damage the shafts so that it will not be possible to tighten the needles properly afterwards. So, tighten the screw after taken them out, but not too hard.
  • Before you sew on the garment try it out on a scrap piece first. You might want to change the settings slightly.

Click here to find more overlock tips and tricks from the HUSKYLOCK™ family launch site.


We are several people here at the office that has been created similar tunics. In the photo you can see Karin, Kerstin and me.

Karin created her tunic without sleeves and added embroideries from the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Design Collection 165, “Venetian Embroideries”.



For the collar on my tunic, which I created as a big tube, I used a two-thread wide overlock stitch and I set the differential feed on 2. It gave me a fun shell-look on the edge! Finally, I added a big button with black pearls.

Next week I will be teaching at a dealer event in how to use the Texture Hoop, sew a beautiful design and make a small project out of it. So make sure to check back next week to see the photos.

Until then, Happy Sewing!

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

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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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