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
6
Jan

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!”

Lena

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Final lap!

December 16, 2011, Posted in Embroidery, Inspiration, Overlock, SewFun! Blog by  Lena Kantis
16
Dec

Hope you are keeping calm and enjoying this last week before Christmas. I think sewing does give me some relaxation, and I enjoy to create my ideas. We do not have any snow yet, some are very happy for that and some are of course dissapointed! Especially if they want to practise skiing. Some of my friends are going to ski the  ”Vasa loppet”. A skiing competition of 90km! (almost 55.9 miles!)

Must say that I wonder what you are sewing? You are more than welcome to post it on the Husqvarna Viking® Official Facebook page!

 If you did open the HusqvarnaViking® Holiday Calendar,  we put a pattern in the Christmas Calendar- Day 12, here are the instruction.  First a picture of the baby hat!

Husqvarna Viking® Christmas Calendar # 12- Hat Instruction

Here is how to sew the little baby hat. Size is 9-12 month.

If you want to use it for a child a little bit older, add more seam allowance. Cut out the pieces and measure on a hat that does fit your child to compare.

If you are planning to decorate the little baby hat with embroidery or an appliqué, you will do that before you sew it. The embroidery on the sample is from an Inspira™ collection # 102

“Flower Fun”. Put the pattern piece above the decoration until you will be happy with the placement.

 

  1. Sew the dart and iron it towards the back.
  2. Put the two pieces right side together and sew from A to B.
  3. Add binding on the edge. Cut a 1 1/2 inch, (4 cm) wide strip, long enough to go around the hat. Stretch it a little to make the hat fit the baby better and mark where it comes together add ½ inch (12mm). Sew the edges of the binding together right side to right side.
  4. Fold the ribbing in half wrong sides together and pin it on the hat with a few pins.
  5. Sew the ribbing all around the hat with an overlock or a stretch stitch on your sewing machine.  Make sure to take out the pins as you go on the overlock!

 

 

Happy Sewing!


Lena

 

Email:lena.kantis@europe.svpworldwide.com

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Sewing beautiful small gifts!

December 6, 2011, Posted in Embroidery, Embroidery Software, Home Dec, Inspiration, SewFun! Blog by  Lena Kantis
6
Dec

Kerstin and I have been running our embriodery machines to create some small gifts. I have been sending a small gift to my daughter Johanna. I have used the new Inspira™collection ” Snowmen”. Very nice embroideries, and humorous. I think you will like them. I bought a towel at Ikea, mix of linen and cotton.

Here is a close up. The text above the embroidery has been added in Husqvarna Viking® 5D™ Embroidery system. It says God Jul, which is Merry Christmas in Swedish.

Kerstin is making small Christmas Cards. She is going to send 25 Cards. See how clever she is by combining one embroidery and stitch six in each embroidery hoop. That way she will only need to do it four times plus one design!

There are many wonderful embroidery designs in the Inspira™collection ” Snowmen”. Sew them on childrens outfits, or make quick gifts.

Happy Sewing!

Lena

If you have any questions please email: lena.kantis@europe.svpworldwide.com

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New house- new curtains!

December 5, 2011, Posted in Home Dec, Inspiration, SewFun! Blog by  Lena Kantis
5
Dec

Erika and her family has been moving to a new house.  The size of the windows of their new home are not the same as the windows they had in the previous home. So Erika wanted to sew new Christmas curtains for the kitchen. Here is Erikas very nice design. It is supercute, looking like the Swedish ginger bread cookies. She did stitch the appliqués with a tear-away stabiliser behind the linen fabric. The stitch is one of the appliqué stitches.

Here is Erika sewing.

Finally she added the ric rac ribbon with a regular straight stitch. She did draw a line with the white fabric marker to have as a guide line and then stitched the straight stitch using a transparent B Foot.

She is very talented and she loves colors! Here is the curtain in her familys new kitchen. Well done!

Do not forget to visit the Husqvarna Viking® Holiday Calendar. http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/mediafiles/Holiday_2011/?l=us

More suprises will be found if you look everyday!

Happy Sewing!

Lena Kantis

lena.kantis@europe.svpworldwide.com

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Christmas Stocking for Alva!

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

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! http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/mediafiles/Holiday_2011/?l=us. 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 myembroideris.com, 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!

Lena

lena.kantis@europe.svpworldwide.com

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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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