Adjustable!!

September 16, 2011, Posted in Embroidery Software, Inspiration, Overlock by  Lena Kantis
16
Sep

Last week, we went to Stockholm to see a Fashion Exhibition. Before we went home we did get the chance to visit a Husqvarna Viking® sewing machine store that also sells fabric.  I ended up buying five fabrics!

The brown fabric, is what I have now started to sew.  I did decorate the fabric to make it pop a bit more. The embroideries I used, is found in the Husqvarna Viking® 5D™Embroidery system, in the sample folders from 5D Embroidery/Stitch 2/Flowers. I did only stitch the first color and it turned out to look exactly as the flower print on the fabric.

Since I gained a bit of weight in Greece, and I am still planning to loose some of it, I had to make the skirt adjustable!

Here is how to do it. Cut your both the skirt and a lining. Sew the fabric and lining together on the side seams using a three of four thread overlock stitch. I used the the Husqvarna Viking® HUSKYLOCK™ s15 machine.  

At the waist, I added a bias binding. See pictures. It does need to be one piece for each part of the skirt in order to make it easy to make the size smaller later. Here is a picture to show how it is done.

Sew the zipper in place in one of the side- seams, I used a centered zipper. A great instruction is found at:http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/mediafiles/sewingroom/sewingroom_us.asp. Sew the other side- seam.

Finally only fold, iron and stitch the hem.

Happy Sewing!

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Video shooting with Sue Hausmann and Janie Lantz!

July 10, 2011, Posted in Embroidery, SewFun! Blog by  Lena Kantis
10
Jul

How fun to be part of making videos at the studio in London at VSM Software. Sue shared a lot of tips and what to think of, and she is a great inspiration. We did enjoy to be part of making the videos.

Here is a picture of the three of us at the studio in London.

As you can see I did wear the top that I had embriodered. Here is a close up on the top.

Husqvarna Viking® Embroidery Design Collection# 165, ” Venetian Embroideries”.

Happy Sewing!

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New trip to London!

July 1, 2011, Posted in Accessories, Design Collection, Embroidery, Inspiration by  Lena Kantis
1
Jul

I will be travelling to London to be part of creating videos for the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Embroidery system. Of course I need to have nice outfits for this purpose. I bought a new top to use for the videos.

Here is how I decided to add some embroideries! Before choosing I went and searched for embroidery designs by using the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Embroidery Design catalogue online. Super tool! It is “sew” easy and fun to be able to select this way. The embroidery is coming from HUSQVARNA VIKING® Design Collection #165 “Venetian Embroideries”.

I always print out a template to see if the size of the embroidery is good and to put it in the right position of the garment. Select colors and then run the embroideries. Then I hoop only the stabiliser, and use the basting around the design.

Here is the top:

Image of the top with the embroideries

Available in the same way, online is the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Accessory catalogue. Fantastic, including small videos of how to use some of the accessories, search function and much more. Use it online or download it from the web to your pc or laptop.

Happy Sewing!

If you have any questions regarding the topic of the week, please write a comment below or contact:
lena.kantis@europe.svpworldwide.com

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Summer is here!

June 8, 2011, Posted in Design Collection, Embroidery, Embroidery Software by  Lena Kantis
8
Jun

Summer has finally arrived in Sweden, yesterday it was 30°C (86F).

At the office we are working on the products we are going to launch after the summer holidays, so today I went to the photo studio to see how the photographer took pictures on the new projects. They looked great. I will share later of course.

I am sewing on a dress with letters, and text. Same kind as below, but I will make mine in black with colourful text and I am of course using the new Superfonts, from the HUSQVARNA VIKING® 5D™ Embroidery system. I have decided to use words that I like and the name of my children etc.

I have finished my brown cutwork dress, and Helene also happened to have a dress on that she had sewn, so here is a picture of the two of us.

Both of us have used the HUSQVARNA VIKING ® Design Collection #230, Easy Cutwork. Helene also made a slip under her dress using the HUSQVARNA VIKING ® Design Collection # 223, Bobbin Lace.

Happy Sewing!

If you have any questions regarding the topic of the week, please contact:
lena.kantis@europe.svpworldwide.com

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Madly Successful!

June 8, 2011, Posted in Design Collection, Embroidery, Embroidery Software by  Lena Kantis
8
Jun

Madly Successful, the theme of the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Convention 2011 in Reno!

The HUSQVARNA VIKING® convention 2011 in Reno, was fantastic. There was only one thing that was not good and that was the internet connection, I was not able to open or send anything. (Sorry!)

We have launched a new top of the line sewing and embroidery machine, the new HUSQVARNA VIKING® Designer Diamond deLuxe™. Wow, with new innovative features such as the deluxe Stitch System™. The unique HUSQVARNA VIKING® deluxe™ Stitch System has two ways to control the needle thread. It will automatically select the best way to improve the balance between needle thread and bobbin thread for your convenience! Thread Portioning will feed the optimum amount of thread for each stitch as the presser foot is measuring the thickness of the fabric when you are sewing or embroidering. You can select thread Tension for specific techniques and/or accessories.

I have been privileged to use it a bit before I went to the convention and one of my favourite things regarding the deluxe™ Stitch System is the possibility to use all kinds of threads, and I have especially liked to use the sliver threads. That has not been possible before as the thread did break quite often. View from my window, with the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the background, as you can see still with snow on the peaks.

All educators were given a piece of silk, and we sewed a jacket. It is truly wonderful to see all the creative ideas. Here is a picture of the embroidery on the jacket I sewed and in some areas using the sliver thread. The embroidery is from the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Design Collection #204- Elegant Art Embroidery.


The HUSQVARNA VIKING® 5D™ Embroidery system, another wow, a fantastic new Free Update, including the new Multi-wave fill type, new Super Fonts, and the support for INSPIRA® cutwork needles in 5D™ Stitch Editor and 5D™ Design Creator. Free Mini Designs called Childstyle and much more! The Free Update are available to download from 24th of May, via Smart Update in 5D Configure.

Happy Sewing!

If you have any questions regarding the topic of the week, please contact:
lena.kantis@europe.svpworldwide.com

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  • LENA KANTIS

    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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