Re: Decorative Stitches


If anyone is interested in purchasing a 15000, mine is 1 year old and I would like to sell it with all accessories.

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On Monday, May 22, 2017, 7:36 AM, Patricia Ward [janome12000] wrote:


Some of my uses for decorative stitches:

a vertical row between widely spaced pin tucks on a blouse or child's dress  

across the yoke of a child's dress instead of smocking

to decorate the front of pillow covers on throw pillows.  I change mine with the seasons to change look in the family room so I have done that with plain fabric pillow covers.  Make them envelope style on the serger. 

down the center of a narrow strip of plain fabric on a wall quilt inner border 

make rows of them on front fabric then back it with plain fabric to make a bookmarker 

And last I have to tell you what my late mother did after I gave her my first Singer Touch and Sew with the cams for decorative stitches all the way back in the 70s....  she made a pot holder but on the front of the fabric she sewed 1 inch strips of gross grain ribbon in a wide diamond design and then sewed down the ribbon with decorative stitches.  Then she continued to make the pot holder using two old washclothes to "stuff" it against heat.  She had never heard of batting but wanted some thickness in it for protection.  

With that Singer she thought she was, as my father would say, " the cat's whiskers"...    I wonder what she would think of our 15000 machines.  
Pardon the old lady reminiscing... but your uses for decorative stitches made me think of that.........

Just use your imagination when you look at something you make or want to embellish and think of it as a blank canvas.  

Pat in MD

On Sun, May 21, 2017 at 8:05 PM, J Fraker frakersfunnyfarm@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

I'd be interested in knowing the different ways everyone uses their decorative stitches.  One thing I do is sew several rows of different stitches on the band of towels, pillowcases, sheets, etc.  I'd love to have some more creative ideas, though.  There are so many pretty stitches, I'd like to use them for something.

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