Create with JUKI: Trick or Treat Bag!

It is almost Halloween time, JUKI Lovers!

Join us today as we share a JUKI Halloween projects for your family! Learn how to create our Trick or Treat Bag, a see-through bag perfect for seeing everything your children bring home. With a finished size of 14” x 16”, this bag will carry all those treats home!

Click here to download our Trick or Treat Bag instructions.

Celebrate Festival Season with JUKI!

With the summer sun finally here, it’s time to start celebrating! This year’s festival season is kicking back up, and we wanted to share fashion ideas for your looks. With festival trends coming and going, here are some great options for you to recreate.

Face masks

While festival season comes back with a bang amidst Covid, it’s always fun to be fashionably safe! If you’re planning to wear a face mask, we recommend looking into nylon and spandex fabric. These materials are waterproof and come in a variety of exciting colors, perfect for hot outdoor days. Cotton is also a great choice and allows you more creativity in the designs. On top of a protective mask, you can wear an additional mask to accent any outfit. The additional mask can be made with beautiful fabrics featuring intricate designs like lace or flashy designs with sequins or beads! Adding accessories to your mask is easy when you use our beading presser footer. Personalize your mask to represent you!

Upcycled Looks

With quarantine bringing new life into the sewing world, expect to see people with new pieces they’ve handcrafted! It’s a great experience when you find something old and upcycle it into a new fashion statement. Grab old pieces you enjoy and a sewing machine like the HZL-80HP-A that helps you create fashion that goes together beautifully. We recommend ideas like patchwork, upcycling dresses into a two-piece set, or turning plain t-shirts into funky outfits!

Small Mini Bags and Fanny Packs

Attend your next one with a comfortable mini purse or fanny pack that holds your essentials. Create them using intricate fabrics, faux fabrics, or add on embellishments to really wow! Creating beautiful bags is easy using a heavy-duty machine like our TL-2010Q. This sewing machine comes with accessories like our zipper attaching foot. We recommend fanny packs, tactical pouches, or cross-over slings when deciding to make a bag!

Bucket Hat

Bucket hats have made a comeback! Perfect for keeping shade while making a cute fashion statement, look into accessorizing with a bucket hat. Personalize by adding fun designs and embroidery using our Tajima Sai! Look into canvas or denim fabrics for the pieces on the inside for a sturdier feeling and clean look. A fun idea is to get your friends together and make matching ones!

Whether you’re going into festival season with the most outlandish outfits or a more toned back look, choose creativity and show up with your very own unique look!

Get Ready For Summer Birthdays!

When it comes to birthdays, we love to give the people in our life things they will enjoy! One of the best gifts people can receive is something made with love, so today, we wanted to talk about some great ideas for what you can make for upcoming summer birthdays!

For the Kids

When deciding on gifts for kids, we can never have too much fun in being creative for them! A fun gift if you have a child who enjoys having friends over is a floor seat cushion. Fabric choices that make this a comfort to have, such as cotton or faux are great options when designing your cushion. Get creative with loud colors or prints! Check out heavier fabrics for the bottom to create something long-lasting like canvas or denim. Look into JUKI accessories like our piping presser foot to add a clean finish around your cushion. The HZL-NX7 offers plenty of throat space and comes with features like zig-zag, and free-motion sewing that will make this project a breeze. Make summer enjoyable with this fun project!

For Travelers

If you have a family member or friend who’s always going to travel or moving around, look into creating a duffle bag for them! Perfect for bringing their books, sports equipment, and other personal items with them everywhere, they’ll have a safe place for all their things. Add features to their duffle bag like pockets for their chargers, essentials, and more. Look into nylon or polyester fabric that’s durable and keeps items safe from water. Finish off their bag with Velcro or a zipper. Add this final touch with JUKI accessories like our zipper presser foot. A machine like our TL-2010Q is perfect for creating duffle bags and gives you that clean finish every time.

For the Golfers

If you have a family member that loves golfing, look into creating a beautiful vinyl cover for their golf club! Vinyl is a great fabric to use when creating projects as it’s a strong material and can handle being moved around or taking a hit out on the golf course. Look into accessories like our cording and embroidery presser foot, and piping presser foot for some pieces you’ll want to when it comes to decorating your project. A machine like the DX-2000QVP is perfect to work on when it comes to embellishing and designing your club cover for personalization!

For the Techies

Every day more people go out in the world and purchase a tablet! No matter what tablet you own, you know how important it is to keep it protected on the go. A great gift you can create is a padded tablet case! Always start by making sure you have the right measurements for your tablets, and try to go up to about an inch to leave a little wiggle room so it’s not too snug. Add features like pockets on the front or inside the bag to hold chargers and accessories. Look into adding bag handles for easy movement when you’re on the go. Accessories like our tape binder are perfect to have on hand for that clean professional look you want. Using a machine like our TL-2010Q is perfect for creating carrier cases! Add their name or place beautifully embroidered designs with the JUKI Tajima Sai.

Whether you’re giving a gift to your family or a coworker, handmade is always the most fun way to go! If you try one of these products post it on your social media and tag us! We can’t wait to see what you design for your upcoming summer birthdays this year.

Sew Under the Sun with JUKI!

The summer is finally approaching us, and we hope you’re getting excited, JUKI Lovers! We wanted to make sure you were ready with some fun summer sewing projects with children coming home for the holidays and family getting together.

Get ready for the summer with your own Beach Bag!

When it’s time to go to the beach, we can’t think of anything better than packing up a bag you made all on your own.

Create at home!

We recommend using fabrics like canvas and duck cloth for that sturdy feeling that can hold its weight when it comes to this project. There are so many different designs that can go into creating this look. From creating contrasts with fabrics to embroidering bright colors and designs, each piece can be personalized to your aesthetic.

Using our JUKI TL-18QVP or J-150QVP, creating a beach bag is a breeze! Add in our Tajima Sai and Ricoh Ri 100 into the mix, and you’ll be able to create personalized embroidered or printed designs that make your bag stand out!

Take a dip in the water! 

Whether you’re creating a look from scratch or redesigning, personalization has no restriction!

Create at home!

There are two fabrics we recommend for your swimsuits; Nylon blends and Polyester blends. Not only is this material soft and comfortable, but it allows for a good stretch and will hug your body well. Perfect for the beach, we recommend nylon for those going more for the sand than the water. Polyester blends are a great second choice if you’re looking for something that will be diving into the water! It’s a soft material like nylon but very strong in addition to being chlorine and UV resistant. 

JUKI has plenty of machines up for this project! We recommend looking into one of the following if you’re interested in creating your summer looks. The MO-2000QVP and MCS-1700QVP are all-powerful machines that can handle stretchy material very well. Add cute beach theme embroidered phrases or designs with our Tajima Sai to personalize each suit at any time!

MO-2000QVP
Sit under the sun!

When you’re lying out in the sun, you want to do it in comfort! What better way to enjoy the summer days than on your very own beach blanket that you’ve created?

Create at home!

When you think of the beach, the combination of sand and wind often comes to mind. Creating a blanket that can handle the weather may be tricky, but not impossible! A top recommendation is picking a suitable fabric that will be on the sand itself. We recommend sticking with fabric like duct cloth for the bottom! This material is a great way to keep sand from seeping through repelling water well and adds a bit of lightweight to keep the wind from blowing it away. For the top of the blanket, we recommend looking into sheet fabric. You can look into repurposing old bedsheets or obtain new ones with fun patterns found in cotton. Don’t forget your canvas tape for that clean look we know you and your family will love!

Looking for a suitable machine to complete this project? We recommend looking into the TL-18QVP, J-150QVP, or DX-4000QVP! Superb for quilting and holding a large workspace, these can help you achieve the look you’re going for with little hassle. Don’t forget to personalize your creation and check out the Ricoh Ri 100 and Tajima Sai! It’s easy to personalize your creations with beautiful embroidery or fun images in an instant using these two!

J-150QVP

We love the idea of sending out your JUKI Lovers with your summer creations! Which project do you think you’re going to do? We can’t wait to see your final projects on our socials, don’t forget to tag us on Facebook and Instagram at @JUKIHomeSewing

Pride with JUKI!

Happy Pride Month JUKI Lovers! This month we’re so excited to share a couple of projects for pride that we hope you enjoy creating as much as we loved planning. Below we’re sharing two projects completed by our team to help you celebrate pride this month.

Our first project is the Rainbow Flag! Created for the LBGTQIA community, this flag consists of six colored tubes with a white strip holding them all together at the top ends. The tubes will be overlapped and top stitched for the length of the embroidery. They will remain unattached below the stitching to fly freely. Your finished size will end at 54” x 24”!

Click here to download our instructions for this project.

Click here to download the embroidery patterns.

Our Second project is an LGBTQIA Mask! Created using our 8 needle Tajima SAI embroidery machine, it is sewn in two halves, with 3 symbols on each side. This pattern was digitized in the Tajima Writer Plus software, which is included with the machine. Experience a fun way to wear your mask outside your home with this fun piece in your bag!

Click here to download our instructions for this project.

Click here to download the embroidery patterns.

Click here to download the Olson Mask Pattern created by Clayton Skousen & Rose Hedges

The Easter bunny is coming!

Hello Juki lovers! Today we have a new project brought to you by our National Education Manager, LuAnn Hartley. Decorate your table with this adorable Easter Egg silverware holder using the Tajima SAI, an 8-needle embroidery machine.

We hope you enjoy your Easter weekend with this new project under your belt!

Learn how to create this project by clicking here.

LuAnn Hartley Easter Project