Category Archives: Janome

I tried out a new pattern recently called La Parisienne en Été by Louis Antoinette. I got my pattern from Jones & Vandermeer, who I believe is the only US stockist of this brand (I happen to know they are also having a 10% off sale while they are on vacation). I’ll show you the first…

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Did you have a great Labor Day? I think this is the first time we’ve really celebrated the day because for the first time, my husband has a job that recognizes holidays! We went to Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We saw the sun rise over the mountains on our way…

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I am so excited about this project! I’ve been bursting to share it with you. My latest tutorial for Janome is the Book Report Skirt. Its a project that is perfect for anyone with basic sewing experience, and while it is a garment, I want all my quilters out there to know, this is as…

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I was recently asked by a long time client to make some matching dresses for her two girls, eight in all. The first six were made pretty quickly, and were such fun to put together! The last two however, required some element of patience because the fabric (Betsy Lemonade), which is exclusive to a shop…

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Hemming is that step that’s always such a drag for me. I guess its the equivalent of binding a quilt for some, but I love that step in quilting and always do it by hand. But there’s something about hemming garments, especially with curved seams that is just loathsome. Well, it used to be that…

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Welcome to Olivia Jane Handcrafted! I'm Meredith and this is my creative journal. Here you'll find loads of inspiration for a handmade wardrobe, home decor, bags, and quilts. I even have plenty of projects and tutorials to get you started or help you along the way. 

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