Back to School Giveaway and Sew-Along

WIN A JANOME TRAVEL MATE 16

The Travel Mate 16 sewing machine is mechanical sewing at its finest. It’s easy to use and includes every feature you would need for basic sewing or sewing on-the-go. Any quilter will appreciate a drop feed and extra high presser foot lift, while a sewist will be pleased with 16 stitches plus buttonhole. Whether you are sewing light projects at home, or taking the machine to your classes and guild meetings, you’ll find everything you want!

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Back-to-School Sew-Along Dress Kit

LAUNCHING AUGUST 2022—Join Classic Sewing Magazine for a 4-week Sew-Along featuring the new Janome Continental M17 sewing and embroidery machine, AcuAssist app, Embroidery Link app and many other interactive features. Learn how the Janome exclusive AcuFeed Flex system helps the fabric to feed evenly, making it easy to match plaids and create perfect tucks. Design and embroider stitch patterns using the AcuStitch program. The Continental M17 sewing and embroidery machine makes it a creative pleasure to sew this adorable autumn dress. The four weekly lessons will be released each Wednesday, August 10 through 31.

Janome Sew-Along

Start the sew-along:

  1. Sign up by entering your name and email in the entry form on this page.
  2. Order your Back-to-School Dress Kit from our online store (optional).
  3. Download the patterns in Lesson 1 when the lesson releases on August 10.
  4. Follow along in each lesson and make your own Autumn Back-to-School Dress.

JANOME CONTINENTAL M17

While all machines are capable of sewing this dress, the sew-along lessons will explore the great features of the new Janome Continental M17 sewing and embroidery machine.

JANOME CONTINENTAL M17

More information on the Continental M17

Continental M17

Janome is proud to introduce the Next Generation Combo machine. Combining the top features of our most decorated machines to maximize your creative potential. The largest sewing area in the industry matched the largest embroidery space. High-Definition Quilting, and the Fastest Sewing speeds, are just a few of the 100 reasons to love this new model. The 10″ High-definition color touch screen, plus ergonomically located line of sight screen, make stitch changes and embroidery easy and enjoyable. Introducing new features such as the Thumbwheel function means you can delicately control the needle position to finish those intricate sewing projects.

Over 1,200 built-in embroidery designs and the largest embroidery hoop in the industry at 30″ opens up a whole new world of design capabilities. Five included embroidery hoops to use with built-in programs from monogramming to sashiko and everything in between. Janome original features such as AcuFeed, QuiltBlockAdvisor, and Artistic Digitizer are included. Let the Continental M17 take you to the highest level of your creative abilities.

Hi-Definition Quilting
Introducing AcuStitch Regulator (A.S.R.) A Janome first! Our new stitch regulation system comes standard with the CM17 and includes four feet. AcuFeed Flex plus our layered Fabric Feeding System has long been legendary in the sewing and quilting world, so it is no surprise that it is also included in the CM17. Professional Grade Needle plate, HP foot, and HP2 foot for precise topstitching and incredible ease of control & visibility are also standard on the CM17. All of these accessories are easily utilized on the seamless, uninterrupted, all-metal flatbed with 13.5 inches to the right of the needle, 5.51″ of height, and 3.15″ of space above the needle plate.

Hi-Definition Embroidery
Embroidery will never be the same with 1,230 built-in embroidery designs, including designer collections, our largest embroidery hoop ever at 11.3” x 18.2”, created with carbon fiber infused plastic for strength and durability. Wireless embroidery functionality is achieved through AcuAssist, and there is even a Screensaver app to personalize your machine. Features that you have come to know, such as the magnetic hoop, combined with new features such as the easy tightening lever, are like having an extra hand to set your fabric and stabilizer. An embroidery positioning marker uses a laser to show your needle position on the fabric below to see where your needle will strike before stitching begins. All this plus extra storage compartments conveniently located in the extension table arms to store all of your sewing and embroidery accessories.

Hi-Definition Sewing
The Continental M17 combines great convenience features you have come to expect from a Janome machine but also a few industry firsts. The newest feature is the Thumbwheel located to the right of the needle, this allows you to raise or lower the needle without reaching for the handwheel. Boasting 850 built-in stitches including 13 different style buttonholes, plus 3 fonts, give you an incredible amount of options. 9mm zig zag means you have extra stitch width, combined with 91 different needle positions for bolder, more distinctive, and fine-tuned designs.  The variable zig-zag provides precise control over stitch width via the knee lifter. The floating mode function will conveniently adjust the pressure to the presser foot while feeding fabric to protect delicate or high pile fabrics like velvet. Other features such as the metal cloth guide which provides a solid guide to achieve perfect hems, and the Automatic Built-in Needle threader are two more extremely useful standard features to allow you to achieve Hi-Definition Sewing.

Technology & Engineering
The Continental M17 is packed with advanced features and industry firsts to create the ultimate sewing/embroidery experience, from the Easy Open Top Cover with Magnetic Storage to the Two Advanced LED Touchscreens. SFS-I Intelligent Feed system, Optical Bobbin Sensor, and PC Software, including Stitch Composer and the optional AcuStitch program! Check out all the design and development that has gone into this machine.

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