THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED 07/06/14. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.
Janome's line of colorful compact machines are so cute, you might think they're toys. But they're not. They're real sewing machines, with real machine features, just in a much smaller (and more adorable) size and in vibrant colors. This makes them the perfect gift for someone just learning to sew, a person who does very basic mending and sewing projects, folks with limited space, or someone who just wants a super lightweight machine to take on the road. We have two ways to win a colorful little sewing machine of your very own to kick off your Summer Sewing Fun.
Win for the best idea or win just for entering
As you can see from the photos above, we had fun coming up with a few of our own Summer Sewing Fun ideas for how to put together a sewing gift package with a colorful Janome compact. We created a Learn to Sew bundle and a Housewarming Bundle. But we bet you have some great ideas as well. In fact, if you have the best idea (as determined by our judges), we'll give you one of these little machines. We have a Purple Thunder and a Turbo Teal to giveaway.
To enter, leave a short comment below with your idea for a great gift combo, including a colorful Janome compact. We want to know the occasion for the gift, what you'd include along with the machine, and of course, what color you'd pick. Check out all the machines at Janome.com.
For example, you might say: I'd give Turbo Teal to my niece as a college graduation gift, with some fabric and a basic pattern for making a throw pillow for her new apartment. And on the card, I'd remind her to check out Sew4Home. (It's okay to try to butter up the judges.)
Our esteemed panel of gift judges will choose the best idea from all valid entries and that clever person will win a colorful compact Janome. Then we'll randomly draw a name from all valid entries and that lucky person will also win a colorful compact Janome. The Janome Summer Sewing Fun Giveaway begins today and will run until midnight PT July 6, 2014.
Be sure to check back often to read all the great ideas for sewing-themed gifts.
So cute, but not a toy
The compact Janome machines have many of the same features you'll find on a full size model, like a top drop-in bobbin system, 10 essential stitches, reverse stitching, a 4-point feed dog system, and a free arm for sewing in hard-to-reach places. And at just 5 lbs., you can easily pick one up and take it with you to class, on vacation, or just from room to room at home.
In addition to being super cute, they're also very affordably priced. In fact, you might want to pick up one for yourself along with one for a gift, because I am positive anyone could use an amazing purple machine. These colorful compacts are available at select retailers, like Target, WalMart, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Urban Outfitters, Overstock, and Amazon. Not all retailers carry all colors, but the Janome website lists where to find each.
If you want a step up a bit in budget, features, and cuteness, then take a look at Janome's Hello Kitty® line. These machines have a surprisingly good set of features along with a bigger selection of stitches. And who can resist the Hello Kitty® graphics?
Gift machines for more serious sewists
If you're going to be giving a sewing machine as a gift to someone who is ready to sew beyond the basics, we can recommend a number of Janome models that are entry level in style but professional in construction.
These machines are fully equipped for serious sewing, with things like added lighting, computerized stitches, and the big machine power you want for more ambitious home décor and quilting projects. And they come with the support of a local Janome dealer. (The mini colorful machines are sold online or at major mass merchandise retailers.)
The Janome 2212 is a sturdy entry level model at a great price. This mechanical machine features 12 built-in stitches and a four-step buttonhole.
The Magnolia 7318 has 18 decorative and utility stitches, drop feed, easy electronic features, and the power and precision you can expect from Janome.
The Jem Platinum 760 has 60 stitches (including 5 one-step buttonholes), Start/Stop button, speed control, and a built-in needle threader.
See your Janome dealer to try them out before you buy.
A BIG thanks to Janome America for sponsoring our Summer Sewing Fun Giveaway! For more about Janome machines, accessories and projects, visit them online or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
How to enter to win the Janome Summer Sewing Fun Giveaway
THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED 07/06/14. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.
1) Leave a qualifying comment that meets the criteria of the Giveaway. See the full description below under the heading "Qualifying Comments."
2) Tell us how to contact you should you win. While you can leave your email address with your comment, we highly recommend you register with us and login (top of the page) before you comment; your email address is then hidden from view. You are also free to simply make a comment and choose not to be entered.
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Qualifying Comments: Tell us your Janome Gift Bundle idea.
To enter, leave us a short comment below, describing your idea for a great gift combo, including a colorful Janome compact. We want to know the occasion for the gift, what you'd include along with the machine, and of course, what color/model you'd pick. THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED 07/06/14. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.
We will pick the best gift bundle idea from everyone who has posted a qualifying comment on this article as of midnight PT July 6, 2014. If two posts have the same idea, the one posted first will take precedence, at the discretion of the judges.
We will draw a second person at random from everyone who has posted a qualifying comment on this article as of midnight PT July 6, 2014.
No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited.
We will contact our winners by email to coordinate delivery.
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NOTE: Due to complex contest legal restrictions and customs requirements that differ from country to country, for this giveaway, we are currently only able to accept entries from and send prizes to a USA postal address (cannot be a P.O. Box). We know this is a disappointment to some of our loyal visitors outside of the USA, and we appreciate your understanding. Our true focus is on providing the best sewing tutorials, tips and inspiration we can to everyone.
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