To celebrate their brand new series of do it yourself videos, DIY Dish and Janome have teamed up for a great giveaway. All you have to do to enter is sign up for their free newsletter or post a comment on this DIY Dish page and you could win one of two terrific prizes – a Janome DC4030 sewing machine or a Janome 350e embroidery machine. There are lots of other ways to enter to increase your chances of winning, check out the official rules here, plus you can see some of the latest and greatest DIY projects in sewing, crafting, scrapbooking, home decor, kid projects, machine embroidery, hand embroidery, and more! Enter by March 30th as two winners will be randomly selected on March 31st. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents 18 years of age and older.
SVP Worldwide, the parent company of Singer, Pfaff and Husqvarna Viking, along with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, have announced their GIFTS BY YOU contest where lucky contestants have the opportunity to win a sewing, embroidery or quilting machine PLUS a $1,000 shopping spree.
Sew a gift this holiday season for a friend or family member and upload a picture of your project at www.marthastewart.com/sew anytime from November 17, 2008 until December 31, 2008. All uploaded photos of sewn projects will be displayed on the Martha Stewart Living website at www.marthastewart.com during the contest period.
Contestants must choose to enter one of the following categories: home decor & crafting, fashion, machine quilting and machine embroidery. Everyone that uploads a photograph of a project will automatically receive a $5.00 gift card for use at participating Singer, Pfaff and Husqvarna Viking retailers throughout the US. SVP Worldwide considers this their holiday gift to sewers.
There will be one project selected from each category and the selections will be made by a panel of sewing experts. The following prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category:
- Home Decor & Crafting – Singer Confidence 7470 sewing machine
- Fashion – Pfaff Expression 2.0 sewing machine
- Machine Quilting – QBOT-the robotic automatic quilter, Imperial Quilt Frame, and the Pfaff Grand Quilter sewing machine
- Machine Embroidery – Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond sewing and embroidery machine
- Grand prize – The Grand Prize Winner will choose one of the three featured sewing machines, PLUS the lucky winner will receive a $1,000 shopping spree to their local authorized Singer, Pfaff, or Husqvarna Viking retailer. Additionally, the winning project will be featured in a future issue of Martha Stewart Living.
BERNINA announced today the arrival of the new BERNINA 830, which they are touting as the “World’s only luxury, high-performance sewing and embroidery system.”
The BERNINA 830 offers more than 70 exclusive features and 15 patented features. Designed by Switzerland’s leading engineers to outperform any other home sewing machine, the 830 offers the most space, the fastest speeds and the ergonomics to create projects you’ve only imagined. An exclusive jumbo bobbin allows sewers to spend more time sewing and less time changing thread.
“For the first time, there is one machine with all of the features and technology to allow sewers and quilters to express their unlimited creativity,” said Martin Favre, president of Bernina of America. “It’s a milestone to see the BERNINA 830 come to life after almost a decade of research and development that will change sewing history as we know it.”
The BERNINA 830 features include:
— Most Space. Twice the space of a standard sewing machine and 50 percent more space than the largest top-of-the-line machines. A 15-inch extended arm and expanded height clearance allow room to spread out and maneuver. No other machine gives you so much space.
— Fastest Speeds. At up to 1,100 sewing and 1,000 embroidery stitches per minute, the BERNINA 830 is the fastest home sewing machine in existence. Even at those high speeds, the 830 doesn’t vibrate, it hums with quality.
— Jumbo Bobbin. With 40 percent more bobbin capacity than most other machines, more time can be spent sewing and less time spent preparing to sew. Plus, the jumbo bobbin pops in and out with ease.
— Total Stitch Control. Exclusive BERNINA 830 features such as 360-degree multi-directional sewing, auto-tapering and auto presser foot let the sewer take more control of creativity.
— Centered Screen. Only BERNINA offers a centrally located, ultra-responsive 7-inch touch screen. Large icons on one screen allow for easy navigation. Animations reveal, in real time, the exact position of a stitch.
— Bernina Dual Feed. This innovative BERNINA standard feature provides more control with difficult fabrics. When not in use, it flips up and tucks away.
— Automatic Threading. It took Swiss engineers to create this efficient, one-process threading system that saves time and lets the user focus on the fun part of sewing.
— Thread Delivery System. The exclusive multi-spool holder keeps large and small cones at the ready. The bobbin winder is easy to reach on the front of machine and allows for speed selection and the amount of fill.
Interested consumers can pre-order a BERNINA 830 from participating dealers. The machines will be available for purchase later in 2008. For a guided tour and more details, visit http://www.Bernina8Series.com.