Jayne loves to interact with people. She has worked as a community tutor teaching Patchwork and Quilting as well as Soft Furnishings at various venues. Prior to this she spent 10 years making handmade footwear. Jayne is now regional sales and education manager for Janome UK and works across the South of England. Her role at Janome is a very varied role with no two days being the same. You may well see her at sewing machine retail shop open days promoting Janome machines as well as at exhibitions demonstrating the extensive range of Janome machines. Jayne is an expert at helping people understand what machine is right for them, as well as teaching how to make innovative stitches on their sewing machine, opening up a whole new world of creativity.
- Buy a sewing machine that will grow with you as your skills develop.
- Make sure to clean and maintain your machine regularly. This will ensure that it is a good working condition every time you sew.
- Use the correct needles for your sewing project and change them regularly.
= Use a good quality thread and always buy the correct bobbins for your machine.
All you need to Know about Bridging Stitches on your Machine
Bridge stitching is a great way of alternating patterns by adding a stitch in between.
In this video, Valerie and Jayne demonstrate how easy it is to programme in these additional stitches on the Janome Memory Craft 9450 QCP.
Pay special attention at the start of this video for a wonderful projec...
The Memory Craft 9450 QCP sewing machine comes with a twin needle facility, opening up exciting opportunities for parallel line stitching, raised effect…even a Trapunto look.
In this video Valerie Nesbitt and Jayne Brogan provide invaluable advice on how to insert the twin needle, how to thread u...
Does the prospect of quilting a quilt make you anxious? Not comfortable quilting in straight lines?
Then the Serpentine stitch is for you.
In this video, you will learn how to use the Serpentine stitch to create a lovely wavy effect for your quilting as well as your binding. Jayne Brogan and Val...
Add Dimension to Projects with Applique Stitches on Your Sewing Machine
The Janome Memory Craft 9450 QCP sewing machine offers you a choice of 20 different Applique stitches. In this video, Jayne Brogan and Valerie Nesbitt take you through how you can use them to add dimension to your projects.
If you love looking at samples of different stitches, you’ll love this vi...
Sashiko is a traditional Japanese hand embroidery stitch. But you can make them on a machine too. All with the help of a Janome Memory Craft 9450 QCP sewing machine.
Here, Jayne Brogan and Valerie Nesbitt show you how to make stunningly beautiful Sashiko stitches.
This video is also part of the #...
Hand Look (Guilt Free) Stitches on Your Sewing Machine
Not a hand quilter? No worries.
With the Janome Memory Craft 9450 QCP sewing machine, you can use look-a-like stitches to create an amazing hand look effect. You can even vary lengths and styles automatically.
In this video, Jayne Brogan and Valerie Nesbitt explain how to select the hand look s...
The Triple Straight stitch is not just for dress making. You can use it to “make your stitch pop off the work” according to Jayne.
In this video, Jayne Brogan and Valerie Nesbitt explain how to use the Triple Straight stitch to make your stitching stand out on your work – at the touch of a LED sc...
The Janome AcuFeed™ walking foot is particularly useful when working with 3 layers of fabric. You may know this as “even feed”.
In this video, Jayne demonstrates, step-by-step, how to fit the walking foot by clipping the bar into the back of the machine and tightening the screw just right.
One of Valerie’s favourite things to do is piecing.
She also likes to change stitch length to avoid stitches coming undone when doing seams. So you’ll be amazed at how this can be done automatically with the Janome Memory Craft 9450 QCP sewing machine! In this video, Valerie and Jayne talk you th...
Join Wadding Together With the Triple Zig Zag Stitch
It’s good to be thrifty! Especially if you find you are left with bits of extra wadding. Why not use the Triple Zig Zag stitch to join the wadding into one large piece.
In this video, you will learn how to use the Triple Zig Zag stitch to join wadding together with the help of Valerie Nesbitt and...
My Favourite Things on the Janome Memory Craft 9450 QCP
Jayne and Valerie talk you through their favourite things about the amazing Janome Memory Craft 9450 QCP sewing machine.
You can watch this video to give you a good introduction to the 9450QCP. Jayne and Valerie talk about many things including the large LCD colour touch screen that makes it eas...
Setting Up the Free Motion Quilting Feet on Your Sewing Machine
Not sure how to put on Free Motion Quilting Feet?
Valerie Nesbitt and Jayne Brogan demonstrate how to put on and take off a Free Motion Quilting foot in this video. This foot clicks easily into place ensuring that your Hopping Foot glides rather than hops.
This video is also part of the #IDidntLi...