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BONUS: Janome Digitizer MBX Ver 5.0

Until the end of July 2017, when you buy a Janome Memory Craft 15000, you will receive the Janome Digitizer MBX Version 5 software as a fantastic bonus.

The Digitizer MBX Version 5 software allows you to create

  • Embroidery designs
  • Quilting designs
  • Monogramming
  • Lettering
  • Resize existing embroidery designs to your own individual design
  • Lace designs
  • Free Standing lace designs
  • Much, much more

Here at Woodrow Handcrafts, we have a belief that you shouldn’t be constrained by what a designer wants to create when it comes to your embroidery projects, we believe that with investing a little bit of time each month to learning how to use your digitizer program, you wont need to buy any more extra designs.

Best of all we have a regular Janome Digitizer Version 5 class, so that you can learn instore or online at your own pace to get the absolute best out of Digitzer. Have a look at our tutorial video below on how to create some quick and easy projects on the Digitizer Ver 5.0

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Virtual Classroom

Woodrow Handcrafts are excited to announce that from April 2017, many of our classes will be available as both instore and online interactive classes, in our Virtual Classroom.

Log in from around the world

This will allow people from around Australia and even from around the world to join us for our amazing workshops and classes.

The greatest problem we have found with pre-taped lessons or webinars, is that it is a one way communication. If you have a question or a query, you can’t ask a question and get help.

Ask questions as we teach

We have found from our own personal experience in holding classes and workshops is that people learn a lot more when they are able to and encouraged to ask questions in class, because many times there are others in class thinking the same thing.

Download the class

Each workshop will have class notes and for software classes a video presentation of the class for download afterwards.

As an added bonus and to assist those who can attend the live session, we will be recording our workshop sessions for download after, so you will never miss any of the action in class.

All of this will be included in your class fee and will be available in new members area, that is launching soon.

Our first class in the virtual classroom will be our Simple Cut Software and Artistic Edge Cutter class on the 17th of March at 10am AEST.

Contact us on (07) 5482 1296 or email us on to book your spot


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Janome Sewing Applications Menu Workshop

Sewing Applications Menu Workshop

When: 27 April, 10am start

Where: Woodrow Handcrafts, 105 Mary St, Gympie

Have you ever looked at you Janome MC15000, 14000, 12000, 11000, 9900, 9400, Skyline S9 or Skyline S7 and wondered what the button with the picture of a T-Shirt does?

The Sewing Applications Menu

This is the Janome Sewing Applications menu and it is the “hidden” gem that makes sewing on a Janome so much easier than any other machine.

What the Janome sewing applications menu does is it allows you to easily set up your Janome machine for things like Seaming, Zippers, Button Sewing, Patchwork, Applique and Quilting, as long as many others are included within the Sewing Applications menu and they will revolutionise the way that you use your Janome.

During the class you will make a great project that utilises many of the features of the Sewing Applications Menu, to give you a greater understanding of how each of the stitches is designed for optimal stitching and how to navigate around your machine.

This workshop would suit everyone from the novice first time user to the experienced veteran, there is always more to learn about these great Janome’s.

The class is a hands on class and will be offered as both In-Store and OnLine.

Attendees will receive

  • Notes
  • Video Presentation
  • Recording of the class for latter reference and too follow along with

Sign Up Today

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March 2017- Classes and Workshops

March 2

Janome Digitizer MBX Workshop 10am-1pm ($15)

Learn how to use the Janome Digitizer MBX V5.0 program to its full potential, you can easily create your own embroidery patterns from cliparts, pictures and your own original art works. Katrina will teach you the step by step process to creating this months embroidery project.

March 9

Your Choice Sewing, Embroidery, Quilting or Craft, 10am-1pm ($15)

This is a great class where everyone works on their own projects, and you can get help on just about any project you bring along.

March 15

Lutterloh Pattern Drafting and Garment Construction, 10am-1pm ($15)

The Lutterloh system is a great pattern drafting system that takes your personal measurements and then allows you to draft your own custom fitted patterns.

March 17

Artistic Edge Cutter & SimpleCut Software, 10am-1pm ($15)

The Artistic Edge Cuter is a very powerful creative tool and the SimpleCut software that comes with it is the brains behind entire operation. In these classes Katrina will be teaching how to use the software primarily, with a bit of practical cutting thrown in for good measure. Once you know what you can do with the software side of the Artistic Edge Cutter, then you can really get going with the cutting.

March 25

Inspirational Acrylic Canvas Workshop, 10am-1pm ($40)

Create a magical acrylic on canvas piece to take pride of place in your home. Kaia will take you through the entire creative process to create this inspirational masterpiece.



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Demonstrator Model Clearance Sale

It is that time of year again, when we are looking to refresh our demonstrator models and we have some huge savings across the range.

Janome Memory Craft 15000, $9,999 (RRP $11,999)

  • Sewing
  • Embroidery, 230 x 300mm embroidery area
  • Quilting
  • WiFi for easy design transfer
  • Automatic Foot Lift
  • Large Colour Screen
  • Top of the Line

Janome Skyline S9, $3,599 (RRP $4,999)

  • Sewing
  • Embroidery 170 x 200mm embroidery area
  • WiFi for easy design transfer
  • Automatic Foot Lift
  • Colour Screen
  • Premium Sewing

Janome Memory Craft 9400, $3,399 (RRP $4,999)

  • Long Arm Quilting (11 inch)
  • Quilting
  • Sewing
  • Top of the Line Quilting


Janome Memory Craft 500e $2,699 (RRP $3,499)

  • Embroidery Only machine
  • 200x280mm Embroidery area




Janome Skyline S7, $1,799 ($2,999)

  • Premium Sewing
  • Automatic Foot Lift
  • Auto Tension
  • Colour Screen






Janome 1200D Professional Overlocker $1,299 (RRP $1,999)

  • 2,3,4,5 Thread overlock
  • Chain Stitch
  • Narrow or Wide 2 needle cover stitch
  • 3 needle cover stitch
  • Top Cover Hem



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2017 Class List

In 2017, Woodrow Handcrafts have a bumper crop of classes planned with a number of regular instore and online classes planned. We are also in talks with a number of local artists and tutors to hold some exciting Workshop Days later in the year.

Janome Digitizer MBX

First Thursday (February-November) Month, 10am start

Learn about every facet of the Digtizer MBX software as Katrina takes you step by step through a new embroidery design and technique each class.

Katrina has been using the Digitizer software for the past 6 years and is constantly practicing and updating her digitizing skills.

Skills you will learn

  • importing clipart/ pictures
  • creating outlines
  • embroidery fills
  • satin stitch from basics to advanced techniques
  • how to adjust specific design elements
  • and lots more

Your Choice Sewing

Second Thursday (February-November) each month, 10am start

You bring in the project that you would like to work on or come in and get Peter and Katrina to give you a hand.

Bring in a quilt, patchwork, embroidery, garment or craft project that you are working on and have a great time.

Pattern Drafting and Sewing (Lutterloh Pattern Drafting System)

The Lutterloh system is a great pattern drafting system that allows you to take two body measurements and then draft out your own unique pattern.

This is a great way to learn about

  • pattern drafting
  • cutting your pattern
  • cutting your fabric
  • sewing it all together


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Janome Memory Craft 15000 Test Drive

Experience hands-on the Janome Memory Craft 15000.
You will be navigated through the machines features and functions and make a small take home project.
Janome Sales Educators will be instore to share their extensive knowledge and showcase this fantastic machine.

Phone Katrina and Peter to reserve your spot now, limited spaces!!  Ph: 5482 1296

When: 21 February 2017

When: 10am- 1pm

Find out more about the Janome Memory Craft 15000 here

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Last Days to Claim Your Gift Voucher

Don’t forget that to come and claim your Janome Memory Craft 15000 Gift Voucher.

This gift voucher will get you an extra $1,000 off the advertised catalogue price of $9,999, which brings the price down to $8,999 and you also receive the Janome Digitizer MBX Ver 5.0 software. so that you can create all kinds of amazing embroidery designs.

Be quick, because we can’t remember a time when Janome have been so generous with their Top of the Line Sewing, Quilting and Embroidery machine.

As always when you purchase from Woodrow Handcrafts you receive unlimited free lessons on how to use your Memory Craft 15000 and we also run a monthly Digitizer MBX class so that you can get the most out of your sewing machine and your software.

Find out more about the Janome Memory Craft here and then purchase here


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Last Minute Christmas Sewing Machine Deal

Janome have just reduced the price of the Memory Craft 5200 from $1,499 to $799, this is a great sewing machine for someone who is interested in creating their own garments, craft sewing, as well as quilting and patchwork.

The MC5200 is a great feature packed sewing machine, click here to find out more

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Things We Love: Patchwork Menu

Janome’s have lots of fun little time saving features built into them.

Take for example our focus today, the Patchwork Menu in the Sewing Applications Menu (some of you may only know it as the “T-Shirt menu), this little fella has been floating around in Janome Sewing and Embroidery machines for a while now and what it does is set your machine up for 1/4″ piecing with the 1/4” foot.

The machine then had the capability of repeating the same piecing length for multiple pieces and if you used either of the “Locking” or “Lockamatic” stitches the machine would tie off and cut for you at the end of the piece.

On the Memory Craft 10000 and the Memory Craft 11000, this was a handy little feature, but once Janome released the 12000 and then the 15000 this little “hidden” feature become infinitely more awesome.


Because with the Memory Craft 12000 Janome introduced the Automatic Foot Lift for the first time, which meant that instead of just finishing off the seam and then trimming the thread the machine would now automatically lift the foot for you.

Then at the start of the next piece the machine will lower the foot and start stitching.

Repeating the process ad infinitum until you select that you would like to do a different piecing length.

This finite improvement to the 12000, which has been carried over into the Memory Craft 15000 and now the Premium Sewing Skyline S7, means that you can now save hours and hours of sewing time next time you are piecing a quilt.

Just imagine how many times you lower and raise the presser foot on your sewing machine when you are piecing together a Quilt top.

In this video we show you how to use the Patchwork Menu with the new Janome Skyline S7.