SewlebrityLOVE OF SEWING Challenge

12 Creative Journeys, 1 Destiny

Garments, home décor, quilts, embroidery – each form of art takes a different skill set, yet they’re tied together by a common love of sewing. To see how just one machine can do it all, we challenged 12 key influencers to show us how the Baby Lock Destiny II enhances your love of sewing.
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The Participants

Check back each week for a new project and videos.

INFLUENCER WEEK 1: NANCY ZIEMAN

Host of the popular PBS television series,
Sewing with Nancy, and long-time
Baby Lock spokesperson.

“ The love of sewing
is our common thread.”

PROJECT NAME: EMBROIDERED HOBO TOTE

Create a tote bag with unique embroidery using the Destiny II. Match Nancy's bag or use the Color Visualizer to find your own thread combination. From there, use the NeedleCam to ensure your designs are placed exactly where you want them, and then use Color Sort to optimize your sewing order.

Destiny II Features Used:
Color Visualizer | Color Sort | NeedleCam

INFLUENCER WEEK 2: Pam Damour

Known as the “Decorating Diva”, trains in professional drapery and home décor sewing with over 30 years experience.


PROJECT NAME: Buttonhole Pillows

Create a set of pillows on the Destiny II using this innovative technique. Reproduce Pam’s style or use one of 25 buttonhole choices to match your idea. Can’t remember how to make a buttonhole? Use the help menu and the Destiny II will walk you through the steps. Next, place your button on the back of the buttonhole foot and snap it on. Use the NeedleCam for proper placement and select the scissor icon to cut your thread when completed.

Destiny II Features Used:
Buttonhole Foot | Buttonhole Selection | NeedleCam

INFLUENCER WEEK 3: Pat Sloan

Known as “The Voice of Quilting”, author, pattern designer and host of a popular radio show sponsored by American Patchwork & Quilting.

“I'm a huge advocate of sewing for at least 10 minutes every day. Once I sit down at my Baby Lock and start running fabric through, I feel joy and creativity fill the room!”

Project Name: Golden Coins Quilt

Watch Pat as she sews through multiple layers on the Destiny II to make her unique Golden Coins Quilt. Use the Digital Dual-Feed System to easily move your fabric through the machine, while the built-in Guide Beam helps make sure you’re stitching as precisely as possible. Use Pat’s stitch pattern of choice, or select another from the built-in memory.

Destiny II Features Used:
Digital Dual-Feed | Guide Beam

INFLUENCER WEEK 4: Lindsay Wilkes

Owner of The Cottage Mama boutique, author and pattern designer celebrating “all things domestic”.

“With sewing, we are creating little bits of sewn love that will still be here even when we are gone. Love and happiness is handmade.”

Project Name: LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK PILLOW

Lindsay’s project isn’t just a pillow, it’s also a keepsake. Follow along as she shows you how to use the Destiny II’s IQ Designer to scan your own handwriting, then convert it into machine embroidery, stitch it out using gold thread and make it part of a pillow. Finding inspiration elsewhere? Lindsay will show you how to import your artwork, too.

Destiny II Features Used:
IQ Designer

INFLUENCER WEEK 5: Joi Mahon

Author, educator, pattern designer and fashion entrepreneur specializing in couture designs.

“The people at Baby Lock truly have a desire to inspire others to sew which is a passion of mine, and that means a lot.”

Project Name: DESIGNER JOI'S DESTINY DRESS

Join Joi Mahon as she creates a couture dress. She’ll show you how to ensure that it fits just right with precise, perfectly aligned stitches. Using the Guide Beam and Sensor Pen in conjunction with the NeedleCam™, you’ll learn how to adjust the placement and thread color and highlight your path so you know exactly where the next stitch will go.

Destiny II Features Used:
Guide Beam | Sensor Pen | NeedleCam™

INFLUENCER WEEK 6: Amy Smart

Quilter, pattern designer and owner of Diary of a Quilter.

“Sewing has brought me connections with new friends and other creators that I would have never found any other way. It has enhanced my life in every way.”

Project Name: MINI PATCHWORK QUILT WITH EMBROIDERY

Quilting requires precision, and with the Destiny II it’s easier to achieve the precise 1/4" seams and perfect binding you need. Amy will walk you through how to create this gorgeous mini quilt using the right settings and feet from the Destiny II.

Destiny II Features Used:
1/4" Piecing Options & Feet | IQ Designer

INFLUENCER WEEK 7: Heather Valentine

Pattern designer and owner of The Sewing Loft, Heather helps you “reclaim your creativity” with every stitch.

“I love my Baby Lock machines so much! My mind dreams in stitches and these machines are always ready to go, never letting me down, no matter what I throw at them.”

Project Name:SUBWAY EMBROIDERY ART

Heather will show you how to personalize this wall art with your own phrase using one of the Destiny II’s 28 different built-in font styles. Want something a little larger or smaller to fit in with your home décor? Don’t worry! Heather will demonstrate how to resize designs up to 200% larger or down to 60% smaller than the original.

Destiny II Features Used:
Lettering | Editing

INFLUENCER WEEK 8: Simple Simon & Co.

Educators and influential bloggers, Liz and Elizabeth Evans share a last name and a passion for teaching others how to sew.

“Sewing for even just a few minutes every day allows us to accomplish something beautiful that can’t be undone.”

Project Name: ADDING DECORATIVE STITCHES

Join Simple Simon & Co. as they demonstrate how to use decorative stitches to give an outfit a little something that matches your child’s personality. Not sure exactly what you want? Liz and Elizabeth will show you how to choose from the 442 built-in decorative stitches on the Destiny II that you can use and edit to enhance your creations.

Destiny II Features Used:
Decorative Stitches

INFLUENCER WEEK 9: Amy Ellis

Author, pattern designer and owner of Amy’s Creative Side.

“Sewing with my Baby Lock machines is an upgrade to my creativity, every single day. The machine features and abilities keep me sewing through all the ideas that I come up with, and never slow me down!”

New Projects & Videos Coming Soon

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Project Name: PROJECT NAME HERE

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Destiny II Features Used:
Color Visualizer | Color Sort | NeedleCam

INFLUENCER WEEK 10: Evy Hawkins

Author, designer and educator and owner of A Bit of Stitch company.

“I’m prettying up my little corner of the world one stitch at a time, thanks to Baby Lock’s most creative machines!”

New Projects & Videos Coming Soon

Check back each week for more from our Sewlebrities.

Project Name: PROJECT NAME HERE

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Destiny II Features Used:
Color Visualizer | Color Sort | NeedleCam

INFLUENCER WEEK 11: Sara Gallegos

Author for Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery, host of “Behind the Seams” and Baby Lock educator.

“Sewing since I was 4 years old, it is my hobby and passion and I am blessed to be able to spread my enthusiasm with so people across the country in a variety of ways! I work exclusively with Baby Lock machines. The technology and ease of use make my sewing projects faster and more fun.”

New Projects & Videos Coming Soon

Check back each week for more from our Sewlebrities.

Project Name: PROJECT NAME HERE

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Destiny II Features Used:
Color Visualizer | Color Sort | NeedleCam

INFLUENCER WEEK 12: Lindsay Conner

Editor, writer and crafter, owner of LindsaySews and Craft Buds.

“Whether I'm sitting with a friend and teaching her to sew, or picking out the perfect fabrics for a handmade gift, I've found that the passion for creating is contagious. Sewing is a gift that's at its best when shared with others!”

New Projects & Videos Coming Soon

Check back each week for more from our Sewlebrities.

Project Name: PROJECT NAME HERE

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Destiny II Features Used:
Color Visualizer | Color Sort | NeedleCam

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