OMG, Awesome, Cool, WOW, I LOVE IT!

Posted by Lena Kantis
I am sure this is the biggest new sewing- and embroidery machine ever, not only in size, but when it comes to fantastic features. 

This week we are sharing the first sneak-a peek video with you "The New DESIGNER EPIC- a First of It´s Kind".
You can see a little on what will come! It is very difficult for me to say that any specific feature is my most favorite one. There are many favorite features, as you will see when we show more of them.

Below is one of the beautiful sewing projects a fantastic blue cocktail dress. 

Let me tell you, we have had a great time coming up with and preparing all the wonderful new feature. Testing it out has of course, taken many, many hours of creative work. I will take some time through the coming weeks to go around in the office to give you input on this and you will see the faces of the people who have developed different parts of the Designer Epic. Here is a group of our staff from the USA and Canada, when they were here to test sew a few months ago. Happy faces!!

I know it will be a little difficult to wait, until the launch in October! Anyhow to wait for something fabulous is not that bad! I know it will make my sewing and your sewing the most joyful ever! 

Happy Sewing!

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It seems I'm not the only seamstress/machine embroiderer who is still learning the ins and outs of my Designer Diamond. I bought it in Feb 04 with some of the money my Dad left me when he passed away in Dec 2011. I bought a trade-in from the dealer where I've bought machines since 1998.

It wasn't inexpensive, but it was a long way from the price of a new Diamond. Did you catch that it was the first Diamond to come out? Not the extra or the royale, but the first one out, which doesn't seem that long ago when it came out.

I've been retired for almost 10 yrs and it amazes me that people can spend more for a new sewing/embroidery machine than my husband and I paid for our first house in 1974.

In 1976 my husband bought me a Viking 6440 mechanical machine, which I loved. I literally wore it out. In 1992 my husband bought me Pfaff 1475 CD and I'm still using it. (A wonderful machine, I might add. Quite ancient in terms of sewing machines, too.)

Then in 2006 my Dad bought a Designer 1 for me for Christmas which was a trade-in. I bought an SE in 2008, with money Dad gave me. My original Designer 1 gave up and in 2013 I bought another Designer 1 for a back up machine for my SE. Then a Viking 118 Sapphire followed that so I could sew during an electrical storm. (We have quite a few here in SW Mo.) And finally it was the Diamond in 2014. All of these machines put together did not approach the price of the new Epic!

After I bought the Diamond my husband reminded me that we're getting past the age for buying very expensive optional items. I have to agree with him. Plus my inheritance monies are running low and I can't seem to turn out the items as quickly as I used to (even while I was still working).

My main thrust now is buying clothing items at thrift markets and remaking them. I'm working on my fall and winter wardrobe right now and hopefully in January I can start on my spring/summer clothes. As my great-grandmother used to say (tongue in cheek) "Well, it keeps me off the street and out of the pool halls."

Have to get supper on the table. Fortunately I have home made bean & bacon soup and grilled cheese sandwiches and that's fast and easy.

You all take it easy and keep sewing/embroidering.

9/29/2015 6:54:52 PM

Sharon K
I just watched the latest Epic video. This is an awesome machine, but taking a picture of a painting and using parts of it to create an embroidery design, doesn't that violate copyright laws?
8/26/2015 8:44:45 AM

Lena Kantis
Thank you for sending comments! I know it is hard to wait for us to release all the information. As a lot of the features are very big news, we wanted to reveal them little by little. Meanwhile we are working on a new fantastic launch of the Husqvarna Viking Designer Epic at our sales companies as well as on the internet. Best wishes to all of you. Happy Sewing!
8/21/2015 5:46:12 AM

Barbara Hansen
What are the "Over 100 New and Improved features"??? What are the "Over 35 Best-in-Class features"??? What are the "Over 30 Features Only found on the DESIGNER EPIC"??? Since you don't have models in the stores to demo the new features, you really MUST reveal more about this machine ASAP if you expect me (and others) to commit to the advanced purchase of a $15,000 machine (especially since I'm still paying for the Diamond Royale I bought only 18 months ago)!!! Please understand - customers who can afford a machine in this price range DO NOT appreciate the teasing and slow motion rollout you are presenting! WE need more info - NOW!!!
8/20/2015 9:01:18 PM

I wish I could find written info 're; Epic. New features? TELL me about it. List the new stuff. Showing me in a video really just shows that it sews.
8/19/2015 9:50:34 AM

Sandra Kissinger
I just LOVE all my Viking machines. I currently have a Viking Diamond Deluxe, a Viking SE , a Viking Designer I, and a 100Q.

My first Viking was a 100+ which I dearly loved. I recently gave it to my sister who is learning to sew.
I used this machine for EVERYTHING -- even for my business of sewing custom cat beds for "show" cats. It went though all the heavy batting like butter - a real workhorse!

I've also sold Vikings in a Viking store and enjoyed introducing Vikings to new customers. You might say that I am sold on Vikings!
8/17/2015 3:07:11 PM

This is not posted in the correct place is it? Seems to be under EMBROIDERY PROJECTS.
8/15/2015 1:41:24 AM

Jocelyn Crosby
I know companies think squirreling out info a bit at a time creates excitement and anticipation, but to me it's very aggravating to do this, we are adults and will/have decided whether or not to buy/update our machines. Some people do have more disposable income than others and this partial release of information will sometime backfire. This is somewhat like the reality shows that get ready to name the winner or the one getting kicked off the program and "pause" for minutes and go to commercials and it seems to be at least 6-8 of them before they return to the program. By that time, I've flicked to another channel and got involved with that program and forgot what I was looking at before .What happen to just releasing the brochures and bullet pointing the new features and then creating the buzz.
8/13/2015 1:55:15 PM

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