Long before the invention of sewing machines, almost every piece of ripped or torn clothing was mended until it simply could not be used any longer. Now, the art of mending clothes is not practiced as much as it once was. Why is this taking place? It is partially due to [...]
If you have been working with sewing machines for a long time, you probably have an extensive sewing kit filled with a variety of sewing tools and accessories. Yet does your kit contain a bodkin? If you have no idea what a bodkin is or how you would use one [...]
When personal sewing machines are being shipped to new owners, they are usually delivered in big boxes - really big boxes. This is not only a sign of quality; it also shows that manufacturers have worked hard to protect each machine that leaves the factory.
While this is a good [...]
There is a world of fabric available for home sewists to use with their Juki sewing machines to create beautiful, useful, and fun items. Yet in order to achieve the most success when sewing with all of these choices, you must be able to recognize the two main types [...]
Overlocks are helpful sewing machines that are commonly used if you enjoy making clothing at home. These machines produce a durable seam with a clean finish, much like professionally sewn garments made in a clothing factory.
If you are interested in learning more about overlocks, such as the Juki MO-644D, learn here [...]
With vintage clothing styles becoming more popular, many sewists are trying out these classic styles by making garments on their Juki sewing machines. New patterns might be fine; however, it can be so much fun to find old, original patterns to work from when making clothes on [...]
Patchwork quilting has been around for a long time. Chances are that if you come from a family of quilters, your grandmother or great-grandmother probably did hand patchwork long before quilting machines were available.
The beautiful art of patchworking is still popular today, only now you can do it on [...]