Practice Patience – And Learn 5 Advanced Sewing Skills!

The more advanced your sewing skills become, the more projects you will be able to sew on sewing machines like the Juki HZL DX5. You know the basic skills like the back of your hand; you’ve been using them for years. Now, take some time to learn a few advanced [...]

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What Has Happened To The Skill of Mending Clothes?

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 [...]

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Why You Need to Learn About Bodkins And How To Use Them!

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 [...]

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Got A New Sewing Machine? Let’s Learn How To Unpack It!

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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 [...]

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The Joys of Overlocks – And Why You Need One!

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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 [...]

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I Love This Shirt – Let’s Make A Pattern From It!

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Have you ever had a favorite piece of clothing that you wished you had a pattern for so you could recreate it for sewing on your Janome 660? If this is something that interests you, the good news is that it is easier than you might think [...]

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Vintage Patterns – How To Find Them And Use Them!

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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 [...]

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Patchwork Quilting – It’s Not Just For Grandma Any More!

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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 [...]

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