Hooping is an essential skill that anyone who is using embroidery machines must learn to get the best results on their project. The hoop is the main stabilizer for the fabric, which must be well-supported for effective stitching on Janome embroidery machines like the Janome MB-4S. By following the few [...]
Nothing kills the urge to sew faster than a needle that will not thread. Yet the needle and thread are essential parts of sewing machines; without them, nothing will get accomplished. So what can a person do when the needle on their Juki sewing machines will not thread? Following are a few tips [...]
A question considered by experienced garment makers is whether they should invest in serger sewing machines. The Janome 8002D serger can be very helpful for making strong, professional looking seams and finished edges; however, sergers only perform a few specific functions and are somewhat expensive. So to answer this question, [...]
Serger sewing machines are useful for creating flexible, durable serged seam edges. Because they operate using multiple needles and built-in cutting knives to automatically trim seam allowances, they can be a bit daunting to some. Sergers also have a few limitations that might make them less desirable as well.
For anyone who enjoys making clothing, adding buttons can be time-consuming if done by hand. Fortunately, many of today’s computerized sewing machines such as the Janome 8900QCPSE include a convenient stitching function that makes adding these essential items to any garment easier than ever. With Janome sewing machines, closures [...]
The biggest challenge when making garments at home with sewing machines like the Janome MC12000 is having a finished project that is attractive and looks professionally made. Sometimes, the differences even when following a pattern can be in the little details that may not seem very important. By using the [...]
A recessed zipper, also called a set-in zipper, is a type of closure generally used on tote bags and handbags. Totes are great projects to make at home using personal sewing machines. Once the bag is sewn, the only thing left to do is to put in the recessed [...]