Achieving the best results with sewing machines has as much to do with the workspace as it does with the machine itself. Everyone who sews needs ample space to spread out in an environment that protects projects while allowing them to work correctly and concisely.
Anyone setting up a sewing area knows that these rooms need a lot of storage space. While Arrow cabinets and other sewing cabinets provide some storage, avid seamstresses require more ways to keep supplies clean, safe, and organized. Organized storage space also helps reduce wasted time, increasing the amount of time [...]
Sergers are handy machines for anyone who likes to sew clothing. Producing finished, contained seams, serger sewing machines like the Juki MO654DE Serger can create a number of stitches that can be used in various ways. When shopping for serger machines, consider the number of needles the machine uses [...]
Sewing projects made using sewing machines can take over a large space. From measuring and cutting the fabric to pressing the pieces as a project comes together, it’s important to work in a clean, well-lit area with enough space to accomplish all the steps. The best way for sewists [...]
Sewing quilts on quilting machines begins with cutting and trimming the fabric pieces needed to make the quilt top. Whether creating patchwork quilts from 5” fabric pieces or using strips or other shapes for other designs, there are many fabric cuts to be made. The easiest way to [...]
Deciding on the best sewing machine to buy requires some thought. There are many different brands and models, offering everything from a very basic model to highly advanced electronic versions. Whether searching for a simple model like the Janome 2212, a high end verison like the Janome MC1200, [...]
Sewing machines use two thread sources to make stitches, the top spool and the bobbin. The bobbin is set up underneath the needle plate, while the main spool of thread sits on the top of the machine on a spindle. Before beginning new projects, sewists need to prepare their [...]
Knits can be a fun type of fabric to work with when making comfortable, functional garments on sewing machines. They can also be quite a challenge to use when sewing, leaving many with a fear of even trying to create a garment using knits.
The good news is there [...]