One of the best things about making projects on sewing machines is the many ways to create something unique using a variety of embellishments. Piping is a great option that works well in many different applications, adding a fun element to any garment or item. Piping is a great option [...]
To achieve the best results with any project made on sewing machines like the Janome MC12000, there is some basic machine and fabric information that should be known. Understanding fabric grain is one such topic. The grainline is an essential consideration for all projects, especially clothing. Before cutting a [...]
Part of the appeal of creating garments and other projects with sewing machines like the Janome MC14000 is having the ability to use different types of fabric. This usually means learning different ways to handle fabrics, especially thick and bulky ones. When working with fleece, canvas, flannel, and other [...]
Plaids and stripes are fun fabrics to work with when sewing garments and other projects with sewing machines. Yet they do present a bit of a challenge in both cutting and sewing to have the seams match on the finished project. By using the following helpful tips, anyone sewing [...]
Embroidery has been compared to painting with thread, an art form that can create stunning results even when done on Janome embroidery machines. Unfortunately, sometimes things may not turn out as planned and some embroidery may not turn out to look the way it should. What went wrong?
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The quality of any garment is dependent upon the quality of its seams. Sometimes average sewing machines are just not effective at making the strongest and most attractive joins. One option is to use a coverstitch machine, such as the Janome Coverpro 1000CPX. These specialty Janome sewing machines create great [...]
Sergers are sewing machines that work slightly differently than standard models. Even though the same results can be achieved on a standard machine based on the types of garments being sewn, many may find serger sewing machines worthwhile investments. To get the best results from models such as the [...]