Stitching In The Ditch – And It Isn’t Done Outdoors!

There are all kinds of unique and funny terms associated with sewing and quilting, as most sewers probably know. Those who use quilting machines like the Janome DC2014 may have heard the term "stitching in the ditch" and wonder exactly what it means. Learning to stitch in the ditch is a [...]

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The Anatomy of Embroidery Machine Needles!

Sewing needles have been in use for tens of thousands of years, with very little variation. Yet some needles, like those used on embroidery machines, have some slight design differences. Needles used on Janome embroidery machines such as the Janome DC5100 are specifically constructed to make creating beautiful machine embroidery easy.

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Learn Important Fabric Gathering Facts Here!

Gathering fabric is a technique that is useful for everything from providing needed give and stretch on a garment to adding a cute decoration to draperies. There are a number of ways this can be done by using sewing machines such as the Juki HZL-220. By following the easy directions that [...]

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Learn About An Unusual Sewing Tool – Freezer Paper!

There are all kind of sewing machine supplies available to purchase; some are obvious and some are a bit more inventive. One such item that can be conveniently used in a number of ways when sewing on Janome sewing machines like the Janome DC2014 is freezer paper. Yes, standard freezer [...]

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Some Practical Advice On Using A Serger!

For those who frequently make clothing, serger sewing machines like the Juki MO 1000 serger, can be a worthwhile investment. Sergers are a little expensive and require some time to learn how to use, but they produce strong, professional garment seams. For a clearer understanding of how these machines work and the benefits they [...]

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Practice Makes Perfect Even With Sewing Machine Stitches!

Sewing machines are fabulous tools for making a countless number of fun projects and beautiful garments at home. Yet using these units does require some training and practice. Whether learning on Janome sewing machines like the Janome DC5100 or some other machine, get some good practice sewing the various stitches [...]

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Learn How To Make Covered Buttons With or Without A Kit!

Fabric covered buttons are a great addition to any project made on sewing machines like the Juki HZL LB5100. Frequently made with a kit, these cute accessories can also be made quite easily without a kit by using some sewing machine supplies that most sewers already have. After finishing a [...]

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Sewing Phrases Every Beginner Needs To Learn!

Learning to sew on sewing machines like the Janome DC2014 can be exciting and perhaps a little confusing to some. There are so many new words and terms to learn. While many sewing phrases can be picked up gradually as skills increase, it is always a good idea for beginners to [...]

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Embroidery Machines And Different Types of Stabilizers!

The trick to getting great results using embroidery machines lies in using the right fabric stabilizers. Since embroidery done on Janome embroidery machines such as the Janome MB-4S requires a secure and contained fabric surface, choosing an appropriate stabilizer is essential. Explore the various types of embroidery stabilizers below and [...]

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