Arranging Your Sewing Space Part 1 – Furniture!

Sewing is a hobby that requires working space, whetherthat's a whole sewing room where you've set up your sewing cabinets or a portion of another room. No matter where you sew, good use of that space is essential so you can work in comfort without clutter and disorganization.

In this [...]

By | September 20th, 2018|Categories: Sewing Cabinets|Comments Off on Arranging Your Sewing Space Part 1 – Furniture!

Want To Sew A Straight Line? There’s A Special Foot For That!

Did you know that one of the simplest and essential skills you need for working with sewing machines is often one of the most challenging ones? Chances are you know this if you’ve ever struggled to stitch a straight line. So what can you do about it? Avoid unsightly, wavy [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|Categories: Sewing Machines|Comments Off on Want To Sew A Straight Line? There’s A Special Foot For That!

How To Decipher Your Fabric Store – And Actually Buy Fabric!

If you’re like most people who make fun and beautiful projects with sewing machines, heading to the fabric store can be an exciting adventure. With your list of fabric in hand, you head to your local craft or fabric store all ready to quickly grab what you need so you [...]

By | September 17th, 2018|Categories: Sewing Machines|Comments Off on How To Decipher Your Fabric Store – And Actually Buy Fabric!

Sewists – You Really Should Kick These Bad Habits!

Have you ever been frustrated because projects you’ve made with Juki sewing machines have turned out less than perfect? Mistakes happen to everyone, so don’t be too hard on yourself. Could the problem b e poor sewing habits?

You might be surprised to learn just how easy it is to [...]

By | September 13th, 2018|Categories: Sewing Machines|Comments Off on Sewists – You Really Should Kick These Bad Habits!

Did You Know You Can Sew A Full Circle Zipper?

If you sew clothing, bags, or other items using sewing machines like the Janome 7318, you’ve probably already mastered inserting a straight zipper. So it’s time to step up to sewing circular zippers. If that makes you nervous, don't let it! You can add a full circle zipper with Janome [...]

By | September 12th, 2018|Categories: Sewing Machines|Comments Off on Did You Know You Can Sew A Full Circle Zipper?

Don’t Hurt Yourself – Correctly Place Your Pins For Sewing!

Pins are one of the more simple, yet essential tools that anyone using Juki sewing machines relies on to get things right. Did you know there’s a right and wrong way to use them?

Used incorrectly, you run the risk of causing damage to fabric or sewing machines and could [...]

By | September 10th, 2018|Categories: Sewing Machines|Comments Off on Don’t Hurt Yourself – Correctly Place Your Pins For Sewing!

How To Avoid Black Fabric Sewing Nightmares!

There’s a world of colored fabric out there for you to use when making things with sewing machines; yet sometimes, you simply need to use black. Sounds easy enough until you start working with it. Black fabric can be a challenge for certain reasons.

Fortunately, if you keep a few [...]

By | September 7th, 2018|Categories: Sewing Machines|Comments Off on How To Avoid Black Fabric Sewing Nightmares!

How To Sew Lettuce Hems With Sergers or Sewing Machines!

Lettuce hems are a fun finishing treatment that you can easily make on garments using either sergers such as the Juki MO644D or standard Juki sewing machines. These flowing hems give a casual, relaxed look to soft knit fabrics, making it ideal for skirts, dresses, intimate wear, and other items that you want to [...]

By | September 6th, 2018|Categories: Juki Sewing Machines|Comments Off on How To Sew Lettuce Hems With Sergers or Sewing Machines!

Why Is Thread Wound On Spools In 2 Different Ways?

Have you ever noticed that thread spools made for sewing machines can be wound differently, and sometimes the thread easily comes off the spool while other times it doesn’t? There's actually a reason for that.

If you’ve ever bought a spool of thread and had trouble with it on Juki [...]

By | September 4th, 2018|Categories: Sewing Machines|Comments Off on Why Is Thread Wound On Spools In 2 Different Ways?

Give Your Straight Stitch A Rest – 5 Ways To Use Zigzag!

An amazing thing about working with sewing machines is the endless variety of stitches that some more equipped models can make. Fortunately, there are still some pretty versatile stitches included on basic models like the Janome 2206 as well, one of which is the zigzag stitch.

The zigzag stitch is a standard [...]

By | August 31st, 2018|Categories: Sewing Machines|Comments Off on Give Your Straight Stitch A Rest – 5 Ways To Use Zigzag!