Leather is a great fabric to use for projects made with sewing machines, whether you're making purses and totes or even skirts and other garments. As versatile as it is, many people can feel intimidated to try sewing with leather with machines like the Janome HD3000.
Fortunately, sewing with leather on [...]
A great thing about crafting with sewing machines is the endless variety of beautiful fabrics available to work with. Amidst all that variety are placement prints, some of the more beautiful and unique patterned fabrics available.
As beautiful as they are, these fabrics can also be a bit challenging to use in [...]
Developing the skills necessary to sew beautiful and professional-looking clothing and other items with sewing machines takes some time. Sewing is definitely a "practice makes perfect" hobby and one that requires a lot of attention to detail.
When you pay the proper attention to all the little details and use [...]
If you’re like most other avid sewists who prefer working on their sewing machines to just about anything else, you’ve likely collected quite a stash of scrap fabric. Leftover fabric tells the tale of all the great projects you’ve made with Janome sewing machines; however, it can also start taking [...]
Most of the fabric produced to make clothing with sewing machines have a right side that shows on the outside and a wrong side that stays hidden on the inside. Some fabric, like double cloth and double face fabric, have two right sides. That makes them ideal for creating reversible [...]
Fabric has been valued all over the world for thousands of years, ever since people learned how to weave it. There are countless types of fabric made using many different techniques for both hand sewing and stitching with sewing machines.
Like anything else, certain fabrics originating from specific places are considered [...]
The word performance applies to many things, expressing a different meaning each time. In terms of fabric, performance refers to the specific types used to sew athletic wear on Janome sewing machines. These fabrics “perform” in ways that enable the wearer to move more comfortably and safely.
There are a [...]
Every sewist knows that the key to a successful fit when sewing clothing with sewing machines is making sure all measurements are accurate. Measuring someone else for fit is easy, yet what do you do when you need to measure yourself?
Using the right techniques, you can take accurate measurements of [...]