Most of the time the thread you use on your sewing machines is chosen based on the way it looks compared to the fabric. Stitching that is done in both complementary and contrasting colors can produce decorative effects on items made with a machine like the Janome 2212.
Yet when you want to completely hide [...]
It may be a dream come true if you are lucky enough to have a spare room in your house to turn into a sewing room. Have you thought about how to set up this space by considering what type of sewing cabinets, storage, and other workstations you need?
No matter [...]
Hemming curved edges with sewing machines can be frustrating. It is easy to end up with wavy, bunched hems that ruin the smooth look of the garment. You could do your curved hemming by hand; however, that can be tedious and time-consuming.
Instead, try this little tip and take command [...]
Applique is a creative technique for adding designs to fabric using sewing machines like the versatile Juki HZL-DX5. It is done by cutting pieces of fabric and stitching them onto another piece using decorative stitching. There are countless ways you can embellish your projects with applique.
By following just a [...]
A walking foot is one of the most convenient and necessary accessories to have if you enjoy making a variety of projects with quality Juki sewing machines. It makes sewing various types or multiple layers of fabric on sewing machines easier by preventing slippage that can ruin seams.
Learn how [...]
One mantra that most every sewist has more than likely heard countless times is the one about having a dedicated pair of sharp fabric scissors. Scissors like this are essential for properly cutting fabric to be sewn with sewing machines like the Janome 7318.
Although these sharp scissors are used only [...]
A high quality cutting mat and a sharp rotary cutter are two of the most important tools that anyone who makes quilts with quilting machines needs. Cutting mats are a preferred cutting surface for a number of reasons, one of which is the fact that they “heal themselves,” meaning they [...]