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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]