Puckering is the nemesis of machine embroiderers far and wide.
The opposite of fabric stretching and warping that can happen doing embroidery on a machine like the Janome MB-7, puckering causes the fabric to draw in around the stitches and create a bumpy, crimped effect that is equally unattractive.
The bobbin is a part of every sewing machine, the small spool of bottom thread that gets looped with the top thread held by the needle to make a complete stitch.
Though the thread bobbin is always housed in some location under the needle plate, it’s available as either a [...]
Sewing machine technology has advanced to the point where you can now buy models that have hundreds of built-in stitches and perform a multitude of functions to do almost any type of sewing.
Still, it’s interesting to note that even with all that variety and capability, 90% of the sewing [...]
With so many fabulous options out there, shopping for a sewing machine should be approached partially as a process of elimination: figure out the features that you do and don’t want and need, then go from there.
Right at the start, there is the question as to whether you want [...]
With so many sewing cabinets out there to choose from, finding one that fits your machine, looks good in your home, and has the features you want can be quite a task.
These aren’t the only qualities you need in a cabinet; the most important factor of all is that [...]
No matter what it is that you sew with your sewing machine, the one quality that all your items must have is a strong seam.
Though you can make a variety of seams with any standard sewing machine, none are better than the seams you can make with sergers and [...]
As much fun as machine quilting can be, there is no arguing with the fact that it can be really time-consuming, especially in the beginning stages.
One of the less-enjoyable, time-sucking tasks that you’re probably wishing you could skip altogether is basting together the quilt sandwich.
Yet it’s an important [...]
It’s a right-handed world, which is great for most people yet quite a challenge for left-handed sewists trying to perfect their craft.
There are a few tricks to getting your machine embroidery designs to come out perfectly, one of those being underlay stitching.
Used to form a secure foundation between the fabric and the stabilizer material, underlay stitching can make the difference between your design looking just right or it being puckered [...]