Sewing Is All About Being Concise!

If you ask sewists what the most tedious task involved in sewing garments and other projects with a machine like the Juki HZL-355Z is, many will say it’s the measuring.

Measuring is time-consuming and can be a little frustrating as well when what you really want to do is just [...]

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Do You Stash or Trash Your Fabric?

If you’ve been working with a sewing machine for even a short amount of time, chances are you’ve already been afflicted with the fabric obsession that many of us sewists deal with.

There is just so much beautiful fabric out there and so many great patterns to make with machines [...]

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I’m Making A Patchwork Quilt – What Fabric Should I Use?

Patchwork quilts are a favorite quilting design made for generations as a way to use up scraps of fabric that would otherwise go to waste.

Sure, the quilts we make today with our Juki quilting machines are usually a little more planned; however, the basic idea is still the same.

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What Is This With Fashion Performance Fabrics?

When selecting fabrics for the patterns you want to sew with your sewing machine, it’s important you choose a fabric that’s up to the job or otherwise end up with a garment that falls apart or wears out too soon.

This is especially important if you want to sew activewear, [...]

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Skirt Silhouette Information – Part 2!

When you want to wear something feminine but don’t want to go all out with a dress, a skirt is the next best thing.

If you’re sewing skirts at home with a quality Juki sewing machine, there are so many silhouettes you can try.

In this second of a 3-part [...]

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I Love Faux Fur – How Do I Use and Care For It?

Faux fur is an amazing fabric for anyone who wants to make items with fur on their sewing machines but do not want the high cost or cruelty involved using real furs.

Available in countless animal patterns, faux will look and feel just like the real thing on the projects [...]

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How To Care For These Top 4 Luxury Fabrics!

A great thing about sewing garments at home using a quality Juki sewing machine is that you have the option to make anything you want using any fabric you like, including some more luxurious ones.

If you decide to use a finer or specialty fabric, it’s important that you understand [...]

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Sleeves and More Sleeves – Part 4!

Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be any more sleeve type choices for making beautiful and stylish garments with your Janome 5812 sewing machine, here is the fourth and final installment in this series on sleeves.

This last few are definitely of the more decorative type, offering some fun [...]

By | April 8th, 2019|Categories: Sewing Machines|Comments Off on Sleeves and More Sleeves – Part 4!

How Do I Make A Good Removable Collar?

Removable shirt collars are a neat little accessory that can expand your wardrobe almost for free since you can use it when you want to dress up a plain shirt or blouse and it’s not that hard to make one with your Juki sewing machine.

Try this quick and easy [...]

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Skirt Silhouette Information – Part 1!

Skirts are versatile and fun to sew with your sewing machine and wear at many business and social functions.

Did you know there are many distinct styles of skirts you can make with a machine like the Janome 2222?

Whether you’re looking to make a more formal skirt for work or something [...]

By | April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Sewing Machines|Comments Off on Skirt Silhouette Information – Part 1!