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Want To Sew With Leather? Here Are Some Tips!

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 [...]

August 16th, 2018|Sewing Machines|

Silk Terrifies Me – Can I Ever Learn To Sew With It?

Silk is one of those beautiful fabrics that everyone wants to use, though many are afraid to use it on their sewing machines.  It is delicate and has to be stitched in just the right way on Juki sewing machines in end up with great results.

Fortunately, it's really not that hard to work [...]

August 14th, 2018|Sewing Machines|

Oh The Many Challenges of Placement Prints!

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 [...]

August 9th, 2018|Sewing Machines|

Precision Sewing – Use It For The Best Results!

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 [...]

August 8th, 2018|Sewing Machines|

Should I Keep or Donate Leftover Fabric? A Useful Guideline!

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 [...]

August 6th, 2018|Sewing Machines|

An Interesting Look At International Fabrics!

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 [...]

July 26th, 2018|Sewing Machines|

It Does Happen – Having To Measure Yourself To Sew!

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 [...]

July 23rd, 2018|Sewing Machines|