Nothing spells quality in sewing projects more than perfect seams. Yet getting perfect seams definitely takes some practice.
While there are quite a few different seams you can use in your projects, they all have one main thing in common - properly set-up sewing machines.
Regardless of what type of [...]
A great thing about sewing with quilting machines is the freedom you have to create beautiful stitching on top of your pieced-together quilt top. The stitching becomes a decorative part of the whole design - at least it does when you can think of how you want to do it.[...]
Of all the different types of fabric you can use to make things with home sewing machines, have you ever used laminated fabric?
Usually made of cotton, laminated fabric is uniquely made with a layer of clear polyurethane lamination on one side, making it suitable for projects where waterproofing is [...]
Silk can be an amazing fabric choice for making soft, comfortable, and luxurious garments, draperies, pillows, and other home decor with sewing machines like the Juki HZL-DX7. As amazing as it is as a finished product, it can sometimes leave you pulling your hair out in frustration trying to get [...]
Suede is a wonderful fabric to use for making trendy and fun garments, purses, and other items with quality Janome sewing machines. Like many specialty fabrics, there are some tricks to get great results when sewing suede with sewing machines like the easy-to-use Janome 2212. Keep these tips in mind [...]
Topstitching makes a simple, yet attractive embellishment that can be easily done with all types of sewing machines including those without decorative or embroidery stitches. You can give a finished look to any project sewn on Juki sewing machines like the Juki HZL-DX5 as long as you do it the [...]
Curved seams can be a bit challenging to sew on sewing machines, especially when it comes to getting them to lay flat without bunching. Curved seams bunch up because the curve brings the fabric closer together, causing the seam allowance to overlap itself and create extra bulk.
If you want [...]
Stitching in the ditch is a common technique used by quilters working on all types of quilting machines; it produces favorable results when you want to hide your stitch lines. Still, many sewists get a little nervous when first trying this technique, thinking they won’t be able to keep their [...]