Fabric Care Symbols – I’m So Confused!

The easiest way to ruin a beautiful project that you’ve sewn with a machine like the versatile Janome 7318 is by cleaning it the wrong way.

Different fabrics require different care and not all fabric can be washed in water.

Most fabric bolts include washing instruction symbols so you know [...]

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Sleeves and More Sleeves – Part 3!

When you want to sew apparel on your Juki sewing machine that’s just a little bit different, one of the places you can get creative in your design is with the sleeves.

Modifying sleeves makes a greater statement than just adding a little trim here and there or changing the [...]

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What To Do When That Fabric Is Too Expensive!

When you love making your own clothing in the comfort of your home with a sewing machine and hope to fill your closet with stylish fashion garments, you may come across patterns that call for finer, more luxurious fabrics.

Unfortunately, you may already know that finer and more luxurious usually [...]

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Fabric Facings – How Do I Use Them?

If you’re making clothing with a Juki sewing machine like the Juki HZL-F300, you may be wondering how you can get that professionally finished edge around arm and neck openings.

If not done, your garment will look unfinished and might not be so comfortable to wear.

What you need is [...]

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What Is Involved With Heirloom Smocking?

Smocking is one of the many ways that you can embellish projects made with your sewing machine, whether you are making clothing, quilts, or even some accessories.

Although it’s easy to create a smocking effect on fabric with featureful machines like the Janome 2212, you may be interested in traditional [...]

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Fashion Trending for 2019 – Overalls!

Whether you’re out for a day of fun or putting in long hours at the office, there is a pair of overalls ready for the task.

Originally associated with farm work and other rough or dirty jobs, overalls periodically become stylish; heading into 2019, they are still going strong after [...]

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Sleeves and More Sleeves – Part 2!

As simple as the concept of a sleeve may be, they come in many different types to add style and character to the garments you design and sew with a home sewing machine.

In this second installment of four, review five sleeve types that are a step up from the [...]

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What Makes a Suit Jacket Double Breasted?

Nothing looks sharper than a nice suit jacket or blazer for both men and women.

Depending on the purpose and style of the jacket you make using a Juki sewing machine, you may want to make either a single or double-breasted version.

Do you know the difference between the two [...]

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Sewing Skills – Conquering Basic Measurements!

Getting great results with a garment project created on a sewing machine like the Janome DC5100 requires good attention to detail, especially when it comes to taking measurements.

Truthfully, accurate body measurements can make or break your project.

Since measuring correctly is not always as easy as it might seem, [...]

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Fashion Trending for 2019 – Mermaid Skirts!

One of the best things about changing fashion trends is having new things to make with your sewing machine each year.

For 2019, the fashion focus is on skirts and more specifically, mermaid skirts!

If you’ve ever wondered whether there were new and more creative ways to create skirts on [...]

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