How A Conventional Electric Sewing Machine Works!

The sewing machines that have been around since the 1800’s were not always as easy and fun to use as they are today. While the general mechanisms of these machines have remained relatively the same, the eventual addition of an electric motor revolutionized sewing machines and made them more useful.

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I’m Sewing New Pants – How Should I Press Them?

Sewing pants with sewing machines like the crafty Janome HD1000 is a great way to show off your sewing skills. One of these skills should be knowing the right way to press your newly sewn pants.

Learn how to press pants so they look as if they were professionally sewn [...]

By | March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Sewing Machines|Comments Off on I’m Sewing New Pants – How Should I Press Them?

I Need To Add Belt Loops – What Are My Options?

While not every dress  or pair of pants has or needs belt loops, they are both useful and stylish on many of the garments stitched on sewing machines like the Janome 8077. Once you’ve decided that you need them, the next question is - what kind?

Check out these belt loop variations [...]

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What Tools Can I Use To Mark Pattern Symbols?

Those little symbols on a paper pattern are critical to the success of the projects you may want to stitch with sewing machines like the Juki HZL-DX7. These symbols are important guides that instruct you where to cut, stitch, and press your fabric so the pattern turns out perfectly.

How do you get [...]

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Why Would I Ever Want To Use Invisible Thread?

Most of the time the thread you use on your sewing machines is chosen based on the way it looks compared to the fabric. Stitching that is done in both complementary and contrasting colors can produce decorative effects on items made with a machine like the Janome 2212.

Yet when you want to completely hide [...]

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My Mind Is Blank – What Are Some Great Sewing Room Layouts?

It may be a dream come true if you are lucky enough to have a spare room in your house to turn into a sewing room. Have you thought about how to set up this space by considering what type of sewing cabinets, storage, and other workstations you need?

No matter [...]

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Need To Hem Curved Edges? Learn The Secret Here!

Hemming curved edges with sewing machines can be frustrating. It is easy to end up with wavy, bunched hems that ruin the smooth look of the garment. You could do your curved hemming by hand; however, that can be tedious and time-consuming.

Instead, try this little tip and take command [...]

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Don’t Let Darts Get You Down – Get Great Tips Here!

The key to sewing perfectly fit garments with Juki sewing machines is in knowing how to make tidy darts. As important as darts can be, many sewists don't like making them and avoid patterns that include them. Well, fear not. You can sew perfect darts with Juki HZL- F300 sewing machines [...]

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The Art of Machine Applique – For Beginners!

Applique is a creative technique for adding designs to fabric using sewing machines like the versatile Juki HZL-DX5. It is done by cutting pieces of fabric and stitching them onto another piece using decorative stitching. There are countless ways you can embellish your projects with applique.

By following just a [...]

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Are Your Sewing Tools Ergonomically Friendly?

Sometimes the hobbies that we enjoy can be harmful to us if we don’t take the time to consider ergonomics. Working with sewing machines and other sewing tools is no exception. If you spend a good deal of time cutting fabric, sitting at machines like the Janome 7330, and doing other [...]

By | March 13th, 2018|Categories: Sewing Machines|Comments Off on Are Your Sewing Tools Ergonomically Friendly?