If you enjoy sewing clothing at home on a domestic sewing machine like the Juki HZL-355Z, it’s important to learn the proper techniques you’ll need to finish your projects correctly.
You don’t always have to go by the book, as there are plenty of times when you can get better [...]
Of all the countless types of fabric there are to use for making clothing and other items with a quality Juki sewing machine, every one of them falls into one of two fabric categories: knit or woven.
Knits and wovens are made using different processes so they behave differently; making [...]
Stripes are fashionable, fun fabrics to use for sewing garments and other projects with a Juki sewing machine; however, working with stripes can be really frustrating if you don’t know the right way to cut and sew the fabric.
Before you throw up your hands and give up, try these [...]
Bouclé is a soft, comfortable fabric available in various weights and weaves that is used to make sweaters, dresses, purses, jackets, and more.
This favored fabric can be fun to design with; however, many sewists find it intimidating to work with on their sewing machines as it is very loose [...]
Buttons are undoubtedly the most common closure used for clothing made with sewing machines like the Juki HZL-355Z, second only to the zipper.
Yet as popular as they are, buttons can look rather plain unless you do something to dress them up.
- One option is to use fancier buttons [...]
One of the more challenging and least loved parts of making garments on home sewing machines is measuring, marking, and cutting out the pattern pieces.
It’s time-consuming and requires accuracy to avoid mistakes that could result in fabric waste or even affect the fit and look of your finished garment.[...]
Adding ruffles and gathers to the garments you sew with your Juki sewing machine can be lots of fun.
If you're looking for something different but have never heard of it before, ruching is yet one more way to add ruffle-like embellishment to your blouses, skirts, and dresses to really [...]