Sewing, sewing machine feet, Sewing machines

Just ONE more sewing machine … a review of the Janome HD3000

I used my Janome 3160QDC (my baby) during my last bag making session.  It worked well with a Jeans needle, but there was an "oh oh" moment when my machine was going through a few particularly thick layers of fabric and fleece and it made a strange "whirring" noise.  I backed off, stopped pushing it so… Continue reading Just ONE more sewing machine … a review of the Janome HD3000

Bag Making, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, sewing machine feet, Sewing machines

The Rosie© bag

I've always got my eye out for "the perfect bag".  Even when I bought RTW I stuck to the same couple of perfectly functional bags - wrapped in different materials and styles to change things up. Now that I am making my own, I am attempting to find the perfect bags for myself.  I am… Continue reading The Rosie© bag

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Activewear, Fabrics, Pants, Sewing, sewing machine feet, Sewing machines, sewing patterns, Singer sewing machines, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

Amber is put to work …

Perhaps you remember my Singer 421G, a convertible free arm sewing machine made in Germany in 1954.  "Amber" for short!  Since purchasing Amber, she has received a good cleaning and oiling, and I took apart her tension assembly and put her back together again.  She runs smoothly now with a nice stitch. I love the sound she… Continue reading Amber is put to work …

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Cardigans, Dresses, Fabrics, I made it!! 2016, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing, sewing machine feet, Sewing machines, sewing patterns, Skirts

Let me talk about new toys…

For as long as I can remember, I have been sewing in my invisible zippers with a Singer Zipper foot that fits on my Janome sewing machine (below right).  It bounces around a bit, but it's ok.  A few months ago I purchased this "Unique" brand package.  A plastic Zipper Foot with a variety of shanks… Continue reading Let me talk about new toys…

Sewing, Sewing machines

I’ve got mail!

... let me show you!  This package arrived in the mail today.  It was even wrapped in lovely gift wrap, which my cat, Sophie, wanted to eat for some reason. Inside were the sewing machine feet that I won in Saturday Night Stitch's giveaway.  Aren't they grand!  I have gained 15 feet! Thank you Saturday Night… Continue reading I’ve got mail!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Sergers, Sewing Books

Question and Answer Period!

A Blog Buddy has asked what settings I use on my Janome My Lock 334 serger for a rolled hem, since we have the same machine, and since she does not have the manual for her machine. Well to start, I have a selection of reference books, my next favourite thing to buy besides fabric… Continue reading Question and Answer Period!