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
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
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 …
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…
... 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!
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!
I thought I would take a break from my sewing this lovely long Easter weekend to show you my babies, both Janomes just by co-incidence. I did not buy them together and at the time I was looking for each I wanted the best and most reliable I could get in my budget. I read… Continue reading My babies….
Back on schedule again! Perhaps some of you remember my other "Diving into knits" post? I have been using McCall's 4261. I sewed up my red T shirt, it was such an easy pattern to put together, but I think now it might be too nice to workout in! Now on to my blue yoga… Continue reading Diving into knits! Part Two
My sister's co-worker is traveling to Mexico very soon to avoid our rainy winter - the rain just goes on and on and on... She asked my sister if I would be willing to sew her "tankini" for her before she leaves. Sure, I love a new project! What we have here is her tankini top… Continue reading My first “up cycle”?
Last time I sewed anything with a knit fabric I was in grade 10. (That was a long, long time ago!) It was a heavy 100% polyester knit and it was solid pink! Very cool indeed! I made a t-shirt style top and hipster pants, almost a perfect match for this McCalls 3280. Can you… Continue reading Next? Diving into knits!