Skipping Stitches

Q: My sewing machine is not making a good stitch. It is “dropping” stitches. What can I do to prevent this? A: First of all, we need to determine if this problem happens all the time, or just with certain fabrics. Let’s first assume that this problem...

Repair and Service

Q: How often should I bring my sewing machine in for repair and service? A: There are two different philosophies on this subject. The first philosophy is “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it”. In this scenario, a person may use their sewing machine...

Hand-Me-Down Sewing Machines

Q: I am trying to encourage my granddaughter to sew and have given her my 30 year old machine to use. She does not seem to be interested, although she loves crafts and making things. How do I get her interested in sewing? A: It is very common for adults to give their...

Black & White

empty type gallery Embroidered and constructed on Pfaff Creative Performance Black and White Quilted Wall Hanging Black linen sashed with quilters cotton Floriani Dream Weave (Black) for back stabilization Anita Goodesign Spring Blossoms Designs (136MAGHD) Pfaff Performance built-in...

Black Jacket

empty type gallery Embroidery on Brother PR1000 Construction on the Elna 720 Medium weight linen Vintage trim for sleeve and hem trim Floriani 1000m Polyester embroidery thread for embroidered medallions Anita Goodesign POSHabilities (87AGHD) for embroidered medallions Instructions for...