Sewing Machine Parts

Most sewing machines are well-built and will last for many years with only a few parts needing replacement. A great number of antique sewing machines are still in operation, but parts can be hard to find if the company is no longer in business. Typically, the manufacturer is the best location for sewing machine parts, […]

Embroidery Do’s and Don’ts – Good Work Habits

Avoid common machine embroidery pitfalls. D E B O R A H J O N E S

Avoid mistakes by developing and practicing some simple work habits at the machine.

* When placing the hoop into the machine, run your fingers over the hooped fabric surface, feeling for any lumps or bumps. This simple precaution […]

Embroidery Do’s and Don’ts – The Unkindest Cut

Avoid common machine embroidery pitfalls. D E B O R A H J O N E S

Probably the worst–and most avoidable–embroidery casualty is damage during the finishing process. This can occur when trimming excess threads from the work surface or, more commonly, when removing cut-away stabilizer from the back of the stitched item. Cut […]

Embroidery Do’s and Don’ts – Bobbin Thread

Avoid common machine embroidery pitfalls. D E B O R A H J O N E S

Does your embroidery ever look like it’s been sprinkled with salt because the bobbin thread has pulled to the right side? This spoils the appearance of any embroidery and affects the stitch quality.

If bobbin threads routinely show […]

Embroidery Do’s and Don’ts – Get It Straight

Avoid common machine embroidery pitfalls. D E B O R A H J O N E S

One of the most aggravating mistakes made is applying crooked embroidery to a garment or project. Here’s how to get the embroidery straight every time:

1) Place the item flat on a work surface and mark a dot […]