Our sewing machines need covers so dust and sunlight don’t get into the essential parts.
My Janome came with a plain white plastic cover which I used for years but I have always wanted to make some soft fabric cover which looks beautiful and cute. And as I started to do some simple quilting I have decided that quilted sewing machine cover is a good beginner quilting project.
So, in this tutorial, I will show you how I made the cover piecing and quilting in the hoop with my modern embroidery machine (Babylock Destiny2).
Here is the list of Amazon best sellers in sergers and coverstitch machines. I only consider machines that have good reviews. Machines with a large number of negative reviews will be skipped even if in the best selling list. Also, since the list is based on the volume of sales, do not expect to find high-end machines here; most are entry-level, some are older models.
I wasn’t a quilter until recently, I used to sew clothes for myself and kids and some home decor items (mostly curtains). So I wasn’t used to rotary cutters, although I had all the time many different kinds of sewing scissors and I thought that rotary cutters are only used by quilters.
Some time ago, before deciding to share my sewing experience with others, I started to sew leather. I heard from more experienced people that a rotary cutter is excellent for cutting leather and will transform you in a real leather cutting machine. So I tried it. And it was awful! I even film it so you can laugh now together with me – at the time I was so surprised at the way a rotary cutter works.
And I put together this article so you are not going to make the same mistakes I did.
Looking for the best sewing machine for advanced and intermediate sewists? Here is what I think — Janome Memory Craft 6600 p. I’ve had this machine for a little more than 5 years now, it is very solid, I have not had one single problem with it and I use it quite a bit every week.
The machine is a real workhorse with lots of bells and whistles. It does everything with the speed and precision critical to advanced sewing.
Let me show you why I love my Janome 6600.
In this sewing tutorial, I am going to show you step-by-step how to sew a silk robe – fast, easy and without a pattern. Just cut and sew. It has a very simple straight silhouette – no sleeves, no darts, invisible zipper closure in the front. I added some rose embroidery at the front for embellishment, but of course, it’s completely optional.
Let me show you how to sew a shaped facing. It’s really a very easy part of garment sewing and you can do it without any problem after watching this sewing tutorial. I used the shaped facing to finish the neckline of my silk robe which I made without a pattern.