Author: baysew

Machines for Professionals

Introducing two of Janome’s more specialised machines:

Favoured by Sample Makers, Professional Dressmakers, Students of Fashion and Quilters, the Memory Craft 6600P is loaded with features and capabilities.

 

A dream to use, the 1600P QC is a favourite of Quilters and the Fashion Industry – straight stitch only, with a myriad of optional feet to tackle everything from seaming to inserting zippers, quilting with rulers or free-motion, this machine is also fabulous when mounted on a frame.

Call into a real sewing machine shop and let us show you what is possible.

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Machines for Professionals

Introducing two of Janome’s more specialised machines:

Favoured by Sample Makers, Professional Dressmakers, Students of Fashion and Quilters, the Memory Craft 6600P is loaded with features and capabilities.

 

A dream to use, the 1600P QC is a favourite of Quilters and the Fashion Industry – straight stitch only, with a myriad of optional feet to tackle everything from seaming to inserting zippers, quilting with rulers or free-motion, this machine is also fabulous when mounted on a frame.

Call into a real sewing machine shop and let us show you what is possible.

Shopped ’til You’ve Dropped?

Tired of trawling the shops in search of the perfect dress/trousers/top/jacket or whatever?

OK, so if you made it yourself it could be exactly the right flattering colour, the right cut, the right fit.  And the price would most likely be righter too!  And we won’t even mention the sore feet!

Ingredients:

  • Good reliable sewing machine – it’s advisable to buy the best you can afford
  • The right fabric, pattern and notions
  • Good, knowledgeable, patient teachers
  • Dedicated time to learn or re-learn or perfect skills
  • Can-do attitude and willingness to further your knowledge
  • Willingness to start simple and build on your skills

So many people are turning back to making/altering their own garments.

Why not see what you can do?  We can help with your choice of sewing machines, overlockers, coverstitch machines, embroidery machines and the expertise and notions to make it happen.  Ask about our classes.

Me Time – You Owe it to Yourself!

The kids are back at school, you’ve cleaned up from all the fun of the holidays, the garden is thriving… This calls for a bit of quality time with the sewing machine – why not whip up a little number in readiness for the warmer days ahead?

The children have outgrown their summer outfits from last year – maybe a quick alteration can stretch the budget by making the garment last another season.  Or maybe check out the new season fabrics and whip up something new.

A great introduction to sewing for children is to prepare for Christmas decorating with something suitably themed!   By getting a bit of preparation done now, there could be an exciting project ready to start when the next school holidays arrive.

Lost touch with your sewing mojo or not too familiar with your machine?  Call us and we can get you back in the swim.

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These cool early spring days could be spent in cosy comfort whipping up a little something on your sewing machine or overlocker.

Alterations and repairs out of the way?  Take the time to create something new.  It’s a great time to start on those little personalised gifts for next Christmas too – you know – the ones you dreamt of last year, but ran out of time?

Lacking inspiration?  Call in and see what we can suggest in the way of patterns, fabrics, projects and classes.  Lots of samples to get you inspired.

We are all sewists, quilters, embroiderers, and use the digital cutting machines.  We have the threads and haberdashery (don’t you just love that word?) to complete the picture.

Dealing With Sewing Machine Jam!!!


We’ve all been there.  You’ve been happily sewing along and then you start another seam and, OH NO,  JAMMED!!!

DON’T PANIC!!!thread jam

 

The last thing you want to do is ruin the project you have spent all that time on.

So stop and take a deep breath.

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