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Stitching Bunny Baskets

We’ve been stitching bunny baskets. It all started with Jen’s super cute bunnies for mini stitchers. I made a bunch of bunnies and thought that they needed a little basket to keep them from hopping away. Then I thought that the basket could be a hidden-in-plain-sight surprise on the back of a child’s quilt. These …

a white Fleece bunny with stitched face and pink ears
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Bunnies for Mini Stitchers

We’re re-posting Jen Hogg’s wee Bunnies for Mini Stitchers. It’s a fun Spring project for sewing with the kids. Jen’s bunny recipe calls for felt and hand stitching. Further down the post, Martha offers a mostly machine stitched version using fleece. Using felt This bunny is made from scraps of felt, and is hand-stitched with …

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Tools for pinning

Claudia @retroclaude has some suggestions about pinning. Use the right kind of pins Glass or flower headed pins are easier to pick up and see. They come in a variety of lengths and thicknesses. Samantha @purplesewingcloud likes these Prym Easy Grasp Pins. Taylor Seville do something similar called Magic Pins. Ball point pins When pinning stretch …

The thread trimmer button on the Juki NX7 sewing machine
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Automatic Thread Trimmer

Over 50 years ago in February 1969, JUKI released an industrial sewing machine equipped with the very first automatic thread trimmer. Everyone loved it! Operators could get into a work flow without the needing to constantly stop the sewing operation to pick up a scissors and trim the thread manually. 1969-Juki designs the first automatic …

Marie Lawlor Juki Ambassador sitting in a teal wrap dress in her wheelchair in front of her Juki NX7 sewing machine on an RMF table
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Meet Marie Lawlor

I’m a tea drinking, cake loving, disabled stay at home mum based in Bedfordshire. I went to university in London to study Law and unfortunately my career was de-railed early on by my medical condition, Osteogenesis Imperfecta. I started sewing in 2017 as a therapeutic outlet from life with a chronic condition. The irony is not …

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Learning From Friends: Dressmaking TIPS

We made a dress! Martha found the fabric. Emily found the pattern and Linda knew just how to put it all together. The Juki stars of the show were the DX7 machine that does everything well and the MO2000 air threading overlocker which gave our project, even though sewn by beginners, an amazingly professional finish. …

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Janet Poole on Buttonholes

Sometimes when the pace of sewing slows down, it’s a good opportunity to do the non dressmaking jobs around the sewing room. One such job I have been considering is a review of the 16 different buttonholes available on my Juki DX7 sewing machine.  This stitch selection is specific to the DX7. But other machines …