The thread trimmer button on the Juki NX7 sewing machine

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

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 …

Retro Claude on Sewing with a Disability

Meet Claudia @retroclaude. While researching Accessibility, I stumbled across a YouTube video by Claudia aimed at making sewing more accessible for people sewing with disability. Claudia has a penchant for period costume and she produced the video for COCOVID, a weekend of online costuming content last June. Although Claudia sews period costumes, we think her …