Couched in Glory

A simple way to add color and texture to the surface of fabrics, couching started as a hand sewing technique that stitches cord and fibers to fabric. Adapted to machine sewing, it is one of the most versatile embellishment methods available … [Read more...]

Circle the Wagons, Partners!

Perfect circles are easy to achieve with the right tools. The Circular Embroidery Attachment #83 lets you embroider unusual and decorative circles or semicircles. The attachment is screwed to the free-arm. The center of rotation can be either … [Read more...]

All-Important Machine Needles

Choosing the proper needle for your project is critical for success. Not only is the style of needle important for precise stitch formation, but the condition of the fabric in your finished project is at stake! The wrong style of needle can cause … [Read more...]

Those Fancy Stitches

Your machine probably has many decorative stitches, and new machine owners often like to sew out a sampler with a row of each fancy stitch to use as a reference. Well, that was a lot of fun! But, now what? Liz Johnson, over at Sew 4 Home, has … [Read more...]

Hemmer Foot Fun

Narrow hems are a breeze; just feed the fabric through and the Bernina Hemmer Foot does all the work! Whip out shirt tail hems, napkin edges, weightless hems in sheer fabric, and much more. Along with a hemmer foot, the FHS (Freehand System) on your … [Read more...]