Social Media is connected at Jenny’s Sewing Studio

August 27th, 2015
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You can stay connected to Jenny’s Sewing Studio many different ways.

model28Facebook is a popular platform. I have a personal page for friends and family, a business page called Jenny’s Sewing Studio for those interested in what is happening locally, software pages like Compucon Stitch and Sew Embroidery, and Singer Futura Embroidery. Hoop it all at Jenny’s Sewing Studio , Serger sewing at Jenny’s Sewing Studio,  and Learn to sew.

Pinterest is my favorite social network. I love the idea of storing all the pictures and ideas I love under one spot. It reminds me of when I would store magazines because there great ideas inside.
seamstressYou Tube is my place for movies on software for Singer and Compucon. Find movies on the Singer Futura Basics and how to use stabilizers from Jenny’s Sewing Studio. I also have several video on hoop it all and sergers. You tube is also connected to Google Plus as a link to photo’s and video.

Enjoy the social media and share your ideas. Jenny

 

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The Circular Stitcher is creative fun

August 21st, 2015
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The Circular stitcher is finally back in stock and Jenny’s Sewing Studio has the stitcher at a great sale price. 

Decorate in circles, it is great sewing fun and very in right now. Our new circular stitcher makes it easy to be creative. The stitcher fits on most low shank sewing machines as a guide. Using your satin stitch foot, just touch and sew out any decorative stitch in a circle. Frame a monogram, interlock circles, change colors, frame applique, Make a faced opening in circles. The possibilites are endless. Send me pictures of how you used circles and I will post them.

Circular stitcher is an accessory that makes creative fun with decorative stitches. This circular stitcher fits any low shank foot with a Japanese shank. With the use of a thumb tack create circles in multiple sizes.  Here is the link to the right low shank and open toe foot so your set up is complete.

Futura Shank

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Stitch Foot

Place the satin stitch foot on your machine. We used the open toe foot. Decide where you want the circle and how large you need it. Place a thumb tack underneath the fabric. It will extend into the center of the circle on the right side of the fabric. There is an adjustment screw on the top of the attachment and as you roll the white dial the diameter grows smaller or larger.  The shank has a hole under the quilt bar hole that the circular stitcher slides into.

Adjust the widthYou will need to slide the circular stitcher in position for every circle. The attachment sits on the thumb screw. Lower the presser foot and guide the fabric and it will feed in a circle. A video link for you to watch is on the circular stitcher product page.

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Jenny’s Sewing Studio web site is still growing after all these years

August 14th, 2015
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Shop on-line at Jenny’s Sewing Studio! Our comprehensive inventory includes sewing machines and parts, accessories, embroidery designs and software, sewing and embroidery lessons on line and on CD, sewing notions and supplies, sewing books and patterns and more – all backed by our years of experience since 1982.  (picture shows our opening newspaper photo from 1982).

I am in the process of updating the web site to serve you better. You will find our shopping cart pages easier to read and be able to find your sewing needs faster than ever before.  Also note I am adding instructional video where possible, so you understand the products you are ordering, especially software. This Fall I am going back to school again to learn more about the web site design so I can produce the best web site possible. As you know, the computer is always changing.

Use our on-line secure shopping cart for the most accurate ordering system. I will strive to guarantee you the  fastest shipping results! I use Pay Pal for the best security possible. You can use your credit card information in our cart and it is now processed with Pay Pal so I never see and of your personal credit card information. Using our shopping cart will also ensure your credit and shipping information will be safe with us and we can refer to your history of the order and tracking and so can you, if any question should arise. If you have a question you can always email me at Jenny@jennys-sewing-studio.com 24/7 and I will reply within 6 hours if not sooner.

I have transferred some old photos of Jenny’s Sewing Studio for you to enjoy on Pinterest.  Jenny’s Sewing Studio is now 34 years old and we have been on line for 20 years. That is a lot of history. You will see more additions as I have time. Here is a picture from our first web site in 1995.

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Singer Studio S10 Embroidery Machine

August 14th, 2015
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pinkcombo600Great News! Singer has introduced the Studio S10 embroidery only machine. The SINGER STUDIO S10 embroidery machine features a built-in computer so you have everything you need to embroider right away. That is right, you can embroider without a computer being plugged into your machine. Save new designs on a USB stick to add more embroidery.

The Studio S10 features 55 ready to sew built in embroidery designs. Choose from floral, holiday, cross stitch, child’s design and more. You will have 18 border patterns and 3 built-in fonts. Choose from Gothic, Script, Cheltenham in upper and lower case. Create 3 letter monograms too.

The machine has 2 hoops, the Studio comes with a 5.5″ X 5.5″ hoop which is 89% more space than you get with competitive machines. Also included is an initial hoop.

You can customize designs by combining the built-in designs. Basic editing includes trace, resize, rotate, mirror, color change, and combine.  Do more customizing using the Valued Added Editing, Auto punch and Hyper font software. See the videos for more instructional information.

Look at the value added Accessories. You will receive 2800 stock designs on a USB dongle+ 10 fonts, computer embroidery programs Auto punch, Hyper font and Advanced Editing. I am ordering mine today.
To see the machine in action watch these video listed below!

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Frequently Asked Questions for the Singer Futura embroidery machine

August 9th, 2015
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rose     FAQ page about the Singer Futura by Jenny’s Sewing Studio is here! I have gathered my best observations and sage wisdom on the Singer Futura embroidery machine and placed it here for you to refer to. I will update the page from time to time as I learn a new technique…yes I am always learning! I hope it helps you have a successful sewing and embroidery experience with the machine. I have enjoyed hours of fun and achieved many embroidery projects and my best advise when having a problem is to stop, look and listen to the machine. It will tell you what is wrong if you are there to listen.

Problems with embroidery usually involve threading the machine. You will hear this over and over again. You may think you already threaded your machine correctly but there is a test you can try to see if you have. Lower your presser foot and pull on the top thread. Raise the presser foot and pull on the top thread. If there is not a definite difference, rethread!!! Until you become familiar with your Futura threading procedure, the thread issue will pop up. It is not the machine’s fault. Learn to use the Futura by carefully reading the manual and watching the provided videos. Singer has made it easy for you to learn. If you need my help, come to a Futura seminar I hold in Salisbury, MD.   You can also view the Singer threading video. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sewing Class Schedule for Jenny’s Sewing Studio

August 2nd, 2015
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Sewing Classes at Hancock Fabrics in Salisbury, MD! Call 410-677-3461 to enroll!
Lynn sept 2014Singer Futura 2 day seminar October 3rd and 4th Saturday 10-4 pm and Sunday 10 – 4 pm! Enroll Now for only $150.00. Fee is $150.00 per student which includes materials for Saturday and Sunday. Each student will receive a copy of the designs used in class and instruction that covers the basic program plus Hyper font, Editing, Auto punch,and Photo stitch. #3600913

Singer Futura 2 day seminar November 7th and 8th Saturday 10-4 pm and Sunday 10 – 4 pm! Enroll Now for only $150.00. Fee is $150.00 per student which includes materials for Saturday and Sunday. Each student will receive a copy of the designs used in class and instruction that covers the basic program plus Hyper font, Editing, Auto punch,and Photo stitch. #3600913

**Please read the following disclaimer-Jenny’s Sewing Studio offers several seminars and classes. In order for you to get the most of out of any seminar or class you sign up for you must have a machine and if needed a computer,that is fully functioning. Class is not a place to have a machine fixed or evaluated. There no mechanic available for service in the classroom. Address all service issue before you attend.**

Learn to use your Sewing Machine and Sergers

MichealSewing Machine Basics– Learn the basics of using your machine. We will wind a bobbin, thread the machine and work on the stitch functions. Please make sure you bring your instruction book with the machine. Learn the blind hem, appliqué, mending stitch, buttonhole, sewing on buttons, over edge, and more. Bring thread, your machine and scissors plus your book. Fabrics and materials will be provided for $5.00 payable to the instructor. limit 4. Class is 1 -3 hour lesson – $30.00 #3466174
Saturday September 13th 1:00-4:00pm
Sunday October 25th 1:00-4:00pm

serger stripSerger Sewing Basics – Learn to thread and use your serger. We will cover the ¾ spool stitch, flat lock and narrow roll hem. You will practice the stitches and make a few projects as you learn. Make sure you bring your serger and instruction manual, 4 cones of white thread ( prefer one cone of yellow, blue, red and green) scissors, and tweezers. Fabrics and materials will be provided for $5.00 payable to the instructor. Class is 1 -2 1/2 hour lesson is $30.00 Limit 4 #3466158
Sunday September 20 1:00-4:00pm
Wednesday November 4th 1:30-4:30pm

beginnerclass june 2015Beginner Sewing Basics – Learn to use your sewing machine to do basic sewing. Learn sew seams, pivot, clip corners, stuff, hand stitch, insert a zipper, make pockets, finish seams and top stitch. You will make 3 projects in the class: a pin cushion, zipper pouch, and a tote bag. A $15.00 kit fee payable to the instructor will cover materials provided. Kit includes fabric, thread, stuffing and webbing to make the class projects. All day class $50.00. #3466133
Wednesday September 30th 10:00-4:30pm
Saturday October 24th 10:00-4:30pm
Beyond the Basics!! Pre-requiste basic sewing skills and understanding of sewing machine use. In this class I will introduce Pattern selection, layout and cutting. Start with the apron to learn grain lines, cutting on the fold, fabric marking, pockets and hems. We will start by going shopping so bring money to purchase your pattern and fabric. You will be challenged with top stitching and sewing trim. If we finish early there may be time to fit a pattern as your next project.
10:00 to 4:30pm – $50.00 #3591682
Saturday September 19th 10:00-4:30pm
Saturday October 10th 10:00-4:30pm
Saturday October 31th 10:00-4:30pm

Continue Sewing!! Pre-requiste “Beyond the Basics” class! Continue sewing and get help making more sewn items. Get help with collars, cuffs, buttonholes, setting in sleeves and more. Suggest you cut out the garment before class to get the maxium from the session. Sign up for a full day- 10:00 to 4:30pm – $50.00 #3591682
Wednesday September 2nd 10:00-4:30pm
Wednesday October 28th 10-4:30 pm

Embroidery designsEmbroidery Machine Basics– This is a great class to learn to use your Brother embroidery machine. Learn where to start with embroidery. Bring your machine and card writer or USB thumbdrive and laptop. We will cover stabilizers, threads, marking and positioning tools, templates, and give you some great ideas to try with your machine. Learn to embroider a towel and tee shirt and more. Demonstration will include a generic embroidery software that will work with all machines. We will practice one transfer and a monogram. 3 hours – $30.00 Limit 4- $5.00 kit fee #3466174
Sunday September 27th 1:00-4:00pm
Wednesday October 21th 1:30- 4:30pm

Sewing For The Home

pillowHome Decorating Basics- Beginners welcome! Learn to put in a zipper and make a piped pillow, try a cording foot, do some binding. This class will give you some skills to use in projects you make for the home. Bring 1 ¼” yard of a pillow fabric, matching thread and 2 yds of 5/32” cord and a 24 “ zipper to make your 16” piped pillow. Shopping will be done in the 1st 30 minutes of class. Also bring your machine and zipper foot. $30.00 #3466158
Wednesday September 9th 1:30-4:30pm
Sunday November 1st 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Quilting Classes
0207151703Quilted Fabric Purse – Learn to make a Designer looking handbog using prequilted fabrics or quilt your own. This is an all day class. You will need:
1 yd prequilted single faced fabric for lining, 3/4 yard of trim fabric.
5 to 6- 1/4 yard coordinating prints (No Fat Quarters)
This will create a lovely strip pieced purse.
Bring matching and contrast thread plus one 22″zipper and one 18″ zipper. Bring your sewing machine and a walking foot if you have one.
All day class. Enroll now! $40.00 # 3600921
Saturday September 26th 10:00-4:30pm

freemotionNew! Learn to quilt by Machine– Learn to stipple and use the walking foot. You will need 1 yard of off white quilter’s solid broadcloth, 1 spool of off white thread about 2 shades darker than fabric and 1 yard of fusible fleece plus one wash away marker. Please enroll at least 1 week before the start date. We will need your machine make and model number to fit your machine for a free motion foot and a walking foot. Using an off white broad cloth we will learn to do free motion machine quilting and create a pillow top.

If you have an unfinished quilt from one of our quilt classes , you can learn to quilt and bind the quilt in this class. This would be a substitue for the free motion project. Bring enough pre quilted single faced fabric to cover the back of your quilt and 5/8 yd for binding. #3600939 $30.00
November 18th Wednesday 1:30- 4:00pm

pumpkinwallhangingSTOCKING 24Applique Fall or Christmas Wall Quilt
We will have enough time to pick out your fabrics and sew this a great holiday addition. Make the picture as a gift or for your home. Jenny will supply the pattern and fabric requirements in class. The picture is a representation, not the actual quilt. Learn to applique, add borders quilt and do a binding. #3467255
Wednesday September 23rd 10-4:30pm $50.00

mildredaug2012“Quick Trip” by Quilt in a Day Beginner level! This class is a great way to start quilting. Use either your serger or your sewing machine to make this fun, fast and easy quilt. Spend the morning picking your fabric and cutting the strips and borders. Jenny will help you coordinate the fabrics for purchase. Single faced quilted fabric is suggested for batting and backing. The “Quick Trip” book is required and can be supplied for purchase by Jenny’s Sewing Studio at a cost of $18.95. Time is allowed to create most of the quilt top.
Bring your machine or ¾ spool serger, I suggest white or off white thread, scissors for trimming and cutting fabric, pins, Quick trip book, ¼” foot. We will provide an iron. See you there.
Fee- $50.00- limit 3 -(Crib size only) 1-all day session #3467255
Wednesday September 16th 10:00-4:30pm
Saturday October 17th 10:00-4:30pm

See “Either learn to Quilt or Finish the Quilt” class to learn binding and quilting.
logcabinredwhiteblueLog Cabin Quilt Class – Beginner level! This class is a great way to start quilting. Use either your serger or your sewing machine to make this fun, fast and easy quilt. Spend the morning picking your fabric and cutting the strips and borders. Jenny will help you coordinate the fabrics for purchase. Single faced quilted fabric is suggested for batting and backing. The Log Cabin “Quilt in a Day” book is required and can be supplied for purchase by Jenny’s Sewing Studio at a cost of $18.95. time allowed to complete most of quilt top. Bring your machine or serger, I suggest white or off white thread, scissors for trimming and cutting fabric, pins, Log Cabin book, ¼” foot and walking foot. We will provide an iron. See you there.
-(Crib size only) Fee- $50.00- limit 4 #3467255
October 14th Wednesday 10:00-4:30pm

grannyBeginner Crochet skills– Learn to chain, single, double, half double, and triple crochet. Learn the basic granny square. You will need one ball of a worsted weight yarn in any color for Practice. Bring crochet hook in size 8. 1-2 hour session $30.00 #3673787
Sunday October 11th 2:30- 4:30pm

Beginner Knitting skills In 2 hours learn to cast on knit, purl, decrease and increase. Make a knit swatch for guage. You will need one ball of worested weight yarn in any color for practice. Bring knitting needles in US 8 1-2 hour session $30.00 #3673795
Sunday October 11th 12:30-2:30

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News from Jenny’s Sewing Studio for July 2015

July 19th, 2015
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Hello from Jenny’s Sewing Studio, The crape Myrtle are blooming and are beautiful in Salisbury, MD!
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In the coming weeks I will be updating my web sites. We are going to move several of my site locations to a platform called Word Press. Currently my blog is housed on Word Press and it will get a whole new look. www.jennys-sewing-studio.com will also move to a new platform on Word Press and I will place most of the instructional video on YouTube and embed them into the new site for easier access. I hope you will be able to navigate all my content more easily. I will be going mobile friendly for all who use the tablet and cell phone to view items on-line. My shopping cart will also upgrade and will go mobile friendly.  I will be going through growing pains with the newsletter. I am not sure what will happen to the email newsletter so I suggest you log in to my Blog at http://blog.jennys-sewing-studio.com to stay up with our updates. You can also log into my face book account to get updates https://www.facebook.com/JennysSewingStudio
Once our new site is up and running you can sign up for updates at a brand new location. We will offer specials and new products as they occur. I will keep you updated through the blog.

Here is what is new or upcoming class schedule.

sue and daughter 2015Jenny’s Sewing Studio just hosted 2 Futura seminars, one in June and one in July. We still have a few opening left for our seminar August 29th and 30th. I hope to see you in class this summer. Here are pictures of some of our students. Call Hancock at 410 677 3461 to enroll.

I have machine quilting class scheduled for Wednesday July 29th and will teach you to mark the quilting outlines and free motion your quilt block.
New! Learn to quilt by Machine- Learn to stipple and use the walking foot. You will need 1 yard of off white quilter’s solid broadcloth, 1 spool of off white thread about 2 shades darker than fabric and 1 yard of fusible fleece plus one wash away marker. Please enroll at least 1 week before the start date. We will need your machine make and model number to fit your machine for a free motion foot and a walking foot. Using an off white broad cloth we will learn to do free mobeginnerclass june 2015tion machine quilting and create a pillow top.

If you have an unfinished quilt from one of our quilt classes , you can learn to quilt and bind the quilt in this class. This would be a substitue for the free motion project. Bring enough prequilted single faced fabric to cover the back of your quilt and 5/8 yd for binding. #3600939 $30.00
July 29th Wednesday 1:30- 4:00pm   Call Hancock to enroll 410-677-3461

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Singer Futura Embroidery Seminar coming to Jenny’s Sewing Studio

July 10th, 2015
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group futurasOpen seminar dates are August 29th and 30th Saturday and Sunday  or  October 3rd and 4th Saturday and Sunday.

Enroll early as space is limited.  I hope you will join me as we explore the use of the embroidery machine.  This seminar is designed to benefit the brand new user as well as those who want to brush up on their skills. Class is limited so enroll early.  Call 410-677-3461 to enroll at Hancock. Our Seminar is in Salisbury, MD.

 

 

 

 

The Singer Futura Embroidery seminar will be held 10-5pm and  10 – 4pm. Singer has introduced quite a few Futura models and I will cover how to use them all including the The Futura Quintet, XL580, XL420, the XL400, 4-1, XL550, Futura Quartet or the SESQ6000 SEQS 6700 and more.   The software for all the machines is basically the same.

You will cover how all the basic embroidery functions like loading a design, centering, printing a the template for positioning, changing colors, use the design browser, copy and paste designs, use the embroidery anthology, change the screen color, load the hoops, use the grid, use the lettering engine, learn the draw package and more. I will also cover all the options. Learn to use the Auto Punch, Hyper Font and Photo Stitch. Once you create a design we will edit it using editing option. Add texture to your design. If you own the options you can create along with me. If you do not, watch the demos.  If you are interested in purchasing the options like Auto Punch, Photo Stitch, Cross Stitch, Hyper Font and Editing, order about 2 weeks before the class to make sure you get the option and have it loaded on your computer to use in class.

The Futura’s must be in working order and all software must be loaded in a laptop and ready to use. All software must be applied before class. All students must be knowledgeable on basic computer use and bring a mouse.

I hope to see you in Salisbury, MD !  Class is $150.00. Once you enroll, email jenny@jennys-sewing-studio.com for class outline and what to bring. I will need your name, address, phone number including cell phone, make and model of Futura and options owned.
To enroll in the seminar Call Hancock at 410-677-3461.

**Please read the following disclaimer-Jenny’s Sewing Studio offers several seminars and classes. In order for you to get the most of out of any seminar or class you sign up for you must have a machine and a laptop computer,that is fully functioning. Class is not a place to have a machine fixed or evaluated. There is no mechanic available for service in the classroom. Address all service issue on both the sewing machine and computer before you attend.**

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