Great new embroidery project from Brother

August 24th, 2014
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luggage tag

I opened my email this morning to find this great project from Brother. It looks easy enough for any embroidery machine. Watch the video and try this super easy luggage tag using built in lettering. If you have a machine that allows design combo it is even easier.

I have recreated the tag using the Singer Futura software. Watch my video and see how easy creating this tag as a design is. Optional video link for Futura video.



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The multi cording foot is our featured foot

July 30th, 2014
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The multicording foot is very multifunctional and a must have for your sewing machine. The Singer company has made an excellent video to show how you can couch up to 3 cords at a time using your decorative stitches.  One of the best uses of the cording foot is to gather heavy weight ruffles. Check out the cording foot by watching the video. You can find a snap on cording  foot to fit most machines at Jenny’s Sewing Studio.  If you need a shank to snap the low shank foot to, we have that as well.

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Beginning sewers are expanding their sewing skills at Jenny’s Sewing Studio

July 29th, 2014
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During the summer of 2014 Jenny has graduated several groups of brand new sewers. It has been great fun to see the interest in sewing as a craft. Jenny’s Sewing Studio offers a brand new 3 course introduction into sewing. First start off learning your sewing machine functions and learn the proper technique to thread, wind a bobbin and start using your machine in our 3 hour “Sewing Machine Basics class”. Next learn In “Beginner Basics” to make seams, pivot and create 3 projects as you grow more comfortable using the sewing machine. You will create a pin cushion, a zipper pouch, and a canvas tote to carry your sewing projects in. Next learn to purchase fabric and read and cut out a pattern and make an apron in “Beyond the Basics”. Finally you will be able to pick a basic garment and fabric and cut and construct it in a class called ” Continue Sewing”. I hope I see you in class. Here is our current sewing class schedule.


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Singer introduces the Futura XL580

July 29th, 2014
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Jenny’s Sewing Studio now sells the new Singer Futura XL580.

For Creativity that Knows No Limits! The SINGER Futura XL-580 embroidery and sewing machine includes innovative features that allow you to do more than ever before. With an endless hoop, knee lifter for hands-free presser foot lifting, extra-large sewing space for quilting and 250 built-in embroidery designs – including 50 endless designs – it’s just what you need to make your sewing creativity truly limitless.

Convenience features like the SwiftSmart threading system with automatic needle threader, Drop & Sew bobbin system with automatic bobbin thread pick-up, and presser foot sensor make getting started quick and easy. Six StayBright LED lights keep your extra-large sewing space well lit when working on big quilting and sewing projects.

Advanced sewing features like an Independent Bobbin Winding System, Electronic Thread Trimmer, 215 built-in sewing stitches including block letters and numbers ensure that this is a machine you can grow into. 6 Automatic 1-Step Buttonholes plus 1 Endless Buttonhole provide the perfect finish to garments.

When creating monograms and other embroidery designs the possibilities are endless. With a larger embroidery hoop size of 10” x 6” and multi-hooping capability, you can create designs up to 12 by 20 inches. This fantastic feature and will allow you to embroider large format projects such as table cloths, bedspreads, dresses and more.

Get the same quality embroidery results as high-end embroidery machines but at a fraction of the cost by using your own PC. Simply connect your PC to the Futura XL-580 sewing and embroidery machine via the included USB cable, use the included software with built-in tutorials, and send the design to the machine. Push a button and you’re embroidering.

New innovations like a knee lifter for hands-free raising and lowering of the presser foot, USB Key so you can edit embroidery designs without being connected to the SINGER Futura embroidery machine and 250 built-in all new embroidery designs keep you ahead of the curve.

The new Endless Hoop 6.75” x 4” allows you to create border designs on tablecloths, fashions and draperies. With the Quick Release lever, lining up the Endless Design is quick and easy.

Bonus software Included! AutoPunch™ allows you to convert images to embroidery. HyperFont™ allows you to convert all your True Type® fonts on your PC into embroidery. Advanced Editing allows you to easily edit existing embroidery designs.

Please visit for How-To Videos, FAQs and more

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Fabric Purses and Wallets

June 20th, 2014
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I have been having fun creating quilted fabric wallets and purses along with my Hancock students.  I keep finding fabrics that inspire me and the next thing you know, I am quilting fabric to make another custom gift for some lucky friend.

The fabric wallet and purse are great beginner projects and are so easy to do I recommend anyone who would like to explore sewing again to spend a day trying these projects. The first thing we do in class is pick out the fabric and trim. Next we mark and quilt the fabric using the walking foot. I give everyone a free pattern and we use this guide to draw the cutting lines on the quilted fabric. After we cut out the pieces the edges are serged to give a nice finished look. I provide the serger for you to use. Next we spend the remaining class time constructing the pockets and inserting the zippers and handles and trim. by the time you leave class you have a finish purse or wallet.


Hope to see you in class soon.


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December 2014 marks our latest Futura 2 day seminar

June 14th, 2014
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December 13th and 14th I will offer our next Singer Futura 2 day seminar. As a beginning embroidery student learn to stabilize and position your embroidery. See how you can find embroidery on the internet, download and load the designs into your computer. We start out the class by making files and learning how to categorize and store your embroidery, what embroidery formats you can use and how to copy and paste files so you can find them later. We will then use a printed template to position and sew out a design. Next we will explore the functions of the basic Singer Futura embroidery software.

Class is scheduled for Saturday 10am till 5pm. Learn to use auto punch and the lettering options. Make your own monogram and embroider it out. Next learn to do a auto punch embroidery. If you have the endless hoop we will use it, if not we will work with templates to create continuous borders.

To enroll call Hancock in Salisbury, MD at 410-677-3461. Hope to see you there!

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Private one on one lessons with Jenny

May 18th, 2014
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Sewing Machine 05Many customers have asked me to do private lessons. My schedule is very full so that is why I must ask for certain procedures to be used when you wish to schedule private classes with me. No phone calls, please inquire about topic and times by email. Also tell me your sewing machine make and model and your sewing experience and sewing problems and times you wish to meet so I can be prepared for you. I can call you if you will give me several call times available and a phone number.

Email is

This is instruction, not sewing machine repair, alterations or a fix it session. I can help you understand how to use a sewing machine or a serger, but it should be in good working order. I might be able to get you out of trouble on a sewing machine error but that information should be explained in your email to me before we schedule a session.

lesson.jpgYou want to learn to use your machine, embroidery software I am familiar with, or you have issues with sewing construction, sewing attachments like rufflers and hemmers, measurement and fitting, or even crochet.. you can schedule a one on one class with Jenny at her small shop at home in Salisbury, MD. Space is restricted, so give me your need and I will see if it can be addressed. All students will need to supply a sewing machine and all sewing supplies, threads and fabrics needed to complete the session. This session is scheduled in advance with Jenny for a specific date and time. Class will be held at 1030 South Schumaker Dr in Salisbury, MD. Jenny will offer a “one on one class for 1 hour increments for one person”. If you need more time than scheduled, however many hours you need, please schedule the session for your needs. Instruction is by appointment only and payment is made in advance through this internet shopping cart. You can leave me notes in comments or email before you enroll as to what you want to learn and how long you want to take. ( No phone calls please. Leave me your phone number and a time to call you and I will try return a call to you.) Once I set aside time for your class, it is nonrefundable. Questions? Email me first for an appointment time agreement. Please allow at least 2 weeks in advance for a scheduled date. Please note that the class hour starts at the hour you schedule, so if you are late, you will lose the late minutes scheduled in your hour. Remember all payments are made first, before you attend and are non-refundable. To enroll use this link.

Also consider taking a regularly scheduled class at Hancock Fabrics in Salisbury, MD. To enroll at Hancock please call 410 677 3461. Here is a schedule of the classes offered.

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Make a placemat and learn a new Sewing or Quilting Technique

April 17th, 2014
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Placemats- For Beginners and Intermediate sewers. Our placemats will explore many different sewing and quilting techniques. This is a great way to learn binding, strip piecing, use of decorative stitches, free motion quilting, and some placemats will cover the use of your serger. Let’s make some creative mats braid in dayfor each season of the year. The first ½ hour will be used to pick your colors and purchase fabrics. Choose between Braided Mat, Free Motion Mat, Applique mat, Reversible Quilted Mat, Strip Pieced Mat, and Watercolor Mat. Free Pattern for most classes. Take this class again and again to learn a new technique. Fee is $30.00.  See more information on the placemats at this link. To enroll call Hancock at 410-677 3461

Wednesday May 7th 1:30-4:30pm (your choice)
Wednesday May 21st 1:30-4:30pm (Flag serger placemats..Bring your serger)
Wednesday June 25th 1:30-4:30pm (your choice)

easter egg

heart placemat

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