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Pinterest at Jenny’s Sewing Studio

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Have you looked at Pinterest? Pinterest is a wonderful “safe” for all the pictures you love. I am a very visual person and when I get an inspiration I like to save it for a time when I can draw on it or use the instructions for a personal project. One other nice thing about Pinterest is that everyone can share.

An example would be the pictures I “repinned” from other enthusiast and saved in a  folder called “I like cats”.  Anytime I need a feel good moments I go to this file and smile at the great cat pictures. The cat in the above picture is really getting into the sewing project.

Jenny’s Sewing Studio has categories at Pinterest on Beginning Sewing, Quilting, Sewing Machine Accessories, Knitting, Crochet, Singer Futura, Polar fleece projects, and more. Pinterest is about anything you like. I also have links from Pinterest to free embroidery designs and videos back at our Gallery.

Enjoy Pinterest

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Jenny’s Sewing Studio now uses Pay Pal exclusively! You can still use your credit card on our sight without Pay Pal  but if you register with Pay Pal your order is always verified and secure. Register today for Pay Pal if you do transactions on the world wide web and you never have to tell a merchant your card card number.
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Singer Futura Seminar at Jenny’s Sewing Studio

Friday, May 24th, 2013

bg-homepage-communityThe next  Singer Futura Seminar at Jenny’s Sewing Studio is August 3rd and 4th 2013. If you are looking for hands on instruction on the embroidery software and the operation of the Singer Futura, sign up today as we only have a few spots open. The Seminar will cover how to use the base program plus all the options like autopunch, photo stitch, hyperfont and editing.

In class embroider a multi-hoop design to create a border. Create your own monogram and construct a great bag for the spring and summer using the Futura.

Call Hancock to enroll. Fee is $150.00 for the 2 day event and includes your materials.  Bring your Futura and laptop with mouse and software loaded and ready to use. Hope to see you there. If you have any questions email me at

Singer Futura Embroidery Seminar coming at Jenny’s Sewing Studio

Friday, May 24th, 2013

August 3rd and 4th  Jenny’s Sewing Studio will hold a Singer Futura seminar in Salisbury, MD at Hancock Fabrics. 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.

Teddie is a student from the November 2012 class.

Irene is a student from the November 2012 Futura class


Singer Futura Embroidery seminar will be held August 3rd and 4th 2013 Saturday 10-5pm  and continuing Sunday 12- 4pm. Singer has introduced quite a few Futura models and I will cover how to use them all including the CE150, 250, 350 or the XL400, 4-1, XL550, Futura Quartet or the SESQ6000 and more.  The software for all the machines is basically the same except the multi-hooping. I will show multi-hooping appropriate for the model you have.

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, Hyperfont and Photo stitch. Once you create a design we will edit it using editing option. Make lace, make a simple applique, and 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, 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. If you own an older Futura, all software updates must be applied before class. If you have a Futura CE100/200 you will need to upgrade the software before taking class. Jenny’s Sewing Studio has the upgrade for purchase.

I hope to see you in August ! dates are August 3rd and 4th. Class is $150.00. ( additional dates are Oct 5th and 6th)
Call Hancock at 410-677-3461 to enroll.

Singer Parts are now available

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

To update you- From Jenny’s Sewing Studio

Singer has just replenished our stock of Futura XL400/ SESQ/ and XL550 bobbin cases. They have been out of stock for so long I have almost given up on ever seeing them again.

We have also received the Futura XL400/ SESQ/ and XL550 needle plate.

Another back order item that is also now in stock is the Singer extension table for the 7258, 7412, 7258 model- 052017

If you have been searching for any of these items I have a few to offer you at time time.


Taking a class at Wor Wic Tech

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

I have just finished a class on Windows 8 at Wor Wic Tech and really enjoyed using the new Windows browser.

Some neat new tricks can be achieved with applications on your computer. The new Windows 8 system is an extremely different way to use the computer. The apps are called tiles and can be grouped, added or removed to give your computer the personalized appearance. The apps take you to the internet, news, weather, or to use of your games, or office programs instantly. Using your mouse you would scroll the app to see the “whole information ” or with a touch screen you would swipe to see the entire screen. To get back to the start menu tap on your windows key on the keyboard or swipe to the lower left and see you start menu and touch it to find home.

Touching the Windows button on my key board always brings me back to the  start menu if I get lost. 

Windows 7 is also running on the desktop. The desktop is available as an app. If you enter the internet from Windows 7 the title bar look more traditional.  You can pin tabs to the bottom of your screen for easy access to programs and sites you love to use.

One of the uses of Windows 8 is to interconnect many computer devices into one by using the cloud to store information that each device can see at any time. If you have a cellphone, a computer, or a tablet they all will benefit. I have yet to explore this.

I love Skype. I have found that calling people lately on the phone is hard because the sound quality is poor. I have been struggling to hear what they are saying. With Skype and my head set I can dial them up through my computer and have a very comfortable conversation.  Email me and I will call you when I am on-line.

I have found most of the software I owned need a new driver for windows 8 so ask your manufactor for more information. Both Singer and Compucon Stitch and Sew have upgraded me to Windows 8 with new drivers.

I still am working on the email. I am not comfortable with any one  new email browser. I will let you know what I find out as I discover the new system. I have been working on it since November.  In April Wor Wic will offer more on Windows 8 and I plan to be in the front row of class.

Till then….


Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-09-16

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Sewing Classes at Jenny’s Sewing Studio

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Mildred is creating her new Quick Trip quilt at Jenny’s Sewing Studio in Salisbury, MD. Mildred is one of many new sewing students I have had the pleasure to meet this summer.  Here are some new sewing and serger classes I hope to see you attend. Call 410-677-3461 to enroll at Hancock fabrics. Additional class schedule is at this link.

Serger Christmas stockings workshop- You have just learned to use your serger, let’s keep on going and practice what you learned in serger class. We will create stocking fabric in class using decorative serger techniques.  Make a Seminole pieced stocking using flat lock and embroidery thread on red and green.  3- Hour class. $30.00

Each student will need ½ yard of one Christmas background print and 1/2 yd of fusible fleece or single faced quilted fabric for the body of the stocking and lining. You will need to purchase and coordinate 5 different Christmas prints ¼ yd each.  You will need either 2 red or 2 green serger thread cones. Bring one spool of machine embroidery thread to match the red or green.

Wednesday September 12 1:30-4:30
Sunday December 2 1:00-4pm
My mom is hiding behind this new “Braid in a Day” quilt.
This quilt is so easy to make. You will get a great start on how to create this one of a kind design in our next class.
“Braid in a Day” is a brand new Quilt in a Day quilt pattern. Let’s try it! One jelly roll will create the braids of the quilt or we can send some time at the beginning of the class picking your colors. you will need 9- 1/4yds of fabric plus 1/2yd of lattice, 3/4 yds in other lattice,1 1/2 yds for border and binding and 1 3/8 yds of pre-quilted fabric for back. 1 all day class, $50.00 class fee, fabrics extra. Patterns will be available for purchase from Jenny. You will need a rotarty cutter, a ruler and a washable fabric marker.
Saturday October 13th 10:00 till 4:30
Saturday December 15th 10:00 till 4:30pm


Strip Piecing Purse project- Choose your favorite color combination like black and white, patriotic, fall or Holiday theme for your strip pieced purse. Purchase at least 6 or more ¼ yard fabrics to use in strip piecing your purse.  You will need one yard of double faced base pre quilted fabric for the purse base and pockets and purse handle.
I will help you coordinate your purse and quilt your purse project. Bring your sewing machine, walking foot, open toe foot, rotary cutter and ruler. You will also need a fabric marker or a chalk pencil.  Jenny will make the magnetic snap available. $40.00    1 session 10:00-4:00

Wednesday September 5th 10:00-4:30pm
Wednesday October 24th 10:00-4:30pm