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My nephew Michael’s wedding September 6th 2015

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
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mikeandshalaniWell here is something on a personnel note and different from sewing.. My brother Jim drove my mom and I to Leesburg, Va for the most exciting wedding this past labor day. My nephew and Godson Michael was married to Shalini in a Hindu ceremony. I will share a few pictures of the event with you. I even got 2 Henna tatoos. It is funny, everywhere I go the young people want to see and talk about the tatoos….  The brides family gives all the female guests a gift and it was a pearl necklace. Here is the gift giver handing them out. It was a lovely weekend. Pictured are the bride and groom, my niece and her husband, the gift giver, and the Friedel family.
laura and rongift givergerald mom mike shalani and sue


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Singer Futura Embroidery Seminar coming to Jenny’s Sewing Studio

Friday, September 4th, 2015
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group futurasOpen seminar dates are  October 3rd and 4th Saturday and Sunday. Just added date is November 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 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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The Circular Stitcher is creative fun

Friday, 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


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

Friday, 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 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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News from Jenny’s Sewing Studio for July 2015

Sunday, July 19th, 2015
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Hello from Jenny’s Sewing Studio, The crape Myrtle are blooming and are beautiful in Salisbury, MD!
crape mytle

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. 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 to stay up with our updates. You can also log into my face book account to get updates
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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Poly Pro stabilizer for moisture wicking Knits

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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polyproMoisture-management fabrics are lightweight knits that are designed to wick moisture away from the body – and to challenge embroiderers. A kit has been designed and contains 50 pieces of each of two types of stabilizers used successfully by many embroiderers to prevent puckering, drifting outlines and other challenges associated with this fabric type.

– 50 Pieces of No Show Mesh
– 50 pieces of Medium Firm Tearaway
– 50 pieces of Poly Pro Performance
– Kit includes 20 70/10 Titanium extra slim ballpoint needles (This kit is designed for  commercial embroiderers as the needles included do not have the flat back and cannot be used on the home machines)

See how the poly pro stabilizer works.

You can purchase the Poly pro kit at Jenny’s Sewing Studio today.
moisture wicking kit 3

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Designer embroidered handbags

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
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Jenny’s Sewing Stdesignerbagsudio will teach a Designer Handbag Class this summer at Hancock Fabrics. If you have a 5″ X 7″ embroidery hoop machine I invite you to come to our 1 day class. Learn to create the embroidered corners and handle placements and snap tab to make the “Everyday Bag.”  We will use both the embroidery and sewing parts of your embroidery machine. Learn to use the special stabilizers and interfacing that are required to create this master piece. You can buy most of your supplies from Hancock or Amazon so you are ready for class. The class fee will include the book of step by step instructions and the CD of video and 28 designs.  Class is scheduled for either Saturday August 8th or Wednesday August 12th from 9:30am till 5:00pm. Call 410-677- 3461

Designer Embroidered Handbag Project Class. Using any quilters 100% cotton fabric print or solid, coordinate your own designer look. Using “Designs in Machine Embroidery” pattern and CD on Designer Handbags you will make a unique designer bag in our class. We will create the “Everyday Bag”. Each student will receive a copy of the CD of embroidery and Book worth $49.95. Embroidery fits any hoop at least 5″ X 7″. Students will need to purchase fabrics, inter facings, threads, snaps and stabilizers at Hancock or Amazon before class. If you can not find the items at Hancock please email me at least 2 weeks before class to allow time for me to order supplies. Please enroll at least 2 weeks before class so I have enough books and CD’s for all.
Class is $150.00 for one day and includes book and designs. #3600913

You will need to bring:
Blue washable fabric marker, scissor to cut with and scissors to trim embroidery
1 package Create a Strap clover 9502 1″ wide
5 magnetic snaps
1 set of purse feet available with the magnetic snaps
Peltex Ultra-Firm Sew-In Stabilizer- 2 yards
1 roll of 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon for handle
Fabric- 1 1/4″ yds for purse body and 1 1/4 yds for lining
2 1/2 yds soft shape interfacing 880F to add body to purse fabric (Press the purse body fabric and then bond the softshape to it before class) Roll the fabric in a tube to bring to class so it does not wrinkle.
1/4 yd- Deco bond for one large hooping of tab design
1/4 yd-Fusible fleece to fit one large hooping for tab
Contrast strap and corners Fabric- 1/2yd
contrast corner and tab fabric 1/2 yd
embroidery thread to match the contrast color of the corner fabric
sewing thread to match bag fabric

Designer Handbags

Make flawless designer handbags just like Nancy Zieman and Eileen Roche!

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New sewing notions and products at Jenny’s Sewing Studio

Monday, March 9th, 2015
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I am always on the outlook for new and useful products. Here are a few new products I have added to the web site cart.
Blue Fig has introduced a new designer series of sewing machine luggage. Check out these lovely color combinations in contemporary Purple, Yellow and Grey. The combo includes a trolley, a project bag and a notions bag.

I have also added a new sewing light. This flexible light is great for close up sewing with dark fabrics and ripping. I hope you do not have to rip, but I know I do. Place a spotlight on your sewing.

Embroidery Compass makes placement and stabilizing easy. This unique tool will help all embroiderers choose the correct stabilizer, topping, needle and technique for any project. Just dial the pointer to the type of fabric to be embroidered and the chart give you suggestions for each step of the embroidery process. Click here for a quick video on how the compass works.embroidery compass

Embroiderer’s Helper is a tool used to position embroidery on multiple sizes of shirts so the embroidery is accurately placed at the front breast area. Especially helpful for Tee shirts and sweatshirts. Embroiderer’s Lil Helper is a tool used to position embroidery on multiple sizes of shirts so the embroidery is accurately placed above the pocket area. Watch the video to see how these to placement tools work.

Click Here for a video on how the Embroider’s Helper and Embroider’s Lil Helper works! combo



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