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sewing machines at Jenny’s
Jenny’s Sewing Studio offers a wide variety of sewing machine products. Whether you are a beginner sewer, looking for a machine that mends, trying to find a semi commerical product, or just want a sewing machine that will give you some wonderful features, Jenny has the machine for you.
I have several students who are always looking for a new sewing machine and yes, I still sell a few sewing machine models for Singer.
You should be able buy a very nice Singer sewing and embroidery machine for under $1200.00. The Singer Futura XL580 is what I now use for everything and I love the machine for all kinds of sewing and embroidery. Must have features for a sewing machine include a front drop in bobbin, needle up and down, electronic speed control, easy threading, an easy buttonhole and lots of decorative stitches are also pluses. A custom bed extension can be purchased for any machine and is nice to have. The ease of electronic stitch selection is a must and good lighting helps a lot. The machine will last for many years and is a major life investment.
Here are links to Singer machines and video that show the operation and features of several sewing machines.
I carry a Singer Legacy line of sewing and embroidery machines. The nice thing about Singer is the on-line video instruction that you can watch to learn what your machine can do. Please click on the video links if you are interested. I have the sewing machine version Singer C440. and the sewing and embroidery version Singer SE300
Most new machines will do zig-zag, blind hem, mending stitches, buttonholes, and some decorative stitches. I personally like electronic machines since stitch selection is automatic. I also recommend a machine that has a front drop in bobbin since it is much easier to operate.
The walking foot helps keep layers even and feed together as you see. Consider the walking foot for top stitching and quilting. I always use the walking foot to sew bindings in place.
Seams sew easy is a rather new sewing foot that gives you a gauge for the seam allowance. Place the gauge at 5/8″ for regular sewing or 3/8″ for a top stitch. This foot helps you sew straight and look more professional.
The pearls and piping foot is a real helpful guide. I really like using 1/4″ prepacked piping to make a pillow or finish a lapel. Piping makes the edge turn so much better. Make the piping match or make it contrast. The piping foot keeps you on track when you place the piping in the groove.
A lot of sewers like inserting an invisible zipper. The invisible zipper foot is now a snap on foot. Just press the zipper coil to flatten the curve and use the grooved foot to install the zipper. It is fast and easy.
Jenny’s Sewing Studio offer a 1 or 2 day seminar on the Singer Futura embroidery machine. Class is held in Jenny’s home studio at 1030 South Schumaker by appointment only. You can bring your Futura and laptop or use Jenny’s to make it easier. Class is a “one on one” private session. Learn to position and hoop your embroidery. Review how to print a template for accurate placement. Learn about threads and stabilizers to use plus cover all the basics of the Futura software. Embroider a napkin with an auto punch monogram. Learn to edit and create your own lace or textured fill. Create different styles and shapes with lettering and monograms that are sure to please. There is so much to learn and so little time. If you have a special request, Jenny will try to show you how it is done.
I am house cleaning at Jenny’s Sewing Studio and clearing several parts and accessories to make way for new items. The prices are great, most items are 1/2 price. Check out Janome,Brother and Jukisewing machine feet and accessories. These are one of a kind items and when they are gone…… All items are available in our on line shop!
The sewing machine extension slide on table is one of my favorite sewing accessories. It gives the sewer so much more room to support the fabric as you sew or quilt. I always say that the better your equipment the better the sewing will end up. A popular Singer sewing table is now in stock. See if it fits your machine.
Make your sewing machine a super sewing machine with extra presser feet and accessories. Jenny’s Sewing Studio offers a large variety of presser feet for you to pick from. Singer has spent a lot of time creating instructional videos on the use of these accessories. Learn how to use select presser feet including the SINGER® All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Darning & Embroidery Foot, Open Toe Foot, Edge-Joining Foot, Pin tuck Foot and many more!
Want to learn more about these accessories? Try out some of the most popular feet and sewing machine techniques. Try twin needle sewing and do pin tucks. Use the gathering foot and see a demonstration on the ruffler. Do a narrow roll hem, Make circle decorative stitch art, applique, free motion stipple, cord and more. Jenny’s Sewing Studio has the sewing machine part you need at a price you will love.
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.
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.
You 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.
Singer Chromium needles are now being cleared and replaced by the Inspira needle.Inspira Titanium is a universal and an embroidery needle and will fit any sewing machine including the Singer model. Built for heavy duty sewing and embroidery the Inspira Titanium needle will replace the Chromium needles when our supply is depleted. Since the Inspira will work with every machine on the home sewing and embroidery market, they will be a more universal choice.
If you would like to stock up on Chromium needles make sure you place an order soon. These needles were made especially for the Singer embroidery machine and make using the built in needle threader easier. We have the needles all special priced while they last.
Size 80/11 sharp is for the lighter weight fabrics – style 2000 Chromium
Size 90/14 sharp is for medium weight fabrics – style 2000 Chromium
Ball point needles are especially designed for knit fabrics – style 2001 Chromium available in 14/90 and 80/11
Universal needles are a cross between the sharp and ball point needle is an Inspira style available in size 14/90 and 12/80