One Day of Rest & Back To Sewing

Tuesday, April 29

OK, I feel rested now and ready to go. Back to Sewing!! Cause Macrame Month is around the corner. (As if anyone even remembers or cares what it is, LOL!!)

But today I need to make a visit to the Janome store. I want them to tell me how to sew through stacks of denim. My sewing machine, Janome 10001, doesn’t seem to like heaps of thick fabric. And for the price I paid for it, it should sew through gold!!

I don’t normally pay much attention to needles. Just turn the machine on and go. That is, until I break one. Several days ago, I broke a needle sewing on denim. I switched to a size 16 and that seemed to fix the problem but today it jammed again and would not go through the fabric at all. Oh, what a racket the machine made. I guess it told me, don’t even think about it!! I have no clue what size needle I need so I will let the experts tell me.

So…if you are looking for me, that is where I will be. BBL

4 comments on “One Day of Rest & Back To Sewing

  1. Belinda says:

    Usually a size 16 denim needle will work for sewing denim. You really need to pay attention to needle size depending on the fabric you are working on because it will save you many problems down the road. I use Sandra Betzina’s book “More Fabric Savvy” as a guide. Apparently, way back when–long before our time ;)–sewing machine needle size didn’t matter, but it does now. Using the right needle will help avoid puckered seams and other assorted problems.

    Happy Sewing!

  2. don_mae says:

    I got some denim needles size 14 and 16’s yesterday. That is what I needed. I was able to finish my denim tote without further problems. Thanks!!

    I have Fabric Savvy, The Essential Guide for Every Sewer. I just opened the cover and see my receipt. I bought it 7/2006. I need to use it. 😀

  3. And that knocking? Check out the dust bunnies that live in your bobbin area! Ohhhh Nelly! There grow like crazy down there!

  4. don_mae says:

    Yep!! I remove the bobbin case, the whole compartment and clean and brush down in there once a week. That was the first thing they showed me how to do when I went for lessons.

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