Next up: Yoga capri leggings

- work in progress

Time for garment four of my new workout collection, a pair of yoga capri leggings that I also plan to wear as lounge wear.  I’ve been on a sewing roll lately, spending entire Saturdays pretty much glued to my sewing machines, whipping up everything from a running dress and a sports bra to my daughter’s graduation dress. I have kinda of a love/hate relationship with those long sewing sessions. It’s wonderful to step into that bubble and being able to…

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Video: All about coverstitching

- Coverstitch, Video

Is a coverstitch machine really necessary? What type of coverstitch machine should I get? And can a coverstitch machine be used for other things than hemming knits? Those and a lot more topics are covered in my livestream about coverstitching. Plus you get to hear about my visit to a garment factory and learning more about how coverstitch machines are used in an industrial setting. As always, the chat was very lively with lots of great questions and tips, including…

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Live on Sunday: Coverstitching

- Coverstitch, Video

To round up this week’s coverstitch theme I will do a livestream about this topic on Sunday, including some behind-the-scene stuff from my (just started) book about coverstitching. Usually I’m doing the livestreams on the last Sunday of the month, but I’m away on a trip then, so it will be a week earlier in May. Topics I plan to cover: Coverstitching in the garment industry– all about my recent visit to a factory (lots of pics!) Different types of…

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A guide to Janome Coverpro accessories and presser feet

- Coverstitch, Tools

Getting a coverstitch machine can be a pretty hefty investment and the thought of then having to buy additional presser feet and accessories can both be pricey and a bit overwhelming.  And there are a lot of Janome Coverpro accessories to chose from. I have added to my toolkit incrementally and some investments have been better than others. As a follow up to my video review of the Janome Coverpro 2000CPX here comes a review and guide to the common…

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Video: Janome Coverpro 2000CPX review

- Coverstitch, Tutorials, Video

  Is the Janome Coverpro 2000 CPX coverstitch machine a worthwhile investment or is it actually a bad machine? In this extensive review, I tackle the good and bad with this polarising coverstitch machine and also give lots of troubleshooting tips. I’ve had mine for almost two years now and feel pretty qualified to give my two cents on a machine that I feel is getting an unfair amount of heat from some people on the internet.   Not saying…

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A Friday sewing list

- Life of Johanna

Yay, it’s Friday! I’m gearing up for a busy weekend sewing wise and I’m currently feeling a bit overwhelmed in general so I figured I should do a list to make sense of it all!   Biggest accomplishment I’m finally finished with my outfit for the half marathon next weekend! This week I made a matching pair of shorts and I somehow managed to make a pair of fairly well-fitting shorts even though the soft Meryl fabric is way too thin…

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