How and Where to Use Decorative Stitches


Welcome back to Sewing Machine School! For a lot of modern sewing machines, it’s common to have decorative stitch options, from scallops to stars to simple swirls. These stitches can add a lot of character to projects with minimal effort, but how do you use them?

The mechanics of using decorative stitches varies from machine to machine– always check your manual to see what the specifics are before you jump in and try one out.

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How to do Machine Embroidery on a Sweatshirt

Living in Michigan, I wear a lot of sweatshirts. Seriously, it’s cold here.  Don’t get me wrong, the weather is lovely for 3 seasons (I’m really not a fan of winter…) but it’s not a billion degrees.

If you are like me, you probably have some plain looking sweatshirts sitting in your drawers.  

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October is Embroidery Month!

Machine embroidery can make any of your projects look professional and personalized. You can customize anything to exactly what you want and need. Be it a monogramming make-up bags for all of your bridesmaids as gifts, showing off your own personality on a tote bag with a funny saying, or you need to make a baby gift really quick and decide to take a plain bib and jazz it up, machine embroidery is the answer!

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The Janome Skyline Series

Janome is known for making easy-to-afford machines that last.
Pink Castle Fabrics is dedicated to sell our customers only the best, and we feel that Janome is one of the best!

The Skyline Series is certainly no different! All of the Skyline Series are great machines for everyday use, no matter if you’re sewing garments, home decor, or quilting.

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