Monday, March 22, 2010

my embroidery machine janome 200E

I was looking for an embroidery machine for a while,but I had no clue how to do embroidery. I told my hubby and he said to me,just to make sure that I  use it. Well i decided to get one,something not to expensive. I got the janome 200E.beautiful machine,very basic,but I love it.I'm still learning about stabilizers and all that deal that comes with embroidery.
I got the machine for $500,it was the same everywhere.I get to upload free embroidery designs online and upload it to the machine with a thumb drive.I had tons of difficulties,trying to find out the zip and un zip thing. but thank God for the prayers and many hrs oh and patience that took for me to figure out this embroidery.the machine comes with some designs and 3 alphabets.

the machine at work.

My daughter always asking 'mami can I try'

 a small pillowcase 

Monday, March 15, 2010

My Serger

I got my serger  Juno by Janome model 3434D, about a year ago in Hancock's fabrics.I really like it,the only thing is a bit noisy,but other than that is a great machine,it has differential feed, which is to feed the fabric and ruffle it. I guess like every other serger it has colors to follow with thread. the threading system is super easy,when i first got it I got to used it right away nothing too complicated.The actual price is $329.99, but I got it for $179.00,not bad for my first serger. Why did I get it? Because I wanted my garments to look more professional and sure they do.i can use 3 or 4 threads,I usually use 4.
A year later still runs like new,I use air spray after every  use ,to keep it clean.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

dressing up my girls socks.

I recently was in desperate need of cute socks for my daughter.we went to the store and all we got was this ankle white socks with white lace.the lace looked soo cheap and ugly,the socks were a package of two for almost $4,not bad. well I decided to change the ugly lace and put a prettier ribbon.

the pink ribbon was very cheap,it was 50% about $1.50 not bad at all.I took my favorite friend called  the seam ripper and took out the old lace,went to the sewing machine and with a small zig zag attached the new ribbon.I had to feed the fabric and stretched it a bit so it won't get stuck in the feed dogs. It was the first time that I did it and it was super fast and simple.the result....loved it.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

the jumper

sorry it's been so long since my last post. i finished the jumper and it came out travel really well. my daughter is really picky if she's uncomfortable she will take it off. Thank God she didn't.

on this picture i added the straps,i also decided to make an extra bow and attached it to a hair pin.

I added a layer sweater 

overall the pattern was easy to make,I had minor difficulties,and yes i would make it again.I made the top a size 2 and the bottom a size 3.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

mccall 5918

This pattern I had it long time ago,but I wanted to create an outfit for my daughter.The faric that I used was a red courduroy.

Happy New Year!!!!

Happy New year to all, to all that are here with us and to those who are no longer here.Happy new year, and may this new year 2010 may bring many blessings and success to all.This new year I want to be able to sew more,learn as many techniques as I can. Happy sewing to all.