Articles By: Jordynn

Tutorial: Wool and Leather Serger Cozy

Tutorial: Wool and Leather Serger Cozy

Keep your serger cozy in wool and leather with this tutorial.

Thrift Store Sewing Machine Shopping… What NOT to do

Thrift Store Sewing Machine Shopping… What NOT to do

I recently purchased a sewing machine at a thrift store (again… I have a bit of a problem) and quickly realized that I made a mistake and wasted $20. How do you avoid this? I really should know better, but I wanted to give you some tips so you can avoid wasting your money on […]

Anatomy of the Sewing Machine – Now available in poster form!

Anatomy of the Sewing Machine – Now available in poster form!

I’ve recently put together a screen printed poster for our popular diagram of the Sewing Machine. You can purchase the print on my Etsy site…

Screen Printing with Jordynn Mackenzie

Screen Printing with Jordynn Mackenzie

I learned to screen print in high school with a good friend and some t-shirts for my brother’s band. We had a great time with our low-tech setup – screen filler, home made screens and lots of ink.. and Doritos.

Tutorial: Jigsaw Puzzle Roll Up

Tutorial: Jigsaw Puzzle Roll Up

Stitch up a jigsaw puzzle roll up so your puzzle doesn’t dominate your kitchen table until you finish it.

Miniature Sewing Machine

Miniature Sewing Machine

Check out this mini sewing machine I made from Fimo clay!

Sewing with Leather

Sewing with Leather

Ever tried (and maybe failed) to sew with leather? We’ll give you some tips that will make it much easier.

Basic Sewing Machine Maintenance: Cleaning and Oiling

Basic Sewing Machine Maintenance: Cleaning and Oiling

We’ll show you how to perform basic sewing machine maintenance at home. Oiling and cleaning your sewing machine regularly keeps it running smoothly and protects your investment.

Technique: String Pieced Quilt

Technique: String Pieced Quilt

If you’ve never made a quilt before, think about the string pieced method. We’ll give you a crash course on this quick and easy quilting technique.

Prolonging the Life of Your Patterns: Transfer them to Paper

Prolonging the Life of Your Patterns: Transfer them to Paper

We’ll show you some useful tips on transferring those delicate tissue patterns to sturdier paper or cardstock.

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