Online Class

Machine Savvy: Tips for Creative Sewing

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Get the most out of your machine with this FREE mini-class! Learn quick tips to make your sewing, piecing, quilting and embroidery faster and more fun.

Skill Level


What You Get

  • 5 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Over an hour of close-up instruction
  • Answers from your classmates in our virtual classroom
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Unlock the features and tricks of your Janome machine with instructor Linda McGehee. Learn to raise your presser foot without changing the position of your hands. Sew pant legs, sleeves and bags easily with your machine's free arm. Make your work pop with gorgeous couching and eye-catching corded piping. Switch out your throat plates for better results. Sew an accurate blind hem that looks hand-stitched. Move two layers of fabric through your machine evenly. Adjust your machine's built-in stitches for wonderful decorative effects. Sew better buttons and buttonholes. Plus, customize your embroidery designs for extraordinary results. Make your stitching more fun, creative and beautiful!

Lesson Breakdown

1. How to Use Your Free Mini Class
Learn how to use your free mini-class.
2. Introduction
3. Quick Tips: Horizon Memory Craft 8900
4. Stitching Accurately: Horizon Memory Craft 8900
5. Decorative Stitches: Magnolia 7330
6. Better Buttons & Buttonholes: 4120QDC
7. Embroidery Quick Tips: Horizon Memory Craft 15000

Taught by

Linda McGehee
Linda McGehee
Linda McGehee is a pattern designer, author and instructor with 40 years of sewing experience. She is also the owner of Ghee's mail-order sewing and notions company. Linda has traveled the globe demonstrating and teaching at trade and machine conventions, consumer shows, guilds, shops and on television. Linda has published several books on sewing, including Creating Texture With Textiles, Spiraling Schemes and Chromatics, Simply Sensational Bags, The Perfect Bag: 101 Stylish Looks from Simple Patterns and Zip Couture: Chic Bags with Easy Zipper Applications.

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