The Sewing Diaries - Week 1

By Sherri Sylvester

Janome Canada Artisan Sherri Sylvester of Thread Riding Hood started a six-week blog series called The Sewing Diaries, where she has been posting one topic per week about her new machine, the Skyline S7. Our blog post today will be an overview of Sherri's first week, where she unboxed her S7.

To stay organized, Sherri suggests when you first unbox the machine to put away all of the extras that came with your sewing machine. This also helps to make sure you have everything you need in order for you to use the machine. Sherri suggests to store everything in the body of your machine. 

The second step is mentally preparing yourself to take care of your machine so that it lasts longer. Sherri mentions that cleaning your machine and taking it in for maintenance on a regular basis helps you to get great tension and achieve straight stitches every time you sew. 

Lastly, it is important to read the machine manual and get to know everything your sewing machine can do!

Click here to read part 1 of unboxing your new machine. 

Click here to read part 2.

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