Life Without a Free Arm Sewing Machine

on May 2, 2008 in Sewing | 17 comments

My beloved Janome 6600 has every feature a girl could want except for one: a free arm. My previous sewing machine had a free arm so I do know what I’m missing! Here’s a simple tip that I picked up in one of my Yahoo groups: sew a circular seam from the opposite side. Since my stitching looks better on the top than the bobbin, I like to actually turn items inside out when I need to topstitch so that I’m sewing on the side that will be seen.

Any more tricks on sewing without a free arm?

And yes, this is a teaser shot of the Mail Sack. I’m expecting delivery of the pattern sheets any day now!