Every Home Needs a Sewing Machine


June 11, 2013 by sewgonestitching

There are tons of reasons people use sewing machines. Just because you’re not the “crafty” type – doesn’t mean a sewing machine can’t become a useful appliance in your home. Here a just a few situations where owning a sewing machine can save you time and money.

Hemming Pants

I’m short. Every pair of pants I purchase are too long and require hemming. Blind hemming is an absolutely invaluable feature on Janome Shop at Home Sewing Machines. Every Juno model has the blind hem stitch. Go ahead and save your household money year over year by hemming your family’s pants at home. Janome Juno machines also have a blind hem bonus! They all have a “stretch” blind hem stitch – now you can hem stretchy yoga pants!

Shortening Curtains

Lisa's Curtains

Lisa’s Curtains – I sewed two panels together to make these curtains wide enough, and shortened them to rest on my floor.

Curtains or drapes are rarely the proper length. Instead of mucking around with that iron on tape or giving this task to your dry-cleaners – you can do it yourself! Altering curtains to the proper length on your Janome Juno sewing machine is a quick and simple project – even for beginners!

Lisa's Roman Blinds - I made these blinds to match my lime green walls!

Lisa’s Roman Blinds – I made these blinds to match my lime green walls!


I LOVE sewing pillows! They are quick and easy to make, very affordable and a very fantastic way to change up a room in your home.

Table Linens

Lisa’s Table Mat – I made this table topper because my table is a very bizarre size and it was impossible to purchase something that would work.

It’s very difficult to find the exact placemats or other table linens to match your decor. Maybe your dining room table is an odd size – impossible to find table clothes that fit. Just imagine being able to make the perfect table cloth, napkins or table runner yourself! Impress guests – and even impress yourself by creating your own unique table settings for holidays and special occasions.

Hallowe’en Costumes

You may not need one right now, but someday, someone will need a costume. Be ready.

Clothing Repairs and Alterations

It happens – everyday wear and tear on your favourite clothes. Most clothing repairs can be done at home – saving you money by making sure garments can last. Maybe you found that perfect dress that just needs a little tweaking? Basic clothing alterations can also save you money and it’s so rewarding to finally have clothes fit you right!

Hobbies & Crafts

Lisa's "Kabuki" Wall Hanging

Lisa’s “Kabuki” Wall Hanging

Ok maybe this reason is a no brainer, but not everyone is a born quilter, sewer or crafter. I truly believe that every person needs a hobby – or something they can be passionate about – something “just for them”.  Maybe sewing is the perfect hobby for you and you don’t even know it yet???

Still think you don’t need a sewing machine?

Take advantage of all that Janome Shop at Home has to offer – great machines, great prices and lots of resources to help you “get sewing”. Visit our website to learn more.


Share with us! What’s your reason for wanting to purchase a sewing machine??


6 thoughts on “Every Home Needs a Sewing Machine

  1. lizafrica says:

    Hi Lisa,
    Love the blog. I do regular posts for janomelife & elnalife. I will SAH blog to these blogs when I am back in the office. Currently on a road trip in Alberta doing Test drives on Janome machines.

    • sewgonestitching says:

      Hi Liz, Great to hear from you! I’ve been following janomelife for quite sometime. Looking forward to connecting with you soon!

  2. Samantha says:

    Good post, I have mainly made clothes with patterns on my sewing machine and I am not yet good enough to make my own patterns and I aren’t well versed about altering patterns to suit. I want to get interested in my sewing machine again. What are some best ways to put the spark into my machine without spending much money?.Thanks again for the handy page.

    • sewgonestitching says:

      Hi Samantha, thanks for taking the time to comment.
      I think the best way to get motivated to use your machine again is to choose a simple project. Making a few pillows for you couch, bed or even using outdoor fabric to make throw cushions for your patio or deck. Napkins are also super easy and affordable. Select a project that is simple – but it’s also important that it’s something you are interested in. I would take some time to wonder around your local fabric shop and see what inspires you! Good Luck!

      PS: You may want to grab a current sewing or home decor magazine to flip through – there is always tons of inspiration inside – especially summer editions!

  3. Brenda says:

    Sewing is a great way to connect with my teenage daughter. She is very interested in learning the craft and we have such a great time when we are sewing, browsing for patterns& fabric and hanging out in our sewing room!! Fantastic to pass on the craft and spend quality time with my daughter!!

    • sewgonestitching says:

      Hi Brenda, thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Sharing your passion for sewing with your daughter is an amazing opportunity. How lucky you both are to have crafting in common. Enjoy this special time together.

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