Category Archives: Sewing Equipment

Do You Need an Overlocker?

Do You Need an Overlocker? People often ask about the difference between a sewing machine and an overlocker.  A sewing machine and an overlocker have similar functions but there are differences that make them highly complementary. About Overlockers Overlockers are also known as sergers. They specialise in knitting edges of cloth to give a neat […]

Southpaw Sewing

Southpaw Sewing

Southpaw Sewing If you are right-handed, you have probably never considered the difficulties of left-handed sewing. Every task involved in sewing projects favours right-handed people, so to mark International Left Handers Day on Friday 13th let’s consider our lefty sewists. Looking Back in Time Back in the 1600s, left-handed people were suspected of witchcraft and […]

Sewing Room Essentials for your Sewing Business

Sewing Room Essentials for your Sewing Business The old adage about using “the right tool for the job” also applies to your sewing business. Just as you planned your sewing machine purchase, now it is time to invest in the right sewing room essentials. Essential Sewing Room Furniture An ergonomically designed chair is essential when […]

Easy Charitable Sewing Projects for Mandela Day

Easy Charitable Sewing Projects for Mandela Day Why not take on some sewing machine projects for this year’s Nelson Mandela International Day on 18 July? About Mandela Day Every 18 July since the United Nations declared his birthday an international day, the world has reflected on Nelson Mandela’s legacy, grateful for his life, his leadership, […]

Sew Your Way to Financial Success

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If you love sewing and are skilled at it, you have probably considered sewing for business. Being your own boss and achieving financial success can become the result of taking your hobby to the next level. How to Start a Sewing Business  Right from the outset you need to ask yourself pertinent questions that help […]

How to Choose the Right Sewing Machine Needle

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Hands up if you have been roaring through a project only to have your sewing machine needle snap? Oh, the fury! The frustration! And, admit it, often the guilt. Guilt that you sewed over a pin or ignored that the needle was blunt. Perhaps you were not using the correct sewing machine needle for the […]

Must-have sewing machine accessories and gadgets

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Sewing is an art, and as the artists say, you are only as good as your tools. You are going to need some sewing gadgets to help you if you are hoping to create a masterpiece. Whether you are a novice at sewing or a pro looking to simplify your craft, we have got a […]

4 Great Accessories and Gadgets for Your Sewing Machine!

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So, you have invested in an affordable sewing machine, as well as the basic sewing equipment, and you have loved every minute of the sewing projects that you have undertaken ever since. Now it is time to take things up a notch and treat yourself to an array of accessories and gadgets. Here are four […]

Everything You Need to Know for Successful Serger Sewing

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Keen to learn to sew? If so, then you will need to delve into the art of successful serger sewing. Here is everything that you need to know in order to get started: What is Serger Sewing?  Serger sewing basically means sewing with the help of overlockers – a machine that expertly cuts the edges […]

5 Mistakes That Sewing Machine Owners Make

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It is easy to make mistakes when you are just starting to sew. Sometimes it can be blamed on the sewing machine and other times, it is because we are simply human. Identifying these mistakes can help you to avoid making them in the future as well as to rectify certain mistakes. Empisal gives you […]