Category Archives: Sewing Machines

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 […]

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 […]

Sewing Machine Maintenance for Your Business

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While it is said that “a bad workman blames his tools”, cleaning, oiling, and maintaining your sewing machine is a cornerstone of success when you are sewing for business. Basic, but regular, sewing machine maintenance will extend the life and effectiveness of any model. How Often to Service Your Sewing Machine  The frequency at which […]

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying Your First Sewing Machine

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Your first sewing machine purchase may feel as overwhelming as it is exciting. At the outset, it may feel like there are too many functions and features from which to choose, but these five questions will guide you to the model that best suits you and your sewing interests. 1. What is your budget?  Because […]

The history of the sewing machine

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Sewing machine history is anything but dull! From sewing by hand using needles made from bones or horns and animal sinew as thread over 20 000 years ago to the high-tech sewing machines of today, a lot happened. Read on to find out more. Industrial Revolution As far back as 1755, a British patent was […]

The Best Heavy-Duty Household Sewing Machines for Upholstery

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When working with upholstery, your most valuable piece of equipment will be your heavy-duty sewing machine. If you plan to become a professional upholsterer, you may need to invest in an industrial-strength machine. Having said that, you can get a lot done with a heavy-duty residential sewing machine, as long as you choose wisely, and […]

How to prevent your sewing machine from “eating up your materials”

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When you are learning a new skill, a mistake or two is inevitable. Sewing for beginners can be disheartening as your imagination and taste greatly outpace your actual skills. Not to worry, even the most skilled seamstress can fall victim to the dreaded skipped stitch or broken needle, or what is possibly the most annoying […]

Learn to Sew the Perfect Hidden Inseam Pocket

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Whether you are making a trendy summer dress or a snug pair of winter trousers, the design simply will not be complete without a pocket or two! The good news is that you do not have to be a sewing machine pro to learn to sew the perfect hidden inseam pocket into your creation. Here […]

What Is the Best Empisal Sewing Machine for Professionals?

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In search of a sewing machine guaranteed to satisfy the requirements of a sewing professional? You are certain to find it at Empisal. We specialise in affordable sewing machine models for both beginners and professionals. The question is, which sewing machine from our range is right for you? We break down your options below.  EES200 […]

5 Tips for Making Money With Your Sewing Machine

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Have you found joy in exploring with your sewing machine? And, have you taken up sewing as a hobby with great success? Well, then you may be wondering how to take things to the next level to start making money by putting your most prized possession to good use. Here are five tips to keep […]