When making your new year’s resolution list, make sure to put ‘learn to sew’ at the very top of your list of things to do for 2017. If you do not know how to sew a button to a shirt, do not fret as there are thousands of easy sewing projects for beginners to dig their needles into!


Learn to sew with these helpful hints:

  • Basic sewing tools – Before you start sewing, you need the correct equipment. This includes needles, shears, a pincushion, pins, measuring tape, marking pens, thimbles, thread, fabric and a step-by-step instruction manual for the project you want to do.
  • Threading the needle – This might seem like a daunting step, but with a little practice, it can be done. Threading double threads or single threads will determine the strength of the stitches you sew.
  • Learning different stitches – There is no need to try to learn the difficult stitches first as you might get confused. Learning the basic stitching will benefit you later. There are a wide variety of different stitches that you can learn, including basting stitches, running stitches, back stitches, slip stitches as well as decorative stitches.


If you prefer sewing by machine, you can purchase an affordable sewing machine and start gathering potential projects such as sewing dresses or household items. Having the correct sewing equipment will benefit the outcome of your project. However, you need to be prepared to stitch and fray the fabric a few times to ensure you do it perfectly and know exactly how the stitches of your chosen project needs to be done. If sewing is something you like to do, why not go big and start selling the products you make!


Let Empisal make your sewing easier this New Year


Whether you are looking for a sewing machine, sewing equipment or project ideas, Empisal is the place to go. Here you will find a range of reliable and precision sewing machines, overlockers and ironing equipment that simply won’t let you down.


For more information, please give us a call today!