applique
Blog, Sewing Ideas

What is Appliqué?

So, you are keen to take on the challenge of new and exciting sewing projects. Want to try something different? If so, you have probably been investigating appliqué and how it works. We have the information you have been looking for below, along with some helpful tips for mastering the technique. So, What Is It?  […]

Sewing Tips

How to wind your bobbin

For sewing enthusiasts and professionals, winding and threading a bobbin is second nature – but if you’re just starting to learn to sew, it can be tricky to get it right. Fortunately, the process is fairly standard on every machine, including the Empisal 120A Dressmaker. Here is a quick how-to guide from the specialists at […]

Sewing machines
Blog, Sewing Machines

Maintenance tips for your sewing machine

Sewing machines work hard when you’re busy creating beautiful items for your store, home or yourself and loved ones, so it’s important to regularly clean and maintain your machine to ensure that it stays running smoothly. Here are some tips from Empisal, the makers of the affordable, hardworking EMPISAL EES50. Check your manual before you […]

Blog, Sewing Equipment

Where to find the best fabrics in South Africa for your sewing machine

Finding the perfect fabric is pivotal to the success of any sewing project, but finding a great store with the range you need can be challenging. Here’s advice from Empisal, manufacturers of the affordable EES50 on some of the best fabric stores in South Africa: The Fabric Warehouse: Located in Centurion, this fabric company specialises […]