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The Best And Quickest Way To Keep Your Sewing Machine Clean

The Best And Quickest Way To Keep Your Sewing Machine Clean

Whether you use an overlocker or traditional sewing machine, taking care of your equipment and keeping it clean as recommended is the key to many years of good service. Obviously the service intervals will vary depending on how frequently you sew. But there are indicators that your machine is less than happy and in need […]

Stitch Non-sweet Easter Treats

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If you celebrate Easter, it is on 4 April this year. In other words, there is still time for some non-sweet Easter sewing projects. Trying to limit the number of sugary treats you give your children (or yourself), does not prevent you from having a hippity-hoppity Easter. All you need is a little imagination and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sewing tips: 5 Tips for sewing success

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The mechanics of a sewing machine are quite simple and have not changed much since the “old days.” Yes, many sewing machines indeed have tiny computers inside now, and some have hundreds of stitches to choose from. However, the reality is that you will primarily only be using two stitches – a straight stitch and […]

Sewing machine project: Fun Fashion

wrap skirt

The reversible wrap skirt is a must-have item in your wardrobe because of its versatility, comfort, and stylish flair. Because of the lack of structure and fastening, this skirt is suitable to wear year-round and is flattering to every figure. If you are a fashionista looking for a fun, new sewing machine project to revitalise […]

How to Make Handy Decorative Fabric Pots

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Soft fabric pots or containers are a trendy storage solution. Use them to hold your sewing equipment, your stationery – anything really. Along with looking beautiful, creating a decorative soft fabric pot is one of the most enjoyable sewing machine projects perfect for beginners and advanced sewers alike. Here is how it is done.  What […]

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 […]

How to Sew a Crib Sheet

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Spending most of your time adhering to social distancing recommendations? If so, you are likely to be feeling the effects and battling the boredom by now. What better way to keep both your hands and your mind occupied than by embarking on a few new sewing projects, such as sewing a crib sheet for a […]