Quilters are familiar with the walking foot, and generally, they have one in their possession. However, many other generalist sewists aren’t aware of the many reasons you need a walking foot and everything it can do for you. This specialty foot is larger compared to the regular foot and more … Continue reading →
A broken needle flying into the eye is a fear that seamstresses share all over the world. Something like walking into a spider web and not knowing whether the spider is stuck on your hair or lurking on the floor ready to strike –but potentially much, much worse. Those that … Continue reading →
I’ve been learning more about the different sewing machine feet in my mega-box of presser feet that I bought. This week, the pintuck foot has been intriguing and delighting me. Accurate sewing has never been a strong point of mine so the prospect of sewing lines and lines of neat … Continue reading →
Over these last 3 1/2 years, I’ve picked up quite a few sewing tools that have really helped to improve my sewing. Some of the best ones have been the various presser feet I’ve bought. Our machines can sew awesome things on their own, but match the right stitch with … Continue reading →
Ok, so you’ve taken up sewing but you’re still learning the ropes, as they say. When talking about sewing machine needles, people in your sewing circle keep spouting off numbers like 90/14 and 75/11, which makes little to no sense to you…the problem is, you’re just a tad too shy … Continue reading →
Have you ever wondered how your clothes can stretch but not rip? Or how the edges of fabric stay so smooth and neat? A special sewing machine called the coverstitch machine is behind all that magic! This specialized sewing machine—characterized by its multiple needles and loopers, and designed to create … Continue reading →
Today, just a quick snippet. Have you ever wondered how your sewing machine works when it has the two threads and only one needle? How is the stitch actually formed? This cool video shows you exactly how that works. And now you know why the ‘timing’ on your sewing machine … Continue reading →
Unless you’ve been very lucky, most of us start out learning to sew on quite a basic machine. It may have been a shared machine at school, an old machine from the 60’s your mother used to use when you were a child or even a vintage treadle machine your … Continue reading →
Hi there! I’m Irene and I usually blog at Serger Pepper; today I’m here sharing with you all I know about one of my favorite topics: sergers! Yes, I’ll do my best to help you choose your first serger (or overlocker, depending on where you come from)… aren’t you excited? I … Continue reading →
Choosing the right embroidery machine can be overwhelming for beginners. A good embroidery machine for beginners should be easy to use, versatile, come with built-in features to help beginners learn and improve their skills, and be durable and reliable. The machine should have intuitive controls, clear instructions, and be easy … Continue reading →
If you’ve gotten tired of hand stitching, but aren’t ready to make the big commitment that is buying a full sewing machine, or you’re looking for a really handy tool to add to your sewing arsenal, than a handheld sewing machine might be for you. Article Summary Quick Reference Why … Continue reading →
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