When working with lightweight or even sheer fabrics, the best way to finish an edge is often with a rolled hem foot: faster than hand-sewing and a lot easier, if you know how to do it. What? You don’t? No worries! Let me share with you my best tips and … Continue reading →
Did you see my earlier article and video on how to sew on a button with your machine? How to Sew on Buttons with a Sewing Machine It wasn’t difficult at all, just a little bit of fiddling to make sure the needle lined up exactly with the buttonholes. But, … Continue reading →
Having a spacious, well-organized sewing room is a dream of all sewers. For people who sew as a hobby or as their job, one of the most important factors for sewing properly is having a well-lit sewing room. We wrote recently about 7 Practical Tips for Designing A Sewing Room. In … Continue reading →
If you are not sure what elastic to use on your sewing project, we are here to help! Today, we are here to teach you the different types of elastics for sewing and when to use them. Can you imagine your life as a sewer, sewing your favorite projects without … 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 →
In terms of safety, sewing is certainly a lot safer than skydiving, bullfighting or even just driving a car. That being said, sewing does still present some genuine dangers so sewing machine safety is critical. Today’s sewing machines are run by electricity and have dangerous moving parts like sharp needles; this means … Continue reading →
Way back when I was in my early teens, I had a favorite way of closing shirts, skirts, pants and bags by just applying snap fasteners instead of a button. I had a very good reason for that, I did not know how to make good-looking buttonholes. No matter how … Continue reading →
If you get frustrated putting on binding because you sometimes miss catching the back of the binding and get little gaps – you need this article! Never miss the back again and get perfectly straight stitching – learn how to use the Binding Foot. Do you remember that lovely big box … Continue reading →
For me, buying a sewing machine, is a big decision. I know it is the same for most of us. If I buy well, hopefully the new machine will be lifelong investment and even something I can give to my daughter eventually. However, I also know that if I choose … 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 →
I know several of you also got the Brother 1034D serger for Christmas, or maybe another model. No doubt you’ve all made more headway with it than I have, and are already threading experts. Just in case there is anyone still not quite sure or confident, here is my step … Continue reading →
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