How Much Fabric Should I Buy???

| July 22, 2015

One question that has been emailed to us literally dozens of times  is “if my pattern calls for 45″ wide fabric and I find 36″ wide fabric that would be perfect, how much should I get”? We have the answer to all of you who have written in —- download and print the “fabric conversion […]

The Most Common Sewing Machine Repair Problem IS………

| February 21, 2012

I’ll bet you all could guess for the next 15 minutes and not figure out what the answer is to the question — What is the most common sewing machine repair problem?   My husband was a sewing machine repairman for over 30 years, and by far the most common repair problem was ……… the needle […]

Brother Lightweight Sewing Machine Reg $110 Now $50

| November 15, 2011

Here’s a hot deal on a Brother Sewing Machine LX2500 Lightweight – 17 Stitch – 4 Step Buttonholer just in time for the holidays!  This sewing machine retails for $109.99 but it is on overstock deal right now for just $49.99 with FREE shipping.  It would make a great starter machine for someone who is learning […]

Test Drive a Brother Innov-ís For a Chance to Win $25k

| September 20, 2011

Visit any participating Authorized Brother Innov-ís Dealer and test drive one of their five featured machines to get a scratch off ticket! Every ticket gives you a chance to be one of 20 $1,000 Prize Winners or the $5,000 Prize Winner! Drawings are held every Monday in October, with four $1,000 winners every week. Plus, one […]

Enter to Win a Brother Sewing Machine

| June 1, 2010

Enter to win a Brother Free-Arm Sewing Machine with 26 Stitches – XL2600I from J. Leigh Designz and CSN Stores.  It’s easy to enter with up to ten different entry methods, click here for official rules and be sure to enter before June 11th! Related Posts:Test Drive a Brother Innov-ís For a Chance to Win […]

Bernina Favorite Feature Contest

| March 11, 2010

Sewing machines are a little like cars, they last a long time but new models keep coming out with new features.  Heck, the new Bernina 8 Series machines even have alarm clocks if you need to be reminded that it’s time to do something else :)  They pretty much do everything but make coffee (at […]

Brother Sewing Machines Earn ‘Best Buy’ From Consumers Digest

| February 19, 2010

Brother International Corporation recently earned two “Best Buy” awards in the sewing machine category from Consumers Digest magazine.  Their limited edition Project Runway model, available only at WalMart for under $140, was rated a “Best Buy” in the economy category of computerized sewing machines.  Brother also received the “Best Buy” rating in the premium category of embroidery and […]

Enter to Win a Janome Sewing or Embroidery Machine

| February 18, 2010

To celebrate their brand new series of do it yourself videos, DIY Dish and Janome have teamed up for a great giveaway.  All you have to do to enter is sign up for their free newsletter or post a comment on this DIY Dish page and you could win one of two terrific prizes – […]

How to Make a Scroll Saw from a Sewing Machine

| January 14, 2010

Lots of people are re-using and re-purposing items these days, and when I saw this sewing machine that had been turned into a scroll saw I just had to share it with our readers.  Older sewing machines are typically very well made, however lots of them tend to get thrown out by people who just […]

Extreme Sewing to Win a Janome Sewing Machine

| December 15, 2009

The U-handbag blog is hosting an exciting Extreme Sewing Holiday Giveaway with some terrific prizes!  All you have to do to enter is submit a picture of yourself doing some extreme sewing, which simply means grab your sewing machine and take it somewhere that you normally wouldn’t sew, like this hilarious lady who is sewing […]