Are You Using The Right Sewing Machine Needle?

| August 28, 2018

As we get caught up in trying to get sewing projects completed and move on to the next one in the limited time available it is so very easy just to jump from project to project without giving any thought to whether or not we have the right needle in the sewing machine. It can […]

Looking For A Sewing Machine To Teach A Child To Sew?

| January 21, 2016

I have a couple of grandchildren that are begging  me to teach them how to sew.  They are 10 years old, and that’s about the age I learned to sew on my mothers’ treadle sewing machine.  The problem is that my sewing machine is BUSY with all my sewing and craft projects, so I’ve been […]

Bobbin Basics

| August 19, 2015

The bobbin winder unit may be located on the side of the sewing machine or on top of the machine or some types have the rewind right in the machine.  Regardless of “where” you wind the bobbin, there are some general rules that apply to every bobbin on every machine. ** Always start with an […]

Keep Your Sewing Equipment in Tip Top Shape

| August 5, 2015

One of the most irritating things that can happen to those of us in the sewing, alteration, crafting, doll making and other “sewing” businesses is for a machine to break down in the middle of a rush project — or any other day of the week!  We simply do NOT have the time to spare […]

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 […]