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?
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 […]
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
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???
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………
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 […]