Stitch Types

Sewing requires a degree of stitching skill. You need to know the basics and when to use them. Let us give you a rundown of the top stitches. The rundown Stitches are all different and they all have different purposes. One might be great for sewing hardy fabrics and another …

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Incorrect Tension

The wrong tension on your machine can be a disaster and one that will ruin your sewing project. Troubleshoot your tension problems now with our quick guide to getting back on track! Telltale Signs of Incorrect Tension If your machine has the wrong tension you will probably be able to …

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Persistent Thread Breaking

Picture the scene – you have nearly finished your finest piece of work. It has taken you months of hard work and for some reason the thread keeps breaking on your machine. You need to get to the bottom of the problem. Let us tell you how. The good news …

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Problems With Skipped or Missed Stitches

There are few things more annoying in life than skipped stitches! Why is it then when you want to put together that perfect seam you end up with an unsightly gap! Here is some background information that will help you make sense of the problem. Why Do Stitches Skip? So …

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Guide to Buying a Sewing Machine

Sewing machines just don’t come cheap. Some of the more advanced models can easily reach four figures. Before you splash out and invest read this short guide and get the lowdown of what to buy and where. Prepare a List of Your Needs There are three main considerations that you …

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Sewing Machine Basics

Want to find out more about that sewing machine which has been languishing in your spare room? Here are the basics that should help you out. Buying a Sewing M If you want to buy a new machine there are some things that you should know. Number one is that …

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Sewing Machine Needles

Choosing the right needle for your sewing project is essential. Get it wrong and the result will be more than just disappointing. Here is a quick lowdown on the different needles you need for the job. Know-How Choosing the right needle is a daunting prospect. At first glance they all …

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Sewing Machine Maintenance

If you want your machine to stand the test of time you must maintain it. The secret to successful sewing and quality work is a happy machine and here we have some tips that will help keep it in working order? Why Bother? This might sound far-fetched but practically all …

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