Video: Threading a Sewing Machine

In this short video a professional fashion designer demonstrates how to thread a sewing machine. Video Transcript Hi I’m Natalie, I’m a fashion designer. I’m here today with Start Sewing to show you how to thread a sewing machine. The basic sets you need, first of all cotton reel, bobbins …

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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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Basic Hand Sewing

It’s time to step away from the machine. If you are a die-hard machinist, this might be a trying time but don’t fear! Hand sewing is a skill that can be learned easily. Here are some basics that no self-respecting dressmaker can be without. The Magic Four Here are four …

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Choosing the Right Thread

When you first enter a sewing supply shop you may be amazed by the range of threads there are to choose from. It’s difficult for a beginner to know what to choose. For basic sewing it doesn’t matter too much, but when you start working with more challenging fabrics, or …

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Video: Incorrect Thread Tension

In this short video, a professional fashion designer demonstrates how to deal with incorrect thread tension when machine-sewing. Video Transcript Hi, I’m Natalie, I’m a fashion designer, and I’m here today with Start Sewing to show you how to avoid incorrect tension. As you can see here, the sample I’ve …

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