National Sewing Circle is here to teach you everything you need to know about buying, maintaining, repairing, and cleaning your sewing machine. We will walk you…
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Free motion drawing with your sewing machine is a fun and simple way to play around and get creative with your sewing projects. You can use any design you’d like, whether it’s your own creation or work you’ve seen somewhere and enjoyed (e.g. postcards, paintings, embroidery patterns). Depending which kind of project you’re making the process only takes a couple of hours, and you can create anything from decorative pillows to T-shirts.
If you’ve never used a serger before they can be intimidating. From the multiple thread spools on the top, to loopers instead of a bobbin on the bottom, there’s much about a serger that differs from a conventional sewing machine. In this video, ZJ Humbach shows you how to use a serger by taking you through the different parts and showing you the many different ways you can use it.
Threading a serger is never any fun, no matter how experienced of a sewer you may be. Aurora Sisneros walks us through her way of completing this tedious task and make it a bit easier, and less time consuming. This helpful trick can make a sewer’s life much easier! Watch and learn today how threading your serger can become an easier task than you think.
Knowing and understanding the basic parts of a sewing machine can be very helpful in not only learning how to diagnose possible problems but in learning how to sew as well. Jessica Giardino explains all of the basic parts of a sewing machine and what they do.
For many sewers, working with a serger can be intimidating and challenging at first. Stacy Grissom gives us some tips on getting our seam allowances to be even while using a serger. Watch as Stacy demonstrates these tricks, and learn how to get the best seam allowance possible for your next sewing project.
You see them at flea markets, garage sales, and estate auctions: beautiful old sewing machines that you’d love to use on your modern sewing projects. With some careful TLC, you can bring most of these old machines back to life, turning them into machines that you’ll rely on for years.
Learning how to clean a sewing machine is an important part of sewing as it allows you to maintain your machine and keep in running smoothly for years to come. Ashley Hough breaks down how and where you should be cleaning your machine on a regular basis and what tools to use when cleaning.
Button closures can be added to everything from garments to accessories and even fun home decor projects. Using a buttonhole foot on your machine can be a quick and easy way to accurately stitch buttonholes that will be the correct size for any button. Nicki LaFoille shows step-by-step how to attach, set up, and use a buttonhole foot.
While most sewing machines come with a bobbin or two when you purchase them, you may want to buy extra or have the need to replace them at some point in the future. ZJ Humbach explains that there are many different types, styles, and sizes of bobbins available and discusses why it is important to ensure that you are getting the correct size for your machine.
A blind hem stitch, used in combination with a blind hem foot and proper folding of the fabric can create a nice blind hem on your next project- Nicki LaFoille shows you how.
Tara Rex provides helpful tips on how to best organize your machine stitches. You will find these tips will save you time and potential frustration. Find out what classes are available to assist you with understanding your sewing machine. Learn the many stitch options your machine has. Use these tips to ensure a successful and fun sewing experience.
When it comes to adjusting the tension on a sewing machine, most manufacturers recommend starting with the needle tension first and rarely adjusting the bobbin tension. However, small adjustment to the bobbin tension can be made and are fairly easy, ZJ Humbach shows you how.
Whether you work with different sizes and types of sewing machines on a regular basis or you are simply buying extra bobbins for your home sewing machine, it is important to know about the different bobbin sizes. ZJ explains about several of the different bobbin sizes, what machines they work in and how using the wrong size can affect your stitch quality.
If you’re thinking about buying a new sewing machine, this is the video for you. Kristin Tabor shares three basic questions that we should ask ourselves when beginning the sewing machine buying process. Depending on what type of sewer you are, your skill level, and the amount you are willing to spend, this video will help you decide on the perfect machine for you.
When you purchase a new sewing machine, there are often several common presser feet that come standard with your machine. For those looking for more options though, there are a wide variety of more uncommon sewing machine presser feet that can be purchased separately and used for other specific tasks.
Aurora Sisneros demonstrates and teaches you the process of correctly preparing your machine for sewing by walking you through each step. Learn how to prevent future damage to your machine as well as what each part of your machine is called. Use these step by step instructions to get your very own machine ready to sew in the most efficient way.
Since your sewing machine is your best friend, why not take excellent care of it? There are several things you can do for your favorite companion to keep him healthy and happy. Here are a few easy steps to clean, maintain, and keep your sewing machine in tip top shape!
Do you remember the first machine you started sewing on? We asked our Facebook fans to share stories about their first time sewing, and their first sewing machine. Did you start on any of these machines?
If you’re new to sewing, you may have just started with the standard presser foot that comes on the machine and haven’t yet changed it out. Most machines come with several different presser feet that can make some aspects of sewing much easier.