A Quick and Neat Alternative to Backstitching

2017-10-13T13:49:46+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Tips & Tricks|

Did you know that there is there such a thing as an alternative to backstitching? Sometimes backstitching is not always the best option when securing a seam. Maybe you know what I'm trying to get at here? Let me explain a bit better. There may come a time when you're [...]

5 Reasons Why you Should Learn to Sew Knits

2017-01-25T14:19:34+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Tips & Tricks|

If you are reading this chances are you may be feeling scared of stretch fabrics, or better even terrified to learn to sew knits! Am I right?! Let's face it... Sewing knits can be a daunting prospect for many who have never ventured into the world of stretch fabrics [...]

How to Clean a Front Loading Sewing Machine

2016-10-20T06:10:54+00:00 September 5th, 2014|Tips & Tricks|

Believe it or not, regular cleaning and maintenance of your sewing machine is an essential part of keeping it running smoothly, reducing your servicing bills and trips to the sewing machine repairs centre and ultimately extending its overall life. So what's there to be cleaned in a sewing machine you [...]

How to Choose the Best Thread for your Project

2016-10-20T06:10:54+00:00 July 24th, 2014|Tips & Tricks|

When you learn to sew there are many questions and doubts that go through your mind..one of them being- What thread is best to use for my sewing project? Well that's a very good sewing question to ask and despite some differing opinions, I believe that when you learn to [...]

How to Turn your Sewing Machine Hand Wheel

2016-10-20T06:10:54+00:00 April 4th, 2014|Tips & Tricks|

I first started sewing on a 1970s mechanical machine I borrowed from a friend. She quickly run me through the basics of threading it, winding the bobbin and sewing straight stitches, before wishing me luck as I left full of excitement and anticipation at the thought off all the sewing [...]