Threading your overlocker: a troubleshooting guide

Threading your overlocker: a troubleshooting guide

If you have a passion for home sewing, an overlocker is a must-have machine. Not only will it help you carry out jobs like garment alternations more efficiently, you’ll also achieve a much better finish on your hems and seams. However, an overlocker is only a...
Tips on mastering patchwork quilting for beginners

Tips on mastering patchwork quilting for beginners

If you are just getting into quilting, making a patchwork quilt is a great place to start. It is lots of fun and also makes it simple to produce quality results. This makes this style of quilting very rewarding and perfect for those who are building up their sewing...
A Quick Guide to Sewing Machine Feet

A Quick Guide to Sewing Machine Feet

When starting out as a beginner in the world of sewing, machine terminology can be overwhelming. We’ve put together this quick guide to give you the rundown on the different types of sewing machine feet, alongside handy tips and tricks of how and when to use...
3 reasons why it is important to invest in a sewing machine

3 reasons why it is important to invest in a sewing machine

Different people pursue sewing for different reasons. While some have made sewing their hobby, others use it as a source of income. Home sewing is also popular, with many choosing to repair damaged or worn out dresses or shirts themselves. With your own sewing...
Three reasons to get into patchwork

Three reasons to get into patchwork

If mastering your sewing skills is on your list of things to do, then bringing patchwork into your hobby can be a great way to do this. Making a patchwork quilt can be very satisfying and rewarding, or if you don’t feel like taking on a big project, patchwork...
Skills every sewing beginner should learn

Skills every sewing beginner should learn

When starting out as a novice, it is easy to feel overwhelmed with the wide range of skills you need to grasp. You want to be able to create the most intricate designs, but it’s important not to get ahead of yourself. By mastering the basics, you will have the core...
Serger vs Coverstitch vs Overlocker: The differences

Serger vs Coverstitch vs Overlocker: The differences

If you are just discovering the world of sewing, you have probably heard of the ongoing debate about the differences between serger, cover stitch and overlocker machines. First of all, the most important thing to learn is that serger and overlocking refer to the same...
Quilting Mistakes You Should Avoid Making

Quilting Mistakes You Should Avoid Making

No matter how many years you’ve been sewing, whether you’re a beginner or a pro, it’s always easy to make a mistake. Thankfully, with the wealth of knowledge available online, it’s easier than ever to find out how to correct your patchwork...
Keeping Your Sewing Machine In Good Condition

Keeping Your Sewing Machine In Good Condition

Maintaining your sewing and embroidery machine on a regular basis is important. Sewing and quilting machines are delicate and need to be treated as such. Caring for your machine means that the quality of your sewing will be better overall and fewer repairs will be...
What makes embroidery such a great hobby?

What makes embroidery such a great hobby?

Are you looking for a fun and relaxing hobby that you can do from the comfort of your own home? If so, embroidery is one you should definitely consider. Once considered an old-fashioned pastime, embroidery is now one of the trendiest crafts to take up. It’s not hard...