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How to Choose the Correct Sewing Thread

How to Choose the Correct Sewing Thread

Though it is all too often left as a late thought, the thread you choose for your sewing project is crucial to the end product quality. An unsuitable thread will prove challenging to work with, potentially fraying while you sew or breaking quickly once the product is finished. Different types of thread suit different projects, and you want to be sure that the thread you buy suits your needs before you get started. What do you need to consider when you're choosing your sewing thread? You've got to think about more than simply the price you're paying. The colour, thickness, and material...

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A Guide to Bobbins

A Guide to Bobbins

Every sewing machine has bobbins. Whether electronic or mechanical, advanced or beginner, compact or industrial, your sewing machine needs a bobbin to function correctly. If you're a beginner and you're unsure as to what a bobbin is and how to check it in your machine, then you're in the right place! The workings of your machine don't have to remain a mystery! Here is a guide to bobbins, including everything you could need to know at the beginning of your sewing journey. What Is A Bobbin? A sewing machine bobbin is a spindle or cylinder that thread is wrapped around....

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The Invention of the Sewing Machine

The Invention of the Sewing Machine

Sewing machines were the first widely distributed mechanical home appliance, and they have proven to be a reliable and valuable machine to families throughout the years.  Just as the modern sewing machine that we have come to recognise, historical models used a needle and shuttle to host thread. Throughout its development, machines have been powered by treadle, waterpower and electricity. The question is, where did the idea for the sewing machine come from? Here is everything you'd want to know about the invention of the sewing machine we've come to know and love today. The First Detailed Design The concept of...

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A Guide to Eco Friendly Sewing

A Guide to Eco Friendly Sewing

In a world of fast fashion, you can make a real difference when you choose to utilise the power of sewing machines.  Not only do you get the pleasure that comes from being creative, but handmade garments are generally much more thoughtful. They can be made with your body measurements in mind, so you’re guaranteed to have pieces in your wardrobe that fit you perfectly!  Spending the time to create and repair your garments is much more sustainable than purchasing fast fashion pieces. Fast fashion can be made too fast and with flimsy material, and they’re often damaging for the...

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Sewing Machine Needle Sizes; A Guide

Sewing Machine Needle Sizes; A Guide

Using the wrong size of sewing needle in your sewing machines can cause poor stitch quality, needle breakages and difficulty working with your chosen material. To get the most beautiful finish for your product, you need to ensure that the sewing needle you’re working with is the right size for your job.  Here is an extensive guide to sewing machine needle sizes, as well as recommendations of what fabrics work best with each needle. Even if you’re a confident stitcher, it’s worth skimming through our article to double-check your choice of needle is as efficient as possible! Sewing Needle Types...

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