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A Sewers Guide To Fabrics

A Sewers Guide To Fabrics

So you’ve got your sewing machine all set up and ready, your pattern is right there ready and waiting, but the question is, have you got the right fabric? Perhaps you’re new to sewing having just picked up a beginners sewing machine, or maybe you’re creating a product that’s completely new to you. It can sometimes be difficult to know which fabric is best to use for what. If you’ve ever finished a product and realised you’ve used the wrong fabric, you’ll know how frustrating it can be. You may have discovered that something isn’t as breathable as you thought...

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The Best of r/sewing

The Best of r/sewing

Reddit is a much-loved website that has a home for every type of community out there, including advanced and budding sewists! It is a fantastic online space where sewers alike can get their sewing fix. From tutorial sharing for to quirky creations, questions and answers to some rather bizarre but cool ideas, it’s bound to get your cogs whirring and keep your brain full of ideas. Grab your Sewing Machine and let’s get to it! In this post, we’ll be highlighting some of our favourite posts from the Reddit Sewing Feed year, giving you some real insight into a group...

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Sewing Guide: Dressmaking Tips

Sewing Guide: Dressmaking Tips

Dressmaking is, for many, the pinnacle of sewing. From the time you get your first beginner sewing machine, you are aspiring to one day being able to make dresses. Every small design you make is helping you build towards making more complex designs, like dresses, and sparing no expense on fabrics and notions. Whether you are new to dressmaking and want to avoid rookie mistakes or have more experience but want to perfect your craft this guide will help you take your dressmaking to the next level.   Prewash Fabrics To Prevent Shrinkage Many fabrics will shrink in the wash,...

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Beginner Sewing Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Beginner Sewing Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Sewing, as with anything, comes along a few common rookie mistakes. Nobody starts out perfect. With sewing, you’re going to make errors, that’s fine. But there are a few beginner mistakes you don’t have to learn the hard way. In this post, we will share with you some beginner sewing mistakes and how to avoid them so you can cut down your learning curve and develop your sewing abilities quicker.   Mistake 1. Not Measuring Twice, Cutting Once The old adage, “Measure twice, cut once” applies to lots of things, some literally like carpentry or, of course, sewing. Making a...

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5 Best Sewing Projects For Kids

5 Best Sewing Projects For Kids

Here at Singer Outlet, we love sewing as much as humanly possible. We pride ourselves on the high quality of our Singer sewing machines and range of other sewing products we offer and are extremely proud to help sewers of all ages and abilities. Sewing is an amazing hobby and we want to help inspire the next generation of sewers in this blog post – here are our top pics for kid-friendly sewing projects. This list will focus on projects which offer finished products that kids will love, whilst not pushing the difficulty too far. These projects will be perfect for introducing...

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