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Beginner-Friendly Stitching Styles

Beginner-Friendly Stitching Styles

Knowing how to sew is a great life skill to have. It can help save your favourite jeans when they get a hole in instead of having to throw them out. If you want it to, sewing can become a fun and useful hobby and learning the basic stitches is a great place to start. We understand that most people start with a needle and thread when learning to sew; however, if you’ve mastered that and looking for a new challenge, you can try a sewing machine. Further down the blog, we’ve explored some more intermediate level stitching styles for...

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Kick Start The New Year With a New Hobby

Kick Start The New Year With a New Hobby

Was starting a new hobby part of your new year’s resolutions? Or maybe you vowed to spend more time with the kids this year (or without them). Whatever your reason, starting a crafting hobby can be a great way to stimulate your mind and have fun this year. Choosing your crafting niche can be tricky, so we’ve designed a handy little guide to talk you through some of the most popular to let you decide.   Cross Stitch Cross stitch is the oldest form of embroidery and can be found worldwide since the middle ages. X-shaped stitches are used in...

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4 Sewing Activities For The Whole Family

4 Sewing Activities For The Whole Family

While crafting can be an excellent way to unwind, it doesn’t have to be an individual task. Sewing classes and creative workshops exist so you can benefit from the creativity of others! Being surrounded by people who also appreciate your hobby is empowering and inspiring. And often, the best support we can receive comes from our families! If you’re unsure where to start introducing your passion for sewing to your loved ones, you needn’t worry. At Singer Outlet, we believe everybody can benefit from the freedom and expression of crafting. Here are 4 sewing activities for the whole family to...

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Your Guide to Quilting Machines

Your Guide to Quilting Machines

Quilting is the process of securing three layers of fabric together. Most quilts are created by forming a ‘quilt sandwich’, A fabric top layer A fabric backing layer A layer of wadding or batting in the middle The pattern of quilting stitches can be simple for beginners or progress into elaborately decorative. Specialist quilting machines, or long arm machines, offer a bigger workspace area to hold your quilt, making it easier to feed larger quilts through the machine. Choosing a quilting machine can be a daunting task, particularly if you’re new to the hobby. Believe it or not, you don’t...

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How To Store Your Sewing Machine

How To Store Your Sewing Machine

Properly storing your sewing machine will help it last longer and function better. Sewing machines are highly complex, with many small and delicate components. This means attention needs to be given to the way they’re stored. Clean Your Machine First  You should always clean your sewing machine before storage. Start by switching it off and unplugging it for your safety. Never attempt to clean the machine whilst still plugged in.  Start by removing the throat plate. This is where most of the fabric fibres and dust tend to gather, so it needs to be cleaned regularly to avoid a build-up...

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