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Jewellery Making For Beginners

Jewellery Making For Beginners

Feeling creative but don’t have a ton of time to sit in your study? Papier mache, collages and painting can take serious dedication. Still, you can scratch the crafty itch with some straightforward jewellery making! Also, what is more, rewarding than being able to wear your art? Whether you’re a fan of intricate beading or appreciate some inventive wirework, there are various fun techniques to perfect when crafting bracelets, bangles, or brooches.  Stretch out your creative muscles and tailor some beautiful earrings or a necklace to your taste with this guide to jewellery making for beginners.  Are You A Beader...

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How To Choose The Right Sewing Needle For Your Machine

How To Choose The Right Sewing Needle For Your Machine

You've spent hours browsing different types of sewing machines, from mechanical models to quilting machines. Finally, you've settled on the perfect build to suit your budget and the kinds of sewing projects you want to pursue! Hopefully, that's the most challenging part over and done with? Well, not quite. Different fabrics and materials require different sizes and shapes of a needle, and your machine needs to accommodate the switches.  Should you feel overwhelmed with all the choices for sewing needles, you're in the right place! Here at Singer Outlet, we've developed this guide covering how to choose the right sewing...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Cross Stitch

A Beginner’s Guide to Cross Stitch

Cross stitch is a relatively easy crafting method to learn, but you can achieve some incredibly beautiful results with a sprinkling of creativity! Hand embroidery is one of the quickest ways to express yourself artistically since you don’t have to set up any sewing machines or spend time measuring fabric to structure a garment. With even, open weave linen or Aida, you’ll be raring to go in no time. The only limit for your designs is your imagination! But it’s easy to be overwhelmed with so much freedom of expression and a completely blank canvas. If you’re new to hand...

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A Guide to Sewing Machine Feet

A Guide to Sewing Machine Feet

Whether you’re passionate about sewing or just starting, it’s important to know your overedge foot from your sheering foot and everything in between. Knowing which feet can achieve the look you desire will make your sewing journey a lot easier; because let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than getting a zigzag edge when you were hoping for a blind hem.  Most machines come with a few standard, interchangeable presser feet; an open-toe foot, a zipper foot, a buttonhole, and an embroidery foot. But when your confidence grows past these, there’s the option to invest further in ones designed for specific...

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Why You Should Consider Buying A Used Sewing Machine

Why You Should Consider Buying A Used Sewing Machine

When you find a new hobby, it’s easy to fall into the trap of overcommitting and spending too much money on your equipment. Buying a brand new host of materials and threads is part of the fun! That being said, if you’re new to the world of crafting, a used beginner sewing machine could suit your needs wonderfully. You don’t want to break your budget before you’re certain you’re committed to your craft. Even if you’re an advanced sewist, a used sewing machine can be a sensible choice for your kit! If you’re on the fence, here are a few reasons why...

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