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How To Thread Your Machine Safely

How To Thread Your Machine Safely

Before you make that satisfying but daunting first stitch, you need to set up your sewing machine. This tutorial is designed to help everyone from complete beginners to people who have lost their way with sewing and are looking to get back into it. Threading your sewing machine is the absolute first step to using it, so it's vital it's done correctly.   Before You Start Check your sewing machine manual if you have it to hand. It should explain in diagrams how to thread your particular machine. If you have lost your manual, these can be downloaded online. Next,...

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4 Best Vintage Singer Sewing Machines

4 Best Vintage Singer Sewing Machines

You might be surprised to learn that some of the best vintage sewing machines can still outperform modern machines at certain tasks. That’s one of the many reasons why modern sewers enjoy using older machines. Vintage models are loved for their beauty and durability, so if you don’t want or need the computerised features of a modern sewing machine, older might be better for you.   Are Vintage Sewing Machines Better? Depending on your needs, vintage sewing machines can have important advantages over modern machines. Durability - Vintage sewing machines were made to last. They’re highly durable, and the craftsmanship...

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Easter Crafts To Do With The Whole Family

Easter Crafts To Do With The Whole Family

Easter is approaching us, chocolate eggs are on the shelves, and you may already be observing the occasion by partaking in Lent! At Singer Outlet, we’re here to put a smile on your face during the run-up to spring, even if you’ve given up sugary sweets or you’re avoiding coffee for 40 days. If you’re struggling through your sacrifice, remember you needn’t forfeit family fun for Easter.  Use the holiday to enjoy your children’s company and encourage their creativity. Here are some Easter crafts for the whole family dedicated to helping you bond and relax in your free time.  ...

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Your Guide To Fabric: Perfect Cuts Every Time

Your Guide To Fabric: Perfect Cuts Every Time

Choosing the ultimate fabric for your project is daunting. There are thousands of colours, textures and patterns to trawl through before you can be sure you’re selecting the most suitable style! So once you’ve finally made the painstaking decision on which fabric you’re employing, it is critical you treat your new purchase with care. Thoughtfully managing your material means cutting every centimetre with suitable instruments, which will change depending on its thickness and coarseness. For a collection full of fabrics without any damage, and to achieve perfect cuts every time, keep reading.   Firstly, What Types Of Fabric Are There?...

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Buyers Guide to Overlockers

Buyers Guide to Overlockers

Overlockers were originally used in industrial sewing venues but are becoming increasingly popular in the home. An overlocker is a special-purpose machine that produces professionally finished seams, similar to those on ready-to-wear garments. The machine uses between two and a dozen threads to encase a raw edge of the fabric with an overcast stitch while trimming away the seam allowance. Overlookers aren't designed to replace the sewing machine. As the overlooker grew in popularity, the market became more saturated and choice increased. It can be challenging to know what to look for overlockers. Fear not; we’ve developed the ultimate buyer's...

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