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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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Sewing Leather On Your Sewing Machine; The Dos and Don’ts

Sewing Leather On Your Sewing Machine; The Dos and Don’ts

You don’t need an industrial sewing machine to work with leather at home. Whether you’re looking to stitch up a tote or are working with leather for a jacket, your craft can be completed from beginning to end right in your living room. A regular beginners sewing machine can handle relatively thick leather with only a few small adjustments. As with any material, there are settings on your machine that are better suited to leather. There are close considerations to make regarding the length of your stitches and the placement of your thread as unpicking any work in leather leaves holes! Before...

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The Best Sewing Machines for Beginners

The Best Sewing Machines for Beginners

Have you found there are too many different things to consider when choosing your first sewing machine? With computerised, electrical and mechanical sewing machines all an option, knowing what to pick can be overwhelming. Thankfully, we are here to help with some handy advice for beginners to the sewing craft by giving you the low down on the best beginner sewing machines and what to look out for.  Best model types for beginners The very last thing you want to do is confuse yourself before you’ve even started to sew. Electrical and computerised sewing machines have many more options and...

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Overlocker Sewing Machines; What, Why & How Much?

Overlocker Sewing Machines; What, Why & How Much?

As sewists, we take great pride in every project we complete. We pay incredible detail to even the most intricate parts of a garment and continually look for ways to make each piece better than the last. We love to collect new sewing tools and machines. If it will make our next project, we want it. Whether for your own enjoyment or for the wonderful compliments and shocked “I can't believe you made that” - which even the most modest sewist secretly loves. If it will take our creations to the next level it has a chance of one day...

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Best Sewing Gadgets and Accessories

Best Sewing Gadgets and Accessories

This list of best sewing accessories is a follow up to our list of sewing room essentials. In our sewing room essentials guide, we looked at the must-haves - the tools of the trade which will get you up and running and ready to tackle a slew of cool projects. In this guide, we are going to look at expending the contents of your sewing room with the best sewing accessories and gadgets. Technically these are non-essential (though they may be necessary for some projects) but they are all incredible and will increase your sewing capabilities. If you are looking...

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