Value of Vintage Japanese Sewing Machine Brands

a black and white photo of a person working a Janome sewing machine

Vintage Japanese sewing machine brands provide an exciting look at the transformation of the home sewing machine and a huge assortment of very interesting and functional machines for sewing enthusiasts and collectors. Sewing machines have been here since the early nineteenth century, and many of them are still in use today as … Read more

The Best Sewing Machine for Making Curtains

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If there is one market need that is underserved and that a sewing machine can beautifully meet, it is the selection of curtains and window decorations. Window treatment styles may have evolved, but drapes and curtains remain popular. Rather than settling for store-bought models, why not make your own? All you need … Read more

What Are Seam Rippers and Some Alternatives

Seam rippers, thread, and scissors

A seam ripper is a must-have tool for everyone who works with needles and thread. Unsewing is equally as vital as sewing in a great finished job. Seam rippers get used for removing stitches, open seams, cut strings, and open buttonholes.  What are Seam Rippers? A seam ripper is a little sewing … Read more

What is Embroidery?

Laid threads, a surface technique in wool on linen. The Bayeux Tapestry, 11th century

Embroidery is the art of decorating fabric using needles to apply yarn or thread. It is one of the oldest cloth decorating techniques in the world with a centuries-old worth of history. It also involves the use of beads, pearls, and sequins on coats, blankets, shawls, caps, and hats, etc. Today, there … Read more

How to Create a Sewing Machine from Scratch

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Do you have pants that are too long and baggy and want them to be fit you perfectly? Do you have an old outfit that you want to bring to life by making some tailoring additions to it? Worry not, as the life-changing invention of the sewing machine has got you all … Read more

How to sew elastic with a sewing machine?

How to sew elastic with a sewing machine

Knowing how to sew elastic with a sewing machine is an important technique that one must learn for garment construction. They are used in waistbands, cuffs, and even smocking. It all depends on the design of your article of clothing, but there is one thing for sure, learning how to sew elastic … Read more

Tips on Keeping Your Sewing Space Organized

Organized sewing space

Sewing can be a messy task to do because it includes trims, patterns, buttons, threads, etc. When you stitch, you cut the fabric, and sometimes it falls on the ground. Keeping your sewing space neat and tidy can be a tricky thing to do. It does not matter if you have a … Read more

What Are the Dangers of Sewing Machines?

White sewing machine with spools

Most sewers cannot do their job without a sewing machine. It is powerful equipment. Just imagine that you are sewing a Halloween costume for your kid or a king-sized quilt for your bed. It would take days to do by sewing it by hands. Using a sewing machine can minimize the time … Read more

When to Introduce A Sewing Machine to Kids

White sewing machine

Sewing can be enjoyable in many ways and also a great way to build skills, save money and more.  Sewing is also an attractive and fun hobby for any age. Children of different ages find it more attractive to sew things with the sewing machine. They tend to learn different types of … Read more

Sewing Patterns – Why Use Them?

Sewing Patterns - Why Use Them

It doesn’t matter how experienced you are, sewing patterns are a great resource for anyone who loves to sew. They take the strain out of starting from scratch and there are plenty of excellent patterns that don’t cost a penny.  Let’s take a look at some of the basics when it comes … Read more