If you have ever had to iron a large piece of fabric, patter pieces or even a tablecloth on a regular ironing board you know it can be frustrating. After a recent struggle with some large skirt pattern pieces I decided to find an alternative. [Read more…]
Knowing the basic parts of your machine and how they work is an essential part of sewing. It enables you to properly use your machine and makes troubleshooting easier when problems do arise. [Read more…]
If you’re not sure what pieces you can take out of the machine or how to put them back – consult your owners manual, still not sure contact a professional!
Then we go over the parts of a sewing machine and end the class with showing them how to clean a sewing machine. It is the number one thing you can do to keep your sewing machine running smoothly. Keeping it clean will prolong the life of your machine and help ensure your projects come out nice. Lent is an unavoidable part of sewing. The more you sew, the more lint settles into your machine, use cheap thread and fabric and you will create even more. A little regular cleaning will keep your machine running smoothly. And a clean machine is also a quiet machine. Not only will regular maintenance help your machine to run better, it can also save you money in major repairs. [Read more…]
One of the keys to a great finished sewing project is having the right tools on hand. You can easily spend a small fortune on sewing tools so I suggest starting with the basics and adding to your sewing basket as you find tools you know you need or want. [Read more…]