How to Buy Thread
If I hadn't been asked the question, I'm not sure it would have dawned on me to explain what it is you are looking for when you are buying thread. It sounds easy enough, after all, thread is thread, right? But it's not that simple, and if you have never done it before, you might not know how to buy thread.
Gift Ideas for the Sewist
Looking for gift ideas for the sewing fanatic in your life, or even the newbie? Here are 4 lists of 10 ideas each... top 10, gifts for the newbie, inexpensive gifts, and gifts you didn't know you needed. Great for Christmas gifts, stocking stuffers, or really any time of the year, beause really, what person with a hobby doesn't like adding to their stash!
Sewing Machine Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Sewing Saturday
Sorry for making you all wait so long for this post! I know that there are some of you out there who knew the other information and were probably dying to figure out how to fix the problems you’ve been having with your machine. Well, today is your lucky day, because we’re finally going to go through sewing machine maintenance and troubleshooting issues. I had asked my mom, Trudy, if she’d be willing to type up something for today, and she helped me out in a big way by writing, well, just about all of this post. The last two weeks were busier than anticipated, and I just didn’t have…
Setting Up Your Sewing Machine: Sewing Saturday
Today we'll show you how to wind a bobbin, thread your machine, replace a needle, and get started sewing. If you are having issues with this, make sure you look for next week's post on trouble shooting and maintenance.
Getting to Know Your Sewing Machine: Sewing Saturday
There are so many things to learn about your sewing machine before you begin to use it. In this post, we will cover the basic information you should know about the parts of your machine.
Acquiring a Sewing Machine: Sewing Saturday
Whether you already own a sewing machine or are going to be going out to get one, there are some things to know. Not everybody will need the same sewing machine. Not everybody will use their machine in the same manner. And not everybody will be as hard on their machines as my mom and I are. We’ll take you through what to know if you already own a sewing machine, and what to know if you are going to need to acquire a sewing machine. My other post for today (read here) was picture heavy…this one is not! But there’s a lot of good information, so read on. We’ll…