sewing_machine_diagramYou’ll better understand how to use and care for your sewing machine when you know what all the parts are called and what they do.  Sally Ann shares a photo of her sewing machine with all the major parts labeled, …

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Yesterday I told you about the temporary addition to my sewing room – the Bernina 780.  I described some of the more basic features and my general impressions of the machine.  Today I want to talk about two …

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Yesterday I gave you part 1 of my review of the Singer 160 Limited Edition sewing machine.  You can find part 2 of my review over in our Giveaways section. Oh… did I just give you a clue about the …

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Click over to The Purl Bee to find out how to make these lovely fabric napkins for spring.  The ric-rac peeking out of from the edges adds just the right touch. Go to the tutorial.

[photo from The Purl

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Janome is announcing new models of their popular line of sewing machines this year. They say,

 The Memory Craft® 5200 contains an automatic straight stitch needle plate – the only machine on the market to offer such a unique

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cleanmachineWhen cleaning out and organizing for the New Year, don’t forget about your sewing machine.  Keeping your machine clean will keep in running smoothly for all your sewing projects in the year to come.  Read about cleaning your machine from

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sewingmachineThe first step to learning to sew is to make friends with your machine.  All those moving parts and dials can be overwhelming at first, but once you know what they’re used for then you’ll know how to make your …

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Liesl from Oliver + S shares an animated graphic showing how the bobbin and upper threads work together in a sewing machine to make a stitch.  I’m strangely captivated by it, like watching a lava lamp or something.  It also …

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singerdecalsCathie Holden from Just Something I Made bought this old Singer sewing machine for $5.  While the machine clearly is no longer working, she was still able to use it to make a project.  Not by sewing with it, but by …

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top10featuresSo you’ve finally decided to take the plunge and buy yourself a fancy schmancy, whizz bang, make-your-sewing-friends-jealous sewing machine.  There are many models to choose from and they’re all loaded with features, features, features.  Which features are a must?  Which just …

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oldmachine2If you want to get into the world of sewing but don’t want to spend several hundred dollars (or more) on a fancy new sewing machine, why not give an older machine a whirl?  Frankly, I prefer sewing on my …

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sewingmachinedoesnthateyouEven though it may seem at  times that your sewing machine hates you, Laura from We Wilsons explains how a little TLC for your sewing machine can keep your sewing machine (and your relationship with it) running smoothly.  Read her

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threadaserger2Patricia Valery from evilneedles.com shows how to thread your serger.  She also shows a quick way to change thread colors once you’ve gotten it threaded.  Go to the video tutorial.

[photo from Evil Needles' You Tube video]

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sergersMeg from Fashioned by Meg shares her knowledge of sergers with an article on Sew, Mama, Sew! blog.  If you’re considering buying a serger, or if you have a serger that you haven’t quite conquered yet, this article will …

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oldmachineNewer is not always better.  This is certainly true with sewing machines.   If you’re thinking about purchasing an older sewing machine, Sew, Mama, Sew! has some tips for you. Go to the article.

[photo from Sew, Mama, Sew!]

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