Learn how to choose the correct thread colors and weights

Thread Weights and Their Best Uses

Knowing which thread weight to choose is an important part of any sewing project. Thread that is too fine can cause your project to fall apart. Thread that is thicker and heavier can tear your fabric.  These free videos offer valuable information, tips, and tricks for choosing the best thread for your projects every time!  The … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Top Ten Gifts for Beginner Sewers and Quilters!

Top Ten Gifts for Beginner Sewers and Quilters!

  Where Melanie gets her sewing machines http://bit.ly/sewminithings  The sewing machine featured is a Juki HZL LB- 5020 and typically retails for $299. A great cutting mat, basic ruler and rotary cutter set. Some favorite specialty quilting rulers A Bluetooth speaker http://amzn.to/2gsZXgE Clover glass head pins Quilty Box Ceramic Cats (?) Search on Etsy.com, or, look at local gift shops Clover Wonder Clips Thread … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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Brother ScanNCut for Quilting and Sewing – Cutting Machines

[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PL_gFPkwpxIFLZm7XPh2AiX4VtfKzL2H_-[/embedyt]  I’ve been looking at the Brother Scan N Cut fabric (and paper!) cutting machine. There are several different cutting machine brands available and I am curious as to how they all work. The reason I’ve decided to showcase this particular brand is due to the way it works without needing dies for each … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Make a Sewing & Quilting Wrist Cuff

Stitch a Sewing Tool Wrist Cuff

  Create your own sewing & quilting wrist cuff with this free step by step tutorial from Feeling Stitchy! Easily store your snips, needles, etc while keeping your tools close and portable. This is a fun and free sewing project that makes a practical and sew very useful accessory for anyone who likes to do … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Understanding the Basic Parts of a Sewing Machine

Understanding the Basic Parts of a Sewing Machine

Knowing and understanding the basic parts of a sewing machine can be very helpful in not only learning how to diagnose potential issues, but in learning how to sew as well. Jessica Giardino from The National Sewing Circle explains the basic parts of a sewing machine and what they do. More sewing machine help at … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sewing Machine Maintenance - 3 Free Tutorials for Timing, Tension and Cleaning from ManSewing

Sewing Machine Maintenance – 3 Free Tutorials for Timing, Tension and Cleaning from ManSewing

Rob demonstrates how to check for timing problems in your home sewing machine. Learn easy fixes like switching out the needle as well as diagnostic tricks that will help you know if it’s time to take your machine in for a professional mechanical adjustment or circuit repair. Rob Appell from Man Sewing demonstrates how to … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sewing Tools, Feet, and Notions - How To Make an Oversized Ironing Board

Basic Beginner Sewing Tools, Machine Feet, and Notions

Let’s Learn To Sew put this great sewing video series together with some great information about some of the various sewing and quilting tools, notions, and sewing machine feet commonly used. Learn how to make an over-sized ironing board, how to make cement pattern weights, how to change your sewing machine needle, see how to make … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Brother Sewing Machines

The Brother DZ3000 + DZ3400 Sewing & Quilting Machines

The Brother Sewing Machine DZ3400: Learn about the Brother Designio model sewing and quilting machine with so many inspiring features to enhance your creativity and bring out the innovative designer in you!  270 stitches, 14 feet, a circular sewing attachment, as well as a nice wide table for larger projects too! The Brother Designio™ Sewing and Quilting … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Brother Sews Redefines

Brother Sews Redefines “Traditional Quilting” – Free Video Series

This free sewing series from Brother and Its Sew Easy TV features traditional sewing in all its forms with a focus on quilting.  Brother encourages us to get ready to redefine the words “traditional quilting” as they integrate some basic quilting techniques and principles into fashion accessory and garment sewing with modern and stylish results! Sewing Projects: … [ Read More at SWN! ]

How to Change Colours on a Threaded Overlocker/Serger Machine

Serger Sewing Tips – A Free Video Series from Gail Yellen

A free video lesson series playlist offering tips, techniques, and tutorials for sewing with a serger. Pick and choose or watch them all. Nineteen free video lessons featuring serger how-to’s, tips, and techniques: Serger Lesson Series Playlist Titles: Serger Tip Clip 1: Starter Fabric Serger Tip Clip 2: The Thread Palette Serger Tip Clip 3: … [ Read More at SWN! ]