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! ]

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! ]

Free Sewing and Alterations Lessons

Sewing Machine Troubleshooting: Upper Thread Breaking

“Usually when the upper thread breaks, you’ve got a couple of things going on. The thread could be caught on the thread spool spindle on the top or back of the machine. So, when your upper thread keeps breaking, make sure that it is not caught on the spool itself, or make sure that it … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Industrial Sewing Machine Basics

How to Thread Industrial Sewing Machines with ProperFit Clothing Co.

Watch ProperFit Clothing Co. in this free video tutorial and learn industrial sewing machine basics: How to thread an industrial sewing machine. How to wind industrial sewing machine bobbin. How to adjust industrial sewing machine tension. What needles to use on your industrial sewing machine. How to install an industrial sewing machine needle. Adjusting commercial … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Serger Alternative: Using the Overlock Foot on a Regular Sewing Machine

Serger Alternative: Using the Overlock Foot on a Regular Sewing Machine

“Using an overlock foot to finish off raw edges on seams is an excellent alternative to sewing with a serger/overlocker. If your sewing machine doesn’t have a stitch setting for an overlock stitch, fear not. Simply use the zig-zag stitch which comes as a standard feature on most sewing machines. Don’t forget, if you have any sewing-related questions or … [ Read More at SWN! ]

How to Install and Use the Flower Stitch Foot - Presser Foot

How to Install and Use the Flower Stitch Foot – Free Tutorial

This is a great video tutorial from Sewing Parts Online that not only shows us how to use the flower stitch decorative sewing machine foot, but how to install it. Two thumbs up!   “Create symmetrical flower designs and eyelet holes on your sewing machine with the Flower Stitch Foot! This decorative foot is exactly … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Baby Changing Mat - 2 Options Free PDF Sewing Pattern from So Sew Easy

Beginners Baby Changing Mat – Free PDF Sewing Pattern from So Sew Easy

A free PDF sewing pattern for a smart-looking baby diaper changing pad that includes storage pockets for a package of  baby wipes, a few diapers, and carries as a clutch or handbag.  A multi-style pattern in a satchel style with handle, or a clutch style diaper bag.  Deby Coles who designed this baby changing pad rates this as a confident … [ Read More at SWN! ]

How to Sew a Basic Hem By Stefanie of Girl. Inspired. for I Heart Nap Time.

How to Sew Basic, Rolled, and Mock Rolled Hems – Basic Sewing Techniques

    A double fold hem is a standard method of finishing edges when sewing.  This type of hem provides a nice neat finish, helps to prevent fraying, and reinforces the edge of the sewing project.  Stefanie of Girl Inspired shows us this basic sewing technique.   [Get the Tutorial] How to Sew a Rolled Hem – from Stefanie Knaus “This video tutorial … [ Read More at SWN! ]