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! ]

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! ]

New Bobbin case for Brother Sewing Machine

How to Replace Your Bobbin Case – Laura Iglesias + Brother Sewing Machines

Laura Iglesias’ Brother HE-240 sewing machine needed a new bobbin case, so she looked online and found a good price for a bobbin case for a Brother machine :)  This video demonstrates the set-up and replacement  of a new bobbin case for the Brother HE-240 home sewing & embroidery machine.  Save yourself a trip to the sewing machine repair shop and … [ 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! ]