Troubleshooting Bobbin Problems in Your Sewing Machine

How to Achieve Perfect Bobbin Tension Every Time

If you’re a long-arm quilter or own a sewing machine with a rotary bobbin, this video is for you. ZJ Humbach demonstrates how to use the TOWA Bobbin Case Tension Gauge to achieve perfect bobbin tension every time.  – National Quilters Circle More about bobbins and thread tension at SWN: Video: Exploring the Bobbin Case Video: … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Angela Wolf sews batwing sleeves

How to Add Bat-wing Sleeves – with Angela Wolf on It’s Sew Easy

Angela Wolf shows us how to alter a sewing pattern to add bat-wing sleeves on It’s Sew Easy! More sleeve sewing techniques and tutorials at SWN: Video: How to Make a Bat-wing Shirt Video: Setting a Sleeve  Video: Straight Sleeve Sloper Topic: Shirt Sleeves to Yoga Capris Photo: this is the butterfly sleeve  Video: Pattern Cutting … [ Read More at SWN! ]

35 Years and Still Sewing Strong,” an exhibit in the basement of the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis

Exhibit shows sewing’s evolution from hoop skirts to tablet cases – By Anna Pratt

Local group shows 35 years of home handiwork. Special to the Star Tribune AUGUST 14, 2015 How did sewing help hospital staffers who might have to deal with the Ebola crisis?   That’s one of the questions you could get answered at “35 Years and Still Sewing Strong,” an exhibit in the basement of the … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Electronic vs Mechanical Sewing Machines

The Difference Between Mechanical Sewing Machines and Electronic Sewing Machines

Today almost all sewing machines produced run on electricity. To find a sewing machine run by a foot or knee treadle, you have to purchase an antique. Which makes the terms “mechanical sewing machine” and “electronic sewing machine” a bit confusing. Aren’t they all electronic? What the manufacturers of the machines mean to convey by … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Brother NQ3500D Quilting Embroidery and Sewing Machine Review!

Brother NQ3500D Quilting Embroidery and Sewing Machine Review!

For the past month I’ve had a new machine in my sewing room!  Brother Canada approached us here at SWN to ask us if we would like to try the NQ3500D Fashionista sewing, quilting, and embroidery machine.  It took me less than .5 seconds to say “CERTAINLY!”.  Since the NQ3500D arrived, I’ve been “playing” with it every … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Brother NQ3500D Sewing   Embroidery Machine Demo 450

Brother NQ3500D Innov-is Demo

This computerized sewing and embroidery machine from Brother is fun to use! As a rookie machine embroiderer, and a beginner quilter, I had very little trouble using this machine. Brother provided manuals for all of the functions of this machine. The manuals are wonderfully easy to follow – which is a blessing for more visual … [ 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! ]

Sew Casual Ballet-Style Flat Shoes Using a Sewing Machine - A Free Step by Step Tutorial

Sew Casual Ballet-Style Flat Shoes Using a Sewing Machine – A Free Step by Step Tutorial

Learn how to sew flat ballet-style shoes with a regular home sewing machine by following this detailed step-by-step sewing video tutorial with Cherie Paxton. You can create flat shoes in every color of the rainbow! Cherie will discuss shoe sole materials, and offer free sewing tips and tricks when making ballet flat style shoes. what’s … [ Read More at SWN! ]

See Inside a '50s Era Cocktail Dress on Gertie's Sewing Show

See Inside a ’50s Era Cocktail Dress on Gertie’s Sewing Show

“Let’s look inside an amazing ’50s era dress, complete with an inner corselet, boning, waist stay, built-in crinoline, horsehair braid and more with Gertie and in collaboration with Elna!  Sewing nerds unite!” – Gertie related: The Cocktail Dress – Sewing Projects by You Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing Removing a Thread or Cotton Jam from an … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Four Tips for Solving Skipped Stitches

Tips for Solving Skipped Stitches – from How To Sew

“Ensure smooth stitching each time you start a project with our tips for solving your stitching woes. This is a Machine Minute brought to you by Baby Lock and the Grace machine. Visit www.howtosew.com for more sewing basics and easy projects.” – How to Sew Skipped Stitches: One More Reason Why with SewVeryEasy “One reason your machine … [ Read More at SWN! ]