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Sewing Machine Needles – Purpose and Size – How to Read the Package Info

There are specialized needles for most types of machines and fabrics, and many different sizes and purposes.  The information found printed on the packaging the needles are displayed in tells us just about everything we need to know, but do you know what it means?  Classification, brand, needle type and size.  Laura Coia from Sew … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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The EverSewn Sparrow 20 + 25 Sewing Machines

EverSewn Sparrow 20 Eversewn Sparrow 20 Sewing Machine Overview with Leah Day Leah Day is an award-winning quilter and the creative force behind the Free Motion Quilting Project. She has authored several books, including Free Motion Quilting: From Feathers to Flames, and teaches workshops on Craftsy and around the U.S.  The EverSewn Sparrow 20 is a computerized … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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See the EverSewn Sparrow 30 Sewing Machine

Take a look at the EverSewn Sparrow 30 sewing machine in this free demo video from the folks from American Quilter Magazine. Learn about the great features in this guided video tour. The Sparrow 30 boasts automatic needle threading, 310 stitch patterns in total, including 32 utility, 84 decorative, and 2 full alphabets. Decorative stitches … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Made To Sew's Free Beginner's Sewing Course

Made To Sew: Free Beginner Sewing Series

Learn how to sew with the lovely Aneka Truman from Made to Sew in her free video series! Aneka’s free sewing for beginners video series assists  those who have “never sewn a stitch” learn how to use a sewing machine. In this sewing series, you can learn how to thread the machine, wind a bobbin, how to deal with … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Tips and Tricks for Sewing Through Thick and Bulky Seam Allowances

Tips and Tricks for Sewing Through Thick and Bulky Seam Allowances

Laura from Sew Very Easy discusses getting your sewing machine through those thick and bulky (possibly unpressed?) seam allowances on the inside of your projects. Laura explains why your machine behaves the way it does when it encounters extra layers of fabric. Watch the close-ups to learn and understand how you can quickly rectify this … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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Bernina Sewing Machines Through the Years

A fun and interesting video record of the Bernina sewing machine company. Bernina has been shaping the future of the sewing machine industry for 125 years. Founded in 1893 by Karl Friedrich Gegauf, the company stands for Swiss precision, quality and innovation. Today, Bernina continues to build sewing and quilting machines that allow your imagination soar … [ Read More at SWN! ]

My BERNINA & Me Video Series

My BERNINA & Me Video Series

  In this video series “My BERNINA & Me”, creative people from around the world showcase their favourite BERNINA model: More Bernina at SWN: Sewing Channel: Bernina Users bernette Introduces the Chicago 5 Sewing Machine Topic: Bernina Fashion Show – Houston Quilt Festival Topic: Bernina Sewing Machine Introduction Topic: BERNINA 3 Series Tutorial: Introduction Topic: Bernina Felting Foot Video Topic: Free … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Advice for choosing a sewing machine

Advice for Choosing and Shopping for a Sewing Machine

Three experienced sewers offer their advice for choosing and shopping for a sewing machine.  Stephanie covers machines for quilting, Erica discusses basic home sewing machines, and Melanie Ham reviews machines under $200 for the beginner!  Good information here.  Bookmark this page! Stephanie Soebing from Quilt Addicts Anonymous offers some advice for sewing machine shopping. This video … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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Bicycle + Solar Energy Powers Singer CG590

Sophie Nieto-Munoz wrote a short article about The Solar Sewing Rover Project, and the artist behind it.  Artist Paul Nosa invested a year in planning the project and two more months building a solar-powered sewing machine. Paul Nosa used Singer CG590, and it is now powered by a solar-panel, and a bicycle to provide energy, … [ Read More at SWN! ]