Do you remember the first machine you started sewing on? We asked our Facebook fans to share stories about their first time sewing, and their first sewing machine. Did you start on any of these machines? “Managed to break my mum’s 25-year-old Brother machine when I was 11 – I was “playing” with it. Put
Hello! I have just purchased a new sewing machine and was wondering if you have any ideas of things I could sew for my beautiful 10-month-old grandson. I am only a basic sewer and I don’t have an overlocker. I just need some ideas to get me motivated to start. Thanks! Submitted via Facebook Congratulations
Where can I find wide lace and a large variety of lace to make some extension slips for my tunics? I have seen some slips that have four different lace lengths and designs all in the same color. Where do I find them? Submitted via Facebook Hi! Many fabric stores carry lace and lace trims.
Hi, I have a question about sewing purses and purse linings. How do you turn your purse right-side out after putting in the lining? Any help you can give me would be great! Submitted by Aliyah It will depend on what technique you use when attaching your lining. If you fold under the top edge
Hello! I hope you can help me. I will be traveling soon (flying abroad) and I would like to take my sewing machine with me. Should I keep it in hand luggage? What do others do when flying with their machines? Any tips would be great. Thank you! Submitted via Facebook This is a great
I am having the hardest time fixing my Singer sewing machine. The bottom thread keeps bunching up and no matter what I do I can’t seem to fix it. Any advice? Submitted via Facebook I hate when this happens! When the bobbin thread is bunching up it typically means there is a problem with the
Hi – many thanks for your regular updates! I have been having problems sewing Lycra or any fabric that stretches. Do you have any advice on how to sew stretchy fabrics? Submitted via email When sewing with stretchy fabrics, one of the most important things to consider is your needle. Using the correct needled will
I just love this tutorial for making a great-looking zippered vinyl bag. Makes a great gift for any occasion. Are there any special types of needle or sewing foot needed to make it easier to work with vinyl? Submitted by Juanita Hi Juanita! When working with vinyl the fabric can actually stick to the bottom