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NSC’s Top 10 of 2017

With 2018 just around the corner, we’ve taken a look back our top tips, selected by YOU, from 2017. Read below to see the most popular articles and videos this year at National Sewing Circle! 1. 5 Clever Ideas for Storing Your Sewing Supplies When it comes to sewing, most of us like to have…

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Welcome to the Oh Sew Fun Sewing Challenge!

Thanks for joining the Oh Sew Fun Sewing Challenge! We’re so excited for this challenge and can’t wait to see everyone’s projects each week. Check out the video below for a special greeting from our expert sewer Ashley Hough who will be guiding you through all 9 weeks of the challenge: The challenge will kick…

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Specialty Sewing Machine Feet Options

When you purchase a new sewing machine, there are often several common presser feet that come standard with your machine. For those looking for more options though, there are a wide variety of more uncommon sewing machine presser feet that can be purchased separately and used for other specific tasks. If you do a lot…

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How to Rehab Vintage Sewing Machines

You see them at flea markets, garage sales, and estate auctions: beautiful old sewing machines that you’d love to use on your modern sewing projects. Most of them are shining black with gold decorations in swirls or art deco designs. If you find a great deal on a vintage sewing machine, it can serve as…

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Differential on a Sewing Machine

In Aurora’s differential video, she talks about differential feed on a serger. My question is, does a regular sewing machine have a differential? I found I needed to buy a walking foot so that my sewing was without pulling or pushing. Is there something I should fix on my sewing machine? Submitted by Fran Differential…

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Traveling with a Sewing Machine

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…

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Stubborn Singer

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…

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Needle and Foot Needs for Sewing Vinyl

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…

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How to Choose a Sewing Machine

All it takes is one Google search to get overwhelmed by the amount of sewing machines that are on the market. How do you know which machine is best suited to your needs? What type of sewing machine should you buy? Well, let’s talk about some of the essential features of sewing machines to help…

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