Free Arm Sewing Machine: Do I Need One?

Free Arm Sewing Machine: Do I Need One?

In this sewing tutorial I will show you how to use a free arm on a sewing machine. You probably know the basics but I have something to show you that you have never seen before. Have you ever asked yourself these questions: What is a free arm sewing machine, how does it differ from other machines, and do I need one? If you have, I’m here to answer them for you. Learn the answers to all of these questions and more, plus see my recommendations for the best models to purchase!

Brother Luminaire Tutorial: How To Make A Mug Rug In The Hoop

Brother Luminaire Tutorial: How To Make A Mug Rug In The Hoop

This is a fun and easy Brother Luminaire tutorial: how to make a mug rug. But you can use many other modern embroidery machines to make this mug rug, for example Babylock Solaris, Babylock Destiny, Brother Dream machine, etc.
So let’s learn how to make a mug rug with an embroidery machine. You can easily design your own mug rugs with Brother Luminaire. But in this tutorial I will not show you how to create designs with Luminaire but how to actually make the mug rugs with the machine using an already created design.

How to Choose the Best Sewing Table

How to Choose the Best Sewing Table

If you’re shopping for a new sewing table, choosing one can be challenging since there is a huge variety of options available. After all, how do you select the best sewing machine cabinets when there are so many shapes and sizes to choose from? Do you want a desk with storage? Foldable? For quilting? For cutting fabric? For small spaces? If you enjoy sewing, using a sewing table or desk can dramatically improve your experience by helping you to organize your supplies and keeping you in the correct position to avoid back pain which will help you to function more efficiently and creatively.

Fabric conversion calculator

Fabric conversion calculator

Use this fabric measurements calculator to easily convert between inches, feet, yards, centimeters, and meters.  Do you want to know how many inches are in a yard of fabric? How to convert inches to yards of fabric? How many centimeters, or yards, or feet  are in 83...
Care of Sewing Tools and Equipment

Care of Sewing Tools and Equipment

Learn how to take good care of your sewing tools and equipment. A collection of useful maintenance tips from this sewing tutorial will make your life easier. Keep your tools properly organized, cleaned, and maintained. It will save you time and money and make your sewing projects much more rewarding.

Rotary cutter tips and tricks – what mistakes to avoid

Rotary cutter tips and tricks – what mistakes to avoid

I wasn’t a quilter until recently, I used to sew clothes for myself and kids and some home decor items (mostly curtains). So I wasn’t used to rotary cutters, although I had all the time many different kinds of sewing scissors and I thought that rotary cutters are only used by quilters. 
Some time ago, before deciding to share my sewing experience with others, I started to sew leather. I heard from more experienced people that a rotary cutter is excellent for cutting leather and will transform you in a real leather cutting machine. So I tried it. And it was awful! I even film it so you can laugh now together with me – at the time I was so surprised at the way a rotary cutter works.
And I put together this article so you are not going to make the same mistakes I did.

How to take body measurements for sewing

How to take body measurements for sewing

Every sewing project starts with taking measurements. It’s even more important to take your own body measurements for sewing clothes. In this video sewing tutorial I’ll present how to take the body measurements that you’ll need regardless if you sew with one of the available commercial patterns or draft a pattern yourself.

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