Tag: How To Use A Sewing Machine

How to Use a Sewing Machine

Sewing machines come with lots of gadgets. You don’t need to learn all of them at once. Manuals can get you started and keep you going. No need to learn everything at once. Start slow, you’re in it to win it! In the past six months I’ve had the fun of helping two 30-somethings take…

Where Jill Takes On Another Hobby + How Many Hobbies Are Enough?

Too Many Hobbies – Not Enough Time Jill Case Online Editor, Sew Daily SewDaily.com It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life. – Julius Caesar I've been sewing for a long time, not as long as some but long enough to declare it my number one passion. When people…

Do you have a regular sewing routine?

Sewing is tremendously important to me. It plays a huge role in my mental health and my overall well-being. If I go too much time without putting needle to fabric. I get cranky. And that's when I know that it's time to get back to my craft. I always keep my machine fully loaded for…

A Special Note from the Field from Amber Eden, Stitch Magazine's Editor in Chief:

In early November, I had the opportunity to travel to the Puyallup Fairgrounds in Puyallup, Washington, (just south of Seattle!) to participate in 2-day Floriani machine embroidery seminar taught by RNK Educator Debbie Homer-Hofhines. The event drew hundreds of attendees, who flocked to Puyallup to expand their machine embroidery skills on the latest machines, win…

Advice From Middle School That Applies to Sewing

Last weekend while working on a sewing project for my home, I remembered a good lesson I learned from a teacher. It wasn't a sewing lesson, but thinking of it helped my sewing process. My elephant wall hanging, in progress. I'm working an elephant wall hanging, and am nearing the point where I'll add a…

Whats the Difference Between an Industrial and Home Sewing Machine?

In the workrooms where I take my patternmaking classes, there are lines of industrial machines, and provided that I bring along my bobbin and sewing machine foot, they are mine for the using. Life in the fast lane: I just can't get comfortable with industrial machines.  This might seem like a very cool thing to some…

That's Not a Sewing Machine! That's an Iron!

My older daughter demonstrates today's principle while making a tablecloth.Step 1:  Press before sewing. Step 2:  Sew. Step 3:  Press after sewing.Easy! If you really want to learn how to use a sewing machine, I have an important tip for you. Set up your iron and ironing board close by. Everything–and I do mean everything–will look…