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  • Better lighting equals a better sewing experience. Traditional sewing machine bulbs are dull, hot, and burn out frequently. Don’t suffer through poor lighting when you can use the LED Bendable Bright Light. This light attaches directly to the body of your sewing machine, meaning you don’t have to sacrifice table space for better lighting. It conveniently snaps into an adhesive bracket to provide…

  • We’re Going BIG For National Sewing Month! Throughout September, we are giving away nearly $20,000 worth of sewing machines, and we’re featuring exclusive Daily Deals to celebrate the joy of sewing! Our Daily Deals feature hundreds of sewing products, parts, and accessories at deeply discounted prices. Daily Deals are only valid for 24 hours and supplies are limited. Be sure to snag the items you want quickly. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.…

  •   Organizing your bobbins has never been so easy. These 3 popular products are loved by sewists all over the world because they effortlessly organize bobbins without breaking the bank. They’re each intelligently designed to ensure your bobbin is easily accessible when you need it and securely stored when you don’t. Collins Match-Up Handi-Bobs allow you to store your bobbin and thread…

  • Hello, everyone! I’m Sarah at SewingPartsOnline.com and I am about to change your life with this amazing seam ripper. This is the Seam-Fix everyone has been raving about.  It’s not your average seam ripper. This innovative tool is a seam saver! Here’s how it works. The sharp blade effortlessly slices through unwanted stitches while the red safety ball protects your fabric. Instead…

  • Hey, Everyone! I’m Sarah at sewingpartsonline.com and today we’re going to talk about your sewing machine belt. They’re an important part of maintaining your machine. There are several different types of belts. There are V belts, lug belts, treadle belts, geared belts, round belts, and timing belts. In this video, we’re going to teach you the signs of a bad belt and how…

  • Hey, everyone! I’m Sarah with sewingpartsonline.com. Today we’re going to talk about the important parts that work together to control your tension. There are many different types of tension units. Some are built into the machine, some are digital, and some are standalone units like this Singer one. You see these very commonly on older machines. These are primarily what we’re going…

  • Hey, everyone! I’m Sarah with sewingpartsonline.com and today we’re going to clear up some of the confusion surrounding snap on presser feet, specifically Singer’s snap on presser feet. When you think of a snap on presser foot, you usually picture this. It’s a pretty generic snap on presser foot. As you know, it attaches to a snap on presser foot adapter. I’m…

  • Today I’m going to give you some tips on how to properly care for your bobbin case.  This is a Singer Apollo bobbin case. This is a top loading bobbin case and it works with Class 66 bobbins only. It seems obvious, but you must always use the correct bobbin for your machine. This can be confusing because a lot of bobbins…

  • Hey, everyone! Sarah here with Sewing Parts Online and today we’re going to learn how to assemble a needle clamp. We get asked about this a lot and it is surprisingly easy. Now, this (XZ0001051AS) is for a Brother machine. It fits most Brother and Babylocks. However, if you have a different machine, that’s okay, we do sell those parts. The principle…

  • Hey, everyone! Sarah here with sewingpartsonline.com and if you’ve ever struggled to make decorative circles, I have an attachment you have to try.  This is the circular sewing attachment. I actually have two of them here. This is a pretty generic Elna one. A lot of them look like this. And this is the more advanced Babylock one.  Now they go on…

  • Fil-Tec is an American manufacturer of thread with over 25 years in the thread industry. They make everything from military grade industrial thread to quilting thread to embroidery thread to candlewicks. We love them because their products are made exceptionally and because they’re made in the U.S. Other companies like La-Z-Boy, Boeing, Johnson & Johnson, and GE all use Fil-Tec products. Clearly,…

  • Choosing the correct thread for your project starts with knowing the basic properties of thread and the options available. It can be overwhelming when you realize how many different types of thread are out there. The trick to thread selection is to choose the correct weight/thickness, fiber, and finish for your project. Generally speaking, All-Purpose Polyester works well for most general sewing…

  • Did you know there are over 60 different bobbin styles available? Some are dramatically different, while others are so similar it’s difficult to see any difference at all. Let’s take a closer look. About 95% of household sewing machines use the following 3 bobbins… The Class 15 (A Style) Bobbin: The Class 15 is about the size of an American nickel. Its…

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