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Beginner's Guide to Sewing (Ep 5): Maintenance

Beginner’s Guide to Sewing (Ep 5): Maintenance

Unfortunately, sewing isn’t all fun and seams. Sewing machines, just like any machine, need some TLC to keep them running smoothly. That means cleaning, tune ups, and oiling as directed in your manual. Think of your machine like your car; the more you use it, the more upkeep it needs.  In this video, you’ll learn basic sewing machine care and troubleshooting. In… Read More »Beginner’s Guide to Sewing (Ep 5): Maintenance

Beginner's Guide to Sewing: Sewing Machine Parts Reference Guide

Beginner’s Guide to Sewing: Sewing Machine Parts Reference Guide

Ever been completely bewildered by your sewing machine? So many buttons and knobs and little parts – which parts is which??? We understand. We were once there, too. So, to go along with our Beginner’s Guide to Sewing, we’ve made this little reference guide to elaborate on those parts we went over in the videos- plus a few extras. It’s all alphabetical… Read More »Beginner’s Guide to Sewing: Sewing Machine Parts Reference Guide

Beginner's Guide to Sewing (Ep 3): Patterns, Fabric & Notions

Beginner’s Guide to Sewing (Ep 3): Patterns, Fabric & Notions

In this video, we learn the basics of reading  patterns, as well as a little bit about fabric and notions. Patterns are intimidating and like learning a new language. It’s basically like putting together a puzzle; some are simple and easy, while others are incredibly difficult. The trick is to know what the lines and symbols mean. The more you expose yourself… Read More »Beginner’s Guide to Sewing (Ep 3): Patterns, Fabric & Notions

Beginner's Guide to Sewing (Ep 2): Tools of the Trade

Beginner’s Guide to Sewing (Ep 2): Tools of the Trade

Welcome back to The Beginner’s Guide to Sewing! In episode 2, you’ll learn all about the required tools/supplies for sewing. When we were planning this video, our goal was to make the supply list as inexpensive as possible for the novice sewist. Our solution was to break the supply list into 3 categories, from “absolutely must have” to “important, but you can… Read More »Beginner’s Guide to Sewing (Ep 2): Tools of the Trade