Your starting point should be, what do I want to use my machine for, and what is my budget? Let’s start with the first question, what type of projects are you interested in? Do you want to do quilting, embroidery, clothing, or general crafts? For instance, if you want to do drapes, then you’re going…


Embroidery used to be reserved for the experienced seamstress. No more! With the advent of computerized embroidery machines, even the novice can stitch a fairly complex design. More over, the computerized machine allows for the importation of tens of thousands of embroidery designs (many of which are free). Even for the experienced embroiderer, you can…


One distinct memory I have of my great grandmother is her sitting in her chair crocheting a blanket for my soon to be born little brother. I remember asking her to teach me, and she excitedly shared some yarn and needles. She began to teach me how to knit using a basic stitch, but in…


Both Brother International and Singer sewing machines are world renown. There joint sales worldwide cover approximately 70%, so apart from having the monopoly of sales they are also top choice for beginner and expert sewers. Warranties and Support Brother– there are several warranties that cover the machine, but do read the small print carefully. The…


Singer is probably able to boast that it is the leading brand in sewing machines as it sales account for over 40% of all sewing machine sales. Brother International on the other hand accounts for just under 30% of sewing machine sales. Singer offer a variety of machines that will support the beginner, the expert,…


Your sewing machine probably came with a few needles that can be used with most fabrics but you need to get yourself a packet of needles as a reserve. Some packets contain just one size while other will contain a selection. There are two numbers displayed together on the packet. If you pick up a…


When you buy your Sewing Machine, the chances are that it will work really efficiently for many years, as long as you follow the maintenance instructions. Many major manufacturers are so confident of their product that they provide a 25 years warranty. But when it comes to Sewing machine needles that is all together a…


In this present era, there are a vast number of options for obtaining good sewing machine courses for beginners. Many of these useful resources can be obtained online, from the comfort of your own home. Thanks to the internet, many beginners have found a very efficient way of getting around long, boring traditional classes and…


Getting into the sewing industry, as a beginner, requires a basic notion of the art. Likewise, finding the right sewing machine for beginners is an important aspect of the trade. Many different types of sewing machines are currently available on the market. As a beginner, you will observe that sewing machines have a series of…


Finding the best sewing machine for intermediate sewers can be easy, only if the requisite factors are taken into account. These factors are very important for selecting the best  machine for intermediate sewers since they evaluate the important aspects of each machine. In addition, since there are many types of sewing machines out there, a…