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An overlock machine makes sewing many of your projects fast and easy. It can sew a seam and seam finish, and trim the excess seam allowance, all at one time! Your fashions get that ready-to-wear look that only a serger can provide! It’s important, though, that your machine is set up properly to give you the best stitching results. Below are a few top trouble-shooting tips to help you sew successfully with your overlock machine.
I’m so excited to share my first project with you! New to sewing, only 2 months in, I thought it would be kind of awesome for you to follow along as I tackle this new venture. I probably won’t know a lot of answers if you have questions but will make sure to connect with my peers to get you answers. So on to the project!
It is such a fun process to see what you have imagined in your head stitch out on your fabric right before your eyes! Overall I’ve really enjoyed using this machine. I have so many projects planned for the future, and I can’t wait to share it all with you!
These hems are often seen on the edges of napkins or table linens, the edges of ruffles, scarves and much, much more. The type of fabric being sewn basically determines whether you use the narrow hem or the rolled hem.
March is National Craft Month, and it is also National Quilting Month! One thing that crafters and quilters usually have in common, though, is a love for applique. So, this month we thought we would share some fun ways we have used applique recently, in hopes of inspiring your own creativity – no matter what type of sewing you like to do!
When doing machine embroidery, most fabrics will require that you use stabilizer in order for the embroidery design to stitch out successfully.
Whether you are a more experienced sewist or you’re just getting started, here are a few tips we’d like to share with you to help keep your sewing easy and fun!
When you sew, you’ve noticed stitches skipping on some fabrics, while at other times you’ve seen little ‘snags’ or ‘pulls’ along the seam lines. Did you know that many of these common problems can be fixed by simply using the correct needle in your machine? We’ll explain basic needle parts, styles and sizes, how to choose the right needle for your project and how to avoid some common mistakes so you can sew with success!
Every sewing machine has a selection of stitches from which to choose. Some machines have just a few, and some have many, many more! Regardless of the number of stitches your machine has, it can be very useful to make yourself a “stitch-out” of all the stitches, so that you can see what they look like when actually sewn. It’s a fun way to get familiar with your machine, too!
One of the most common garment alterations is hemming jeans. Whether it’s tailoring a pair of designer jeans, or hemming up some hand-me-downs for the kids, there probably comes a time sooner or later when you’ll want to hem a pair of jeans! Hemming jeans by machine, however, can present particular challenges, so we’ll show you a couple of methods and also share some tips for success. Regardless of the method you choose, be sure to use the right needle in your sewing machine – either a SINGER Denim needle (size 16) or a SINGER Heavy Duty needle (size 18), to help accommodate the thickness.