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Singer Sewing Camp Series Recap

Did you miss the SINGER® Sewing Camp, a virtual web series that took place in July 2022?  We've put together a quick recap so you too can sharpen your sewing skills and expand your knowledge to maximize your creativity!

Singer Sewing Camp Series Recap

Lesson 1: The Straight Stitch is not your basic stitch, it's your ESSENTIAL stitch! Explore over 20 ways to use it in our Stitch Applications Guide. Lesson 2:The Zig-Zag Stitch is a very versatile stitch. Use it for seam finishing, appliqué, bartacks, satin stitching and more. 

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Image of 3 Important Tools Clearance Plate, Edge/Quilting Guide and Seam Ripper

These 3 magical tools come with most sewing machines and are so useful! The Clearance Plate is great for sewing over bulky seams, the Edge/Quilting Guide helps you sew straight lines when quilting, and the Seam Ripper can be used to open buttonholes.


Lesson 4: Buttonholes are easy with the 1-Step Buttonhole Foot. The sewing machine will  automatically sew a buttonhole to fit the exact size of the button you choose. (This foot comes with many SINGER sewing machines!) Lesson 5:The Button Sewing Foot is used to easily attach buttons by machine. The rubberized grip on the foot helps to hold the button in place while you stitch it down. (This foot comes with many SINGER sewing machines!)

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Lesson 6: The Zipper Foot can be used for inserting zippers as well as making and inserting piping or cording. Watch and learn how to install a center zipper in a pillow. Lesson 7: The Sew Easy Foot helps you sew straight seams with accuracy no matter what seam allowance you need. There's no sewing gauge needed, a "ruler" with adjustable guide is built-in the foot!

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Lesson 8: Inserting your bobbin correctly can be a huge time-saver and solve a lot of issues. Front-Loading Bobbins are inserted into the bobbin case with the thread running in a clockwise direction. Top Drop-In Bobbins are great for monitoring your thread supply while sewing! Insert the bobbin into the bobbin case ensuring it rotates counterclockwise when pulling thread.

Save time by keeping spare bobbins on hand for various thread colors.

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Keep those bobbins full and ready to use with our convenient, portable bobbin winder!


Need to Know Needle Knowledge Easy Color Coding System by Type and Size. Learn More.

Choosing the right needle size is based on two things, your fabric weight and thread weight - the lighter the weight, the smaller the size of the needle, and the heavier the weight, the larger the size.


Singer recommends to change your needle every 6-8 hours of sewing and/or type of fabric.

Lesson 10 Carefully Brush Out Lint Image

Machine care is essential for optimum performance. Remove lint and fluff from the hook race area, as well as the feed teeth area using the small brush provided with your sewing machine.
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Lesson 11: Having the appropriate iron and using it properly make all of the difference between garments that look homemade and ones that appear store-bought.  Lesson 12: Experienced quilters know their iron keeps their quilt blocks on point. With our OnPoint Tip technology you can press seams open without having to lead the iron with your fingers.

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We hope you enjoyed...Singer Summer Sewing Camp