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The Advantages And Versatility Of Mini Sewing Machines

The portability, size, and versatility of mini sewing machines have made them one of the most popular modern conveniences for not only those individuals who sew materials on a regular basis, but also hobbyists, crafters, office workers, and frequent travelers as well. Many of these machines have all of the same features as a full size sewing machine with the added conveniences of being easily transportable and the ability to be used with or without electricity as they can either be plugged into an electrica...


Setting A Satin Stitch

Before any other stitch can be formed, it begins as a straight stitch.The stitch is formed by the interlinking of the upper sewing machine thread with the bobbin thread from below. This stitch is said to lock. When the tensions are properly set, this locked stitch forms in the middle of the fabric out of the users view. For over a hundred years, home sewing machines were limited to sewing a series of these stitches in a straight line or one after the other. This line of stitch could be adjusted for leng...


Online Fabric Stores - Three Tips To Bear In Mind

The internet truly has changed a lot about the way we go about our daily activities. Whether it is simple shopping or being social to the more sophisticated tasks like art or commerce or business transactions, even high end industrial activities - everything is influenced by the web in some or the other way.Take the example of clothing stores - now if you are the owner of one and wish to buy silk fabric online, the task wouldn't necessarily involve heading out into the market and actually hauling metres wor...


The Methods Used To Patch A Quilt

Patch work quilts are timeless, are they not? Patch work quilts have been manufactured for hundreds of years, because in essence a patch work quilt is made from off-cuts of cloth. A housewife would make a set of curtains and keep the off-cuts. Then she would create some clothes and store the off-cuts. And so on and so on until she had enough off-cuts to make a quilt, if she needed one for her household.This old-style of constructing bedspreads or quilts always manages to look traditional and modern at the s...


Replacing Sewing Machine Parts for Extended Life

Sewing machines today are very well-built machines. They will usually last for years without much trouble. When trouble does arise, only a few sewing machine parts will require replacement. Case in point is the myriad of antique sewing machines that are still in use today. Although they are still capable of doing the job, replacement sewing machine parts are becoming harder to come by, especially if the original manufacturer is no longer in business. In most cases, the original manufacturer is the best sour...


Do You Need Heavy Duty Sewing Machines?

Everyone who enjoys the art of sewing wonders about graduating onto more heavy duty sewing machines. The reason for this is that a more heavy duty machine offers a lot more than normal sewing machines and most sewing hobbyists begin with a simple sewing machine designed for beginners. If you have been sewing for a while with a simple machine then it is very likely that you have been wondering whether you need a more advanced sewing machine. The answer to such a question depends upon your specific level of s...


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