How to know if your sewing machine is an antique?

If your grandma likes or liked sewing perhaps it’s a good idea to clean up your basement and look for an old sewing machine. Why? Well, because it’s possible that you own an antique sewing machine without having the slightest clue about it! Pay special attention if someone close to you, a relative, possibly grandma…

Christmas gift ideas for college students: what gifts are the best for a student

When choosing a gift for a student, ask one simple question: “What does the student want?” And most of them want not so much: to have fun, live in overdrive, follow their dreams, and boldly look into the future. And also sleep, eat and pass the next session … Well, let’s see what gifts can…

Learn How To Sew – Different Clothing Materials

Different materials, sewing needles, the right sewing machine, stitches, necessary threads… Lots of things to think about to make every sewing project perfect! What to do? How to choose the right thing? Some many questions can’t be left without answers so here you go! Sewing materials In the sea of available materials, the main differences…

History Of The Sewing Machine: Incredible Facts You Never Knew

History was my favorite school subject? Yours too, I hope. One would think that the history of the sewing machine can’t possibly be interesting but that is so wrong. It is covered with the veil of mystery and controversy. The invention of the first sewing machine was preceded with some other important inventions. I believe…

What Is Upholstery Fabric? The Complete Guide

Quality and style are measures used to categorize a piece of upholstery fabric. The weight, drape, weave, and number of wraps/threads are measured to gauge how long the material will take to wear. When picking up upholstery fabric, you should check its durability, cleanability and how well it resists fading and soil. It’s essential that…

How to Oil a Singer Sewing Machine? The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need

I still remember the day I decided I wanted to try sewing… Thousands of questions were running through my head. How to start? What to do first? Which sewing machine to choose? These and many other questions were all over my head. Then it clicked! Who else – my grandma! Oh, guys what a perfect…

What Are Sewing Notions? The Complete Guide

Sewing notions are the smallest instruments and accessories used on the last leg of a sewing project. Notions are used to finish clothing articles such as snaps, buttons, and collar stays. The term notions is mostly American and was used extensively during the constructions of the Yankee notions. Notions encompass a whole range of materials,…