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Why Is My Sewing Machine Not Stitching?

One of the most frustrating things when sewing is having trouble with your sewing machine. Many times I’ve been sewing away only to find out that the machine wasn’t actually stitching. Or I’ve been so excited to sew a new dress but couldn’t...

How Much Does it Cost to Start Sewing?

As with anything you start, you need to be sure what you are getting yourself into before you start. Just like building a house, moving, or starting any new hobby. You need to know th costs first.  Let’s consider how much it costs to start sewing. After doing...

What Is The Difference Between Sewing Thread and Embroidery Thread?

I’ve always wondered if I could interchange sewing thread with embroidery thread.  Is there a difference between sewing thread and embroidery thread? Sewing thread is stronger and more durable than embroidery thread and is meant to be used when constructing your...

Why Do My Sewing Machine Needles Break?

One of the most frustrating things in sewing is having your needles break. You try to do everything right but yet your needle keeps breaking. I’ve been there many times. Why do sewing machine needles break? Sewing machine needles can break if 1. the needle is...

How to Identify the Right and Wrong Side of Fabric

When I was looking through my collection of fabric, there were several pieces where I couldn’t tell the difference between the right and the wrong side. So I decided to do some research to find out the easiest way to tell the difference.  How to identify the...

Can You Sew Iron-On Patches?

I can remember when my kids were growing up.  I would sew patches on their Awana and Civil Air Patrol uniforms. But patches can be fun, too! You can find so many cute patches to decorate your jeans, jackets, vests, shirts and even backpacks. Many of these patches are...

What Can I Use Instead of Interfacing?

What happens when you are sewing and you realize that you have run out of interfacing? It may be the middle of the night or you may live in the middle of nowhere. But all is not lost. You may have the perfect substitution for interfacing right around your house. Look...