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How to choose a sewing machine needle

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How to choose a sewing machine needle

When you first begin to sew, it makes sense to sew all of your projects with the needles provided with your machine. However, as you begin to get more confident and branch out to different fabrics, it is important to consider what type of needle you use. This is because the wrong type of needle can lead to breakages, poor stitch quality and can even damage you or your machine! This guide is designed to help you see the variety of sewing machine needles available and their uses. You'll be pleased to know that nearly all sewing machine needles are...

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How to change a sewing machine needle

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How to change a sewing machine needle

Changing your needle may seem a little daunting - but really is an essential skill you need to learn when sewing. This is because a blunt or broken needle can not only damage your fabric, but also your machine. A blunt needle may also cause your thread to tangle or your machine to drop stitches - so if you are experiencing these problems, it may be a good idea to change your needle! This guide is designed to make the process as simple as possible, and help you resolve any issues that may lead to a blunt or broken needle....

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Different types of pins and uses

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Different types of pins and uses

Pins may be a small (and easily lost!) sewing tool, but they play a big part in the making process of any garment. Not only do they hold pattern pieces in place, but they can be used for fitting garments, holding on trims and maintaining seam allowances. There are many different types of pin available, and this guide is designed to help you figure out which type is best to use on your project. Pin components and types: While there are many different types available, they essentially have the same components, the head, point and shaft, and simply vary by...

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Different types of hand sewing needles

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Different types of hand sewing needles

Whilst you may choose to do most of your sewing on a machine, there are still some cases where you may prefer to finish your garment by hand. For example: when hemming a garment, attaching buttons, or applying a delicate overlay like lace. This guide is designed to help you see a variety of different hand-sewing needles and their uses, so that you can stock up on a range that are suitable for your projects. Hand sewing needles vary in thickness, length, point shape and needle eye size. Usually they come in packs of type or size and sometimes in...

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