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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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How to clean your sewing machine

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How to clean your sewing machine

  Sometimes your sewing machine may get a little lethargic and act less cooperative than usual. Instead of breaking your bank to afford replacing your machine – first give it a little bit of TLC and see how giving it a good clean can make it run much more smoothly! This guide is designed to help you give your machine a lovely spring clean, something you need to do every once in a while, to maintain your machine in top condition or after sewing a particularly messy fabric. Some leading sewing machine companies recommend cleaning your machine with every 10...

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How to set up your sewing machine

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How to set up your sewing machine

The best place to learn how to thread your individual machine is shown in your instruction manual. However, since many machines may be sold second-hand and purchased cheaply for a sewing beginner, manuals and instruction booklets may be missing or lost! In this guide, we’ve put together a generalised step-by-step that will apply to most machines. Threading your sewing machine: Threading your machine properly is necessary to create neat and secure stitches. Although machines come in many different types, the stitching mechanism is essentially the same in all machines, creating stitches by combining the motions of the needle thread and...

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