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Identifying the Basic Parts of a Sewing Machine

Elnita 140 with extension bed in place

Kenmore 158.351 Sewing Machine with Stitch Pattern Cams - Pink and Ivory. Wish I could find this treasure! Anyone, by any chance, have one for sale?

... contacted by Spiegel (yes, the catalog company!) about trying out a new machine that they were in the process of manufacturing. “Free sewing machine” is ...

The last time I bought a machine, I opted for cheap and well-reviewed on Amazon. While I loved my Brother dearly, there are some things that started to ...

Kenmore 158-1060

All things sewing and vintage, plus whatever else catches my eye…

Do you ever catch yourself saying or thinking, "I don't have time to sew"? Yeah, me too sometimes. Our lives are getting busier and busier, while sewing is ...

... sewing machine!!! Modern Fans is a bold, contemporary quilt pattern that includes king, queen, twin

Tips and tricks for twin needle hemming

A very nice 70's model, all metal, that sounded and stitched very nicely. The floral bag held the foot control and it all packed nicely into a suitcase.

Tips and tricks for twin needle hemming

my baby easily weighs 50+ lbs. it says the model # is 5186, i'm guessing it's from sometime in the late 60's, based on how long my mom has had it.

Am I a freelancer?

I recently bought The Accountant an Emma Bridgewater mug called 'garden birds'. I thought perhaps I would provide him with a chinagraph pencil so he could ...

Wrestling with my machine was not.

Sewing Machine Mavin

NGOSEW Piecing Foot 1/4 INCH For Brother Sewing Machines # SA125 product image

Fix Your Own Pants

Elna SU (she's super)

changing treadle belts

My first sewing machine. I couldn't even part with it when I got my new machine!


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(My 4th of July quilt that is still in pieces on my sewing machine…whoops!)

Singer Scholastic 717, oh so '60's

Beginner's Guide to Sewing: Sewing Machine Parts Reference Guide - Sewing Parts Online - Everything Sewing, Delivered Quickly To Your Door


There are a few repeats from past years (because they're always useful) but I'm excited that there are some new, unique and really fun gift ideas this year.

A quick overview of the machine – Spiegel 60609 is a computerized machine with over 350 built-in stitches, plus the option to download more stitches via ...

My scrap fabric banner was another 'this should be quick project'...my machine had other ideas.

I'm using some tricks of the trade in the construction. Even the silk pins left holes in the silk, so use as little as possible. When sewing, hold the ...

Keep in mind these suckers can be heavy, and they're pretty darn expensive too. It would be a shame to end your embroidery ...

... sewing room (1, maybe 2 walls of it). Did you know there's a paint color called "couture"? I'm surely not the only lady who's chosen a paint color based ...

Sew down the length of both seams catching the outside in the stitches. The stitches will form a kind of wrap around the raw edge.


28 Sewing Hacks That Will Change Your Life

If you're looking for a great big-ticket item such as a sewing machine, I highly recommend Baby Lock as I have loved using mine. I am currently sewing with ...

Cleaning The Insides - Resurrecting Vintage Sewing Machines Part 2

You might notice that your machine comes set up as a sewing machine. There's a removable section you'll need to take off so you can attach your embroidery ...

I blogged about this one a few posts ago—I got all the blocks pieced a couple of weeks ago and had them up on my design wall as I'd had to work ...

Meet my girl, Singer Stylist 7258 – a crowd pleaser. She's a basic work horse that has 100 different kinds of stitches. What is most awesome to me is that ...

Bobbin Cover: For front loading bobbins, you remove the storage compartment to reveal a flip-down cover. Most top loading bobbin machines have a clear ...

28 Sewing Hacks That Will Change Your Life

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In this post, I'll be outlining how sewing has helped me when I'm feeling blue, and helped me through those tough times.

screwdriver helps with changing feet, industrial sewing machine

Brother JX-2517

I spent most of the morning reading a novel, as I said in a previous blog post. There was some cleaning to be done. But I did get to my sewing machine .

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Together,my pea and I embellished a onesie just in time because Sprout was about to burst from anticipation. Sprout promptly put the shirt on her baby, ...

The first stage of the make is to get the pockets in and sew the back skirt pieces to the front.

I thought this was not a bad idea at all, because I have limited flat surface space in my sewing area and so wall-mounted storage would free up some of my ...


Grain Line? What Grain Line?

This post would be pretty useless without some proof of stitch quality, right? Here are some quick tests I did. I realize now that I should have included ...

Select your zig-zag stitch and catch that bottom edge of your smile.

I am a die hard EPP fan, and I'm always looking for a fun project, especially when it involves hand sewing. I was thrilled to be able to join in Sheri's ...

To finish the legs I simply finished the raw edges with my serger, then turned the edges and top stitched them with a twin needle.

I still haven't finished those WIP, but I will get there…(are you catching on to my too-many-projects-at-one-time problem).

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Handheld Sewing Machine, Mini Cordless Handheld Electric Sewing Machine, Quick Handy Stitch for Fabric

7Triangle Bunting. Triangle Garland. Decoration for a little boy room.

It's just a case of sewing the facings and the zip in…and hemming of course! Like most people, I'm sure, ...

It's for a friend, and the first important thing that I learned is: I am apparently much more careful about everything when I'm sewing for a friend.

... a catch and back up again. Once you've done that, just leave the thread loose, and put the case back on. You'll pull it up through the machine next.

Mila's Tulip Sleeve Top and Dress from Simple Life Pattern Company

I eventually plumped for a bright orange binding (I do love orange!), which was carefully stitched down by machine and then finished by hand. I'm a sucker ...

And what is the next challenge for BLA? Definitely not to be a global brand producing thousands of garments and shipping them all over the world, says Han, ...

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Tips and tricks for twin needle hemming

Quilts decorated the convention center at the Sewing and Quilt Expo.

Prepping your machine with a walking foot. Just another step in the DIY Scarf Camera


Use black thread to sew a curve for the snowman's smile and attach a couple of black buttons for his eyes, and a line of buttons down the body.


The Ikatee Grand'ourse has been on my to-sew list for quite some time, and I love my first version from it. I say first, because I know that there will be ...

I've found it takes some getting used to sewing swim fabrics. They are slippery and can be hard to manage. But, the more bathingsuits I make, ...

avoiding sewing through your fingers

Many people have difficulty threading the eye of the needle. By having a needle threader, you prevent eye strain and making threading your machine ...

After nearly 35 years with this Kenmore 158-17812, I'm not sure I can sell it. It might be desired by someone else but I think I should keep this one just ...

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Sewing the hood for the car seat poncho.

Does it get better than this?! Today I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected as an Aurifil Artisan! I've had a love affair with this wonderful ...

Read more about the project, and my pattern review on the Flamingo Fabrics blog here!

Soon I was able to start doing this.

If the beginning of your stitch lines gets pulled down into the machine as you start sewing, use a seam ripper behind the foot to stabilize and “pull”the ...

Full Time Sewing School Coordinator

Stitching the leather pieces together. Just another step in the DIY Scarf Camera Strap Tutorial

So I'm getting there, but I still have a way to go:

Flynn jacket : Remove box pleat

I decided I will do alternating plain and print triangles on the top and bottom edge. I only got part of 2 columns sewn and gave up and went to bed early.

The Sew Down - June || The Fold Line Sewing Vlog



I used McCall's 6713, View A for my pattern. It's a simple little a-line dress with a deep v-neck that's wildly flattering on pear shaped figure.

If you prefer sewing sans machine: