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What fabric is soft, luxurious, flowy, vivid, and affordable? If the word “affordable” was missing from the question, I would bet my sewing machine that the answer would have been silk. But, silk is pretty expensive. Well, if you don’t know the answer, it is viscose. It is a fabric that is widely used yet many people don’t really know...
best baby lock sewing machines
Baby Lock sewing machines may not be as prominent as Singer and Brother brands. But, when it comes to quality and performance, Baby Lock matches and sometimes exceeds these most popular brands. Baby Lock sewing machines are excellent and reliable. If you’re searching for a new sewing machine, a Baby Lock might be worth considering.  Don’t get me wrong here....
Colorful needle bed with sewing pins
When I first started sewing, I knew I needed sewing pins. So, I walked into a sewing shop only to find out that there were so many different kinds! Seriously? They were not all the same, so how to choose a proper kind? I decided to buy the prettiest kind assuming that it can’t be a big deal. Oh...
old sewing machine seen from close up
The interest in vintage items is on the rise over the last couple of years. Every year there are more shops and events that sell or celebrate vintage clothing, vintage furniture, vintage cars, and many other vintage items. Sewists didn’t skip this new-old trend. Vintage sewing machines are in demand as well. Why we love these old items, and...
mini sewing machine
The mini sewing machine is both highly praised and criticized by sewists. Critics usually say that they are no better than toys, can’t sew through thick fabric, and they are not nearly as durable as good old metal sewing machines. But these harsh words are unjust and wrong founded. I have to say that these critics got it all wrong....
sewing machine case
Every seamstress knows that it takes time, effort, and research to choose a sewing machine. We are pretty meticulous when buying fabric as well (even though we always buy more than we need). However, we aren’t that thorough when we are buying a sewing machine case. Maybe it’s not necessary to overthink cases, totes and other storage or carrying options....
A comparison between two popular sewing machine brands in the US, Janome, and Brother. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. Brother and Janome are two prominent sewing machine brands in the US. Brother is the most popular sewing machine brand in the US, there is no question about that. Janome, on the other hand, is a brand which is fueled...
Husqvarna Viking Designer Epic 2
The beginnings of the company Husqvarna Viking, go all the way back to 1689. It started as a rifle factory in the town of Husqvarna, in Sweden. In 1872 they started manufacturing sewing machines. It is a story of success and dedication. They have become one of the leaders in the industry and still going strong. In 2006 Kohlberg &...
hand made felt star decoration
Humans have made felt since the dawn of civilization. The oldest remains of felt date back at least to 6,000 B.C. In the last couple of decades, we are witnessing the revival of the interest in felt and it is constantly growing in popularity. What is felt, exactly, and why is it becoming popular again? Felt is a non woven...
chair next to a sewing machine
Having a hobby or passion seems to be pretty expensive these days. Whatever you engage in, there are myriads of tools and accessories that you need to be fully prepared. Or that’s what manufacturers and commercials tell you. And they all cost money. If you’re just starting your sewing adventure, most people will tell you that you’ll need a...

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