What is a Free Arm Sewing Machine?

What is a Free Arm Sewing Machine?

There are a variety of options in the sewing world for the aspiring seamstress. Cabinet, standard portable and free arm machines are the three main types offered on the market. All three offer different advantages depending on the job to be done. A free arm sewing machine is a variety of portable machine. It is … Read more

What is Facing in Sewing?

What is Facing in Sewing?

If you are an avid sewer, you likely have experience with facings. But if you are just starting out, here are some facts and tips about this specific part of sewing that you may not know. A facing is the area of the garment or item that turns inward, giving the garment’s appearance a finished … Read more

What is a Low Shank Sewing Machine?

What is a low shank sewing machine?

Have you ever been in the process of sewing a zipper, button hole, or hem, and felt that your universal presser foot just wasn’t up to the job? I have. Have you ever tried to install a new foot, only to find that it is not compatible with your machine? I’ve been there, too. Just … Read more

How Homeschooling Benefits Kids Learning Outside of The Classroom

This Is What Your Child May Not Be Learning in The Classroom

According to the National Home Education Research Institute, more than 2 million American children are homeschooled. That’s a huge increase from 1980 when only about 10,000 families in the U.S. homeschooled their kids. What was once an alternative practice is becoming mainstream. Contrary to what some people believe, homeschoolers aren’t missing out. In fact, they … Read more

Why Does My Sewing Machine Skip Stitches?

Working on a sewing project only to have your machine suddenly start skipping stitches can be incredibly frustrating for novice and expert sewers alike. Skipped stitches are unsightly and weaken the integrity of the final product. Usually, the problem is something minor that you can troubleshoot and fix yourself without too much hassle. You can … Read more