By now, you’re probably familiar with most of the adjustments on your machine – tension, stitch length & width, and stitch style. However, you may be forgetting one adjustment: the presser foot pressure (say that five times fast)! What is Foot Pressure? The presser foot is the part of the machine that holds the fabric […]
Common Sewing Blunders – And How to Fix Them
There is nothing worse than sitting down to work on a project, only to find your sewing machine doesn’t want to cooperate! Today, I’d like to cover a few common sewing blunders that you can fix yourself at home.
Maintaining Your Sewing Machine
Just like a car, a sewing machine requires occasional maintenance to keep it running smoothly. In between tune-ups, there are a few things you can do to keep your machine happy.
Stop Fearing the Tension Assembly!
I know, I know – that tension dial is a scary thing. It doesn’t have to be, I swear! Most sewers have no issue with adjusting the stitch type, length and width. However, that last dial (or button, if you have a computerized machine) is terrifying. Many refuse to touch it with a ten-foot pole. […]