Slow Sewing Machine? 8 Common Causes and Fixes
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Slow Sewing Machine? 8 Common Causes and Fixes

One reason sewing machines are great is how quickly they can help crafters work through projects. So if your sewing machine is starting to slow down, you could be losing time and becoming frustrated. But have you ever stopped to consider why your sewing machine is slowing down? There is no universal answer to why…

Does Hem Tape Work on Polyester Fabric?
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Does Hem Tape Work on Polyester Fabric?

There are certain times when hemming a piece of cloth just seems like hard work. For example, maybe your fabric is too thick when folded, and you know how tough sewing it will be. You try to come up with an easy yet quick alternative, and then someone suggests you use hem tape. But the…

Can a Sewing Machine Overheat?
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Can a Sewing Machine Overheat?

Devices or machines that have moving parts generally tend to become hot whenever they are used. This is caused by friction. As the parts rub against each other, heat is generated. Getting hot is considered normal, but when these devices become excessively hot, there’s a problem. Can a sewing machine overheat? Sewing machines have a…

How to Choose the Right Size Thimble in 6 Steps
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How to Choose the Right Size Thimble in 6 Steps

Thimbles come in very handy when you’re sewing (pun intended). As you push or pull your needle through the fabric while you sew with your hands, you are at risk of getting pricked.  There’s no fun in getting pricked, it goes without saying that it would be painful, and you could get an infection. But…

Can a Regular Sewing Machine Sew Vinyl?
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Can a Regular Sewing Machine Sew Vinyl?

There’s a whole lot you can sew with a machine. You can sew cotton, satin, polyester, lace, linen, chiffon, and many more. But now, you have a vinyl material on hand, and you’re wondering if your regular sewing machine will work for it. So you ask yourself, can a regular sewing machine sew vinyl? A…

Are Sewing Needles Universal? a Buyer’s Guide
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Are Sewing Needles Universal? a Buyer’s Guide

As tiny as they may be, sewing needles find so many applications. From general sewing, applique making, beading, quilting, darning, basting to pleating, you can create anything if you have the right needle. But can one sewing needle do all we have listed above? Are sewing needles universal? Not all sewing needles are universal. Sewing…

Can You Sew Through Cardboard?
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Can You Sew Through Cardboard?

The first material that comes to everyone’s minds when they hear the word sewing is fabric. Of course, this is not far-fetched since fabrics are the usual sewing suspects. But a sewing machine’s range is not limited to fabrics, yours may just be suitable for sewing cardboards too. Can you sew through cardboard? Most machines…

Are Serger Feet Interchangeable?
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Are Serger Feet Interchangeable?

You probably know serger feet as that part of a sewing machine that finishes the seams at the edge of your fabric. But they might just be able to do more. There are many types of serger feet, and each one can do something unique to your fabric. Many times, the distinctive uses of a…

Can You Sew Without a Bobbin
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Can You Sew Without a Bobbin

Many people wonder if it’s possible to sew without a bobbin. Well, a bobbin is an important accessory in the sewing machine, and without it, you won’t be able to continue sewing on your machine; however, the good news is that there are alternatives that you can use to sew your favorite clothes. Keep reading…