A guide to coverstitching

Maybe you are already a proud owner of a sewing machine, but you’re a little disappointed with the quality of the hems it is producing? A coverstitch machine may seem like a big purchase, but it promises to make your future sewing a far more pleasant experience. If...

How to choose the right type of knitting wool

To the inexperienced, all wool is alike, but if you're ready to get serious about your knitting projects, it's time to rethink the yarn you're choosing. But where to begin? Here are some factors you need to consider when finding your perfect match: Gauge The gauge, or...

Basic guide to embroidery stitches

Embroidery is a wonderful hobby as, not only is it relaxing and enjoyable, but you're able to produce beautiful pieces of art as a result. Getting started is easy once you know the basic stitches you'll be using, so take a look at this handy guide for an introduction:...

Coverstitch vs Overlock: What You Need to Know

Whether you are just getting involved in the world of sewing or are a seasoned pro, knowing which machines are best for each job can be difficult. Below we look at the differences between a coverstitch and overlock machine to help you understand the machines and their...

Beginner’s Guide To Sewing

Trying on a new activity like sewing may feel overwhelming at first due to the amount of information you need to take in. However, don’t be frustrated if you don’t get everything right straight away. Taking it one step at a time will allow you to get well-adjusted...

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A guide to coverstitching

A guide to coverstitching

Maybe you are already a proud owner of a sewing machine, but you’re a little disappointed with the quality of the hems it is producing? A coverstitch machine may seem like a big purchase, but it promises to make your future sewing a far more pleasant experience. If...