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Sewing Jokes and Puns: You’ll be in stitches after reading these!

Sewing like any other craft is dear to those who are interested in it and it avails opportunities for some rib-cracking jokes and puns. Jokes My friend composes songs about sewing machines. He’s a Singer-songwriter. If you are freaking out over a sewing project, don’t worry. What you are experiencing is called “Seamstress’ed”. It’s a quite common […]

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Singer Model 15 Review (+ list of variants)

The Singer Corporation was first established with a mission to cater for domestic sewing machines. From 1851, the company has been synonymous with anything sewing. Over the years, it has gained popularity to be one of the leading service providers in the sewing industry putting out classic models like the Singer Model 15. The company […]

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Parts of the Sewing Machine(38 parts you need to know)

The sewing machine is the most important requirement when it comes to sewing. It is used for stitching fabrics to make garments. Through innovation, sewing machines have evolved from the handheld sewing machine to computerized machine for home or commercial use. It is therefore imperative that you understand the different parts of the sewing machine […]

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Is Sewing Hard? (It really depends on a lot of factors!)

Sewing is among the earliest forms of textile arts and is among the most commonly used to date. The practice involves using a needle and thread to make stitches with the aim of holding two pieces together. So is sewing hard? There are different techniques within this art; the complexity is therefore dependent on the […]

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Bobbin Thread Bunching, Looping, and Tangling: What now?

There is nothing frustrating than working with a dysfunctional sewing machine. They will occasionally have problems ranging from jammed threads, bunching and tangling. The good news is that you can easily troubleshoot them and enjoy your sewing experience. Sewing machines often have the same problems which you probably anticipate. Others could be unique to your […]

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How Long Does It Take To Sew a Dress(even if you’re a beginner)

The recent upsurge in craftiness has seen more people take up skills like sewing. You can take up sewing lessons on social media or find sewing workshops near you and get involved. This way you will surround yourself with people who share the same interest as you. Sewing doesn’t have to be a daunting task […]

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How to Sew on a Patch on Jeans(the easy way)

You probably have that pair of your favorite jeans, that is worn out after much wear and tear and you are not sure what to do with it to restore it back to a wearable state. Well, don’t fret about it. This article will guide you on how to incorporate patches on jeans whether worn […]

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Sewing Kevlar Fabric: Everything you needed to know

Kevlar is an incredibly strong material and when used properly can provide a lot of protection. In this post, we’ll discuss sewing Kevlar fabric: it’s uses, sewing tips, and best practices. Sewing kevlar fabric: how to layer it The first thing to bear in mind regarding working with Kevlar fabric is that Kevlar is effective […]

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How to sharpen a sewing needle(and pins, too)

Arguably the most important tool in your sewing machine and indeed your sewing kit is your needle. It can be frustrating to try and sew with a blunt needle, so let’s talk about how to sharpen a sewing needle. How to see if your needle needs sharpening Sewing needles actually have very long lives so […]

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Iron on vs sew on patches(for uniforms and jackets)

A lot of folks like to show their dedication to their favorite band or cause with a patch on their jacket or backpack. Patches look cool and are a nice way to show what you care about to the world. So between iron on and sew on patches, which one is the best? What are […]

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