Santa Claus patterns to sew

We're heading into the festive season and I'm always looking for ways to add to my holiday decor. Father Christmas plays a big part in our Christmas traditions, so I love the idea of sewing up a Father Christmas doll pattern for the kids to play with (and me to enjoy seeing him sitting underneath the mistletoe!) So check out these Santa Claus patterns to sew:

How to choose a sewing machine: Everything you need to know before you buy!

So you want to learn to sew and are looking for a beginner sewing machine. Heading into a sewing machine store can be overwhelming, with everything from simple machines to devices that look like they could launch a space shuttle. So what do you need to know before you buy your first sewing machine? Here's the Threadistry guide for how to choose a sewing machine!