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How to change a sewing machine needle

Sewing machine needles need to be changed regularly and are a consumable item when sewing. It can be daunting when it’s your first time, but it becomes a quick and easy task after you’ve done it a few times. Here’s when and how to change a sewing machine needle (watch the video or keep scrolling

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How to sew a Placemat | Quick and Easy Beginner sewing project

Learn how to sew a simple reversible placemat with this step-by-step sewing tutorial. It’s a super quick and easy first project for beginners. You’ll have a set whipped up for your dinner table in no time!   Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking these links, Threadistry may receive a small commission, at no

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Beginner Sewing Supplies – what do you really need?

So you’ve just bought your first sewing machine (or have decided to pull that one out of the closet that you’ve had for years). You head to the local fabric store, and there are shelves overflowing with tools and gadgets. What supplies do you really need to start sewing? Here is the essential list of

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How to sew a pot holder: sewing for beginners

A pot holder or hot pad is a great sewing project for beginners. It uses only straight stitches, and is a practical item that everyone can use. Add a personal touch to your kitchen with this easy sewing tutorial. Watch the video or keep scrolling for the step-by-step tutorial for how to sew a pot

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Stitch Length: everything you need to know

When you first start sewing, stitch length is not something you really think about. You just start sewing with the default stitch length, whether that’s programmed in a computerised machine, or whatever the dial is set on for a mechanical one. Is that a bad thing? Probably not! Depending on what you are sewing, it’s

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25 best absolute beginner sewing projects (you’ll WANT to sew)

Just because you’ve never sewn a seam, learning to sew shouldn’t be boring. Find the perfect beginner sewing projects with this collection of patterns and tutorials. Clothing, accessories, quilts, bags and projects for home – there’s something for everybody!  I grew up watching Mum sew my clothes. But I didn’t learn to sew until a

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