How to Oil a Sewing Machine

Working with a sewing machine that doesn’t operate well can be an extremely frustrating experience. If you want to get an uninterrupted and smooth performance from even the best sewing machine, it is critical that you clean and oil it every once in a while. No matter how high-quality your sewing machine is, it won’t…

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how to sew a facemask

As efforts continue all over the world to put a limit to the spread of COVID-19, government officials have started noticing a critical shortage of Personal Protective Equipment, namely protective gowns, gloves and face masks. For this reason, more caregivers at health network platforms have started instructing their general audience to learn how to sew…

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sewing machine oil is necessary for your sewing machine

Sewing machine oil is essential when it comes to the maintenance of your sewing machine. No matter how good your sewing machine is, it cannot go on running forever without proper care and frequent maintenance. Like all other mechanical devices, your sewing machine needs lubrication so that the metal parts that are in contact with each other do not wear each other out. Sewing…

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How to use a handheld sewing machine

We’ve all been involved in situations where a wardrobe malfunction has led us to feel incredibly embarrassed. Remember the time when your pants tore open during a casual walk in the park or when you broke a zipper in the loo just before an important presentation. You don’t even want to think about it, and…

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treadle sewing machine parts and functions

What comes to mind when you think of a treadle sewing machine? Probably the sewing machine that your grandmother used for stitching clothes for the entire family; now that sewing machine is hidden somewhere in the attic collecting dust or maybe it’s now on sale at a shop that sells antique items.   Both of…

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Sewing machine handwheel hard to turn

Is your sewing machine handwheel hard to turn? Let’s take a look at why this might be the case. Unfortunately, there will be occasions when your sewing machines jams. Often, the problem will be caused by a hard to turn sewing machine handwheel. Also called the balance wheel, the sewing machine handwheel is used to…

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sewing machine and thread

If your sewing machine needle keeps hitting the bobbin case, then you must first stop the machine and follow the steps that have been outlined below.   But before we get into all the details, you must keep in mind that the steps given below are for needles sized 75/11 and 90/14. For bigger needles,…

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how to use handheld sewing machines

There are very few things that are as embarrassing as a wardrobe malfunction. Whether your pants decided to give way while you walked through the park, or your zipper just popped out as you stepped out of the loo before a career-defining presentation.   Of course, you shudder at the thought of these embarrassing situations…

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how to unfreeze a sewing machine

To learn how to unfreeze a sewing machine, you need to first figure out exactly where the root of the problem is. For this reason, you should start by removing its bobbin and inspecting it. If your bobbin seems to be fine, dirt or dust must have lodged itself in other parts of the sewing…

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sewing needle sizes

The sewing needle is one of the main components of your sewing machine. It is also one of the most changeable components. The sewing needle can be switched to many different sizes, length or thickness for varying types of stitching needs. Specialized needles are used to work with tougher material like denim and leather.  …

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