Sewing Machine Needles…How to Choose The Right One

How do you know what kind of sewing machine needles to use in your machine? Well, I prefer to use Schmetz brand needles. They work. They work well. I have been using them for at least 27 years. Before that, I used my mom’s Singer machine and just used Singer needles on it. But then,…

Read More

Hemming Stretch Knits

Do you have trouble hemming stretchy knits? They can be tricky. Let’s look at the various ways to hem knits so that they don’t stretch out. Then, we’ll look at some alternatives and see if they work as well. This dress is a customer’s. Her dog chewed the hemline and she brought it to me…

Read More

Hem Your Jeans the Professional Way

Want your jeans to look good after you hem them? It’s easy. You just need a few pointers, the right needle and thread and a special inexpensive gadget. This method on this post is for straight leg jeans only. (To hem tapered or bell-bottomed pants, there’s a few extra steps involved, and you’ll want to…

Read More