Sewing With Treadle Machines in Africa

My family and I just returned from an amazing, life changing trip to Zambia, Africa! It is a trip we will never forget. Our daughter, Michelle, works for an orphan ministry called Every Orphans Hope. We wanted to go and see her working first hand and help where we could. There are 11 orphan homes…

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Teaching the Mamas How to Sew

Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you know that I will be in Zambia, Africa, for the next two weeks! Last summer, as many of you helped raise money to buy the mamas there each a sewing machine, God was impressing on my heart that I should be the one to go and teach…

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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,…

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Seam Gauge….Do you have one?

This is a seam gauge. Do you have one? If not, you really should buy one. They are essentially mini rulers. They are 6 or 6 1/2 inches long, depending on the manufacturer. For small measurements, they are so easy to maneuver…much easier than a 12″ ruler, yardstick or measuring tape. And, they have a little…

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Job Opportunity

Are you looking for a way to earn some extra cash each month? You may have thought it wasn’t possible if you have kids running underfoot and your sewing skills aren’t perfect yet. Or, your skills are just fine, but you want to be able to stay at home and work. Whatever the reason, I have the…

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How To Choose a Sewing Machine

              This is my baby. It is 26 years old this week. My Dad, who taught me how to sew,  got it for me for my college graduation and it has never let me down. The only thing it has needed in 26 years is a new light, some…

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