10 REASON TO LOVE A SERGER!!

You can improve your sewing, achieve more professional result and finish your projects faster with the use of a serger! From inserting zippers to making spaghetti straps to finishing delicate edges, you’ll love what you can do when you add a serger to your sewing room! If you’ve wondered if a serger is right for you or have a serger that you rarely use, keep reading!

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SERGER TIPS:HOW TO GATHER FABRIC WITH SERGER

Serger owners:

Did you know you can use your serger to gather fabric? Imagine the possibilities ~ no more knotted or broken threads when you gather fabric.

Step 1:

Set your serger for 4-thread serging.

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Step 2:

Increase your Differential Feed to the highest number ~ (this machine the highest is 2)

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Step 3:

Increase your Stitch Length to the highest number ~ (this machine is a 4, but some sergers go up to 5.)

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 Step 4:

Serge along the raw edge.  You will notice that it does a little gathering.  This is normal.

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Step 5:

Notice the two needle threads (the black threads).  Near the fabric edge, put a needle underneath the two parallel threads.  Be sure not to catch either of the looper threads ~ it will knot if you do.  Just the needle threads.

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Step 6:

Pull the two needle threads out of the chain of threads.  Do not let these get tangled.  If you do this correctly, they will slip out easily.

Pull the two needle threads to gather your fabric.

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Step 7:

Voila!  You will have a nice and even gathers that can easily be adjusted and then attached.  No, stray threads that end up on the outside of your project.

 

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Troubleshoot Your Own Sewing Machine

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When Your Machine Isn’t Working Properly:

. Clean of the Fluff

Fluff gathers quickly so remove the bobbin and brush out any dirt or threads.

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. Check the Bobbin

Check that the bobbin doesn’t have any loose thread hanging from it that could interfere with the machine workings.

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. Re-thread the machine

Un-thread the machine and re-thread, if you’re not sure about how to thread yours, check the manual and make sure you’re threading it correctly.

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. Change the needle

If the needle is little bend on the end or be a little blunt, change to a new one because that can cause the machine to work harder to push it through the fabric.

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. Add little oil

It helps especially on older machines.

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. Turn it off and on again

This might seem a little useless but for computerised sewing machines, turning it off will let the computer reset itself and start afresh.

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. Check the setting

Double check is the stitch length, stitch width, and tension all set where you would normally have them.

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. Take a break

If all else fails and your machine is still not playing nice, turn it off and take a break!

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Of course, if all else fails, it might be time for a service. There should be someone in your area who specialises in your brand of machine and who can give you a quote on price and the time it will take before they start.

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NEWLONG NP-7A PORTABLE BAG CLOSER

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Newlong NP-7A is a high-speed, hand-held, portable bag closer that uses a single thread, 3” chain stitch to close the paper, cotton, hessian/burlap/jute and PP/PE woven bags.

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WHAT ARE ALL THOSE STITCHES?

Have you ever taken a look at your sewing machine and the stitches available to be used and wondered what on Earth all those stitches do?

If YES, then here are some infomation to help you understand your sewing machine stitches today.

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Here’s the first batch, and really, the main stitches that you will use while sewing:

1-Straight Stitch: Just your basic straight sewing stitch that you will use the majority of the time while sewing.

2-Straight Stitch with Needle Far to the Left: This will allow you to sew far to the left if needed.

3-Lock-a-Matic Stitch: This stitch will automatically knot at the beginning and end of your sewing without you needing to backstitch

4-Locking Stitch: This stitch will do an invisible knotting stitch at the beginning and end of your sewing. For when you need the knotting to be invisible.

5-Triple Stretch Stitch: For use when you need something to have a lot of stretch but also sturdiness. For example, in an armpit of a shirt.

6-Zigzag Stitch: Your classic zigzag stitch.

7-Multiple Zigzag Stitch: Use this stitch to finish the edges on a stretchy fabric that is inclined to pucker if you use the regular stitch. This will help prevent that from happening.

8-Overcasting Stitch: This is used to finish an edge. Check your manual to see if you have this option.

9-Knit Stitch-This stitch if for sewing on knits and stretchy fabric. Sew along the edge of the fabric with a larger than normal seam allowance and then trim off the excess, unsewn fabric on the seam close to the stitches.

10- Stretch Stitch-Use for sewing on knits or other times when you need the stitching to be able to stretch.

11-Blind Hem Stretch: Use to sew a blind hem on stretch fabrics.

12-Blind Hem: Use to sew a blind hem.

BUTTONHOLE STITCHES

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These are my buttonhole stitches-used for various types of buttonholes, eyelets and openings:

13-Sensor Buttonhole: This will create a buttonhole just the size needed for the button.

14-Automatic Buttonhole: This one will automatically create a buttonhole if you tell the machine what size the button is.

15-Round End Buttonhole: Used on medium weight fabrics typically.

16-Keyhole Buttonhole: This buttonhole is used on lightweight, delicate fabrics.

17-Rounded Keyhole Buttonhole: This one is good on medium and heavy weight fabrics and is great with bigger buttons.

18-Stretch Buttonhole: Use this on stretchy fabrics.

19- Knit Buttonhole: For use on knit fabrics.

20-Button Sewing: With this and a special foot, you can sew a button in place.

21-Darning Stitch: This will repair rips and holes.

22-Tracking: Reinforce place where extra strength is needed such as pockets and crotches.

23-Eyelet: Creates an eyelet hole.

24-Basting Stitch

SATIN STITCHES

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These stitches are called satin stitches and are created in a tight zigzag. These stitches are decorative, for the edge of a blanket or things like that.

LS-Locking Stitch: Creates an invisible knot.

EDGE STITCHES

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These decorative stitches finish off edges of fabric:

35-Saddle Stitch- It’s similar to a backstitch in strength. Used on leathers.

36-Saddle Stitch

37-Double Overedge Stitch: Use this stitch to finish the edges of fabric that tends to fray a lot.

38-Overlock Stitch: This stitch creates a finish along the edge similar to what a serger would create. Creates a more professional looking finish.

39-Shell Tuck Stitch: Decorative Stitch for edging

40-Applique Stitch: Use to applique things on and have an nice, finished applique edge.

FANCY STITCHES

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Some machine also has a whole bunch of fancy and fun stitches that can be used to decorate as you sew. See some of them above.

Did this help? Did you discover any stitches on your machine that you didn’t know you had?

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A Guide To SCHMETZ Sewing Needles

 

The most common brand of sewing machine needles in the world is Schmetz.They are consistent, reliable and easy to get no matter where you are.

Determining the band

Each needle is color coded with two bands. The top band represents the type of needle. See below for that information. The lower band represents the size of the needle. To determine the size of your needles, check out the lower band on your needle and compare it to the list below:

  • Size 60/8: Light green
  • Size 65/9: White
  • Size 70/10: Green
  • Size 75/11: Pink
  • Size 80/12: Orange
  • Size 90/14: Blue
  • Size 100/16: Purple
  • Size 110/18: Yellow
  • Size 120/19: Brown
  • Size 125/20: Black
  • Size 130/21: Red

 

To determine the type of needle you have on hand, reference this list:

 

universal needleNeedle Type: Universal Needle
Fabric Type: All-purpose for wovens & knits
Color Band: No color band
Sizes Available: 60/8, 65/9, 70/10, 75/11, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16, 110/18, 120/19

needleNeedle Type: Microtex Sharps
Fabric Type: Woven fibers
Color Band: Purple
Sizes Available: 60/8, 70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16, 110/18

ballpoint needleNeedle Type: Ballpoint
Fabric Type: Knits fabrics
Color Band: Orange
Sizes Available: 70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16

stretch needle

Needle Type: Stretch
Fabric Type: Elastic fabrics
Color Band: Yellow
Sizes Available: 65/9, 75/11, 90/14

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Needle Type: Jeans
Fabric Type: Denim
Color Band: Blue
Sizes Available: 70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16, 110/18

topstitching needle.jpgNeedle Type: Topstitching
Fabric Type: Exposed stitching
Color Band: Light green
Sizes Available: 80/12, 90/14, 100/16

quilting needle

Needle Type: Quilting
Fabric Type: Layers of a quilt
Color Band: Green
Sizes Available: 75/11, 90/14

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Needle Type: Embroidery
Fabric Type: Embroidery thread
Color Band: Red
Sizes Available: 75/11, 90/14

metalic needleNeedle Type: Metallic
Fabric Type: Metallic thread
Color Band: Pink
Sizes Available: 80/12, 90/14

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Needle Type: Leather
Fabric Type: Leather and vinyl
Color Band: Brown
Sizes Available: 70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16, 110/18

 

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5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn To Sew

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Sewing is a useful skill that is worth learning.

Below are a few reasons why I think Everyone Should Learn to Sew.

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It’s no secret that sewing can save you money. Knowing how to sew allows you to make simple alterations to garments like hemming your own jeans, sew on a missing button, alter an open seam. All of these will extend a garment’s life and save you a little money.

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Think about your holiday shopping list and imagine all of the gifts you can make for your friends and loved ones. Aprons, bags, pillowcases, and quilts make beautiful handmade gifts that everyone will love.

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Home Decor

Sewing can be a real door opener, with an inexpensive sewing machine you can take a builder’s grade home and turn it into something magazine worthy. And it doesn’t take a lot of skill or time either. If you can cut fabric and sew a straight line then you can make throw pillows and curtains for every room in your house.

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With a little practice, you can make a fabric-covered headboard, recover dining room chairs, slipcover an occasional chair, or make some custom kitchen towels.

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Not forgetting the holiday decor you can make with limited sewing skills. If you can sew a straight line you can whip up a seasonal table runner and some table napkins.In no time at all you’ve got a personal new look.

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Kids

Sewing for kids could be an entire blog post.

Minimal sewing skills can allow you embellish ready-made garments making them personal and unique especially during seasonal holidays. Plus, they will be unique to your child and his/her interests {such as vampire and princess}.

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Of course, babies are the most fun to sew for. Think bedding, blankets, and burp cloths to name a few. If you’re a young mom with kids you are going to need baby gifts for your friends. Learn to sew in a straight line and you will always have affordable gifts to share with new moms.

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Eco-Friendly

If you’re concerned about the environment then sewing should definitely be your thing. Sewing allows you to repurpose almost anything made from fabric.

Curtains become throw pillows for a bed. A used duvet becomes a new shower curtain. A sweater becomes a pillowcase. Add a piece of fabric to some repurposed curtains to personalize them for your home.

With minimal sewing skills, anything can be cut apart and turned into something unique.

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Sense of Accomplishment

The best reason for learning to sew is the sense of accomplishment that comes from creating something handmade.

Making your own clothes means you’ll never again arrive at an event and see someone else in the same outfit.

Clothes bought in the high street always need adjusting. Learning to do it yourself could save a tenner an alteration, meaning you’ll have more cash to buy other stuff.

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Sewing gives you power over a limited decorating budget. It opens creativity when you sew a simple garment. Over time, sewing can save you money by providing a means for making gifts. And, it ensures unlimited possibilities for repurposing almost anything made from fabric.

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The Ultimate Guide to Sewing Machine Care

If you’re going to use your sewing machine on a regular basis (and I hope you are!), you need to take care of it. In addition to regular professional tune-ups every 12-18 months, you should be cleaning out and caring for your serger and sewing machine at home more often if you’ve been sewing fuzzy fabrics, towels, wool, etc.

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Before you open up and begin cleaning your machine, UNPLUG IT! No need to risk any accidental injuries. Turn on a nearby lamp to help you see more clearly.

What You Need

Most sewing machines will come with the appropriate screwdrivers and brushes, but if yours was a hand-me-down or you are missing something, here are the basic supplies you will want to have on hand:

  • Stiff Brush
  • Lint Brush
  • Tweezers
  • A Soft Cloth
  • Your Sewing Machine Manual
  • Maintenance Kit
  • Sewing Machine Oil

Don’t use compressed air in your machine or blow in it! You don’t want to push anything inside.

1st Step:

Start by gathering your tools and turn off your machine.Start by making sure the needle is in the “UP”.Remove the needle and the presser foot holder.  Slide your flat bed attachment (surface) off.  Slide the needle plate cover towards you to remove.

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2nd Step:

Grab that small brush and those tweezers and start cleaning away.

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3rd Step:

Some are buried deep and need to be pulled out with the longer tweezers.

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4th Step:

Some machines have a removable bobbin basket. Take this out and clean it and the area around it off.  Before you carefully remove the bobbin case, take a mental snapshot.  (Pull out your camera if you need too.)

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5th Step:

Want to go a few steps further?  Grab that disc shape screwdriver and unscrew the needle plate.  Repeat the cleaning process.  While you are there, if your machine has a cutter feature be sure to give the knife a quick sweep of the brush.  This will help keep things running smooth.

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6th Step:

Now it’s time to refer to your mental snapshot and put everything back together.  The tricky part on my machine is the bobbin basket.  There is a small green dot that needs to be lined up at the center.  Refer to your sewing manual for tips on your machine.

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Final Step:

To keep your machine in top working order, let’s start fresh and grab a new needle.  Once everything is back together, let’s get her looking good by taking it one step further and wipe down the surface.  I like to do it with a soft cloth dipped in a neutral detergent.  Be sure to squeeze it out firmly before wiping down the exterior surface.  Then give it another pass with a fresh dry cloth.  Your baby should be looking good as new!

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The whole process should only take 4 to 5 minutes total.  It is best to clean out your sewing machine after every big project to keep everything in working order.

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Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z

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You might have seen most of this sewing machine feet but not sure when to use it?

Here are some information might help you out!!!

A – Overlock Foot

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As the name describes, this presser foot is used for making button holes. Each machine offers different styles of buttonholes stitches from binding to keyhole etc. You can use this foot for darning and bar tacks. The buttonhole sensor size varies.

B – Walking Foot

walking footThis presser foot is used to maintain both layers of fabric matching, especially helpful when sewing thick, multiple layers or difficult materials that tend to stick or glide. Loved by quilters.

 

 

C – Stitch in the Ditch

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This foot is useful when sewing quilt bindings or concealed seams on clothes. Concealed seams are used for attaching belted waistbands to skirts or pants. Stitching in the ditch means stitching in the finished seam.

D – Open Toe Quilting Foot

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This is used mainly for free-motion quilting and machine embroidery as the large opening provide wide visibility and freedom of movement. Feed dog must be lowered.

 

 

 

E – Piping Foot

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A deep groove in this foot allows the piping cord to fit underneath, enabling you to stitch as close to the cord as possible. Normal zipper foot can be used instead.

 

 

F – Rolled Hem Foot

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This foot rolls the fabric while stitching with a straight stitch or zig zag and it is used to finish seams, especially good on very lightweight fabrics like chiffon.

 

 

G-Hemming Stitching Foot

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Used for decorative hemming, heirloom stitching and sewing lace. It can also be known as Embroidery foot: The clear plastic front with a groove underneath will create a shallow tunnel that permits dense stitching to pass easily underneath the foot.

 

 

H – Blind Hem Foot

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Use to create blind hems on a variety of fabrics. This foot is also handy for sewing fabric edges with a fixed seam allowance.

 

 

I – Straight Stitch Foot

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Most used foot, mainly for straight stitches.

 

 

 

 

 

J – Button Hole Foot

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As the name describes, this presser foot is used for making button holes. Each machine offers different styles of buttonholes stitches from binding to keyhole etc. You can use this foot for darning and bar tacks. The buttonhole sensor size varies.

K – Cut & Sew Foot

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This presser foot is a little bit more expensive them most in the market but for those who like a neat finish and don’t have an overlocker, this presser foot can be a great solution. This will neat the edge and cut the excess of fabric.

 

L – Pin Tuck Foot

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The groves underneath allow multiple pin tucks to be sewn. There a few variations available from 5 to 7. It is used in combination with twin needles.

 

 

M – Button Foot

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Used for sewing buttons, usually has a groove into which a toothpick or needle is inserted so that the stitches can also provide the basis for a threaded shank.

 

 

 

 N – Edge-stitching Foot

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This foot has a central blade that allows you to position it at the edge of your fabric or seam. By moving the default needle position from the centre to the position you wish to sew, the blade will guide your stitch perfectly. Making an accurate guide for topstitching or edge stitching facings in place.

 

O – Concealed Zipper Foot

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This is solely used for the insertion of invisible zippers. Underneath this foot has two channels through which the zip coils pass.

 

 

 

 

P – Open Toe Foot

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The large sewing space is to allow maximum visibility while sewing. It is ideal for topstitching, decorative stitches, patchwork piecing, etc.

 

 

 

 

Q – Zipper Foot

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This foot is attached either right or left-hand side of the needle to enable you to stitch closer to the zip. It is also used to stitch any seam with more bulk on one side than any other, like covering piping cord or sewing bound button holes.

 

 

 

 

 

Each manufacturer will provide a selection of presser foots with similar or combined functions. Including the use of different materials. Not all functions presented here are available for all machines or either can interchangeable from different manufactories.

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Top 5 Sewing Machines

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Brother Combination Computerized Sewing and Embroidery

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Singer 4423 -

SINGER Heavy Duty Extra-High Sewing Speed Sewing

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Janome Sewing Machines

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Brother Project Runway Stitch Professional Grade

5

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SINGER Easy to Use Free Arm 19 Stitch

 

When shopping for the right sewing machine, gather as much info as you can & think about your individual needs. To make it easier, here are the Top 5 Sewing Machines.

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