Have you ever tried to estimate how much you and your family are spending on clothing and all the related expenses (including mending and fitting your favorite piece in cases when you put or lost a little bit of weight?). Well, a new wardrobe may cost a little fortune. And ask someone to adjust the … Read more Best Sewing Machine: 14 Options with Pros, Cons, & Deals
Juki DU-1181N is a true industrial sewing warrior that comes with a very attractive price tag. It’s a straight stitch, single-needle, top, and bottom feed machine that can efficiently work with a wide array of materials, ranging from delicate lace to vinyl. So if you are an experienced seamstress looking for a trooper that will … Read more Juki DU-1181N Review: Full FAQ on Cost-Effective and Heavy-Duty Sewing
Singer 2250 is one of the staple models of the brand. It follows the traditional design and features all classical settings the Singer typically has to offer. But I’d say that this particular model provides you even more than that. So if you are in search of a GOOD basic machine and love pleasant surprises, … Read more Singer 2250 Review: Terrific Basic Machine That Will Surprise You
If you’re a beginner and aim to improve your garments’ overall quality, I can’t recommend Janome 3434D enough. And although sergers are often considered as a luxury due to a learning curve and a steep price tag, this model will be a pleasant surprise in those departments. Do you have a particular question about Janome … Read more Janome 3434D Review: Probably the Best Serger for Beginners
If you were always curious to switch to a computerized sewing machine but found it a bit intimidating, Brother XR9550PRW might be the right option. It’s so easy to use that transition will be practically seamless. And it has so many extra helpful features you will probably end up pondering why you haven’t started working … Read more Brother XR9550PRW Review: Is It One of The Best Brother’s Machines Ever Made?
Brother SE1900 is a professional sewing machine for sewing and embroidery made with a beginner’s needs in mind. But it will definitely please experienced sewers too. The number of stitches included will last for a lifetime of ongoing experiments. And it has tons of free embroidery designs with extensive editing capabilities too. Sounds like a … Read more Brother SE1900 Review: Best Tool for Lifetime Sewing Experiments
If you’re looking for user-friendly features and affordable price, Brother XR3774 would be one of my top recommendations. I believe it can be a great asset for beginners (both sewers and quilters), as it lets you learn the beauty of sewing with little to no hassle. But the best part about this Brother machine is … Read more Brother XR3774 Review: Attention Quilting and Sewing Beginners
Singer 4452 is a heavy-duty sewing device built to work on various projects you might have in mind. And if you’re wondering what this means, here’s the answer: with this Singer machine, you can design with anything ranging from denim to canvas embroidery. The model comes with a powerful motor that helps you keep up … Read more Singer 4452 Review: Heavy-Duty, Fast, and Affordable
Brother SE600 machine is a friendly and very versatile sewing and embroidery machine both for everyone who wants to learn and those who know what they are doing too. Whether it’s sewing or embroidery you are interested in you’ll find that this model has A LOT to offer. Sometimes even more than more expensive standalone … Read more Brother SE600 Review: Boundless Creativity at Low Cost (+ More)
Singer XL 420 sewing and embroidery machine is an interesting device with some modern settings and functionalities. It lets you do so much, whether you are a beginner or looking into learning embroidery or more experience in both. It comes with an endless hoop, an extra-large sewing area for quilting, and even 200 premium-quality embroidery … Read more Singer XL 420 Review. Is It a Great Deal? (Pros, Cons, & Things You Get)
If you’re an experienced seamstress and searching for a commercial and sturdier sewing machine on a smaller budget, Singer CG590 would be one of the options to consider. I think this is a real workspace with a heavy-duty metal interior frame and a durable stainless-steel bedplate. What I like most about this machine is its … Read more Singer CG590 Review: Commercial Grade Beast on a Budget
Brother XM1010 is the newer version in the series, and I think it is one of the best lightweight machines from this manufacturer. Besides, it has a great price, and it lets you use it daily for both basic mending and sewing. So if you are looking for a machine to get you started, this … Read more Brother XM1010 Review: Capable Little Charmer (+ FAQs, Pros, Cons)
If you’re searching for a reliable embroidery machine, Singer EM200 might be the perfect option to consider for you. It comes with 200 designs and 6 alphabet options for unlimited monogramming capabilities. Also, it has both small ( (4inx4in) and large (10 1/4inx6in) embroidery hoops. I believe it has some great embroidery possibilities, and it … Read more Singer EM200 Review: Is It Really a Good Choice for Embroidery Beginner?
Some hobbyist seamstresses would still consider something like serger a luxury rather than a necessity. However, I truly believe that this kind of machine can elevate the quality of your garments from good to excellent. Not to mention that you’ll also save tons of time in the process. So in case you are looking for … Read more Singer Serger 14sh654 Review: Bringing Your Sewing from Good to Excellent
Yamata FY-8700 Industrial single needle sewing machine comes with the table and servo motor. This machine works well with any type of fabric and sews as fast as 5,500 stitches per minute.It does require assembly, and you may want to get some help to get started with this machine. But what else this unit has … Read more Yamata FY-8700: Industrial Quality Sewing at a Fraction of the Cost
Juki MO-114D is a delightful everyday serger that can sew a 2, 3, or 4 thread stitch. The lower looper threader allows you to thread the machine easily in seconds, contrary to the opinion that this process is challenging when dealing with sergers. The lay-in tension system universal throat plate lets you go from standard … Read more Juki MO-114D: Foolproof Little Serger Built with Beginners in Mind
Juki DDL-8100 is an economy straight stitch industrial sewing machine. This full-size machine produces 4500 stitches per minute and 6 stitches per inch. This machine comes with a sewing table and electronic DV servo motor and may require some assembly. But apart from that, this machine demonstrates outstanding responsiveness to any materials to be sewn. … Read more Juki DDL-8100: True Sewing Powerhouse. Is It Worth it?
The new Janome 3160QDC is a computerized sewing machine packed with many features like LCD panel, an automatic needle threader, easy-to-change-bobbin, and so much more. It also comes with many various accessories to get you started in no time. But let’s learn more about this newcomer. Do you have a particular question about Janome 3160QDC? … Read more Janome 3160QDC: Portable and User-Friendly Gem for Sewing and Quilting
Singer 44s is a heavy-duty sewing machine. It comes with a sturdy metal frame and powerful motor making this the ideal sewing machine even for thicker fabrics like denim and canvas. Of course, with the adjustable pressure foot, you can sew lightweight materials, such as sheer fabric. It also has some more extras! Let’s dive … Read more Singer 44s Review: Heavy-Duty Working Horse for Sewing Beginners
Bernette B48 Overlock provides sewers with a variety of different stitch options to meet most of the sewing needs. If you’ve heard that sergers can be challenging (the threading! Urgh!) the color-coded threading path on this machine makes the machine very easy to use. It also includes a handy waste collector and a large working … Read more Bernette B48 Review: Flawless Stitches for All Types of Fabric and More
Singer 3232 is a portable sewing machine that comes with many handy features. The list includes (but not limited to) a built-in threader, 110 stitch applications, 1 step buttonhole, and a heavy metal frame. It’s also pretty fast and can sew up to 750 stitches per minute. So it can help you to tackle both … Read more Singer 3232 Review: Cheap and Easy to Use with Some Blows and Whistles
Brother GX37 is a feature-rich portable sewing machine that comes with an easy to follow DVD and user manual. This model includes an automatic needle threader drop-in top bobbin, and versatile free arm to provide you with the ability to tackle a range of sewing projects. But what else will you get by choosing this … Read more Brother GX37 Review: Durable and Very Affordable Machine for Beginners
Juki DDL-5550 is a single needle industrial machine for straight stitching. It has a clean and simple look and measures 48″ X 20″ X 48″. It is mostly designed to work with lightweight to medium weight fabrics. And its speed is something beyond comprehension – 5500 stitches per minute. If you like what you’ve read … Read more Juki DDL-5550 Review: Faster Sewing You Thought Was Ever Possible
Singer professional 14T968DC serger overlock machine has 2-3-4-5 thread capabilities providing you with a wide selection of stitch options that allows you to accomplish all types of projects. The overall message behind this model is that it will bring your sewing to the next level by making it look like it came out of the … Read more Singer 14T968DC: Will It Really Make Your Work Look Professional?
Juki MCS-1500 coverstitch machine can quickly work on hems, cuffs, sleeves, and necklines and is ideal for stretch fabrics. This machine also makes a strong chain stitch perfect for the tricky waist and side seams. But let’s have a look at what else this reliable sewing partner has to offer. Are you interested in a … Read more Juki MCS-1500: Real Sewing Trooper that Worth the Investment
Singer 191D-30 is a commercial-grade straight stitch sewing machine designed for the more avid sewer. It includes the sewing head, motor, and the assembled single pedal stand. The extra-high sewing speed of this machine allows you to sew 6 times faster than is possible using a regular (even the most powerful) machine. This machine can … Read more Singer 191D-30: Industrial Workhorse at a Bargain Price
Japanese Juki is known for its high-quality sewing, serging, and overlocker machines. Juki MO644D is a portable serger. This model is surprisingly easy to thread, and it makes practically perfect stitches. And when used correctly, it can speed up and improve the quality of your sewing projects. But let me try to share some more … Read more Juki MO644D: No Knotting Or Skipped Stitches. Can It Be The Best Serger Ever?
Janome sewing machines have been around for quite some time and are known for making reliable machines that won’t break the bank. Janome NQM2016 is first and foremost a quilting machine that is loaded with tons of features making this unit pretty much perfect for more experienced quilters. This machine has 60 built-in stitches, a … Read more Janome NQM2016: Affordable Bells and Whistles That Will Make Any Seamstress Happy
Brother SE625 is a combination of computerized sewing and 4 X 4 embroidery machine. It features a 3.2 Sew Smart color LCD touch screen display that actually allows you to check your designs in full color before you start stitching. It comes with 80 built-in embroidery designs, and an additional 200 designs are on the … Read more Brother SE625: Affordable Powerhorse That Will Turn a Beginner into a Pro in No Time
If you are looking to do professional-looking embroidery on a stand-alone machine, you may want to take a look at Janome 350e. This model offers 100 built-in designs you can choose from. Plus, the ability to import designs via a USB memory key. 350e is also equipped with pretty impressive editing tools, a fast microprocessor, … Read more Janome 350e: Unlimited Creative Possibilities if You Are into Embroidery
Juki is a Japanese manufacturing company known for producing quality sewing machines for both home and commercial use. This company uses the latest technology and features in the production of their sewing machines. Their products sell in over 100 countries and 6 continents. Juki TL2010Q, I am about to review, falls somewhere between a home … Read more Juki TL2010Q: Semi-Industrial Working Horse for All Your Sewing Needs
Singer sewing machines are top-rated for both beginning and experienced sewers. Since they make a range of sewing machines that range from the most basic to professional-level machines. Singer 1304 Start makes sewing easy and fun. This machine comes with 6 built-in stitches including straight, satin, zigzag, blind hem, scallop, and a 4-step buttonhole. This … Read more Singer 1304: Full Review, Manual, Troubleshooting, Pros & Cons
Singer Company has been making quality sewing machines for almost 170 years. And throughout all those years, the company keeps innovating sewing on all levels. Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 computerized sewing machine is a quality unit designed for sewers with at least some sewing experience. It’s loaded with all sorts of features (from 600 stitches … Read more Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 Full Review: FAQ, Manual, Pros & Cons
For over 100 years, Brother has been making sewing machines. This company releases new machines time after time, challenging them to improve every model with the new release. With Brother PE525, the company is appealing to the embroidery community by offering an easy and straightforward way to create new impeccable designs. Even though this model … Read more Brother PE525: Pros & Cons, Troubleshooting, Fair Rating
Janome is a well trusted and established brand committed to creating decent quality sewing machines with price tags that generally won’t break the bank. (And I wrote more about this company in my report reviewing the best Janome machines). Janome DC2015 is a computerized sewing machine with solid 60 stitches and smoothly running motor. DC … Read more Janome DC2015 Review: Pros & Cons of This Solid Little Horse
When it comes to sewing beginners, it’s always hard to tell whether a new hobby will stick. So it does not always make sense to invest a lot into a sewing machine that you won’t find thrilling to use after all. At the same time, beginner’s machine has to be easy to use, give you … Read more Singer 1234: FAQ, Troubleshooting, Manual, Videos, Pros&Cons
Sewing machines, just like other mechanical devices, must be lubricated every so often to work correctly. Sewing machine oil is a lubricant primarily made for sewing machine components, recommended to be applied about every 8 hours of active sewing. The use of sewing machine oil decreases the friction in the machine’s parts, keeping them from … Read more Sewing Machine Oil: Best for Brother, Juki, Singer, Janome, etc.
If you are taking your sewing seriously and care about the look of your garments and cost-efficiency, you need a fabric cutting machine. This guide will save you time and money. However, most importantly, it will help you choose the best fabric cutting machine that meets your expectations and fits your budget. Are you interested … Read more Top 5 Fabric Cutting Machines: Comparison, Videos, Pros&Cons
If there is such a thing as a dream sewing machine, Brother DZ3000 comes close to getting this title. Especially for anyone who wants to do basic sewing with some additional frills without breaking the bank and wasting too much time on the learning curve. But let me elaborate, so you can judge for yourself. … Read more Brother DZ3000 Review: Troubleshooting, Ratings, Pros&Cons
Brother CS6000i is user-friendly and portable sewing and quilting machine that offers a wide range of quilting and sewing features at an affordable price. But let’s try to figure out what exactly makes this model so special. Are you interested in a particular question about Brother CS6000i? Then use the table of contents below to … Read more Brother CS6000i Review: You Get so Much for Such a Low Price
This machine was once trendy and cheap. Nowadays, you still can find it on some marketplaces, but price points may vary. So does it still make sense to purchase it even now when it’s been discontinued and not priced consistently? Let’s see. Are you interested in a particular question about Brother LS2126i? Then use the … Read more Brother LS2126i Review: Classic, but Is It Still Worth It?
This machine just looks cool with its rugged carbon panels and dark charcoal accents. So if you are tired of all these flowers and butterflies, let’s see what else this “Strong and Tough” model has to offer. Are you interested in a particular question about Brother ST371HD? Then use the table of contents below to … Read more Brother ST371HD Review: Durability at a Low Cost (+Pros&Cons)
Marketed as a heavy-duty computerized sewing machine, Brother XR6060 comes at quite a small cost to believe that such a product is possible at all. And even though this product was discontinued by the manufacturer, you still can get lucky and buy it on significant marketplaces like Amazon. But let’s get into details. Are you … Read more Brother XR6060 Review: Manual, Video Guidelines, Pros & Cons
A proper sewing chair is a must. Yes, there are not many studies on the health of sewers. But I found one observing and interviewing 632 craft workers. 88.8% of all participants reported various musculoskeletal complaints, including neck (57.9%), lower back (51.6%), and shoulders (40.5%). So, if you are serious about your sewing you have to take care of your comfort.
Fabric scissors or shears, as they are more commonly referred to, are the primary tools used to cut the fabric. Heavy materials, such as leather and denim, are easier to cut using shears with longer handles or sharper blades. The better your scissors, the more effective your sewing process. And that isn’t an exaggeration. If … Read more Best Sewing Scissors: How to Choose Your Perfect Pair?
Brother is one of the most popular sewing machines makers that creates really good sergers along with sewing, embroidery, and quilting machines. They spell consistency, user usability, and longevity. Those working horses are never disappointed. And Brother se400 is one of the company’s bestsellers. And it’s also made our list of best Brother sewing machines. … Read more Brother se400 Review: Troubleshooting, Pros, Cons, and Deals
DIY projects can be fun and save you a lot of money. Making your own DIY patches can allow you to customize jeans, shirts, hats, bags, and even jackets. So here is a look at some of the things you may want to know about creating your own DIY patches. Are you interested in a … Read more DIY Patches: What Are Those and 4 Easy Ways to Make It
Embroidery machines are becoming quite popular these days, as those make the life of a craftsman a lot easier. The best embroidery machine allows you to sew fabrics and also create lots of designs and also embroider it. These are, in most cases, very versatile machines that save both your money and energy. Are you … Read more 5 Best Embroidery Machines: Inexpensive, Computerized, etc.
The sewing machine is the most exciting way to add a unique and personalized touch to any fabric. It allows you to modify, repair, and customize the seams, stitches, and hems for an authentic and original look. For household use, the best portable sewing machine is the must-have that offers both flexibility and convenience to … Read more 7 Best Portable Sewing Machines: With Manuals, Pros, & Cons
Some might believe that magic pen embroidery can substitute machine or hand embroidery. But there are differences. For instance, hand embroidery utilizes traditional needles to produce flat, even stitches. Magic embroidery pen needs a hollow needle to make those unique loop stitches. But let’s learn more about this nifty little tool. Are you interested in … Read more Embroidery Pen: How to Use & Which Is the Best for Beginner?
Embroidery is a beautiful craft that enables you to bring an everyday piece of clothing or interior to the whole new level. But whether you are doing the work yourself or received an embroidered item as a gift, there always might be a mistake, or you just won’t be enjoying the look of it. So … Read more How to Remove Embroidery: the Definitive Guide to Keep the Fabric Safe