Wondering what is the difference between a coverstitch machine and a serger? In this sewing tutorial on coverstitch vs. serger we will analyze these machines, find out how to sew with the coverstitch, what operations it performs, and what kind of work a seamstress can’t do without a coverstitch machine.
In this guide I will focus on the following topics: quilt batting types, the best batting for quilting and how to choose the right batting for a project. Batting is made from various types of fibers, and each type has its advantages and disadvantages. The most popular ones use cotton, polyester, or a blend of both. Each one performs differently and is better-suited to certain projects. Before you grab a roll of batting off the shelf for your quilt top or wall hanging, learn more about how each one performs and for which type of project it’s intended.
Today, we’re going to take a deep dive into the topic of serger vs. sewing machine. We’ll talk about what a serger is (and what it does) versus a sewing machine. Spoiler alert: by the end of this I’m certain you will be convinced that you absolutely need a serger!
In this sewing tutorial, I will talk about sewing thread sizes and how to choose a correct thread size for your project.
The subject of sewing thread sizes is a vast one but the one you need to understand if you want to master sewing.
Because of the diversity of materials and construction methods, it’s not easy to categorize the threads. And a thread is always used (well, almost always) in combination with a needle, so at some point, we have to deal with the thread size together with the recommended needle size.
In this guide I am focusing on different types of threads for sewing. There are many types of sewing thread. How many? Well, it’s hard to say but I would guess the number is in high hundreds.
This tutorial will try to help organize ideas and present alternatives for the user and it’s intended as a guide to help save time and efforts when selecting a thread for a sewing project.
Is there a quick and easy way to make a professionally looking invisible hem on the clothes you sew? Of course, there is – special “blind stitch” presser feet have been developed. There are a few types of them as you can see in the image below.
These presser feet allow you to make almost invisible hems: they create barely noticeable tiny stitches on the front of the item that cover only a few threads from the fabric structure.
I often get a question from my readers – how to sew straight? In this guide, I will show you how to easily keep stitching lines straight. I will talk about topstitching mostly because keeping seam allowances equal is a different topic. Have you ever had problems with crooked stitching lines? I bet you had. Even intermediate sewists are struggling sometimes to do it and had to rip and redo stitching. But sewing in a straight line is much simpler than you think. And I want to help you to sew straight every time.
I think we all realize that good sewing room lighting is very important.
In this article, I tried to create a summary of what we really need to know about lighting in a sewing room. It is kind of tricky subject though, and I got a little bit too technical sometimes. If you would like to improve your current lighting situation here are some ideas to consider.
I don’t have an unlimited budget, otherwise I suspect finding professional lighting equipment – and people to set it up – would not be an issue. Therefore this article attempts to discuss ways of lighting your sewing room on a budget.
In this sewing tutorial I want to tell you everything I know about the bobbin tension. I will answer the following questions: what is the bobbin tension, where is the bobbin tension on a sewing machine, how to get bobbin tension right, how do you check bobbin tension, how to adjust it. Learn to adjust the bobbin tension for all your sewing projects.
In this YouTube sewing tutorial, I will show you how to use a cording foot for sewing an elastic cord and making decorative trims. Learn how to sew DIY clothes or embellish your sewing projects using the cording presser foot.