Crafting on Your Sewing Machine

I use my vintage (1970s Stylist, and a 1930s treadle) Singer sewing machines to sew, for home sewing and crafting. I also teach sewing, specializing in teaching home sewing newbies. Often my students don't even know how to thread a hand sewing needle on the first day of class.

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One special tip I stress to my students is to always remove the thread spools, bobbins, and the machine needle at the end of each project.

In home sewing and crafting on a sewing machine, it's rare for the fabric to be exactly the same for every project so the needles and threads used on the machine will need to be of different sizes and types depending on the thickness and type of the fabric.

Making a habit of always removing the needle and threads will prevent sitting down at a machine loaded with the wrong needles and threads for the next project. Avoiding the frustrations of broken or bent needles, and puckered stitches due to using the wrong needle and thread for the fabric means a project completed with a smile:)

By Frugal Sunnie from Scotland

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October 28, 20110 found this helpful

An excellent tip! Thank-you, I was forever breaking the 'wrong' kind of needle... but no more ;-)

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