Most current Pic Sewing 101: Pants Pockets – Shwin and Shwin Strategies

Every week I’ll have something new to learn or a simple project to make.


(There will still be regular posts and courses combined in too.) The majority of the discussion and jobs calls for applying sewing machines. There is a several hand sewing threads, but I will be focusing primarily on sewing with a machine. You’ll know it’s the main Sewing 101 Line since you’ll see this cool logo. (above)

Today I’ll start out the series speaking about something very simple:

Getting to know your sewing machine.
Every sewing machine differs, however the same.

Consider it such as a car. You will get an applied one, an old-fashioned one, your basic design, the the surface of the range luxury design or anything in between – perfect for the family. They all get you from A to B (I suggest sew), but they likewise have different features, prime speeds, and sense different as you sew with them. And yes, being a vehicle, certain models are built much better than others.

You don’t desire a elegant machine to start. Anything easy may work. Understand things you need and you are able to generally upgrade later.

The 2 (working) sewing products I have in my house are very basic. A Performer Confidence 7470 and a Janome Hi Pet equipment (which goes to my six year old). Both get the job done, but have very different feels. I do each of my sewing on the Singer — also the quilting.

My singer is not really a the the top of point equipment, but it’s really nice. It operates good and has all the functions I need.