Understanding the color coding of sewing machine needles

Have you ever tried to figure out what needle is in your machine after not using it for awhile? It’s not as easy unless you have really good vision or a good magnifying glass nearby.  Well not anymore. With this easy to understand chart from Schmetz which I found on the Craftsy website the mystery […]

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Support Small Business

Support small businesses in your community and help someone keep their dream alive. Just imagine what the world would like without small businesses like hair or nail salons, gift shops, cleaners, coffee shops, privately owned restaurants, delis, and yes arts and crafts shops that offer knitting, painting and sewing or quilting lessons! Don’t get me […]

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Best Sewing Machine Buying Guide – Consumer Reports

Looking to purchase a sewing machine but don’t know where to start? As a sewing teacher this is one question I get asked a lot! There is no one size fits all, or one machine for every persons needs. Here are a few things to consider: Knowing your budget – today you can spend less […]

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