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Tips and Tricks How to Sew with Knit Fabrics

Tips and Tricks How to Sew with Knit Fabrics

Hey folks, it’s time to talk about knit fabrics and I’m gonna be totally honest with you: my first sewing project with a knit fabric ended up being a disaster🙄 I simply wasn’t aware that there are a few things that need to be considered when sewing with this type of fabric, so the results were skipped stitches and a damaged fabric. Of course, I started my knit dress-to-be with the front darts, so the mistakes were nearly impossible to…

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How to Buy The Right Sewing Machine

How to Buy The Right Sewing Machine

Hi there and welcome to SewingBeginner! Today’s post is full of tips on how to find the right sewing machine, what to look out for when buying a machine and tricks how to save money🔥 My first tip💡 Give sewing a try before you invest in a machine (also see my post how to get started here). How can you do this? Well, there are various ways. A few examples Borrow a sewing machine from a friend or family member….

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Review of My Janome CXL301 Sewing Machine

Review of My Janome CXL301 Sewing Machine

Hey folks! Welcome back to SewingBeginner✂️ We’ve already discussed the challenge of finding the right sewing machine. If you missed the post, have a look here. It’s full of tips and tricks what to look out for when buying a sewing machine and also includes ideas on how to save money💰 In this post, I’ll tell you a bit more about my own sewing machine: a Janome CXL301. It’s my first sewing machine ever and I’m probably the proudest sewing…

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How to Change the Needle on Your Sewing Machine

How to Change the Needle on Your Sewing Machine

Do you need to change the needle on your sewing machine for one of your projects? Don’t panic, it’s straightforward and easy to do😃 Where’s the Instruction Booklet📝 First of all, note that the process might vary depending on the sewing machine that you are using. If you’ve read my blog before you know I’m using a Janome CXL301.☝My first recommendation is to have a look at your instruction booklet which you’ve received together with your sewing machine. The answer…

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Step by Step – How to Thread Your Sewing Machine

Step by Step – How to Thread Your Sewing Machine

Hello and welcome back to SewingBeginner! How are you doing so far? Today, we want to cover one of the most important basics: how to thread your sewing machine. Without this, you can’t make a single stitch😉So, let’s see how I get my Janome ready! The process might seem rather confusing and complex at the beginning but believe me, it will be a simple routine after you’ve done it a few times. Just keep practising! Important☝: the details might vary…

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4 Tips & Tricks How to Get Started with Sewing

4 Tips & Tricks How to Get Started with Sewing

Hello there and welcome back to my blog! Did I spark your interest in sewing in the meantime? If that’s the case, amazing, let me give you a few tips and tricks on how to get started. Dream big but start small! I know how tempting it can be when you do some initial research and you immediately fall in love with an amazing sewing pattern for a lovely summer dress that you really want to make. But if you’re…

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How to Sew Christmas Pocket Squares

How to Sew Christmas Pocket Squares

Christmas is just around the corner!🎄🎁 I love this time of the year. Christmas lights are glowing all over the city and a peaceful atmosphere is in the air. Due to the early darkness and the cold weather we enjoy spending more time at home. I mean, what could be cosier than a homemade hot chocolate and a Netflix evening with your loved ones, right? Also, it’s a great time to move forward with your sewing projects! In this blog…

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How to Make Little Ribbon Bows Using a Fork

How to Make Little Ribbon Bows Using a Fork

This is a quick tutorial on how to make cute little ribbon bows using a fork. Yes, you’ve heard me right, a fork will be our tool to create those bows! 🎀🍴 You can use the finished ribbon bows to decorate all kinds of things. The sky’s the limit here😊 If you need an inspiration, have a look at this post here in which I explain how to sew handmade Christmas Ornaments. The ribbon bows really provide the finishing touches on…

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How to Sew Your Own Beautiful Christmas Ornaments

How to Sew Your Own Beautiful Christmas Ornaments

Want to learn how to make these little cuties? Then look no further, you have come to the right place! Oh, and if you haven’t been here before, welcome to my sewing blog 🙂 (See here how I got started!) Christmas is just around the corner! I love that time of the year. London lights up in the most beautiful Christmas decoration and a peaceful atmosphere spreads over the otherwise hectic city. It’s time to reflect upon the past year and…

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My First Stitches – Intro to Sewing Class from Sew Over It

My First Stitches – Intro to Sewing Class from Sew Over It

After I’ve made up my mind that I wanted to give sewing a try, the research part began. I was looking for… …a sewing course for total beginners in London …a weekend course or alternatively an evening class due to work …a place which provided everything needed like a sewing machine and fabric There were a few results coming up but the one which convinced me the most was the Intro to Sewing class by Sew Over It. It not only…

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