• Singer Perfect Plus

    Sew a Mix-and-Match Wardrobe for Plus and Petite-Plus Sizes


    Kathleen Cheetham presents 4 enclosed patterns, step-by-step construction, and fitting instruction. Readers can create a wardrobe of versatile and stylish garments--which can be adapted for office wear, casual wear, or evening wear, just by varying the colors, fabrics, and finishing details. Never have to say you have nothing to wear again!

  • The Pocket Stylist

    Behind-the-Scenes Expertise from a Fashion Pro on Creating Your Own Unique Look

    Professional fashion advice for all body shapes and sizes!

  • Pants for Real People: Fitting Techniques

    Any sewer will benefit from the fitting techniques featured in this informative DVD, a companion to Pants for Real People: Sewing Techniques . 

    Sewers will learn how to buy the right-size pattern, fine-tune it before cutting, and then tissue-fit it. 

  • Pants for Real People: Sewing Techniques

    This informative guide illustrates how to sew great pants that flatter any fit. 

    The tips and techniques within this useful reference include how to prepare and cut fabric, mark darts, sew zippers, pin-fit the fabric, press seams, and attach different styles of waistbands. 

    This DVD is a must-have to follow up the fitting DVD.

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How to thread a sewing machine

I am amazed at how many people are searching the internet trying to figure out how to thread their sewing machines!

They have inherited or been given or purchased a used sewing machine that had no manual and, especially if they are not experienced sewists, they don’t even know where to start with the threading. I shudder to think of how many good sewing machines are out there sitting in closets, attics, basements, or other storage because their current owners don’t know how to thread them!

Of course, many of those people have something at their disposal that can help. The Internet!

But, through you can find lots of instructions and videos on the ‘net, they can only show the sewing machines they have access to. There are so many slightly different sewing machines out there that it’s just not possible to be comprehensive in a video.

So, here’s an idea. If anyone wants to know how to thread their sewing machine, send me a picture of the front of the machine, the bobbin and the bobbin case or area and I will try to show you how to thread YOUR sewing machine on the pictures. Learn how to thread your actual sewing machine for the small price of … shall we say FREE? :)

I don’t promise that I can figure them all out but I will try.

Domestic sewing machines only please. I have no experience with Industrial sewing machines.

E-mail me here.

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