4 Best Cheap Overlockers for Beginners

If you’re a beginner who won’t use your overlocker often, don’t need fancy features, and want something cheap, I think the best beginner overlockers are (in order of preference): Brother 3034dwt Brother 2104d Brother m343d Elna 664 (All the links go to Amazon). I chose these after comparing 40+ machines and calling overlocker sellers and … Read more

2 Best Overlockers with Automatic Air Threading

This is part 2 of my ‘best overlockers’ series. Today we’re looking at the best overlock machines with automatic air threading. With these machines, you press a button and they thread the loopers for you with a whoosh of air.  I analysed 12 UK overlockers with air threading. Narrowing it down to my favourite was … Read more

How To Make a Standard Pillowcase With Inner Flap: PRO Way

This tutorial copies the pillowcase design that stores use. I studied 9 professionally made pillows to figure this out. Today, we’re making the envelope style in a standard size. “Envelope pillows” have an inner flap to hide your pillow insert. I’ve also included measurements for queen/king pillows. I’ll show you how to make it with … Read more

14 Bucket Hat Sewing Patterns for Women, Men & Baby (5 Free)

A bucket hat is a lightweight hat used for sun protection. It has a downward-sloping brim, and sometimes eyelets for ventilation. (source) Here are the best sewing patterns I’ve found for bucket hats! I’ve included: Multiple sizes for men, women, children, and babies. Bucket hats with strings and reversible designs. Bucket hats with different brim … Read more

How to Use a Serger / Overlocker: 7 Online Courses Compared

I compared 7 online courses that teach you how to use a serger machine (also known as an overlocker in the UK and Australia). Overall, ‘Serger solutions’ by Craftsy is the most comprehensive course I’ve watched. The teacher really walks you through every step, from threading to sewing stitch samples. She was full of tips … Read more