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How to Change a Sewing Machine Needle in 59 Seconds (Singer, Brother, Janome)

Here’s how Singer, Brother, and Janome manuals recommend changing a sewing machine needle. I reviewed at least 3 manuals from each brand, so I haven’t skipped important bits. If your machine is from another brand, this post will still apply. Most brands use the same process. Here’s how to change a sewing machine needle (in a nutshell): […]

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How to Put a Bobbin in Any Sewing Machine – 4 Ways

This is a follow-up from my previous post, how to thread a bobbin. Here’s how to put a threaded bobbin in your sewing machine. This process can be broken down into 3 main stages: Insert the bobbin into your sewing machine. Thread the upper thread system and needle. Pull the bobbin thread up. There are […]

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How to Thread Any Bobbin (Singer, Brother, Janome) – 6 Ways

Here’s how to thread a bobbin, no matter what type of sewing machine you have. I examined 11+ sewing machine manuals, from old basic models to fancy computerized ones. I focused on Singer, Brother, and Janome machines, but this post applies to other brands too because they’re largely the same. I’m going to start with […]

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How To Set Up, Thread & Use Any Sewing Machine in 8 Steps

Here’s how to: Turn on your sewing machine, set it up, thread it, choose settings, and do your first test sew! This tutorial is perfect for complete beginners who have no idea where to start. The information in this post is directly from Brother, Singer, and Janome sewing machine manuals, so I haven’t skipped important […]

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Exactly How Much a Sewing Machine Service & Repair Costs UK

I researched what 8 UK businesses charge for a sewing machine service or repair. Here’s the average cost for domestic machines: Type of sewing machine Average service/repair cost (excluding parts) Mechanical machines £50-70 Computerised machines £75-95 Long arm machines £85-105 Most businesses charge based on the type of machine, not brand, except Frank Nutt. Premium […]

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Exact Sewing Machine Settings for Cotton: Tension, Length…

I checked online manuals to find the exact sewing machine settings for cotton fabric (the “woven”, non-stretch type). I’ll share the tension and stitch length settings you need for thin, medium, and thick cotton. Across the 3 major brands I checked, the standard tension you need is 4, and the standard stitch length is 2.5mm. […]