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 … Read more

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. … Read more

How to Use Fusible Interfacing Correctly (Apply & Prewash)

Fusible interfacing is applied by ironing it onto your fabric. But what’s the right way to do it? And should you pre-wash it? This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to use fusible interfacing. I’m getting my information directly from Pellon and Vilene – 2 of the biggest interfacing manufacturers. Contents list: Video tutorial: 2 … Read more