Essential Tips for Sewing Machine Maintenance

Oiling Hook Area

Introduction: A sewing machine is a valuable tool for anyone passionate about sewing or engaged in textile-related projects. To ensure its longevity and optimal performance, regular maintenance is essential. Proper care and maintenance not only extend the lifespan of your sewing machine but also ensure smooth, accurate, and efficient sewing. In this blog, we will […]

Bernina 790 – The Top of the Range Model

The Bernina 790 Plus e is one of the top of the range models and it comes with the new SDT Embroidery Unit, Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR) and also has an integrated dual feed system.  The hook sews high-precision stitches up to 9mm in width with speeds up to 1,000 stitches per minute. The bobbin […]

Embroidered Easter Egg Decorations

A very quick and simple project to decorate and personalise an Easter egg! I purchased the design off of a website (it was just over £1) and saved it to my memory stick. For this project I used pre cut stabiliser, some white felt and a selection of Easter coloured embroidery threads. Once I had uploaded the […]

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bunting – Celebrating 70 years

This is a guide on how to make this easy bunting which can be adapted for any theme or event. I used the Bernina 790 Plus e to do the embroidery and stitch the pieces together but any sewing and embroidery machine will do the job! You could also do plain red white and blue […]

Embroidered Heart Decorations

A friend of mine asked me if I could make some hearts with the word ‘family’ embroidered on the front of them for a family who were adopting two children. On the Brother 870Se embroidery machine it has a selection of shape designs built in, I selected the heart for this project. I adjusted the […]

Making Custom Cards for Spring – Embroidered on the Brother 870SE

With Christmas over and Spring around the corner I thought I would use designs with flowers and bees. For this project I used some spare plain fabric I had, stabiliser, tri fold cards and a box frame, and something to stick them together.  Once again I located the PES files online and downloaded them to […]

Bernina 475 QE Review

Our Bernina 475 QE review covers the many quilting features this model has to offer, as well as the main sewing machine features that may appeal to other sewers. The middle range Bernina 475 QE is an excellent all round machine and is suitable for quilter’s because it includes the #37 1/4” Patchwork Foot, slide […]

Making Christmas Bunting on the Brother 870SE

With Christmas around the corner I decided to do some Christmas bunting for my next project… Having looked at some websites for designs I chose this snowman which had multiple size options as most designs only come in one size. The materials needed for this project are; white felt, Madeira Tearaway cotton stabiliser, Brother embroidery […]

Christmas Embroidery Appliqués

This week I decided to try something new!  I am fascinated by the appliqués I have seen people do before so I thought I could try some out myself. I did some research on YouTube and watched some videos to give me some ideas. As a beginner to embroidery I took up my friends offer […]

Embroidering cushions with the Brother NV870SE

Today was the first day of making something on the Brother NV870SE embroidery machine. I briefly read the instruction manual beforehand but I prefer to learn hands on. Although you may prefer to read the instructions in full first.  I like to sew and have made lots of projects from clothes to bags but never […]