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- Invested in a piece of very local art. This is the view from the hill behind us down into the next valley. It's painted by Jackie Prachek a local artist who runs the art group I sometimes go to 💚 #keepingitlocalOne of my current works in progress. 🔷️◼◻I had a lovely few hours @sew_in_the_city today teaching these 5 lovely eager students how to make the Derwent trousers from my book Beginner's Guide to Sewing with Knitted Fabrics. They were all super happy (and a few a bit surprised) that they were going home with comfortable, well-fitting trousers that they wanted to wear. Just some hems and elastic to finish, not bad for 4.5 hrs work! 👏👏👏Obviously my trip to @fabworksmillshop today yielded treasure ❤ top down: #heartofhuddersfield Pumpkin Wine Yorkshire Melton, Evening Mist Marled Melton, Thunderbridge Storm Marled Melton and Cross Hatch Sketch viscose/rayon lining. Their Heart of Huddersfield collection is a beautiful thing to behold. You really can't find that kind of quality wool, woven in Huddersfield at those prices anywhere else. I don't think they'll be around for long.......🍂🍁🍃 A/W sewing plans are go!!
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Until you’ve been sewing for a while all those controls on your sewing machine can feel a bit daunting and you have to constantly double check what they do, never mind what they should be set on.
I thought I’d share a little quick reference guide that I use with all the sewing machines for students at MIY Workshop.
Although you might not have exactly the same sewing machine as the one in the picture, most are arranged in a similar way and have most if not all of the same controls.
Print a copy off and stick it by your machine at home so you’re not, at best, constantly referring back to your manual, or at worst, winging it and hoping for the best!
I’ve also put together some quick reference tables you can download with the best settings to choose on your machine for commonly used fabrics.
My new timetable of Master Classes for 2016 at MIY Workshop is now open for booking.
There are some old favourites along with some new classes and something for all abilities whether you’re a nervous beginner wanting to just learn how to use a sewing machine or a more experienced stitcher that just can’t get to grips with sewing knits.
Full details on the MIY Workshop website here.
A little whistlestop tour of some of the main features of most sewing machines and some tips on what some of them actually do!
Get familiar with your machine and get the best out of it…..