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- Yesterday I did a Subtraction Cutting class with Julian Roberts @subtractioncutting He's developed many truly innovative methods of cutting garments over the years and is incredibly generous with his knowledge. If he offers more classes I 100% recommend you sign up. He's a a very inspirational teacher and designer and will constantly challenge you to look at things differently. Thank you Julian for turning my dusty brain inside out and back to front!!***UPDATE - BOTH MACHINES ARE NOW SOLD***I recently bought this gorgeous little sketchbook from @beyond_measure_uk it's the perfect size to put in my pocket and take on walks. I love that it has lots of different papers in too. Looking forward to taking it on some adventures!! 🥾✏🖌🖍Good post day yesterday!! Really looking forward to getting stuck into this @orsoladecastro Congratulations on a timely book that looks to be packed with facts and inspiration ✂️
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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…..