Should You Take Sewing Classes? What to Consider

Did you know the most expensive quilt ever purchased was the “Reconciliation Quilt”, which sold for $264,000 in 1991? The quilt depicts scenes from a woman’s life before, during, and after the Civil War.

Maybe you aren’t interested in trying to produce extravagant quilts. But, perhaps you have considered taking sewing classes to brush up on your old Home Ec. skills?

If you’ve thought about taking a sewing class but aren’t sure if you should, or how to do it, read on! This article will thread together answers for all of your sewing class questions.


Sewing for Beginners: Your Guide

While the number of sewers and sewists is a tall order, sewing as an industry is projected to generate $3.21 billion in 2021.

This includes all the people who took up projects to fill the hours they spent homebound in 2020 and 2021. Anecdotally, Millenials are still considered the fastest-growing partitioners of sewing and tailoring.

The hobby not only allows people to make unique garments and ornamental displays, but it allows them to share unique projects on social media and gain insight, advice, and connectivity in tightknit (pun intended) social groups.

However, sewing for beginners is not quite as simple as buying some fabric, a needle, and posting to Instagram. Whether you are learning how to sew by hand or with a sewing machine, there are some basics you’ll need to get and some common skills to learn.

In the following article, we’ll give some tips on how to sew and where to start your new hobby.


How to Choose the Best Sewing Machine

How to Choose the Best Sewing MachineMany people consider sewing to be a skill of the past but that that isn’t quite true. Although the need for sewing skills dwindled for a bit, there has been a huge reemergence thanks to social media.

As people grew more interested in avoiding fast fashion, sewing machine sales started to soar. If you’re looking to learn a new skillset or interested in changing your wardrobe habits, you’ll want the best sewing machine for the job.

Finding the best option can be overwhelming but this guide is here to help.

Let’s get started.


5 Festive Holiday Embroidery Project Ideas

Holiday Embroidery Project IdeasThe holidays are truly a special time to share gifts and spread cheer with loved ones. But did you know that gift giving does wonders for your overall health? It’s true!

And what better way to do so than by adding a personalized touch to gifts or decorations this holiday season? But where do you being? For starters, taking on a new embroidery project for your holiday crafts will be a great way to create a lasting impression.

If you’re getting arts and crafts block, take a look at these embroidery project ideas below. If any seem out of your experience level, we offer classes for embroidery, sewing, and quilting. There’s no project you can’t tackle!

Interested in learning more? Let’s begin!


Sew-So: What Is an Embroidery Machine?

What is an Embroidery MachineWere you aware that there are machines designed just to help you with embroidery? These fantastic embroidery machines can make your job so much easier, but how do they work? And exactly what is an embroidery machine anyway?

Here’s a quick breakdown of what the machine is and what it can do for you.


Brother Releases New Machines for 2021

Brother Dream Machine XV8550D

Brother embroidery machine PR680W can help you create designs that are fit for a hobbyist or a small business. With a six needle speed, WLAN capacity, exact crosshair efficiency, and an ample 8″ x 12″ embroidery space.

PR680W also provides 100 original edging patterns, 18 personalized font forms, and 140 frame design sequences. It also includes 50 lettering fonts, 50 basic utility stitches, and 10 buttonhole forms in 3 sizes that allow you to come up with new ideas for an up-cycling design.


Newly Released Machines from Baby Lock

Baby Lock Meridian Embroidery Machine

If you’re an avid sewer, embroiderer, or quilter, you want a machine that you can trust to help you do the job right. Baby Lock has been in production since the 1960s and focuses on innovation, quality, and trust.

They offer a variety of machines to tackle whatever project you have in mind. In this guide, we discuss the new machines released from Baby Lock and what they offer.


A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Quilt Sandwich

How to make a quilt sandwichOver half of quilters surveyed reported spending more time quilting than in previous years. Does this sound like you?

Are you looking for ways to improve your technique? Do you need some advice to turn all those quilt tops into finished quilts?

Learning to make a quilt sandwich the right way helps ensure the success of your quilting project. Find out more about making a quilt sandwich so you can get your project on track.


Jelly Roll Quilts: Ideas and Tips

Jelly Roll Quilts Ideas and TipsQuilters have expressed themselves through fabric for hundreds of years, and the oldest surviving quilt dates to the 1300s. Jelly roll quilts offer new quilters a chance to participate in this proud tradition easily and try it on for size.

If you’ve never quilted before, though, you might have questions about how to make a jelly roll quilt. What do you do with the individual strips of fabric? For that matter, what is a jelly roll quilt?

Keep reading and you’ll be well on your way to your first quilt.


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