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Sewing machine reviews: Brother SE400 Computerized Embroidery Sewing MachineSewing machine reviews: Brother SE400 Computerized Embroidery Sewing Machine

The Brother SE400 Computerized Embroidery Sewing Machine takes the SE350 up a notch by adding a USB port so you can download embroidery patterns and stitches and update your machine through your laptop or computer.

For its price range, this is a phenomenally functional machine – bordering on professional use due to the wide […]

Ten Tips for Sewing Halloween Costumes courtesy of

1. Costumes don’t necessarily need to be as perfect as clothing or other projects you sew. Decide whether you want your costume beautifully sewn right down to the last detail, or if you’d rather achieve the overall effect quickly.

2. Inexpensive fabrics are usually fine for costumes.

3. Since many costume fabrics are either sheer […]

Christmas sewing gift idea

Why not make a Christmas sewing kit for someone who loves to sew? Try the following idea:

* 2 pair of scissors- an inexpensive pair of paper scissors and a good quality pair of fabric shears. By including both pair of scissors, you are insuring that the fabric scissors will last a long time. * […]

How Organic Clothing Works – Organic Fabirc

Organic fabrics like cotton, wool, silk and hemp must meet regulations set by the Organic Trade Association regarding fiber processing, production, dyeing and non-toxic handling. It’s important to look for organic certification on labels to ensure that a product is actually organic. Sustainable fabrics are produced without federal guidelines and certification.

Organic cotton is the […]

How to Mend a Sweater

Hand-knit sweaters and most sweaters made to look hand-knit can be mended quite smoothly when they’ve been badly frayed or snagged. Many good sweaters are even sold with a bobbin of yarn attached. Test for needle sizes by slipping needles into the existing stitches — the body is usually knitted on a needle that is […]