Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sewing Tutorial HEAVEN!!!

If you think I have some good tutorials, check out Sigrid's Sewing Tutorials Blog....

Sigrid is an amazing whizz with the sewing machine (see what she did with my Snap Bag pattern!!) and has links to tutorials from all over the internet.

I didn't want to do a post without a picture, so here's the sewing machine I've had since my 16th birthday. It's a simple little thing, but sturdy and reliable, and I'm ridiculously sentimental about it. My little assistant has claimed it as her own lately (hence dodgey sewing on the last tutorial... no time to adjust the new "settings").

When I moved to Ireland in 1998 I packed my industrial machine, my industrial overlocker and this machine in a crate with as much haberdashery and fabric as would fit. When I came home five years later I crated it all up again and shipped it home again.

Who says I'm obsessed?


Hoppo Bumpo said...

They don't make nice solid Singers like that anymore!

Thanks for the link to Sigrid's sewing tutorials. They're great.

Sigrid said...

Thanks for the compliment and the link to the tutorials blog Nikki. It's so nice to have all those people sharing their knowledge.

Aubrey said...


I am trying to buy a decent beginner sewing machine for about $100 or less and I though maybe you could help. I have no idea where to start! Any help you could provide would be much appreciated.

Many Thanks. ~ Aubrey

Make handmade said...

I am a new learner. i need it very much.... thanks a lots