Cheap sewing machines – A good thing or bad?

Cheap sewing machines - break down - wereinstitches.co.ukI have recently been approached by a few people asking if I knew anywhere that sells cheap sewing machines. I can’t help but ask what they mean by ‘cheap’. As you know, everybody has their own idea of the term ‘cheap’. An amount that is considered cheap to one, may be thought of as expensive to another. read more

Best Beginner Sewing Machine – Our Sewing machine for beginners guide

Janome-525S - Recommended for best beginner sewing machineThe best beginner sewing machine, in our opinion, would be a sewing machine that is not overly complicated. By that I mean a sewing machine that doesn’t necessarily have hundreds of bells and whistles. Like the Brother Innov Is NV550SE for example. – A computerized sewing machine with 429 utility and decorative stitches, 3 lettering styles etc.  read more

Making Curtains Step 4: Cutting your fabric to the correct length.

Welcome to step 4 of our guide to making curtains. For those of you who have been following, please read on.

On the other hand, if you have managed to land here from afar, you may want to check out  Steps 1-3 to find out what we did first!

Step 4: Cutting your fabric to the correct length.

First, unfold your fabric on to a flat surface. Obviously, if you are making curtains that are quite long, you may not be able to unfold the whole length. Don’t worry, just unfold as much as you can. Next, we need to make sure that the cut end is a straight cut. If not you will need to cut off as little as possible to straighten it up. read more