What does the sewing term"understitch"mean?

Answer Understitching is a term used for the stitching on the right side of the material. Understitching will cause the garment edges to turn in slightly at the seams to give the finished product a profes... Read More »

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What sewing needle should I use on the sewing machine with 100 percent polyester?

When sewing 100 percent woven polyester fabric, use a universal-type needle in a size appropriate for the weight of your fabric. When sewing on a 100 percent polyester knit fabric, use a ballpoint... Read More »

Can you use hand sewing needles on sewing machines?

You cannot use hand sewing needles on sewing machines. Sewing machine needle eyes are in the pointed end while hand sewing needle eyes are in the blunt end. Also, hand needles have a consistent dia... Read More »

Why is my sewing machine not sewing the buttonholes properly?

EDITED TO ADD:Wow, that is a wonderful example of a buttonhole that needs to be balanced! The procedure is in the manual, called "adjusting the buttonhole". If you have misplaced the manual, yo... Read More »

Sewing Machines for Sewing Leather?

There are several different types of sewing machines available for use in industrial material making and for at-home use. While modern personal sewing machines are built to handle just about anythi... Read More »