Sewing machines help to make sewing faster, but sometimes you need to sew an item by hand, for example, when you are repairing an item. It does take practice to make stitches that are the same length and that go in a straight line, so don’t be discouraged if at first you don’t like the way your stitches look. Keep practicing and you will get the hang of it. To help you get started, here are three basic stitches that you will need to know when sewing by hand.
Sergers (aka overlock machines or merrow machines). If you’re wearing clothing bought from a store, you merely have to look inside your garment to see what a serged stitch looks like. These machines are more complicated in that they use 3, 4, or 5 threads, as opposed to the standard 2. The wonderful thing these machines do, is they cut as they sew, so you get a perfectly clean, finished seam. They’re also the machine of choice for sewing knits (the seams stretch).
If you don’t want to sew it yourself, whether for time or personal safety, find a dress maker locally. You can talk it over with them and show the ideas you have for an ideal dress; they can add their professional input and make something you’ll be happy with. This way the dress will still be original and let your personal style shine through; not all designers are seamstresses.
Offer to make heavier tools like paper punches, guillotines, heat guns, Sizzix or Cuttlebug machines, Sewing Machines etc available, so your friends do not all carry these items to your house. Or ask if people will bring one particular tool on the understanding that it will be shared by everyone on the day. How lovely to be able to share dies and allow people to take home some freshly embossed or die-cut images! Ask them to label their equipment before they arrive so everyone knows what belongs to who when it is time to pack up.
Not long after, though, my mother made the mistake of encouraging me to enter a making-things competition at the local village harvest festival. There was to be a competition to make animals out of vegetables.
Now that you are clear on what types of products to sell, it’s time to go find them. Some of the best sites for this are ones you might have heard of, like Commission Junction, LinkShare, PayDotCom, and ClickBank. There are plenty of others, but those are the biggest and they have thousands of products so with that much selection it will be easy to find something that will be a good fit for your list.
If you want to find out more on the different types of sewing machines and their cost, just browse the internet and it will show you what you want. You can then start to shop for the best sewing machine to suit your needs.