Â From selecting my patterns and fabric toÂ completing the final details of sewing project, sewing fills me with pride and satisfaction. I love saying “I made it” whenÂ someone comments on something I have sewn. Â The idea of being self-sufficient and more sustainable is also very important in my life.
Beginning sewers should start with a machine that's the easiest to use and master. Look for novice-friendly features like an automatic needle threader, multiple built-in stiches and an automatic one-step buttonhole. Avid sewing enthusiasts deserve a machine with all the bells and whistles.
Most needle companies show both sizes on the package. A good rule of thumb to keep in mind: the lighter the fabric the smaller the needle size and the heavier the fabric the larger the needle size. Many times the thread you will be using for your sewing project will also determine the type of needle you choose.