DIY projects involving sewing machines

  • 11, 02, 2016
  •  Family 
  • There are many reasons everybody should consider buying a sewing machine. They are compact, useful, easy to use and you can create various things with them, from clothing items, to décor ones. However, it is not always easy to pick one that will be perfect for you and your needs. Luckily, you can always find some useful opinions on pages like A reliable piece of information is always welcomed, as well as some ideas on how to use a sewing machine. If you fear it will be quite difficult to manage DIY projects involving sewing machines, you should know there are beginner versions that any rookie can accomplish. However, below are some of those projects, explained for you.

    1. Make your own basic pillowcases

    This is the perfect DIY sewing project for someone inexperienced. If you don’t already own a sewing machine, maybe some of these Singer 9960 reviews will convince you. Besides your sewing machine, you are going to need a 1-yard piece of fabric in a desired pattern. Cut it into two 30 inches tall and 40 inches wide pieces. Now place the two pieces of fabric one on top of the other. The bottom piece should be facing up, while the top one should be facing down. Now sew them together on three of the edges. Turn the pillowcase inside out, and stuff it with the pillow it fits. Now you have accomplished your first DIY project.

    2. DIY cloth napkin for your family dinners

    Cloth napkins are always a good item to have by at a dinner party. Maybe you are tempted to create your own but you do not exactly know how. Put that sewing machine of yours to work! You only need to cut several pieces of cloth to the desired dimensions and create a double seam on each of their edges. For a more individualized look, pick a cloth in an extravagant pattern. For a more cooled down and family appropriate look, pick a plain white or beige cloth. You can vary them as you wish.

    3. DIY reversible scarves to keep you and your family warm in the winter

    If you want to make your loved ones a more personal gift for the Christmas Eve, you might want to make them some beautiful scarves. Choose two types of fabric, a wool one and a colorful patterned cotton fabric. Cut them into similar dimensions, sew them together on three of their edges and finally turn it inside out. Sew the last edge and here you have your very own scarves for the cold winter.

    As you can see, you can do many things by yourself using a sewing machine. Even beginners can find great help in them, because the projects are easy to follow and appropriate for beginner level. Also, when you start your search for a sewing machine, make sure you read carefully some reviews on the products. Some webpages are specialized in such matters and you might appreciate the advices found there.

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