After making a pattern from a shirt that I love (see Part 1 of this tutorial: “Clone your Favorite Shirt), it was time to choose fabric and sew. Since I don’t have much budget for shopping fabric these days, I chose a male T-shirt I made a while ago for my husband. I was not […]
When it comes to working with the many decorative stitches that your Singer 401 has, there are some combinations and setups that can deter a novice sewist from diving into it. What if you want to work with a stitch that is not included with your Singer 401? For example, what if you want to use a “Special […]
Three Basic supplies you will need to work with decorative stitches on your Singer 401 Sewing Mach...
As I feel completely ready to tackle an underutilized feature of my Singer 401 sewing machine, I found myself researching what supplies do I need to start working with decorative stitches. I found what I needed on the embroidery supplies section at my local fabric store. Here are the very basic supplies you will need to […]
If you are new to your Singer 401 you might have noticed these cute knobs (somewhat intimidating) with various letters. Likewise, that mysterious red lever with numbers 1 through 5. What are these numbers for? In my Singer 401 reviews post, I lightly mentioned these parts and their basic purpose. Now, it is time to make sure […]
Happy Birthday Brother 1034D Serger! As I am spring-cleaning my sewing area in a very microscopic corner of my small dwelling, I was moving around my serger to work on a project for this weekend and noticed that I kept an Amazon.com bill attached to my serger’s manual. Today, April 10 2015…What a coincidence! …I […]
On a previous post, I tested this wrap top on a muslin. Looking at the test fabric, I realized I chose a fabric that is a 4-way stretch rather than 2-way or moderate stretch knit, something critical when working with stretchy fabrics. So I decided to use a remnant of a knit fabric that is lightweight […]