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November 17, 2021
5 Delightful Christmas Sewing Presents

If you have an avid sewer in your life and you’re looking for a gift, you’ve come to the right place! At Sewing Direct, we stock a range of sewing gifts and delightful Christmas fabrics to bring festive cheer this season.  Find the Perfect Gift for Sewers Gifting at Christmas can be difficult, especially when […]

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October 27, 2021
The Beginner’s Guide to Embroidery

Embroidery is a truly satisfying hobby and a wonderful way to personalise your garments and other sewing creations. An additional pattern sewn over a beloved item can give it a new lease of life – and it’s incredibly fun to do, as well! If you’re looking to get into embroidery, you’ve come to the right […]

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August 16, 2021
The Best Autumn Sewing Patterns

Although autumn may seem like it’s too far away to start thinking about, any avid sewer will know it’s time to get together and start thinking about what they’re going to create for the chilly season. Whereas summer may be all about creating vibrant beach throws and summer shorts, autumn is all about snuggly coats, […]

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July 21, 2021
5 of the Best Industrial Sewing Machines

If you’re looking to improve upon your sewing’s output and efficiency, an industrial sewing machine may be the most sensible choice – but they can be quite daunting with their wealth of additional features and impressively efficient speeds and other capabilities.  Choosing the right machine, whether you’re a seasoned pro looking to upgrade or a […]

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June 30, 2021
The Difference Between a Sewing Machine and Overlocker

Sewing machines and overlockers – it’s easy to confuse the two when starting out on your sewing journey. While they do have some similarities, they each do very different jobs despite overlapping in some areas.  If you’re wondering which might be right for your needs, this handy guide will walk you through the key differences […]

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May 24, 2021
Getting Started with Sewing Patterns

What to Expect When Starting Out in Sewing Sewing patterns are comprehensive blueprints for building a garment from scratch. They include everything from the required dimensions for multiple sizing options to assembly instructions; these are a boon when stitching together the various pieces to form the final product. There are two main formats in which […]

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April 26, 2021
The Perfect Alternative To Toyota Sewing Machines

If you have been keeping up with the latest news in the world of sewing machines, you will know that Toyota machines are no longer being sold in the UK. Though this is a huge shame for anyone who has favoured a Toyota sewing machine in the past, there is no need to worry. At […]

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March 24, 2021
5 of the Best Sewing Machines For Your Hobby

Are you passionate about crafts? Or looking to get into a new hobby? Whether you’re an experienced sewer or an enthusiastic beginner, we have the perfect machine for you. See five of our top picks, here: Easy to Use - the Singer M2105 Sewing Machine Amazingly simple to use, the Singer M2105 is a lightweight […]

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March 1, 2021
5 Common Issues With Your Sewing Machine - And How To Solve Them

Sewing machines can be your worst enemy when it comes to actually sitting down and starting a new project. Luckily most of the issues that arise can be solved from the comfort of your own home. We have put together a list of the most common issues or mistakes you could be making with your […]

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January 27, 2021
The Benefits of a Computerised Sewing Machine

When the word computerised pops up, technology and automation springs to mind. The same is true for sewing machines and advances in technology have had an impact on the machines that are available today. Traditionally, sewing machines would have had manual or mechanical functionality, although in more recent times, computerised sewing machines have become available […]

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