As manufacturers add more features and better capabilities to their sewing machines, they have enhanced the home sewing experience with how-to videos and tutorials. You may be familiar with some of the major brand sewing machines for the home sewist. These include Viking, Bernina, Brother, Janome, Singer and Pfaff, to name a few. Even if you own another brand, you don’t want to miss these ‘how-to’ sewing videos and tutorials described below.
Brother’s website contains a wide selection of general sewing, embroidery and quilting techniques. If interested in this machine line, click here to find a local Dallas dealer.
Bernina’ s ‘Just Sew It’ webinars demo the basics of various sewing techniques. Their target audience is beginners or those needing refresher courses. They also include basic specialty techniques such as quilting and piping. Bernina’s ‘We All Sew’ projects include embroidery, home décor, quilting and fashion. Click here to locate a Dallas area Bernina dealer.
Viking’s ‘Inspiration’ includes many fashion, home décor, quilting and holiday projects. Their ‘Sewing Room’ section is an interactive site to learn basic sewing skills. These step-by-step tutorials demo how to sew zippers using various techniques, working with waistbands and casings, finishing necklines and so much more. There is also an online dictionary of sewing terms. Viking machines are located at local JoAnn stores. Click here to find a Dallas area location.
Singer’s general sewing and embroidery projects include table runners, basic skirt, purses, pillows and baby items. Singer machines are also located at local JoAnn stores. Click here to find a Dallas area location.
Janome’s videos and tutorials include recycle projects, Embroidery, needle felting and much more. Click here to find a local area Janome dealer.
Pfaff offers ‘Creative Assistant’ which is a quick summary and images of how-to techniques. Pfaff’s ‘Inspiration’ projects include bridal, fashion accessories, home décor and more. You can inspire others by adding your projects to the Pfaff Creative Gallery. Click this link for a local area Pfaff dealer.
If you are interested in purchasing a machine but not sure what you should get, watch the ‘How to choose the best sewing machine’ video included with this article.