Lisa Marlin

I first picked up a sewing needle aged 5 and continued my love of crafts into adulthood, when I found sewing, knitting, painting and crafting the perfect antidotes to stressful working environments in the political and charity sectors.

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The Best Magnifying Glass for Embroidery to Work Better and More Efficiently

Any embroiderer will tell you the importance of being able to see your projects clearly while you work. Choosing the best magnifying glass for embroidery will let you see the details of your embroidery to produce better results and save you from eye strain. What are some of the best magnifiers for embroidery? There is …

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Singer 1304 Review: Should You Buy This Sewing Machine?

The Singer 1304 is an affordable, user-friendly mechanical machine. Although you may outgrow this machine as you become a more advanced sewist, this is an excellent choice for anyone who is learning to sew. Read our full Singer 1304 review to discover more about this simple yet versatile machine. Singer 1304: an overview The Singer …

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Singer 14CG754 review

Singer 14CG754 Review: An Affordable Serger for All Levels

If you love to make garments or home décor projects, you’ll probably already know how valuable a serger can be to achieve the perfect finish. If you’re on the lookout for an affordable, user-friendly, and versatile serger, our Singer 14CG754 review should help you figure out if this machine is right for you. Singer 14CG754: …

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Brother PE770 Review: An Affordable and Versatile Embroidery Machine

Whether you run a small business, or you simply do a lot of embroidery or monogramming, a dedicated embroidery machine can be a great asset. The Brother PE770 is one of the most affordable embroidery machines on the market, while still posessing some of the features you’d expect in a more expensive model. Brother PE770 …

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Brother SE400 Review: A Versatile Sewing and Embroidery Machine

If you’re looking for a machine that can not only sew with ease, but embroider complex designs as well, then read our Brother SE400 review – as this machine might be just what you’re looking for! This combination sewing and embroidery machine is user-friendly, versatile, and affordable. Brother SE400: an overview The Brother SE400 is a …

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Free Amigurumi Patterns to Get you Started

Knitters and crocheters love amigurumi, with its heartbreakingly-cute designs made from yarn. This style has exploded out of Japan in recent years, and you can make fun projects in the amigurumi style of just about anything, from puppies and whales to fruits and people! Free amigurumi patterns (and tutorials) Whether you’re looking for a beginners’ …

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brother jx2517 review

Brother JX2517 Review: An Affordable, Entry-Level Machine

One of the most affordable models on the market, the Brother JX2517 is a fairly basic mechanical sewing machine. Although first-time sewists will find it straightforward to use, it is not suitable for more advanced sewing tasks. We’ll take a closer look at what makes this machine great for beginners in this in-depth Brother JX2517 …

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Brother SQ9185 Review: An Affordable and Feature-Packed Computerized Sewing Machine

Are you looking for an affordable computerized sewing machine? Although not the most complex model on the market, the Brother SQ9185 is a good option for anyone looking for a reliable, versatile, and user-friendly machine. In this Brother SQ9185 review, we’ll explore the main features of the machine, along with why it makes a great …

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