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.

Bluprint review

BluPrint Review: Is it Worth the Subscription Cost?

Bluprint has received a fair bit of criticism since transitioning from Craftsy, so we wanted to find out for ourselves what the platform is like, and if it lives up to their tagline of “crafting made easy“. In this hands-on review, we will go through Bluprint’s features, pros, and cons, as well as share our …

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Consew 206RB-5 Upholstery Sewing Machine

Consew 206RB-5 Walking Foot Upholstery Machine Review

The Consew 206RB-5 walking foot upholstery machine is a true workhorse. This industrial machine can handle any heavy-duty project you throw at it. Overview of the Consew 206RB-5 The Consew brand was established in 1898, and has long been a leading name in industrial sewing machines. They produce a large range of sewing, cutting and …

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Janome 2212 sewing machine

The Janome 2212 review: a great starter machine for beginners

In this Janome 2212 review, we’ll look at this popular mechanical sewing machine. This model is often celebrated as being ideal for first-time sewers, but this does not mean it is an overly-basic machine. Overview of the Janome 2212 sewing machine The Janome 2212 is an excellent sewing machine for complete beginners. This mechanical sewing …

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Singer Heavy Duty 4452 Sewing Machine

Singer Heavy Duty 4452 Review: Everything You Need to Know

The Singer Heavy Duty 4452 is a sturdy, reliable machine with the features to handle lightweight to very robust fabrics, and more built-in stitches than comparable models. In this review, we’ll look at the pros and cons of this machine, and how it compares to others in the Singer heavy duty range. Overview of the …

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