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.

Brother HC1850 sewing machine

Brother HC1850 Computerized Sewing and Quilting Machine Review

The Brother HC1850 is a computerized sewing and quilting machine with a large number of features, for an affordable price. As you’ll see in this Brother HC1850 review, this machine is a great choice for sewers of all levels, with certain features that set it apart from its competitors. Product Overview: Brother HC1850 The Brother …

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Brother ST371HD Sewing Machine

The Brother ST371HD Review – a Versatile Machine Capable of Sewing Leather

An affordable, versatile and durable machine in the Brother ST371HD If you’re looking for an affordable mechanical sewing machine that can do a range of sewing tasks including working with heavy fabrics, the Brother ST371HD could be for you.  We’ll explain more about the benefits and drawbacks of this machine in this Brother ST371HD review. …

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Juki HZL F600 sewing machine

Juki HZL F600 Sewing and Quilting Machine Review

The Juki HZL F600 is a versatile, computerized sewing and quilting machine geared towards intermediate to expert sewers. In this Juki HZL F600 review, you’ll see how this machine is ideal for a range of tasks from garment-making and hemming, to curtains and quilting. Juki’s history of producing industrial sewing machines delivers professional-level results for …

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Brother CS6000i sewing machine

Brother CS6000i Sewing and Quilting Machine Review

Made by one of the world’s most well-known sewing machine brands, the Brother CS6000i is an incredibly popular machine. A very inexpensive computerized sewing machine, it is reliable, functional, and easy to use. This is a sewing machine designed for beginners, but it is also packed with features. In this Brother CS6000i review, we will …

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Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine Review: Which Viking Should You Get?

Viking Husqvarna is one of the biggest names in sewing machines.  In 2006, Viking merged with two other sewing machine giants, Singer and Pfaff to form SVP (Singer, Viking and Pfaff). They have since gone from strength to strength, producing high-quality, reliable machines with a range of high-tech features. In this Viking sewing machine review, …

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Top 17 Common Sewing Machine Problems (And How to Solve Them)

Tangled or knotted threads, broken needles, bunched fabric – these are just some of the all-too-common problems you might encounter when using a sewing machine. Although frustrating, these glitches can easily be solved with a little know-how. A lot of the time such issues may be due to problems with your machine. Other times, it …

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