Needle Threaders (part 1)

Threading the eye of a needle is a biblically difficult task. That’s why needle threaders are such a prominent selling point on modern machines. My favorite sewing machine manufacturers— Janome, Bernina, Baby Lock, Brother— all make machines with really nice needle threaders. Still, the saying that “it’s easier said than done” applies here. Needle threaders are the…

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Sewing Machine Bones

Ever wondered what the inside of a sewing machine looks like and how all the parts work together to produce a successful stitch? This edition of The Sewing Machine Newsletter was inspired by the “Knee Bone Connects to the Thigh Bone” children’s song and aims to offer a basic explanation of how a sewing machine works. It is by…

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