It’s that time of year where you scour shops for the perfect gift for the guy in your life. You want something that will make him “ooh” and “ahh,” or smile and chuckle. We know coming up with gift ideas for men can be tough. Lots of guys aren’t willing (or able) to tell you what they really want. And thinking of holiday or birthday gifts for men that are really unique can feel overwhelming. Continue Reading
The best way to learn to use your specific sewing machine is to READ THE MANUAL. If you fall into the male stereotype of one whom doesn’t ask for directions, and won’t read the instructions… get over it.
Anatomy of a Sewing Machine
1) Bobbin winder
2) Spool pin
3) Thread guide
4) Tension Knob
5) Foot and needle
6) Bobbin housing
7) Reverse stitch button
8) Stitch length adjustment
9) Stitch selection knob
10) Manual knob
11) Bobbin winding fence
Step One: Winding the Bobbin
A sewing machine is cool, because it’s sorta like two machines: a stitch maker, and a bobbin winder. Continue Reading
So, I’m a guy, and a bit ago, I bought a sewing machine.
No one in my family of origin sews, nor does my wife, and I went to an all male high school with no home ec courses, so I was starting from scratch.
I went to the bookstores, the fabric stores, the craft stores, and the library, and was blown away by the available literature, or, by how useless it was to me. It seemed that nothing had been published in the last ten years, and everything was:
1) Designed for women and their unique body shapes, and 2) Covered with flowers.