Back To Basics is here again! Last month, we gave you Part 1 of Sewing 101 with Hayley Smith from Craft Yourself Silly, where we covered scissor & thread choices, and setting up your machine. This month, we’re back again with Part 2! We’re super exciting to share with you, our 2nd short video series covering all things sewing! In this Back to Basics entry, you’ll learn the importance of needles, how to change them, and also different types of sewing machine tension and the affects that has.

In Back to Basics, we will have a special guest showing you amazing tutorials, top tips and more! Whether you’re new to crafting or a seasoned crafter, this is a blog that we hope will inspire you to try a brand new craft or try a simple technique you may have forgotten. So, without further ado, here is this month’s Back to Basics!

Needles! (and changing them)

One of the most common mistakes people make when using a sewing machine, is using a blunt needle. Often, this leads to crafters thinking their sewing machine is broken, when all it really needs is a needle change. In this short video Hayley will show you exactly how to change your needle, as well as the different types of needles and what they are used for.

Sewing Machine Tension

The tension of your sewing machine is very important in determining what your end result will look like. Depending on the different types of tension you have with your thread, this will greatly how everything turns out. Don’t worry, Hayley is here to help and explain different sewing machine tension to you in the video below!

We hope these videos helped you or inspired you to get sewing! If you missed our first part of this collection of tips, be sure to check them out here

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