Repair Sewing Machines

How To : Sew Yourself a Festive Holiday Dress at Home

Perfect for the holidays! Make a quick and easy red hoilday dress, with white fur trim! Dress it up with a Santa hat, and you have the perfect dress for holiday festivities! You don't need anything special, just a few notions and a sewing machine. Video: .

How To : Make a zipper bolero with an old t-shirt

Check out this video to learn how to make a zipper bolero with an old t-shirt. It's a bit of a complicated project, but you'll get it after watching this video. Make sure you have a sewing machine! These awesome tips are from threadbanger.

How To : Say the names of antiques in French

Watch to learn how to say the names of the types of things you find in an antique store or at a flea market in French. un album de photo - photo album un appareil-photo - camera une armoire - suit of armor une balance - balance une boîte metallique - metal box une brosse - bru ...more

How To : Sew stitched stationary

This ReadyMade video shows you how to make your own creative stitched stationary by sewing paper together for a variety of uses. All you need is a sewing machine (or needle and thread) and paper.

How To : Prepare for a hurricane or typhoon

This video on typhoon preparedness comes from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, where typhoons are common. The key to surviving a typhoon or other disaster is preparation. Stock up on enough food and supplies to last your family for about a week. Routinely check expiration date ...more

How To : Sew a Baby Changing Mat

This all-in-one baby changing mat is cute and convenient! It has two pockets to hold diapers and wipes, and it folds up into a tidy clutch. It features a laminated vinyl surface, so messes are easy to wipe off. It has an elastic closure so you don't have to make a button hole. ...more

How To : Do the 'quilt as you go' method

Looking for a new way to do your quilting? Why not try the 'quilt as you go' method! With this method you don't finish the whole piece at one time, but instead take various pieces of fabric and use them one by one. This is a great method if you happen to have a big bag of fabr ...more

How To : Reconstruct a t-shirt into an off the shoulder top

In this video, we learn how to reconstruct a t-shirt into an off the shoulder top. First, take a large shirt of your choice color and cut along the line on the shoulder, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance. Next, roll the hem and sew with a sewing machine. Next, cut a strap 4" wide ...more

How To : Make a hedgehog plushie

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a hedgehog plushy. First, choose a fabric to use, then cut out the shape of it. Once you have done this, cut it out again and pin the two pieces of fabric together. After this, use a sewing machine to sew all of the sides together, leavin ...more

How To : Make a silk chiffon handbag inspired by BluGirl

Tired of carrying that purse around while you are trying to have a conversation or dance the night away? How about a cute little handbag to swing around while you maintain your social life. In this video, you'll learn how to make a silk chiffon handbag inspired by a BluGirl h ...more

How To : Troubleshoot Windows memory problems

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to quickly troubleshoot memory problems in Windows. Begin by clicking on the Start menu. Type "mdsched" into the search bar and press Enter. The Windows Memory Diagnostic window will then appear. Click on "Restart now and check for pro ...more

How To : Craft a breezy bat sleeve blouse with Gianny L

No, you're not going to look like a cheesy impersonation of Batman when you don this "bat sleeve" blouse. Composed of wide sleeves that encourage free air flow (always good, especially for sisters with sweaty armpits. Yes, we went there) and a nipped in waist, this blouse is f ...more

How To : Use thread snip scissors

Thread banger, Kenneth King shows you how to save your good fabric scissors by using thread snips, a simple but important tool you must always have in your sewing workshop. Thread snips are small pairs of scissors that are specifically used for trimming off any excess thread i ...more

How To : Make an oversized book bag

Forget about spending too much money at a retail store for a new bookbag when you can make your own! Go back to school in style - your own personalized style - by making your very own purse to carry your books in. Use fabrics & accessories to customize your book bag to fit you ...more

How To : Hem pants & avoid the tailor

This video shows you how to hem pants to your desired length. First, try on pants and roll up cuff of legs to height you desire. Remove pants and use a pen to mark what will become the new cuff line. Then use tailor chalk to draw a line to be cut with scissors. Cut line with s ...more

How To : Sew basket liners without a pattern

Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice. A basket without a basket liner looks kinda naked, but sewing them can be a bit tricky, especially when you factor in those ...more

How To : Make an Infinity Scarf/Circle Scarf

Circle or infinity scarves became really popular this year, and this little how-to shows you how to knit one up yourself. Knit 1, perl two. You can do it! Follow the steps and fight that cold neck feeling! Ever wanted to pick up an awesome AA Circle Scarf, but didn't wanna sp ...more

How To : Sew a tube top lace dress for prom yourself

In this how-to video, you will learn how to create your own tube top dress with lace and tulle. This will be useful if you need a unique dress for prom. You will need a sewing machine, scissors, pins, ruler, measuring tape, thread, a half yard of gray knit, tulle, and a yard o ...more

How To : Make a Where the Wild Things Are Halloween costume

Release your inner wild thing with a costume based on the classic children's book. You Will Need * 1½ yards of 72" wide white fleece * Marking chalk * Scissors * Straight pins * A sewing needle and a sewing machine * 1½-inch white polyester thread * ½ yard white Velcro * A tap ...more

How To : Troubleshoot common dishwasher problems

Watch this video tutorial for troubleshooting dishwasher problems. Check the following: are you over loading on detergent causing soapy residues? Have you stacked your dishes badly? Is the seal around the door old and worn? Do you have a dodgy pipe connection? Worst case scen ...more

How To : Inject Your Drill Press Table Crank with Steroids

First, I would like to explain that among my family members, I am considered somewhat of an oddball. Mostly because of some of the mods that I have performed on a few of my woodworking tools. After I show you what I did to my drill press, you may be inclined to agree. When I f ...more

How To : Sew a zipper front dress inspired by Max Azria

First of all you need some basic tools like sewing machine, scissors, pins, ruler, measuring tape and thread. You also need a printed knit of size 1.5 yard or 1.4 meters ad a separating zipper of size 18 inches or 46 cm. First you have to start by making the straps and bodice. ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Play Your Kit in Battlefield Bad Company 2

Are you having problems because the game was released a long time ago and the more experienced players are better than you? Then you should be very excited to find out that I will be giving you some general tips & tricks about the different classes that I have learned the hard ...more

How To : Wind a bobbin

Your sewing machine needs bobbin thread to create overlock stitches, so keep your machine going by learning to fill your bobbin. You Will Need * Thread * A sewing machine * A bobbin * Scissors * Your sewing machine manual * A bobbin winding machine Step 1: Place thread on spo ...more

How To : Get ready to machine quilt

Make your sewing space perfect for machine quilting. Watch an experienced quilter set up and make the first few machine quilting stitches. This video is helpful for those who work in a combination of hand sewing and quilting with a sewing machine.

How To : Fit and replace Creda carbon brushes

Check out this home repair tutorial video that demonstrates how to replace your Creda carbon brushes in your washing machine's motor. Follow the step by step instructions in this domestic appliance repair video to remove your washing machine's Creda carbon motor brush. Please ...more

How To : Sew ruffles three different ways

In this tutorial, we learn three different ways to sew ruffles. The first way, you will put your sewing machine setting on the highest, then take your fabric and place it underneath the needle. Let the fabric go through the machine and ruffles will start to create when it's ra ...more

How To : Repair cut leather on your own

In this how-to video, you will learn how to make a repair in cut leather. This is useful if you have damaged leather you would like to repair yourself. Make a knife cut in the leather, and then cut and place a sew patch into the leather. Push it underneath the leather. Now, gl ...more

How To : Fit and replace Hotpoint carbon brushes

Check out this home repair tutorial video that demonstrates how to fit and replace your Hotpoint carbon brushes in your washing machine's motor. Follow the step by step instructions in this domestic appliance repair video to remove your Hotpoint carbon brushes. Please note tha ...more

How To : Quilt a rosebud pattern

Use your longarm or sewing machine to quilt pretty rosebuds. These detailed instructions show how you can draw rosebud patterns on quilting fabric. It helps to draw out the pattern several times with a pen before you begin quilting with a sewing machine.

How To : Cut a button hole and insert a button footer

An important part of sewing involves knowing how to make button holes. This sewing how-to video demonstrates how to cut a button hole and insert a button footer on a vintage Kenmore sewing machine. Watch and learn how easy it is use a Kenmore sewing machine to make button holes.

How To : Fix a leaky washing machine valve

Suffering because of a leaky washing machine valve? It may be easier to fix than you think so, before calling a plumber, watch this DIY instructional video from handyman Hub Kirkpatrick. For step-by-step instructions on repairing your own leaky washing machine valve, take a lo ...more

How To : Turn High Rise Briefs to Low Rise Briefs for Men

Recently I've been interested in spicing up my choices in undergarments, but as some of you may know, designer underwear for men can be quite expensive. Prices usually range from about $20+ for one pair. With this helpful tip, you can turn any pair of cheap high rise briefs in ...more

How To : Sew on a shade ring

In this video we learn how to sew on a shade ring with a sewing machine. First, lay your roman shade wrong side up. Next, place a pin inside of it and then fold the shade fabric where it is down. Next, set your sewing machine to a zigzag stitch with a width that is on the wide ...more

How To : Hem a sleeve

In this video, we learn how to hem a sleeve. First, turn your shirt inside out, then lay it flat. After this, grab the sleeve and fold it over to where you want it hemmed to. Next, place pins in the spots where you want your shirt hemmed, then go over the area with an iron. Ne ...more

How To : Machine bind a quilt

This video shows a demonstration of how to machine sew the binding of the quilt, especially the tricky corners. She starts with the binding already sewn onto the front of the quilt and points out how she made the corner like a little pocket. As she sews along the side and appr ...more

How To : Make crepe paper flowers

Becca from Amazing Paper Grace demonstrates how to make crepe paper flowers. The supplies needed are a roll of crepe paper, scissors, a ruler, and a sewing machine or needle and thread. Measure a yard of crepe paper and trim it narrower if you want a smaller flower. Use the se ...more

News : New Maintenance Videos!

Nothing sucks more than when you discover your thread is feeding incorrectly, or your machine just isn't working properly. It's good practice to take your machine apart at least once a year. Clean out all the lint, and add a few drops of machine oil to any moving part. If yo ...more

How To : Reduce the size of a t-shirt

If you've ever wondered how to resize a T-Shirt to a smaller perfect fit, then follow these simple steps presented by Stacey from Sewing Republic. To shrink down your T-Shirt, follow theses steps: You will need an oversized shirt, a smaller shirt to use as a pattern and your s ...more

How To : Sew a straight seam

You can learn to confidently and accurately sew a straight seam. You Will Need * Straight pins * A measuring tape * A sewing machine * Masking tape Step 1 Align the fabric to be hemmed and pin it in place. Align any notches, dots, or other pattern markings when pinning the pi ...more

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