No matter what style, design or features you need on your sewing machine, it pays to shop for a good deal  ...................

















Finding the right sewing machine and service package from numerous high street and online dealers can prove to be an overwhelming challenge. However, there’s more to a search than just finding a cheaper machine. You need to ensure you get a reliable service, sensibly priced spares and reliability. We therefore recommend you see these Sewing Machine Dealers before buying.






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  • Home Sewing Association

  • Sewing Machine Collector

  • Sewing machine pioneer Elias Howe

  • Buying a Sewing Machine - PDF

  • Glossary of ISO Stitches

  • Vintage Sewing Machines

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  • Old Sewing Machines and How They Work - with animations.

  • Sew Wrong Tips, news, and information on a variety of projects.

  • McCall's Patterns Online Online fashion collections for great new suits, the season's best dresses, Halloween costumes and crafts.

  • Sewing Machines and Patterns Review Sewing machines reviewed and online classes, plus store, merchant gallery and message board.

  • Snake Charmer Gallery of men's underwear decorated with lace and ribbon. Instructions for sewing boxer and bikini with free patterns.

  • Sew Geeky - Features pattern reviews, a sewing journal, and links.

  • Sewing at AllCrafts - More than 40 free patterns, techniques and links.

  • Unique Patterns Design Ltd. - A membership pattern company to help you find patterns that fit.

  • Underwire and Bra FAQs Underwire and bra FAQs. (rec.crafts.textiles.sewing)

  • Sewing World - Features discussion forums, sewing information, and software resources.

  • Sewing Muse - An index to articles published in Threads magazine since 1985.

  • - Sewing resources and content for people with interests and skills in sewing at all levels, including message boards and online community, swaps, products, instruction, events calendar, patterns, and chat.

  • Sew What's New - Online community for sewers and quilters. Includes tips, free patterns and ideas.

  • Recycling Clothing Using Your Sewing Skills - How to sew used and old textiles into new clothing.

  • My Craft Book: Sewing Patterns  - Free online sewing patterns for pillows, pin cushions, aprons, stuffed animals and dolls.

  • Savvy Seams - Free sewing patterns and projects with a modern flair, for all levels of sewing skill.

  • Somewhat Stretchy - How to draft sewing patterns for various styles of a custom-fit catsuit, plus a few other projects, including some very simple unrelated winter garment projects in fleece.

  • Free Applique Patterns - Offers free wearable applique patterns for apparel. Includes instructions.

  • Alternative Windows - Offers illustrated instructions on making basic soft furnishings. Features a discussion forum.

  • Hip Line Media and Sew/Fit - Instructional and sewing projects on DVDs, plus the Sew/Fit method on making patterns fit.

  • Sewing for Belly Dance - Patterns, designs and techniques in the costumes I have made so far. This site will provide basic information for beginner sewers who dance.

  • Custom Window Treatments - Designing and sewing window treatments. Contact information included. Located in Canton, Georgia.

  • SewNet - Information and links to sewing guilds, companies, and online sewing classes.

  • - Sewing for home decor, including classes and how-to videos.

  • Lindrix Information - Information on textiles, fashion design, and a gallery of projects.

  • Buckets Gone Wild - Five gallon bucket organizer pattern for crafts, dollmaking and quilt supplies. Easy-to-make and follow pattern, one-piece body.

  • Brother Home Sewing and Embroidery - Brother product information, free designs and instructions online, and helpful hints.

  • The Sewing FAQ - Answers frequently asked questions about sewing and provides lots of handy information about sewing tools, techniques, and resources.

  • Bramakers Supply - Bra making information, fabrics, supplies, classes, resources and designers.

  • SewSerg - Discussion board for sewing, embroidery, knitting, and serger enthusiasts.

  • Clothing Repair and How-To Tips - Selling sewing and embroidery machines, sergers, parts and accessories. How-to tips and book recommendations for building sewing skills.

  • SewMommy's Sewing Tip Exchange - A sewing tips exchange. Includes garment construction, machine troubleshooting, sewing for children and heirloom sewing tips. Features a "Tip of the Week".

  • - Home of sewing on the web. How to sew, resources, frugal sewing, patterns, projects, interactive community, sewing dictionary, newsletter, tips, response to members' needs, and up to date content.

  • Everything Sewing - Smocking and sewing projects and how to's.

  • Sewing and Fabric Tips at Carole's Corner - Site for sewing enthusiasts, providing tips, tricks and techniques for all sewing skill levels, including Ask Carole, her forum about sewing and fabric related subjects.

  • Southern Stitches - Instructions for handmade clothing for infants and children and machine embroidery designs.

  • Sew USA - Offers information about sewing machines: threading diagrams, owners manuals, repair instructions.

  • Embroidery Forums - Embroidery discussion forums and resource group.

  • Lady Renee's Sewing Room - Features a large list of links, projects, and resources.

  • Sewing at Home Forum - Message forum for sharing sewing problems, tips, and information.

  • Alicyn - The extensive McCall's Alicyn bridal pattern collection is displayed. Tips and advice on fabric, lace, figure types. Message board.

  • Hilary's U-Sew Site - Simple ways to do clothing alterations and repairs.

  • Sewing for Children - Tips on making clothing for children published by Nebraska Cooperative Extension at the University of Nebraska. Many other sewing links on site.

  • Sewin Perfect - Custom sewn creations including wedding dresses, ball gowns, costumes and suits. Contact information included.

  • Jean Hardy Patterns - Sewing patterns for women's, men's and children's equestrian and western wear for competitive riders and special occasions.

  • Beginner Sewing - Lessons on making a skirt or a pair of pants. Caring for sewing machine. Buying a sewing machine tips.

  • Sew What! - Sewing company that offers custom home decor such as slipcovers, window treatments, kids furniture, and baby bedding. Slipcover classes also taught. Located in Peoria, AZ.

  • Ferdalump Frumps  - Pictures of hand crafted garments including smocking, heirloom, movie costumes, Titanic dresses, flower girl dresses and Halloween costumes.

  • Preparing Fabric for Use - Description and illustrations on grainline and body, returning fabric to grain perfection and pre-shrinking fabrics.

  • Vests, Aprons and Crafts  - Larysa Patury designs and makes vests, aprons, western shirts, dresses, skirts, U-shaped neck pillows. Contact information on site.

  • Sewing from Better Homes and Gardens - Directory of sewing terms and directions for free projects.

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