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What Is Sustainable Gift Wrapping
What Is Sustainable Gift Wrapping The holiday season is synonymous with gift-giving, and while the joy of exchanging presents warms our hearts, the environmental impact of traditional gift wrapping can leave a chill. Each year, millions of tonnes of wrapping paper end up in landfills, contributing to our planet's mounting waste problem. But there's a simple and elegant solution: swap out your disposable paper fo

20th Nov 2023

Sewing Your Own Christmas Decorations
Sewing Your Own Christmas Decorations...The holiday season is a time of joy, togetherness, and, of course, decorating your home with festive cheer. While store-bought decorations are readily available, there's something truly special about creating your own Christmas crafts. This year, let your creativity shine by sewing your own DIY Christmas decorations. Materials You'll Need Before you dive into the creative

20th Nov 2023

Ultimate Gift Ideas For Sewers!
Sewing is more than just a hobby; it's a craft that allows individuals to express their creativity, make unique creations, and find a sense of accomplishment in every stitch. If you're looking for the perfect gift for a sewer in your life, you're in the right place. We understand the passion and dedication that sewers bring to their work.We've compiled a comprehensive list of 15 fantastic sewing gift ideas that will

19th Nov 2023

DIY Halloween Costume Ideas
Spooky season is almost here and what better way to get ourselves ready for the occasion than looking back at some of the most iconic celebrity Halloween costumes throughout the years?If you’re struggling to decide what to dress up as this year, this article might just help to spark some inspiration. Why not try to recreate these costumes yourself with your trusty SINGER® Sewing Machine?Halloween Costume Idea 1: Soph

16th Oct 2023

DIY Barbie Costume Ideas To Inspire Your Next Sewing Project
Hi Barbie! If you’ve got a passion for sewing and an eye for fabulous fashions, you’re in for a treat today. We’re diving into the plastic and fantastic world of Barbie, the iconic doll who has inspired generations with her timeless elegance and fashionable flair. With the release of the brand new Barbie Movie, we’re all buzzing with excitement and creative energy. So, whether you’re a Barbie enthusiast, or simply

11th Aug 2023

What is Cosplay and Why We Love It
Enter the world of cosplay. Where imagination, craftsmanship and fandom converge! Here at SINGER®, we love the artistry and creativity that is celebrated in the cosplay community. If you’re not familiar with the magic of cosplay, let us introduce you. Keep reading to dive into the wonderful world of cosplay and learn, what is cosplay and why we, here at SINGER®, love it.What is Cosplay? Let’s get down to basics.

13th Jun 2023

SINGER®: Our efforts towards a greener future.
At SINGER® Australia we have a strong commitment to sustainability practices and reducing our carbon footprint in support of the planet’s future. Alongside our parent company, Blessington PTY LTD, we have a committed partnership with The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), a not for profit organisation leading the development of a circular economy for packaging in Australia. We are committed to pa

13th Jun 2023

6 Benefits of Sewing during Tough Times
Whether you’re just starting out or you’re practically a pro, there are so many different benefits of sewing to discover and enjoy. With recent events in mind such as the pandemic and the rising cost of living, picking up your sewing machine and getting stuck into a project can be an excellent activity for a whole range of different reasons. Whether it’s happiness, health or helping you save money, keep reading

20th Feb 2023

3 Sustainable Sewing Tips
Sewing is an amazing hobby. Not only does it allow you to unleash your creative side, it also gives you the power to reduce your impact on the environment by adopting sustainable sewing practices. It can be pretty confronting when you read statistics regarding the impact the fashion industry has on the environment. In fact, the industry contributes approximately 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions every ye

3rd Feb 2023

​How to Fix Sewing Machine Tension Issues
Sew, what are sewing machine tension issues? Well, first we need to understand what thread tension is. This is the amount of thread that is pulled through a sewing machine to create a stitch. The more thread in a stitch, the looser the stitch is. The less thread in a stitch, the tighter the stitch is. The relationship between the top and bobbin threads in a machine should be balanced which creates properly forme

7th Dec 2022

Overlocking Basics
How to change the thread: Cut each thread and remove the cone. Tie new thread onto each thread in the machine, using a small overhand knot. Clip thread ends 1.3cm from the knot. Release tension, or set tension controls on 0. Cut needle thread in front of the needle. Pull on the tail chain to separate threads. Pull threads one at a time through thread guides, upper looper and lower looper. Pull needle thread u

11th Oct 2022

12 Sewing Essentials You Need to Get Started
So, you’re excited to embark on your first sewing project. We’re excited too! While you may be tempted to just jump in and start sewing, it’s important to make sure you’ve properly set up your station. Since there is so much to learn and so many sewing accessories to discover, it can be difficult to determine which sewing essentials you actually need and which are only required for more advanced sewists.To make sure

10th Oct 2022