Skip to main content

25 Days of Self-Care To Treat Yourself During The Holidays

Self-care is often overlooked. Especially this year, as stress and uncertainty has taken over a majority of our lives. Nonetheless, the concept of self-care is extremely important, as it helps encourage maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself and others.  With the holidays coming up, stress seems to consume us even more due to the pressures that accompany the holiday season — travel plans, hosting relatives and finding the perfect gifts for all your friends and family. So this year, gift yourself by filling your December calendar with some holiday self-care ! Below is a list of self-care ideas to get you started so you can nourish yourself for the holidays. Write Yourself a Love Letter An important aspect of self-care is being kind to yourself and practicing self-love, so start by writing yourself a thoughtful love letter. Write down things you love and admire about yourself, no matter how big or small they might be. If you are in need of a place to begin, check out this prin

How Useful Are Sewing Machines?

Sewing machines were popular in the time when your moms and grannies were young. But today, these devices are taking over again. The newer models maybe don't resemble those old, robust machines, but the principle of working on them has remained the same. Take a look at how the sewing machine works at this link.

Today, you can do tailoring as a hobby, but if you have a talent, why not make money by doing it? Those who know to use a sewing machine save not only money but also have the chance to earn. If you’re gifted, you can use this device and be creative with clothes and home textiles, make original accessories, design a wardrobe for sale, and so on.

Forget about Needle and Thread


With a needle and thread, you can do some minor sewing tasks, such as a stitching a torn pocket or a seam that has spread a few millimeters in length. Yet, you often need tighter stitches (for example, you ripped your pants), and you can't achieve that with a needle and thread. That's when the sewing machine comes to the rescue.

If you don't have this device, you will most likely ask someone skilled in stitching to fix your torn dress or tight your skirt. Oryou will simply take your clothes to a tailor, and pay for that service. These prices are generally not high because the tasks themselves are not too demanding. But if you do it often, it is clear to you that you can save a certain amount of money if you get a sewing machine.

Speed Up the Process


Even though you have a gift for sewing and you're skilled with a needle and thread, sometimes you need too much time to sew something. When you are not in a rush, sewing can be a kind of relaxation. But when you're in a hurry, you don't want to waste time stabbing a needle into the fabric countless times. Not to mention how vital time is if you do tailoring for a living.

Using a sewing machine speeds up each tailoring task many times over. Setting the thread is very easy by placing the spool of the desired color in a particular place. The sewing machine will do the rest of the work, so you can forget about pulling the thread into the needle, which only works from the tenth time.

Useful for Heavy Textile


Heavy fabrics like denim or wool can be difficult to work with. Even though there is a tiny hole in such clothes, the thread and the needle cannot help. For example, on worn denim pants, it is necessary to put double seams to make the stitch stronger. Working with wool requires firm, tight stitches so that the material does not tear.

If you are a professional tailor, you know that denim comes in many different weights. That is why it is best to get yourself a heavy-duty machine. These models can also work with very firm and densely sewed fabrics. 

Heavy-duty devices generally have a stronger engine, a more robust interior frame, and bigger and sharper needles. With them, you will perform even more demanding tasks on heavy materials, such as making embroidery and decorative patches.

Neat Stitches

When you need to patch an old kitchen towel, you mostly use a needle and thread. In this case, it's not the most important thing to make the stitch completely straight and accurate. But when it comes to making repairs in visible places, the sewing line must be neat and tidy.

If you are a tailoring beginner, you will probably need some time to become handy in machine handling. Get enough thread and old clothes (or paper), and practice. The monotonous sound of this device often seems soothing, so you can focus on sewing and improving stitching to perfection.

Even when it comes to curved seams, it is possible to do them with high precision on a sewing machine, almost as if they were made at the factory. For more demanding projects, which you probably have if you are a professional tailor, working on the machine significantly shortens the time required to make things like multiple seams, embroidery, or decorative patches.


Save Money on Buying New Clothes


In a wardrobe, you probably have a lot of clothes that you don't wear. And you don't want to get rid of them because these are high quality and beautiful pieces. Still, they lack small alterations to be appropriate and wearable again. 

Yet, tailors have become more expensive than before, and you should take the time to go to the tailor shop and explain what you need. If you think about it, why spend time (and money) on all that, when all you really need is an excellent sewing machine and a little imagination. You can also get some ideas on Sewing Guru, or look for handy tips and buying guidelines.

Sewing machines are handy for women with skilled hands and creative mind. If you have that 'artistic' trait, you can save yourself a lot of money. You can remodel old things or simply buy the material you need, and make any piece of clothing you want.

Not Only for Clothes

When you become a little more skilled at handling the sewing machine, you will be convinced of more benefits that this device brings. You will not only sew clothes on it but also help your kid with a craft project for school, make fashion accessories, soft toys, upholstery, costumes, and do whatever you can imagine with fabrics.



Even if you're not very good at designing and making clothes, that won’t be a problem. You can find numerous tailoring tutorials on the Internet that are easy to follow. Of course, you can always ask your mom, aunt, or grandma, to help you work on the sewing machine. And you don't have to spend a little fortune on a high-tech device; get a model adapted for beginners and start making magic.



  1. Very helpfull blog for embroidery machine lovers.

  2. I loves the way they explain in details. Please do comparison of Brother se1900 vs pe800 embroidery machines in details as you done already.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Copycat Boston Pizza's Bandera Bread

Have you ever had a craving for something but then once you looked at it you realized, I can make that myself for next to nothing? That's how I felt last night I thought about ordering in some food but then realized I really don't want to spend any money. I really wanted pizza bread from Boston Pizza. So I recreated it and oh my goodness was it ever good.  Don’t knock the simplicity this dish is sweet and salty and savoury all in one. The best Bandera Bread you can make is at home in your own oven, it costs Pennie’s on the dollar making it a frugal craving fixer that anyone can create!   Pizza Bread Dough 1 cup warm water 1 tsp instant yeast 1 tsp sugar 2 cups flour 1 pinch of salt  Seasoning 1 tbsp melted butter 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion salt 1 tsp parsley 1 tsp rosemary 1 tsp basil 1 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp sugar 1. Combine the water, yeast, and 1 tsp of sugar and pinch of salt in the mixing bowl and let stand for 5 minutes. Add the flour and salt

Affordable Ways To Make Your Home Look Luxurious

How do they do it? Professional designers seem to pull it off so effortlessly, but how will you make your home look more luxurious? You could just employ a professional or you can personally undertake the task of transforming your home into a place of luxury on a budget. In order to save money on your purchases, be creative and vigilant in your pursuit for the perfect style. Follow our budget-friendly ways for making your home a vision of luxury. Think it through, choose a style Luxury look isn’t enough to go on, so before you start shopping and wasting your money on furniture and decorations you might not even use in the end, first do some research. Go online and do some window shopping and find which style is more to your liking . An elegant Victorian style or something more modern and chic? Don’t get me wrong, you may want to mix and match, but before you commit by buying anything, consider what look you are going for. White is the color of elegance Choosing white as yo

DIY Table Revamp

I wanted to share a little DIY with you guys that involves duct tape! A few months ago my daughter's little chair that goes with her table she sits at every day tore and she made it worse by pulling all of the stuffing out of the seat! What started out as a quick fix turned into a great idea. She loved her seat so much that she has now decided that her table has look cool too so being the smarty pants that she is, she tore her table!