We’re delighted to bring you this exclusive interview with the winner of The Great British Sewing Bee series 5, Juliet!! Who is the winner of the Great British…

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Esme Young, 72, is one of two judges on BBC One’s Great British Sewing Bee. She joined the show in 2016 after a successful 50 year career in…

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Especially if you’re using machine embroidery needles, you should replace them at least after every large project. This happens because the needles are in constant friction with the…

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What size sewing machine needle should I use? For everyday medium weight projects you will need a Universal Needle in a size 80/12 or 90/14. (The first number…

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Embroidery needles have a long eye which makes threading the needle so much easier when using multiple strands of thread. The most popular sizes used to embroider are…

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How do I know what sewing machine needle to use? A good rule of thumb to keep in mind: the lighter the fabric the smaller the needle size…

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How do you dispose of sewing needles UK? Weave pins and needles into a piece of cardboard. Collect old rotary blades in a container with a screw on…

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Are sewing needles recyclable? Recycle. Take used rotary blades, sewing machine needles, and straight pins to your local recycling center or to a scrap metal business. Be sure…

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Fusible bonding tape is, in my opinion, the other most viable alternative to using a needle. Fusible bonding tape is useful in a range of situations, but really…

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There could be several reasons why the needle keeps breaking. Make sure the needle is correctly inserted with the flat side facing the back and pushed up into…

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