It sounds like a complicated idea, but it's actually really easy to create buttonholes using your sewing machine. Here Steve takes you step by step through three different techniques for creating custom buttonholes, perfect for all sorts of projects from cushions to bags to clothes.

The rules are made to be broken! Free motion machine quilting and embroidery can give fantastic results that liven up your projects. Watch as Ann Haughton from the Suffolk Sewing School takes you through how to get started with this technique; the rest is up to you!

Threading a needle can be a frustrating and tricky business, but luckily there are some clever devices out there that take the stress out of getting started. Watch our short video to see the difference between manual and automatic threaders and decide which is the right approach for you.

We all want our projects to look professional - and one of the tricks of the trade is the blind hem. With machine stitching it's quick and easy to get a smart and discrete hem with just a few simple moves.

Sometimes you just need to get things done - functional and not fashion is the key. Ann Haughton of the Suffolk Sewing School shows how to use your sewing machine to fit a simple zip. 

Adding a zip should be a straight-forward way of finishing off your project with a simple and secure fastening - but getting it neat can be tricky. Here Ann Haughton of the Suffolk Sewing School shows how to sew in a concealed zip and get immaculate results.

It's always best to begin at the beginning; getting the basics right can make all the difference to a successful sewing project. In this video, you'll learn how to thread a Janome Jem Platinum 760 sewing machine.

Sometimes the simplest things can be the most confusing - but we want to make it as easy as possible for you to get the most out of your machine. In this video, you'll learn how to thread a Pfaff Expression sewing machine.

All machines have their little quirks - we can show you how to get to grips with yours. In this video, you'll learn how to thread a Pfaff Select sewing machine.

At first glance they can look like terrifying pieces of kit - but the overlocker is your friend! In this video tutorial, Steve takes you step by step on how to setup and thread an overlocker. Never fear when Steve is here.

In our latest video tutorial, we take you through the steps involved in sewing a dart. Watch as Ann Haughton shows you how to achieve this great technique.

Several Bernina sewing machines include an intriguingly-named feature called BSR. But what is it, and what can you with it? BSR stands for Bernina Stitch Regulator - watch our short video to understand how it can help you with your sewing and quilting projects.

Some of our sewing machines feature a 'dual feed' system. But what does that mean and how can it help with tricky stitching jobs?