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The Top Four Tips to Help Avoid Thread Jams

September 1, 2018 5:49 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Sewing is a fun, useful, creative and even relaxing hobby. But there’s nothing fun or relaxing about thread jams. An occasional thread jam is unavoidable. If you are running into frequent thread jams with your sewing machine, however, there are things you can do to help prevent them. At Fenton Sew and Vac, your local shop for sewing machine repair in St. Louis, MO, we know everything there is to know about thread jams and how to stop them. Here are our top four tips for avoiding thread jams. Clogs Over time lint and dust can accumulate inside your machine.... View Article

Tips and Tricks for Using Metallic Thread in Your Embroidery Machine

August 15, 2018 3:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Metallic thread is becoming a more popular choice among sewing enthusiasts for its eye-catching qualities. People love it for certain projects that call for a little pizzazz. It can also make a great addition to other designs, adding just the right touch. Using metallic thread may be a bit different than what you’re used to, but with a little practice you’ll get the hang of it. If you’re in the market for an embroidery machine in St. Louis, MO, there are plenty of options out there. But there’s a reason customers have trusted Fenton Sew and Vac for more than... View Article

The Beginner’s Guide to Serging

August 1, 2018 3:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re about to have your first experience with a serger, or overlocker, you might be a bit intimidated. However, you’ll soon find that with a bit of guidance, a serger is actually an easy-to-use tool that will save you precious time. Basically, a serger it’s a sewing machine that cuts and finishes seam allowances while you continue to sew. This saves you time from having to tidy and clean your sleeves. Are you looking to get some practice in using a serger in St. Louis, MO? Then Fenton Sew and Vac can help you. Not only do we carry... View Article

The Beauty in Purchasing a Refurbished Used Sewing Machine

July 12, 2018 7:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

So, you’re finally ready to purchase a new sewing machine, but buying a brand-new sewing machine can be incredibly costly. Even the basic models can break the bank, while name brands and top-of-the-line features can only push the price even higher. Luckily, there are cost effective alternatives, like buying a refurbished sewing machine. Typically, these older machines come into a store when the owner trades in a working older machine for a newer model. Most refurbished machines perform just as well as brand-new models. A refurbished sewing machine is a used machine that has been repaired and service for optimal... View Article

Five Things to Consider When Buying a New Vacuum Cleaner

June 28, 2018 7:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

How would you describe your relationship with your old vacuum cleaner? Most people have a love-hate relationship with their vacuum. Sure, they’re always ready to try to clean up a mess from the floor, but they can also be prone to being noisy and heavy. Plus, many vacuums seem to just peter out after a few years. But annoying, cumbersome vacuums are a thing of the past. Today’s market has expanded to include countless different models of vacuums designed for ease of use, accessibility and durability. Finding the right one for you can be a bit daunting with so many... View Article

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