Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sewing Advice

I really want to start sewing inshallah. I did a long time ago when I was a kid and I still remember the basics. My brother's wedding is coming up and I want to sew the shirt I am going to wear with my lengha. I don't have any sewing materials though. I used to use my mom's things when I lived with her, but ever since I got married, I haven't purchased my own things.

Does anyone have any ideas on what sewing machine is best to get? I don't mind spending a bit on it, but I don't want it to be too expensive, esp. if I hardly end up using it.

Any input would be great if you know anything about sewing!

Until next time...


  1. OH Yes I DO!!!! In my opinion (plus several weeks of online research) one of the best sewing machines you can get is the CS six thousandi brother. Its electrical so you can use a footer to step on it or simlpy switch on a button to sew at various speeds. There are tons of stiching including six different button stiches ..oh i can go on and on. I own one and from what I know its one of the most affordable high quality electric sewing machines out there. Hope that helps sweets!

  2. OMG! I've started learning how to use the sewing machine and I totally love it. I made like 10 niqabs already =). And 2 hijabs. =) It's actually quite addictive u know? I use SINGER sewing machine. Don't think they have it in your place tho' =)

  3. I think its a great, especially the feeling of achievement when you finally get to wear it!

    I used to use the Brother one a few years ago. I'm not an expert but I would suggest you try making the practice outfits first just so you're confident when you come to sewing together the actual thing. But yeah, what Is-za Jelass said lol

  4. Asalaam alaikum,
    I have been sewing for the last few years for myself and family. It is really a fun and useful hobby. I have a Kenmore machine bought way back when...and I have a Janome Juno serger that is very good, if you do a lot of garment sewing. You can check out www.patternreview.com for sewing machine comparisons. Let us know what you choose!

  5. I am not perfect in sewing but i really want to be a perfect..i have brother brand..& its good..i hope you will check