Susan Beck

As editor of "The Big Book of Feet: A Guide to BERNINA Presser Feet and Accessories," Susan created Sewfeet to provide Educational Courses, Content, and Resources to help you with all your sewing projects.

Sew Inspired to Read a Good Book

There’s nothing like a good book. Whether it’s on my Kindle or an actual book with paper pages (which I still love), reading is something I enjoy. And when I can read about sewing, it’s twice as nice! I just received the latest digital magazine, Inspired to Sew, from Schmetz Needles. If you don’t subscribe, […] Read more…

Why Use Specialty Presser Feet?

One of the most important parts of a sewing machine is the presser foot. You can’t sew without one because it has several critical jobs to do as you stitch. The presser foot sits on the fabric, holding it to the feed teeth, which helps move the fabric under the needle. The foot also holds […] Read more…

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Broken Needles

It has happened to all of us at least once (or a hundred times). You are sewing along and clunk! – your needle breaks. Sometimes the reason is obvious and sometimes it’s a mystery, but it is always something that demands your attention. It’s more than just a nuisance. It stops you in your tracks […] Read more…

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Mini Art Quilt #2

This tutorial features my latest MAQ (mini art quilt) and I loved sewing it for two reasons. One, I’m using fabric and materials that I really like and two, I challenged myself to make it without buying anything! Everything I used is from my stash of fabrics, buttons, trinkets, cardstock, etc. If I make about […] Read more…

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Free Sewing Patterns!

Hi All! Today’s guest post is another one from creativefabrica.com and it’s all about free sewing patterns! Click here to see an earlier post about free machine embroidery designs. On their site, you’ll also find free fonts (great for art quilts and mixed media sewing), Cricut and Silhouette files, and more. In addition, you can […] Read more…

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Mini Art Quilt #1

Hi All! This is the first in a monthly series of mini art quilts, also known as MAQs. If you’re looking for a way to make sewing fun again, mini art quilts may be just the thing! Combining art techniques and sewing applications with a bit of scrapbooking thrown in opens a world of creative […] Read more…

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Five Ways to Damage Your Sewing Machine

Take care of your sewing machine and it will give you years of creative pleasure. Here’s a list of sewing machine   Dos and Don’ts (mostly Don’ts) that can lead to operating problems. These are things you already know but I’m writing this post to remind you how important they can be to the life of […] Read more…

How to Pick the Perfect Embroidery Design for Your Project

If you are into machine embroidery, here’s a fun website that has free designs. It’s called creativefabrica.com and it has more than embroidery designs. You’ll find free fonts (great for at quilts and mixed media sewing), Cricut and Silhouette files, plus sewing patterns. You can buy these things individually, sign up for a subscription, or […] Read more…

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