A sewing machine that is given proper maintenance and cleaned regularly will sew perfectly for many years. This FREE publication Guide C-102: Sewing Machine Maintenance can be viewed online at http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_c/C102/welcome.html (NMSU photo by J. Moorman)
Sewing machine appliqué is fun and easy. All that is required is a zigzag sewing machine, fabric scraps, a design idea, and some time. You can now view this FREE publication Guide C-217: Sewing Machine Appliqué online at http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_c/C217/welcome.html (NMSU illustration by S. B. Portillo)
NMSU: Sewing Machine Maintenance lots of in-depth info about cleaning sewing machines (not just maintenance). Great if you have a machine that hasn't been used in a while or one that might be gummed up.
SEWING CONSTRUCTION: Whether you are constructing or selecting a garment, details of construction are important. For more information regarding this topic, please go to Guide C-214: Clothing Construction Standards at http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_c/C214/welcome.html (NMSU Photo by R. Yee)