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Cambodia Silk factory

Where Does Silk Come From?

Exactly one year ago this month, I studied abroad in South East Asia with Miami University of Ohio. Part of our trip included a visit to the Angkor Silk Farm in Cambodia. So often we find ourselves only appreciating the beautiful, delicate silk product, and we forget about the ugly little bug and the talented […]

Sewing Machine Feet and What They Do

Line gauge¬† This is a sewer’s best friend! This foot easily mounts to the base of your sewing machine to conveniently display a variety of different sewing widths. Crafted of steel, this line gauge is tough, and will last. For use with industrial sewing machines. This line gauge keeps stitches uniformly spaced from the edge […]

Banasch's, Sewing Supplies, Wholesale

History of Thimbles

A thimble is a protective covering worn over finger tips generally during sewing. The first thimbles date back to about 30,000 years ago that were used when mammoth hunters sewed pearls onto pieces of leather. A Dutch metal worker made the first thimble as we know today in England around the year 1695. At the […]

Sewing is Beneficial to Your Health

Relaxation is right at your finger tips! For those of you who are already familiar with activities such as sewing, quilting, or knitting, it is easy to understand how a person can end up spending hours at a time working on one project. But did you know that sewing ¬†can actually be beneficial to your […]

Home Sewing Needle

When to Replace Your Sewing Machine Needle

The number one reason sewing problems occur on a machine is because the needle is not changed enough. How do you know when is the right time to replace your sewing machine needle? A good place to start is by asking yourself when the last time you replaced the needle was. If the answer is […]