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How to Use Your Sewing Machine

The Anatomy of a Sewing Machine

Have you recently purchased a new sewing machine and want to learn everything there is to know about it? Well, in this sewing tutorial, I will go over the anatomy of the sewing machine. This sewing tutorial is a quick but in-depth guide that will take you through the most important parts of your sewing machine. By the end of this video, you will have gained confidence and a better understanding of how the sewing machine works. This will be useful for all of your exciting projects. Check out the full sewing tutorial on YouTube.

How to Change a

Sewing Machine Presser Foot

Do you want to learn how to change a sewing machine presser foot but don’t know where to start? Well, in this sewing tutorial, I will show you what a sewing machine foot is and how to use it. This sewing tutorial is a quick but in-depth guide that will take you through every step of the way. By the time you finish this video, you will have more confidence, and you will also understand how the sewing machine presser foot and foot holder work. This will help you when attaching different presser feet for all your exciting projects.Some of the most common questions I get asked are: "Are sewing machine feet universal?" "Do sewing machine feet fit all machines?" "Do you need a presser foot to sew?" "What is a sewing machine foot?" "Where is the presser foot on a sewing machine?" I will answer your questions in this video, and I plan to go into greater detail in my videos in the future, so don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss any of my tutorials.

Learn How Fabric is Made

Plain Weave, Twill Weave and Satin Weave

Do you want to know how fabric is made or what the difference is between woven and knitted fabrics? Well, in this video, I will break down the difference between woven and knitted fabric and show you different fabric weave types, such as plain weave, twill weave, and satin weave. I will teach you all about the fabric's crosswise grain, straight grain, lengthwise grain, and fabric bias. I will also show woven fabric characteristics and talk about fabric weights. By the time you finish this video, you will have an in-depth knowledge of how fabric is woven and different fabric weaves, which will help you choose fabric for all your sewing projects.

Behind-the-Scenes, Sewing, Vlog

Hey peeps! In this vlog we go behind the scenes of my Brenna Sewing Machine Cover sewing pattern, and sewing magazine. You also get to meet my pattern and magazine editor and we discuss the importance of women supporting women.

How to Make Digital Magazines- Sewing Vlog

Hey peeps! I have loved creating my adults and children’s apron sewing patterns and magazines. I especially enjoyed writing articles for both sewing magazines, I learn so much through my research and writing and I’m so excited to share them with you. I also looking forward to teaching you how to make aprons, sew corners, set up your machine for different stitches, sew with ribbon, sew curves and to share all my sewing tips and tricks with you! In this vlog we go behind the scenes in my creative process. I hope you enjoy!

April Sewing Vlog

March Sewing Vlog


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I'm back with another vlog! πŸ™†β€β™€οΈ In this sewing vlog I will show you how I create my sewing patterns, magazines, and how I plan my sewing projects in notion. I have been very busy growing my business and so I have lots to show you!

Hey peeps! I'm back with another vlog! πŸ™†β€β™€οΈ In this sewing vlog I will show you how I create my sewing patterns, magazines, and how I plan my sewing projects in notion. I have been very busy growing my business and so I have lots to show you!

Hey peeps!

In this sewing vlog I'm continuing to develop my digital sewing patterns and magazines. I'm working on my bunting pattern and I will also share everything I have been up to with my digital sewing magazines.

Hey peeps!

In this sewing vlog I will show you a realistic life as a female entrepreneur. I'm continuing to develop my digital sewing patterns and magazines. In this vlog I'm working on my table runner pattern and I will also share everything I have been up to with my digital sewing magazines. If you want to watch more of my videos then feel free to check out my channel on YouTube.

Hey peeps! In this sewing vlog I will be drafting my own sewing patterns. I'm continuing to develop my digital sewing patterns and magazines. I will also show you how I design my fashion illustration in Adobe Illustrator.

It has been a while since I last uploaded and a lot has happened, I have been very busy with my digital PDF sewing patterns so here is a look at what I have been up to.

All my love,

Victoria Jo

It's that time again, vlog time! In this video, well I'm cooking usually. πŸ€£πŸ˜† I also talk about all the new things I'm learning and skills I'm using to grow my business. I'm living the digital life! πŸ™†πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ πŸ™ƒ

All my love,

Victoria Jo

Working from Home // Create Paradise EP. 4This is a dificult time for many of us, and so I want to help take your mind of everything and give you a refreshing break. In this video I will show you a little of what I have been up to, tips that help me focus when working from home, and of course some delicious treats that I have been baking. Self-isolation is hard for many of us so here is a positive video to uplift you. ❀️ 🧑 πŸ’› πŸ’š πŸ’™ πŸ’œ

All my love,

Victoria Jo

I couldn’t find the wallpaper I wanted, sooo I designed my own! πŸ˜±πŸ™ˆπŸ™†β€β™€οΈ Want to see how??? Well go ahead and check it out! β‡Š 😜

All my love,

Victoria Jo

Hey peeps! Here is a little look at what I have been up to recently in my business. In this business vlog I will show you what a day in the life of a young entrepreneur looks like. A lot of my clients ask me what I get up to in my daily life as a business owner so here is little peek

All my love,

Victoria Jo

There are quite a few exciting things happening here at Create Paradise and I would like to share the excitement with you! πŸ€­πŸ™ˆ

This vlog is a little look at what I do in my business, how I’m expanding Create Paradise, how I film and edit my YouTube videos and there are also a few sewing tips too! πŸ™†β€β™€οΈ

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All my love,

Victoria Jo

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You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

- Maya Angelou

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Here is shout-out to Ruth!

I have loved watching Ruth create this dress and I have been so excited to share these pictures with you all. Ruth has worked so hard on this project and look how it turned out! She is always a pleasure to teach, she is fun and always excited to learn new things. I love to watch her create. She is learning how to sew darts, pleats, tucks, inserting zips, sleeves, and she even made a lining! πŸ™†β€β™€οΈ

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Ruth, well done, I'm so proud of you! Your dress is simply beautiful. You are doing so well and I’m really looking forward to seeing what you create next. 😍

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All my love,

Victoria Jo

You don't become what you want, you become what you believe.


- Oprah Winfrey

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Here is another shout-out to Carly. I’m so proud of this lady! Carly turned a shirt into a satchel bag and it looks so good!

Well done Carly. I love teaching you and I enjoy all your creative ideas. I'm aways excited to find out what we are going to create next. You are awesome! 😍

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All my love,

Victoria Jo

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

― Albert Einstein

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I'm having such a lovely month and I would like to take the time to celebrate this wonderful young lady! She has done so well on my Back To Basics workshop today. She is so easy to teach and I love seeing how excited she is to learn new skills.

Well done H! You are a fabulous young woman and I'm really looking forward to teaching you again soon. πŸ™†β€β™€οΈβœ‚οΈ

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All my love,

Victoria Jo

I have also been baking this month so I thought I would share what I baked with you. It was sooooo delicious! 🀀

There has been quite a mix of different classes recently from beginners to intermediate. We have been making jackets, blouses, dresses, cushions, bags, sewing machine covers, and much more. My ladies have been busy learning how to make button wholes, how to use wadding and sewing zips for the first time, inserting sleeves and cuffs, finishing necklines with facings, and learning how to use an overlocker all while munching cake! 🍰

Ladies you are awesome! πŸ‘ Thank you for the laughter and great conversation. I really enjoy teaching you and most of all; I love eating cake with you! 🀣🍰😍

You can't blend in when you were born to stand out.

― R.J. Palacio

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All my love,

Victoria Jo

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Perfection. This is a subject that my wonderful women and I have been discussing recently. Many of these women that come to my classes experience challenges in their lives and during our sewing classes they learn to relax and enjoy the process of learning instead of being too self-critical. I have found over the years while teaching beginners that if they are too harsh on them selves, are impatient with their growth, or pay attention to their limiting self-beliefs, it takes them longer to learn. I try to create a fun atmosphere for them to learn. I try to show them that as they pay attention to the progress they are making and celebrate even the little things that they will learn faster. I have seen that making learning fun, cultivating self belief, and a view of our selves that we are already complete and whole is a great way to encourage a persons skills and learning.

Every woman I spend time with and have the privilege of teaching influences me too. Every time I encourage them to see their progress it influences me to see mine. I meet so many amazing, strong and creative women. And then to watch their talents grow, their confidence blossom and their self doubt slowly slip away is a wonderful experience for me. Just as I empower them, they empower me! πŸ’ͺπŸ‘­πŸ˜πŸ°

The challenge is not to be perfect…it’s to be whole

― Jane Fonda

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It isn’t just the stitches that make a great dress; it’s the talented women behind the stitches. I’m so glad I met these two wonderful women. They are a mother and daughter who I enjoyed spending time with. It was also nice to see them sharing time with each other. It was lovely to see how they helped each other and one of them kept steeling the others scissors, I’m not mentioning any names….Sophie! πŸ˜‚ I loved spending time with them and they were great to teach. I’m so proud of their creations. One of them hasn’t sewn in years and the other has never made a dress before. They had done so well! They learnt to sew darts, princess seam, gathers, zips, hems, finish seams and sew in sleeves! Ladies you are awesome!

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Fabrics doesn't make exquisite dresses, it is the stitches.

― Treasure Stitches

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All my love,

Victoria Jo

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.

― Oprah Winfrey

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