How to use a sewing machine for Beginners
Have you been watching your mom sewing for years? Now you’re starting to think you too could sew plenty of items? I bet you have been thinking that. Were you also thinking that it looked pretty darn easy to use a sewing machine? If so you have come to the right place. This is the place where we are going to talk about how to use a sewing machine for beginners. How to get the beginner sewing on a machine with comfort and not a whole lot of bumps in the road? How does that sound? I thought well.
Before you do anything you will need to buy a sewing machine. Silly I know. When you’re looking for a sewing machine head down to the local sewing machine repair shop and look around for a used one. Chances are you will find one, at good price also. This sewing machine repair shop might end up being a great avenue for you in the future when you’re in need of repairs on your sewing machine.
Try to find a sewing machine with all metal parts. The plastic pieces are made cheaper and generally will break quicker, so get a machine with metal parts. You will end up making a better choice by investing in the metal sewing machine with fewer bells and whistles than the plastic ones. See if the repair shop has some manuals laying around for that machine or help you find where to buy one if there isn’t one with it.
Step 1: Read the manual for the sewing machine, front to back and over again. Make sure you spend ample time reading the manual and learning all about your new “toy”. Make yourself familiar with the parts and capabilities of the sewing machine.
Step 2: Make sure that the needle you’re using for the project is correct, raise the needle to the highest position by turning the hand wheel at the right of the machine towards you.
Step 3: Raise the presser foot of your sewing machine. You should have read how to do that in the manual you got with your sewing machine.
Step 4: Now you will need to thread the sewing machines needle. Pill the top and bottom threads to the right and back of the machine.
Step 5: The time has come for you to sew the garment. Take the two pieces of fabric and place them to the left underneath the raised presser foot on your sewing machine.
Step 6: Use the needle plate guides to help keep the fabric straight as you sew the line.
Step 7: Use a clear plastic rules to draw the seam you want to sew on your piece of fabric with some tailors chalk.
Step 8: After you’ve sewn the line you were planning to sew cut the thread and remove your garment from the machine.
If you still feel a little bit unsure of what you’re doing, there is the possibility of taking some sewing classes.