Today I’m continuing the sewing basics for beginners series by walking you through how to get started with you sewing machine. Learning how to sew with a sewing machine especially if you’re a beginner can seem a little daunting. The truth is that the basic mechanics of every sewing machine (no matter the make, model or year) are the same. Once you’re familiar with a few basics you’ll be able to sit down to any machine and sew!
Here are the basics that the video below covers, and what every good sewist should know.
How to thread it
For the machine and for the stitch to operate properly it is imperative that you understand how to thread it. If you miss a step you’re stitch won’t work.
How to adjust tension
Different fabrics and stitches require a different tension setting. It’s importunate to know how to adjust it as needed and what the standard setting on your machine is.
How to change a needle.
Different fabrics and projects require different needles. It’s also important to change a needle after a sewing project so you’re sewing with a sharp needle.
How to clean it
It’s important to take care of you machine. Fabrics fray and can shed. It’s important to clean out your machine.
You should get it serviced annually.