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Using a sewing machine for the first time

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Sewing machines. Just another type of machines that look really complicated and intimidating at first, but after a few tries and some experience, using them becomes easy as a walk in the park. Are you someone that doesn’t know how to operate with a sewing machine?

Well, you came to the right place. In this article, we’re going to cover everything you need in order to fully understand sewing machines and how they work.

We created machines to help us do certain tasks more easily. Some people think that using a sewing machine is a complicated task, but it really isn’t. In all seriousness, it might be one of the easiest things that you can learn. Don’t let the looks lie to you. In order to start using a sewing machine, we need to understand that there are different types. Each machine is different. Different companies make different products with all kinds of different features.

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Identifying what kind yours is will help you understand it much easier. The first step you need to do in order to start using a sewing machine is to locate the power button. They are placed in different places in different products so we can’t really tell you where yours is. You have to find it. Checking the user guide will be very useful as well. From there, just a few easy steps need to be made and you’re already using the machine without knowing it. Finding the metallic or plastic spoon pin is the next step.

Then, you need to take a thread from the spool. When you find the bobbin winder metallic pin you need to fill it with thread. Then, you need to thread the needle going through the thread feed. Upon completing this step, placing the fabric below the pressure foot and pulling it for positioning is what you need to do next. You must hold the loose end of the thread that’s impending from the bobbin and the needle. The next step is where you start the machine. Hold the fabric properly and position it carefully. Press the foot pedal and the machine will start sewing. You’re now using the sewing machine.


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The foot pedal is really similar to the gas pedal in a car. You control the speed of which the machine sews by pressing more or less. The next thing you have to do is focus on precision and sewing right. Unless you’re practicing on a bunch of useless fabric. Which is recommended for beginners. You can take the needle with your hand and move it if you need to re-adjust for more accuracy. Just be careful. There’s also a lever which allows you to do reverse sewing. This is needed in order to lock the stitch. If you need to do this, find the lever and use it in order to get a better-locked stitch. The final step is to turn to the other side.

Upon reaching the end of the side you’re sewing, turn the fabric over by 90 degrees. Stop the machine and re-position everything. The needle needs to be inside the fabric. You can start stitching again by pushing the lever.

It takes a little practice but it’s really nothing complicated.