Hey there! Welcome to our Beginner’s Guide to Sewing Series, Episode 1. Here, you’ll learn the basic, universal features of a sewing machine. These are the features you need to know to be able to form a stitch.
Let’s face it; sewing machines look pretty intimidating, don’t they? Some machines make you feel like you need a degree in engineering to master and can be a little overwhelming; but, don’t worry – we’ve all been there. If you feel like you have no idea what you’re doing – then you’re right on par with everyone else! Every time I open a new machine I think, “how does this work again??”
See, machines come in a ton of different styles, but generally have the same universal features, which we go over in this video. For instance, your tension discs may by located on the far left side of the machine, but the concept is still the same. The thread comes through the tension discs to balance the stitch. You’re bobbin may be metal and loaded from the side, but you still have a hook rotary system to pull the thread up through the machine. Clear as mud, right?
If you find yourself getting frustrated, read over the manual again, slowly and step by step. Or walk away and come back at another time. Sometimes the cure is a clear mind =D.