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Aug 24

How to Use a Sewing Machine?

So, you just got your new sewing machine today and you haven’t used it yet. We presume that you at least know how to manually sew before purchasing the machine. However, a sewing machine will make the task a lot easier for you. You just have to know the basic steps and guidelines on how to use it properly.

Using a sewing machine needs a lot of care too. If you want your machine to last you a lifetime, then you have to know that the ways to use it properly. In that case, it will not suddenly stop working. We’ve been using sewing machines for so many years already, just so you know. However, we still go back to the basic steps of using the machine to make sure that we will be able to come up with the best creations after.

We’ve shortlisted a few of the simple tips that you need to take note of in using a sewing machine. We hope that these tips will guide you along the way.

How to Use a Sewing Machine

Place Your Sewing Machine in the Best and Safest Location

After buying your own sewing machine, the next thing you should decide on is the place where you will place it. Sewing machines are expensive and it’s going to break your heart if it stumbles to the floor. Good for you if you bought one that has a wooden base for the machine to be placed. However, most of the machines now are smaller and are also considered portable.

So we would suggest that you look for a table that will level your height while you’re sitting down and operating the machine. It should be placed at the center of the table with wide spaces on its sides to prevent it from falling easily on the ground.

You also have to make sure that the table you’ll be using has equal stands so that it won’t shake anytime. It would be best to place it somewhere wherein the children won’t be able to reach it to make sure that there will be no future accidents. If you have an electric sewing machine, then you have to place it near an electric socket.

Get to Know Your Sewing Machine

There’s no need to rush in using the sewing machine. You don’t have to plug it in as soon as you found the place for it to stay. Grab some time to sit down and read all the user manuals that came along with it.

The user guide manual will state all of the maintenance and operation guidelines that you have to do. It will make you aware of the things you need and need not to do before and after using it.

Sewing machines may have the same tasks, but it comes from different brands. It may have different buttons and those are the ones that you have to be familiar with.

Get to Know the Different Parts of Your Sewing Machine

The different parts of your sewing machine are all indicated on the user guide manual. You need to know where to insert the needle, the thread and all of the other parts of the machine. The needle hole and the presser foot are the basic parts that you have to be familiar with because it’s one of the few major parts of the machine.

You need to at least know how to insert the thread into the needle and the right screws to touch. You will be able to know the pattern of the thread into the needle in the user guide and it is usually illustrated in there.

Now, you can simply consult the internet for threading directions if the user guide doesn’t provide you with any. After all, the internet has all the information we need for a lifetime.

Practice Makes It Perfect

Whether your machine is new or not, you will master using your sewing machine by regularly using it. We all believe that practice makes perfect and you can also apply that in this skill. You can practice how to slide the thread into the needle and on how to raise the presser foot. You also have to consider practicing on how to use the bobbin thread so as to avoid confusion.

You can practice by using a small piece of cloth and slowly work your way through it. It’s also best if you practice different stitch styles for you to get used to it sooner. You can expect yourself to be more than ready after a week or two.

A sewing machine is still a complicated device. You will learn to appreciate its significance if you already know the right ways to use and handle it. You will also learn more pointers while you’re in the process of getting used to operating your sewing machine.

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