Thursday, June 29, 2017

Learn to Sew: Sewing Machine Tips

When you are learning how to use a sewing machine it can seem a little daunting at first, but the good news is that it's not as hard as you may think. If you want to learn to sew, it is a very valuable skill to have and once you have it down it will be as basic as breathing.

Learn to Sew: Sewing Machine Tips image courtesy of Pixabay

Types of Sewing Machines

First off, there are many different types of sewing machines out there and they are not all universal. This means that you will need to refer to the sewing machine manual that comes with your machine to properly thread your specific machine and other such things.

Once you have your sewing machine threaded, it's a good idea to start with a small project to begin with. You can even practice on a scrap of fabric just so you get familiar with sewing on your machine.

Cotton is a good fabric to begin with because it will not stretch and be hard to work with. I recommended an easy pattern from the craft store because you will get to create a cool keepsake in the end.

Sewing Techniques for Beginners


There are many different sewing techniques you can try and most machines come with different stitch lengths and patterns to choose from, such as the straight stich, zigzag stitch, and so on.

There are also different sewing speeds and stitch lengths that you can choose from, and a lot of it is trial and error. It's helpful to practice on your scrap of fabric before working on your project to make sure your stitches look good.

It's good to get your sewing basics down like sewing straight, backwards, and getting comfortable with your machine, because then there really isn't anything that you can't sew. Start small and work your way to harder projects as your skills begin to increase.

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