If you want to learning to sew for the first time, using a sewing machine is a practical way to learn this craft. Working with a thread and needle can be tedious. Using heavy duty sewing machines helps you sew faster and more efficiently. Use some guidelines to learn how to sew on a sewing machine.
You will need a work area free from distractions. Set up your sewing machine on a sturdy table or desk. You can also improvise by putting the sewing machine on a board supported by two chairs or other objects. It’s preferable to have your work area in a space with plenty of light. Putting your sewing machine in front of a window will allow you access to sunlight. Place your chair so it’s at a comfortable height in relation to the height of the surface holding your sewing machine. Don’t sit down for long periods of time straining and bending your body in awkard positions. The needle portion of the machine should be on your left and the body of your machine should be on the right. Also, the work space should be near an outlet to plug the sewing machine into.
Before you can start sewing, read all the instructions that come with your sewing machine. If you are using an older model machine, call the manufacturer to see about ordering a duplicate instruction manual. After you read this literature, locate the major parts of the sewing machine. Learning the anatomy of your sewing machine will help you find it quicker in the future. It may take a few learning sessions to do this but getting it right will help you learn to sew faster. Locate the power switch. This switch is usually on the right side of the sewing machine but can be anywhere. Next, find the spool spin. This metal or plastic pin is located on top of the machine and holds the spool of thread. Find the other major parts as indicated in your instruction manual.
By studying the anatomy of your sewing machine and setting up a comfortable work space, you learn to sew faster. Doing this will enable you to produce textile items you will love.