Many of my clients are brand new to sewing, have bought their first sewing machine and wondering how to get started. If it makes you feel like this…….
then read on
I’ve brought together a few tips and tutorials on how to thread up your machine and start stitching, solving problems and then a little light maintenance. I’ve split this post into two as there is lots of information.
Great for newbie sewers but also a great reminder for those of us (particularly me, with the memory of a goldfish) how things work and that we should be cleaning and oiling our babies regularly.
Two nice tutorials here on the basics of how to thread up and start using a sewing machine – from Fleece Fun and The Creative Curator, depending whether you like a video or photo tutorial
Next, get yourself a cup of tea and a biscuit (I particularly like Wagon Wheels for this), and let’s have a look at which foot to use for which job – by Raechel Myers
and then choosing the right needle (may require another Wagon Wheel) – by Melanie Kham.
Which stitch to choose – tips from the Sewing Corner. I know, its a lot to take in all at once. I promise to stop after this.
Part 2 coming right up