The first step to using a sewing machine is the threading the bobbin. Begin by placing a spool of thread on the spool pin and slide the spool holder to prevent the spool from falling off. Next, move the bobbin winder to the left then take the thread from the spool and loop it over the tension disk.Then, take the end of the thread that has been looped over the tension disk and pass it through the hole on the top of the bobbin.
Put the bobbin on the pin and push the bobbin pin to the right in order to prevent the needle from moving. Next push the pedal of the sewing machine and take your foot off it after the desired amount of thread is on the bobbin. Cut the thread and move the bobbin pin to the left.
After the bobbin has been threaded, raise the needle to its highest and by turning the hand wheel counter clockwise. Next, take of the bobbin cover plate. It should pop up after pushing on a button near the plate. Place the bobbin inside and make sure the bobbin turns counter clockwise when the thread is pulled. Pull the thread between the metal piece holding the bobbin and the outer piece. Place the cover back on.
The next step is to put the spool of thread on the spool pin and wrap the thread around the thread guide. Make sure to follow the U shape and catch the thread on the take-up lever. Then thread the needle. Next turn the hand wheel towards you and the thread should pop out. To start sewing begin by placing a piece of fabric underneath the foot presser and lower the foot presser.
Make sure to hold both of the pieces of thread from the bobbin and spool then press the pedal gently with your foot. After about an inch of stitches use the reverse button in order to make sure the stitches will not come apart. Then stop after reaching the start of your stitches and go straight. Repeat the same when finishing a piece and cut thread.
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How To Clean A Sewing Machine
Before cleaning your sewing machine, it is always recommended that you read the manual to get a sense of both the machine’s basic structure and its specific attributes. Begin by unplugging the sewing machine, and remove the bobbin, needle, and spool of thread. Wipe of any lint on the outside of your sewing machine with a piece of cloth.
Next, move the slide plate to you and take out the throat plate and be sure to check in the manual how to do this step. Clean away the lint in this area and around the bobbin case with a lint brush. Be sure to remove the bobbin case by the manual instructions, and you can use tweezers to take out lint that is under or around the bobbin case. Finally, place one to two drops of machine oil in those spots recommended in your sewing machine manual.
Selecting A Home Sewing Machine
There are two things to think before choosing your home sewing, your skill level and the cost. A basic sewing machine is the least expensive and will help with beginner sewers, but a more advanced sewing machine can help with more difficult stitches and will provide more options. There are two types of sewing machines: mechanical and
Mechanical sewing machines require using your hands more, are cheaper, and fulfill the basics of hemming; these are best for simple projects, and making simple clothes. An electrical machine is more advanced and pricey, but offer hundreds of types of stitches.
Why The Sewing Machine Is Important In Our Daily Life
Sewing machines are important in our daily lives for two reasons: to reduce the cost of clothing and to allow home-tailors to bring creativity to their clothing. Sewing helps me be creative in many ways. For my Portrait without a Face project for Honors Humanity Seminar, I decided to stitch a quilt made of a variety of squares, each of which that represent a different aspect of me.
And, when I wanted to decorate my room, I pieced together different colored fabrics to make pillows which would fill my room with added color. Sewing has also helped me to save money, so when I rip or wear a hole in my clothes I can easily patch them up, as opposed to buying new ones.
When I couldn’t find a skirt to match a shirt I bought, I created my own by combining different threads and fabric scraps to embroider pink hibiscus flowers and yellow flummeries. I also use my sewing machine for create more personal and meaningful gifts, as when I sewed Hawaiian stuffed animals for my cousins. My sewing machine helps me save money, but more importantly my sewing machine has served as the key to creativity that spices up my daily life.