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How To Wind And Install The Bobbin On Your Sewing Machine

Interested in sewing? Were you about to start a sewing project and then realized you don’t know how to get the bobbin ready? To be able to sew, you must have both the upper thread threaded and the bobbin wound and installed! In this article, I will guide you through winding and installing the bobbin, step by step.  Please note that not all machines have the same exact way to wind/install the bobbin, although most are quite similar. Your machine should have little diagrams on it on how to wind/install the bobbin and should have numbered thread guides.  Let’s get started! To wind the bobbin, take an empty bobbin and place it on the bobbin winder seat and slide the bobbin winder shaft to the left until it snaps into place. Make sure that you are using the correct type of bobbin for your machine. Place the thread in a cup, on a thread stand or on the built-in thread holder. Pass the thread under the thread guide, under the thread guide cover and over to the front.  Take the thread and pass

How To Thread Your Sewing Machine

Interested in sewing? Were you about to start a sewing project and then realized you don’t know how to thread your machine?  Every sewer has to know how to thread their machine, yet no one ever really says how to because it’s often overlooked! But don’t you worry, in this article I will guide you through threading your sewing machine step by step! Please note that not all machines have the same exact way to thread the machine, although most are quite similar.  Your machine should have little diagrams on it on how to thread it and should have numbered thread guides that can help you understand how to thread your machine.  Thread guides are the tension disks that your thread needs to go through to sew properly.  Either place the thread in a cup, on a thread stand or in the built-in thread holder. Raise the presser foot, raise the needle and press the presser foot/needle exchange key.  Take the thread and pass it under the thread guide and under the thread guide cover to the front.  Take

Learning To Sew: Sewing On Fabric With Pivots And Curves

Sewing pivots and curves is a vital skill when it comes to sewing! In this article, I will guide you through sewing curves and pivots on fabric!   Make sure that you read sewing straight lines on fabric before you read this article, as this article is a continuation of the other article! In the last article I talk about how the type of fabric matters, the materials you need, lining up the fabric, tension, reverse/reinforcement stitches, thread tails and actually sewing the straight stitch! Because I’ve already talked about these topics in the past article, we can just jump right into sewing pivots and curves on fabric in this article!    1. Read the last article!    2. Grab your two pieces of (or folded) cotton fabric Place the fabric underneath the presser foot and line it up!    3. Staircase Either using a fabric pen or just a normal old pen or sharpie, draw a staircase on the fabric.  Sew along this line pivoting when you reach the corner. Reverse stitch at the beginning and the end

Learning To Sew: Sewing A Straight Line On Fabric

Sewing in general can be difficult to learn, there is just so much to know and learn! But one of the most basic parts of sewing that all sewers must know, is how to sew a straight line on fabric! In this article, I will guide you through step by step how to sew a straight line on fabric! This article is in the learning to sew series , make sure to read the previous articles from the series before this one!    1. The type of fabric you use matters. As mentioned in the previous article, the type of fabric that you are using is important. Each fabric type has different needs, some are quite similar where some are quite different. Different fabrics might require different sized needles, different presser feet, different threads etc. For the sake of this article, I will guide you through sewing on quilting cotton.    2. Gather your materials. - Quilting cotton - 80/12 universal needle (70/10 or 90/14 can be used) - Presser foot "J" - Polyester or cotton thread - Get your machine r