Sewing 100

If you have never sewn before and want to learn.. let’s start at the very beginning.

You are sitting in front of your machine… remove the thread from the top and remove the bobbin case.
You will need to refer to your manual a lot, so I recommend you make a copy of your manual, put the copy in sheet protectors and in a 3-ring binder. You might want to get a few 3 ring binders, a 1/2″ for your manual and a 2″ for the samples you are going to be making. You might want to pick up 2 packages of 50 per package sheet protectors. One package will be used up with your manual and the other with samples.

So with thread removed you are going to start sewing. The lesson is learn to control your machines speed by pressing on the presser foot or knee controller. You will learn to control your machine, learn to sew straight lines, turn a corner, sew curves and wavy lines.

NEVER, NEVER move the fly wheel backwards.. that is away from you!!!! always toward you. You can throw the timing off… that is a bit of an expense to have timed.

so let’s begin. Until I figure out how to scan these and put in a PDF, this is the best I can do. Photos! You can draw your own practice sheets. Make copies!

sewing straight linbes

This is a simple sewing straight lines, up and down across the paper.

wavy, straight, zigzag

Here is a wavy, straight, and zig zag lines. To do the zig zag you will need… sew to the ‘\’ and stop at the bottom. With needle down in the paper, lift your presser foot, turn the paper, put the presser foot down and sew. Sew to the point, stop, put needle down in the paper, lift presser foot, turn the paper, put the presser foot down, sew.. repeat.

wavy and scallops

More wavy and now scallops. You will follow the above instructions. Stop, needle down, lift presser foot, turn paper, presser foot down, sew, repeat

square

Again, you are going to sew to the corner, stop, needle down, lift presser foot, turn paper, presser foot down, sew, repeat.

spiral

round and round you go!

sewing at a diagonal

here you are so sew at a diagonal, each row. Start with the dotted line and continue sewing from the corner of each box to the corner of each box.. row by row. See how straight you can sew.

Hold the papers up to the light and see how well you followed the lines.

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