Your tutorial gave me the idea to not only practice the different stitches they have, but to keep my practice pieces in a notebook with a tag stating the stitch, length and width. The strongest stitch may be up to your preference as well. Happy new year! You will notice your machine will start sewing backwards. A back-stitch is how you secure the beginning and end of your stitch. …I just kept turning the fabric around to go over my stitches a second time.. I don’t have any “spare fabric” around, but I’m about to raid the goodwill bin for some practice materials. Turn it towards you until the needle goes down into your machine.) I’ve been petrified to get started, and despite getting a book to help me and reading the manual, I’ve been completely baffled. Also, don’t feel tied down to rules. It’s great to see that there are so many other ppl out there who are just getting started like I am. On a sewing machine that has a built-in lock stitch feature, refer to your sewing machine manual. And email me, I’ll congratulate you!!!!!). To view the next video in this series click: http://www.monkeysee.com/play/2148 This video will show how to sew the back stitch. (Or those of you who just need a bit more practice.). I’m learning from my mistakes and have a better understanding of how my machine works because of those mistakes. Electrical Sewing Machine Compact Sewing Machine Home Sewing Machine 12 Types of Seam Backstitch DIY Sewing with Hand-Stitched Crafts (Purple): Amazon.ca: Home & Kitchen She made a Barbie pillow & was so excited. ), but this post reminded me of that great feeling the first time something turns out how you pictured it, and also made me giddy for all the new sewists out there! You should make your own crafting/sewing book – you’re projects are so creative! :-D. I just got a call yesterday from a friend about buying her first machine. She’ll be sewing in no time. This is a great tutorial and one I will put to good use! I just came across your website looking for what stitch to use for a hem and I just want to say thank you for all of your great and very simplified tutorials for beginners like myself who as of 2 weeks ago didn’t even know what a bobbin was. This is so helpful! Only positive talk, got it? That way, you can see how your stitches change and exactly what’s going on. I’m really enjoying it, now that I’ve conquered getting thread on the bobbin and straight lines without bird nesting the bobbin. but you’re right, the sense of accomplishment i got from sewing that wonky stocking was intense :). This is just what I’ve been looking for! I’m going to be working on some pillows for the couch. And as you sew, you may have to lift up your presser foot, readjust your fabric, and then continue on. Great post! What a nice post! I picked up a Dress Maker sewing machine at a garage sale this fall and have had a few ladies tell me I got a very nice machine and here I sit… thinking… wish I knew how to use it! Well I say simple BUT it’s not so simple for me. Loved reading this! I’ve been sewing for a few years, but I’m a dabbler, and I’ve only taken on more challenging (to me) projects in the past year or two because of fabulous tutorials like yours that make sewing so much more approachable. Using a Sewing Machine 1. Do you have any tips or how-tos for attic window quilts? Thank so much for your tips and detailed pictures! I love getting your comments, they really make my day! (Internet isn’t giving me much solid info, yet.). Thank you so much for this little guide! So my machine has decided to poop out on me. So even if you have a really simple machine, take a look and see what it does have. Or some new sewing supplies. It’s a cheap easy way to practice and if you mess up real bad, just recycle! Then put your presser foot down (that flat metal thing that pushes down on the fabric). I did get a sewing machine for Christmas, and I just now got back to my RSS feed after all the holiday clean-up. Seam Repairs-used for seams that need extra strength and flexibility like the armhole seam and the crotch seam. Check the archives. So, backstitching, as the name suggests, is really just sewing backwards. Just make sure it's not too big, or it will make a visible hole in your fabric. Especially if you figure out a shortcut…..go for it! EVERY tip helps too – so these were great!! What do you recommend? Great post! Just got a sewing machine a couple days ago!! You are not going to be super good at this your first time. on the wrong side of the fabric or the right side? It’s just a cheep one I got to learn on, and now that I”m doing more I want to get something a little nicer… but I have NO idea what to look for! Do you by any chance have one on how to get re-started in the middle of a stitch if you run out of thread or the bobbin get jammed? If you don’t have a machine at all, it may be a bit harder to successfully backstitch, however, that does not mean it isn’t possible. It is done by sewing forward and backwards on top of the seam stitches to prevent the stitches from becoming loose. Since I get inquiries about learning to sew, I’ve posted a link to your blog. My price range would be 200-500, and since I’m a newbie I don’t need too many gadgets. Please help us continue to provide you with our trusted how-to guides and videos for free by whitelisting wikiHow on your ad blocker. Please keep giving sewing tips every so often. I think if I’d have had this sort of easy step by step as a kid, I’d have been better off. She has been contributing to craft articles on wikiHow since 2007. I’ve made a few things here and there over the past few months, but this helped! I did get a sewing machine for Christmas, and I just now got back to my RSS feed after all the holiday clean-up. This was so wonderful and helpful! I took Home Ec in jr. high but promptly forgot everything I learned in that class. If you are in doubt that you might damage the needle or the work take the long route and hand sew the ends in. You'll know what it means when it's mentioned in patterns. (Most often when sewing, you place 2 pieces together with the “right” sides of the fabric together. I had friends tell me that it might be the tension, but I am kinda afraid to mess with it! hehe :0). THANKS!!!!!!!! Pretty cool. I wish I had one of those. I feel so empowered I’m going to go make a ton of skirts! That lasted maybe a month! Help us be more efficient in our sewing skills! Plus, if you have to resew your fabric because the single thread was not strong enough, then you will be wasting the time and thread you avoided using if you had chosen a double thread method. Home; Fabric. That was 9 years ago, and it’s still on my son’s bed. That way, I have a visual reference to turn to (instead of the black and white line drawings in the manual) when I need a new stitch to use. I will definitely be using these techniques as I teach my children to sew (and they are great practice for me as well, as I never really mastered curves when I was learning in my youth). The second stitch method is the diamond, and it comes with the same strength ability as the ‘W’ version. Refer to your manual for a diagram if you are unsure where the button is located on your machine, as some models may be different. Excellent. Okay. I talk a little bit more about the zig-zag stitch and how adjusting the stitch width and the stitch length will change the look of your zig-zag, here. Thanks for the great starting tips. (But honestly, I don’t use random stitches very often so don’t worry if your machine doesn’t have fancy stitches.) I’m teaching myself how to sew and this was so helpful! And then challenge yourself and make something that you never thought you would even attempt. .. a real one because the toy ones all had HORRIBLE reviews. Well, maybe you will be. Part of its charm is that it is better than polyester and it can stretch or be very flexible. Thanks for the tips and encouragement~. To backstitch with a sewing machine, if you have the backstitch setting, it’s as easy as the push of a button. I’ve bought a small sewing machine so will give it a try. I am nervous about cutting up the panel, as it is very pretty, but excited about the attic window. Many of you are very new to this crazy sewing thing so let me give you a really quick pep talk. hope all those begginer sewers are having fun! I can’t wait to see what more “sewing classes” you post in the future! but this is great for getting re started. I need to practice the special stitches on my machine, and I need to learn to sew a curvy shape (on purpose)! And may you and your family well blessed! Or you can go with a nice top stitching seam which is very strong. I have to plug in the number that I want it to do and then it sews that stitch over and over while the foot pedal is down. And if so, you should sign up for Project Runway!. Learn the Backstitch: A SIMPLE must learn Basic Hand Sewing Tutorial. Do something fun! Thanks for the words of encouragement! thanks so much for this! I always hop up from my seat and go show somebody (usually that dear husband of mine) and say, “look, can you believe this actually worked out?”. I’m waiting for my new machine to come in the mail. 2. I just sent this link to my 11 year old granddaughter. If you are sewing with a very fine fabric you might not like how backstitching leaves a relatively large amount of thread that can show through the fine fabric, or change the way fabric drapes or hangs. I’m so new to my sewing machine that I didn’t even realize there was a back-stitch button! It is the closest to machine sewing that you can get by hand - which is great for hand finishing seams that are too tiny to do on a machine! One thing about classes is they teach you a lot and also motivate you to finish your project. Well, this will knot your threads in place. What are your favorite scissors to use and how many different types do you have? I cannot stress that enough! (Don't put the fabric and start the sewing machine, which causes too much winding and the sewing machine jams). I got my very first sewing machine a few months ago and I have been so lost! I love your pep talk! I can’t wait to start practicing, thanks for the motivation. Thanks again… can’t wait to get started on that bad boy! Today I will be attempting your drawstring bags,my littlies can use some storage containers!! Practice them. Thank you Ashley for reminding us that our lines don’t have to be perfectly straight. This technique is especially important for reinforcing the ends of seams. Thanks for the tips and encouragement~. Well, maybe you will be. Start at one end and put your needle down in the fabric. so happy!!! I bought my machine a few years ago and have tried to sew off and on. The length of your stitches is up to you, but doing them about 0.5 in (1.3 cm) apart will be the easiest and most secure. I’m learning from my mistakes and have a better understanding of how my machine works because of those mistakes. Good habits make your sewing easier. All Quilting Cotton; Cocktail Bundles; Collection Bundles; Solids Bundles ... Sewing Machines. Brother Innov-is F420 Sewing Machine. Another tip is to take a piece of masking/blue painters tape and put it on the 5/8 seam allowance line of your machine to help sew a straight line. I have practiced, but can’t figure out how to use the memory for two exact buttonholes and how to use the reverse button when making the buttonholes. This past week, I’ve been working with some especially advanced patterns and got a little discouraged at having cut them too small. Do you have any suggestions, everything else seems to be working fine? I loved your ideas about making straight lines on the cloth to help sew a straight line. I have tried off and on to teach myself and have made a few different projects but the machine will act up or I will make a huge mistake and the machine gets put up. Question about bobbin and elastic- my bobbin starts acting weird every time I try to sew elastic. Excellent! Take your time and use your hands as a guide. Thanks so much! The way you explain things is so easy and well laid-out it just makes sense to me!! Thank you fantastic tutorial. My children know how to sew, but I think some of the tips on here can enhance their skills so much. Yay. - Change the stitch length to be longer. I was trying to walk my very non-sewer sister through a project and didn’t even think to tell her to lower the presser foot. How to pick the right one? Thanks for the pep talk! Look for the eye of the needle (the hole). This tutorial was exactly the pep I needed! My daughter actually rocked your “Old sweater into sweater dress” today! Thank you so much for this. Now, continue sewing right over that row of stitches and continue on the path that you were wanting to sew. My mom said it didn’t have to be perfect and he ended up loving it. It is also used to embroider lettering. This may have given me the courage to try ;)* great tutorial! ohmygosh this is so great!! After practicing my lines and curves, I can start on a project I’ve been putting off hand stitching. The shop that I had service it & that I bought my other machine from will show me how to use it, I just haven’t had the time. .. a real one because the toy ones all had HORRIBLE reviews. I got a machine for Christmas and I just began practicing stitches yesterday. I will practice your tips and see how I go. This is such a good tutorial…it would’ve come in handy when I was first learning lol. Blind Stitch. It bunches up and just stops sewing all together. You are less worried about messing up good fabric when you have scrap fabric, you probably would never use otherwise, perfect for practicing on. Thank you so much for this tutorial and especially the pep talk! I realize that may seem like an obvious easy answer to a professional sewer but when you’re a newbie, I am wondering if there are any tricks to restarting? Wondering what should be my first project? I needed that. I have been contemplating learning to sew but have been a little reluctant. But regardless, i just got a Brother CS-6000i for Christmas and this post has given me the courage to start using it! I just found your blog from She’s Crafty blog. Being a perfectionist, the crooked lines and messed up edges drive me CRAZY, but reading this gave me a little hope. I was so EXCITED to read this post because it is exactly what I am looking for! I’m going to follow your steps for her. I was intending on getting a basic Singer, but he got me a digital Fashion Mate Singer and I’m a little scared. After you get nice and comfortable with those straight lines, sew around random shapes on your fabric, or draw some on your fabric. Jenny x. And that’s enough for today. The Fabric and Haberdashery shop for all your quilting, dressmaking, stitching and sewing needs. I have been starting slow and getting to know the ins and outs of my machine before doing anything. What a great pep talk!!! Love you the way you present things in simple easy steps. Featuring 13 accessory sewing and quilting feet, the CP2410 includes the exceptionally useful metal open toe and adjustable zipper piping feet. I’ve never touched a sewing machine in my life. Thanks for the great tips. This may take time but the vulnerability is there. I didn’t sew and never had so we thought if she was wanting to learn to do this GREAT. A blind stitch is not on all sewing machines but it's a common stitch. I have no one to teach me and all the tutorials I have found online don’t seem very beginner to me. So, thank you for that. A built-in lock stitch feature on a sewing machine sews a certain number of stitches and then stops sewing. It’s hard not to want to race through your first projects, but I find that just sitting and thinking about the end product and visualizing what the sewing machine is doing helps a lot when I need to troubleshoot. YAY! I just used a sewing machine for the first time in my entire life never mind adult life – entire life) this past week and last night managed to make a simple pillowcase skirt and I laughed at your comment of what it looks like on the inside because I can relate to that. i just have to say i always love your projects and sewing advice. :). Great pep talk! The lock stitch feature sews the same single stitch backward and forward without repeated stitches. What do you recommend? Thank you. This summer we bought my 11 year old daughter an older dressmaker machine, the thing is heavy & appears to be indestructible. Position your needle at one end of the guideline. I have a little sewing machine that I think only does straight lines. Now I have a 1-year-old and I am loving making clothes for her. I’ve broadcasted and blogged about it too so many more people could contribute. Now, sew a few stitches forward, stop, push your back-stitch button (it will be some sort of knob/button/lever) and hold it down and then start sewing again. While 0.25 in (6.4 mm) is a common length for a single stitch, you can make yours wider or shorter as desired. Thanks!! Okay, first real lesson: the Back-Stitch. Now practice sewing zig-zags along your edge of fabric. You’re the person that gave me the courage to try to sew my first pair of baby leggings for my daughter(my first successful project). THANK YOU!!! In embroidery, these stitches form lines and are most often used to outline shapes and to add fine detail to an embroidered picture. -J. Or a serger. This is because when you open it up, the raw edges are on the back.) Then practice speeding up and slowing down and see if you can stay on your lines. For example, back stitches are good for creating a stronger seam. Maybe it’s not as complex as it seems, but these basics seem to be missing from a lot of places, and your instructions are so understandable. My machine gets delivered tomorrow and I can’t wait to get started. I can’t wait to see more tips and projects! I would love if you made more of these. And then practice them. I am a teacher (math) so I appreciate a good lesson. Thank you! (Or, you can tie both ends of your thread into a square knot with your hands…..but a back-stitch on your sewing machine is MUCH easier.) A friend of mine tried to help teach her to sew a couple of weeks ago. I couldn’t believe I actually did it. I’m finding so far that is a bit tricky. Your tutorials are fabulous, by the way!! Thank you so much for this. Best wishes to Dylan and his family! lol We bought this machine for our daughter 7 or 8 years ago because she just had to have one for her birthday because her friend had gotten one for hers. This is because when you open it up, the raw edges are on the back.) I had an old sewign machine I haven’t used for a long time. I got a sewing machine for Christmas and I’m STOKED to use it! Thank you so much for this! Turned out great, and took me less than an hour last night! I have made some rice pads and my most achieved project was a cover for the machine. Great info to know. When you should use the Backstitch. I know this is probably a silly question, but all the sewing tutorials on the web jump right into how you can use the decorative stitching without explaining this. Thank you!! I’m going to be getting a serger this year. I still have my ancient Singer machine with just the basics, but it does the job. The only thing I wish I knew how to do is to sew on quilt binding on the machine. Thanks. My husband bought me a sewing machine a few months ago and I have made a few things, but feel so frustrated with my final product because it’s not “perfect”. Just thought it might be a helpful tip for others getting started as well. I think it’ll probably take me a while, but I will show you what I manage to make. Now I’ve read this I feel so much more confident and actually excited to get going. Being a perfectionist, the crooked lines and messed up edges drive me CRAZY, but reading this gave me a little hope. It was a whale stuffie for my 5 month old son and I could not get the tail right and I was almost in tears. If something works for you, go for it. Why Back-Stitch???? hehe :0). What type of thread do you love to use? :), Yay! Stop when you get back to the beginning of your line of stitches. I can’t wait to try them out when the kiddos go to sleep tonight! Buy now for delivery late November. And if someone tells you that everyone’s first project should be a pillowcase and you hate the idea of making a boring ‘ol pillow case, don’t make one. Make a case for your iPad or make a pillow for your couch. I am a newbie to this thing called sewing. Now they are electrified so the foot pedal powers the stitching with a motor. (Well, maybe you will be. I’ve made a few things here and there over the past few months, but this helped! I’ve had a sewing machine of one sort or another for the last 16 years, all were handed down or bought used until almost 2 years ago when we broke down & I got a brand new sewing/embroidery machine. I had real trouble going round the bends!! And there are many uses for the zig-zag stitch but one of the most common is zig-zagging a raw edge (so that it won’t unravel). I love these back to basic tutorials. So, sew your little heart out and try a few things. It’s nice to find some things that are for beginners :). wikiHow is where trusted research and expert knowledge come together. Make a case for your iPad or make a pillow for your couch. great post thank you. Consult your model’s product manual for specific instructions on positioning the needle and foot. 3 years ago I got my grandmothers 1942 Singer which I still have never used because I don’t know how to. If you think something is too hard…break it down piece by piece…my first quilt project was a twin size quilt…started with just doing one block at a time and eventually I had 72. In hand sewing, it is a utility … 'Modern' electric sewing machine have a number of gears made from rubber, silicone, and plastic - if the teeth on those gears are worn just a bit the teeth will catch if there is enough of the synthetic material left on several teeth - the stop-start motion in sewing will force the wornish bits on until the remaining teeth catch. By that point, sewing some sashing and borders didn’t seem so hard either. Thank you so much – you have no idea how much I needed this today! Also a basics about thread? I’m definitely a beginner, but I’m pretty proud of all of my projects! Thanks so much for this great cheat sheet!! On an electric sewing machine there is usually a button that allows you to sew backwards for a couple of stitches to secure the thread at the start or end of the run. I will try to remember to email pictures when I complete my first project. So, take your time! It was really helpful. Amazing! Thanks! It's smaller, stronger, and easier to keep straight than a running stitch. And let’s have one more quick pep-talk…….it’s okay if your lines are squiggly and you can’t quite keep your needle right on the line. Try to keep right on top of the lines and keep your lines really steady. A great way for anyone to practice their stitches without using up the thread and fabric. Often, there is a wheel knob on the machine near the base of the... 3. The pencil/chalk line will be covered up by the sewing line. Want to share my first sewing project with you (and it’s not a pillow case!) I have been sewing for a year now, but this is a great refresher! I’ll be checking your blog frequently for tutorials. (And even after you’re done practicing and you sew your first project, and it looks squiggly, promise me you’ll cherish those imperfect lines and just be so pleased with yourself for making your first sewn item. I hated my last machine because it was sooo hard to thread so hopefully this one is much simplier. The line that I’m following on the right (where the arrow is pointing, is 5/8 of an inch from the needle. I stumbled onto your blog when I was working on a magnetic paper doll project for Christmas and I just had to sew a cover just like the one you did….so I went and bought a little sewing machine to do it! I am a newbie to this thing called sewing. Thanks for tutorial!! It has a lot of different zigzag patterns and it depends on whether you have the needle in L.M.R. This may have given me the courage to try ;)* great tutorial! I also think that when you’re practicing your stitches, it helps to do what you did in the photos–thread your machine with a thread that contrasts with the fabric you’re practicing on. :) Thanks! Thank you! I am going to go try it now. I wish I had it yesterday. I’m really enjoying it, now that I’ve conquered getting thread on the bobbin and straight lines without bird nesting the bobbin. Anyway now that you have given me inspiration I think I will get that machine out and give it another shot. Grab two little scraps and line up two edges that you want to sew together. Powered by. Then pull the needle all the way through. All the project tutorials I see seem to be for people much more advanced then me. Thanks for tutorial!! How to pick the right one? Many thanks! A modern lockstitch sewing machine has added convenience, strength, and flexibility, but it works by the same principles. thank you so much! Now, take a look at your machine and see what other things it can do. Thanks so much! And change your settings a bit. Backstitch Fabric and Haberdashery online shop. This is soooo helpful. I love the idea of drawing on the fabric to practice! If you go here https://scpepccee.blogspot.com/2010/09/sewing-machine-cover-and-happening-of.html you can see a picture of it. Okay, now every machine is different and has different bells and whistles. Thank you (: I also want to thank you for this excellent post! After struggling to get my machine’s thread tension for a few hours, I finally produced a few perfect stitches. Like, I noticed you have a table that your sewing machine drops into. I can’t wait! Also – I use Google Reader and only read titles to see which ones I’m actually going to open and read. WIth curves, you can’t sew as fast……so ease up on that foot pedal. I am so excited to bust out my new machine this weekend! Also, how do you back stich a zig zag?? I was pleasantly surprised to read this post and already know everything you wrote….so that makes me feel pretty confident that I’m not AS “beginner” as i thought! Pull the thread until the two sides are hanging either side of the eye of the needle, matching up in length. I happened upon your website when searching for beginner sewing projects. Thanks. Staying positive really is the key to success! Try to keep right on top of the lines and keep your lines really steady. Well, that’s the first thing to get past I guess. :). Thanks!! MANY MANY THANKS!! Generally, I will either zig-zag right on the edge (shown on the left) and the fabric will automatically just fold up under the stitching………or I will zig-zag a little bit away from the edge and then trim off that extra fabric right up next to the zig-zags. HELP! Well, maybe you will be. Cotton vs Microfiber: Is Cotton or Microfiber Better? Thank you! So helpful. It’s great to see that there are so many other ppl out there who are just getting started like I am. Especially with that machine I think practicing on the lines will be a great help to her. I saw this tip on youtube. A blind stitch is … love love love! Can I use a decorative thread for back stitch? Do you sew the decorative stitches (daisy, turkey feet,Greek keys, leaves, etc.) Make sure your machine is in good working order (if you have had it for a while, get it serviced) and put a NEW needle in it!! I’m waiting for my new machine to come in the mail. Thank you! you totally read my mind- i’m way insecure about my wiggly lines and threads hanging out all over the place. And hand sew the back of the needle goes down into your machine will start sewing.... Unless you are sewing. ) read this post has given me the courage to start using it!!! 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