At first glance, thinking about how to use a sewing machine may look daunting. However, it really is quite easy once you get the hang of it and feel comfortable. Each sewing machine will usually come with its own specific instructions, but generally, most machines work very close to the same way with little variation.
The first thing that you will want to do is to find a place on a sturdy table that is clutter-free and has lots of room with which to place the machine. Once the machine is running, there will be some vibration and you will be thankful for a table that can hold the weight without collapsing! SewingAuthority – cheap sewing machines are available for all people.
Take the cover off the machine and study the different components to it. It is most important to plug the sewing machine into a nearby outlet and locate the power switch. Turn it on. Notice at the very top of the machine, to the right, the spool post that you will want to place your spool of thread on. Do this. Next, you need to fill your bobbin (located under the needle by pulling back the metal plate beneath it) with thread by taking out the bobbin from the case and placing it on the bobbin winder spindle. After you have started to wind a little bit of the thread from your main spool onto the bobbin, you will want to continue to fill the bobbin with the machine. The bobbin winder will have an “arm” to lock the bobbin into place and then you may use the foot pedal to run the machine and fill the bobbin. The bobbin arm will release the bobbin automatically once the bobbin is full of thread. You will then put the bobbin back into its case, place it back inside the bobbin well, and close the metal plate that is beneath the needle.
Now you are ready to thread the machine. Take the end of the thread from the main spool and give it a little tug. You will be looking for a few hooks on the machine with which to feed the thread through. The most important hole to put the thread through will be the take-up arm that you would have noticed going up and down while you were winding the bobbin. This arm is the one to give you some slack in your thread while you are sewing. Once you have the machine threaded, you will then put the thread through the eye of the needle.
The final step before you start sewing is to use the hand wheel of the machine (on the right side of the machine) to manually make the needle go down through the metal plate one time only. On its way up, it will catch the bobbin thread which is necessary to lock your stitches into place. Once the bobbin thread comes up, push both threads to the back and you are ready to sew!
Place some scrap material down underneath the needle and the presser foot for a trial run. The presser foot will have a lever which is located behind the needle. Press down on the lever to make the presser foot lower and hold your fabric in place. Slowly press down on the foot pedal and, Voila! You are on your way to sewing a fine running stitch. Enjoy!