Normally, it is considered quite simple and easy for professional sewers to set up a sewing machine and get working right away, but certainly, it can be quite tough for beginners.
The possible reason could be the lack of relevant and right information.
Hence, they need a little help to make sure their machine is ready for use.
Well, one of the common problems that most people face while dealing with a sewing machine is different models.
Therefore, It is better to understand that there is more than one way to set up a sewing machine depending on the brand, model.
The use of the owner’s manual is a significant and essential part of the setup.
In case if you don’t have a manual, don’t worry, it’s not the end of the world.
Keep it simple and power the sewing machine on, then just take a second to familiarize yourself with the pieces, and look forward to threading the bobbin and needle.
It would not take long to get the sewing machine completely ready to sew.
Follow simple steps to start a sewing machine
The sewing machine is surely considered one of the most important tools in fashion design.
Learning the art of sewing will greatly help you in your fashion future.
Well, because knowing exactly how to put together a garment is as much important as the vision to create designs.
Sewing machines are quite easy to use once you get your hands on them a little.
So, the first thing you need to do with your sewing machine is learning how to start it.
Fortunately, not all but almost most sewing machines follow a similar flow to start.
Some steps are mentioned below that guide would you towards starting your sewing machine.
Well, a bobbin is a tiny spool of thread that is loaded underneath the needle and it provides the thread that comes up through the base of your sewing machine.
So, this thread then connects with the thread on the needle and forms stitches.
In order to wind the bobbin, you need to put in the thread through the hole in the spool and wind it around the bobbin just a couple of times.
Once you succeed in this, carefully place the bobbin onto the small spool pin in order to make sure that it is locked into place.
Now place the thread on the larger spool and slowly apply pressure to your pedal and watch the bobbin wind with thread.
Then, just stop the pedal when the bobbin is full.
In case you have pre-threaded bobbins, there is no need to worry about threading a bobbin.
In this step, as you have already threaded the bobbin, now you will need to load it into the bobbin case right below your needle.
Just pop off the cover to uncover the case.
Now you have to insert the bobbin into the case as indicated on the sewing machine.
Usually, there is an arrow that shows which direction the thread should be going.
If you already have the manual, don’t forget to check your machine’s specific instructions in order to load the bobbin.
Well, the thing is that with some machines, you only pop the bobbin into place, while other sewing machines require you to remove the case and then insert the bobbing before loading.
Make sure that you put the cover back on after the bobbin is loaded.
Now you have to focus on threading the top parts of your sewing machine.
After you are confident that the bobbin is in place, you will have to guide your thread through the top area of the sewing machine.
So, In order to do this, focus on placing the thread on the larger spool pin found on the top of the machine.
The machine should show where the thread goes, or you can also check your manual for ease.
Take a piece of thread away from the spool and then bring it across the top of the machine, and down through the very first slot.
Now again, you need to bring the thread back up to the top of the machine, and down again right towards the needle.
Plus, Your machine would probably have a printed diagram on it or some arrows to indicate where the thread is supposed to go.
Now in this step, you need to insert the thread in the small opening of the needle.
The process of threading the needle requires you to bring the thread down and insert it with focus through the eye of the needle on your machine.
The next thing you need to do is pull the thread until it is taut.
It is recommended by sewing experts to leave at least a few inches of thread in order to help the lower thread and top thread to connect with each other.
It would be better to replace the needle after going through two to three bobbins so it doesn’t get dull. Otherwise, the stitches might look messy.