Marie Clayton

How to Use a Sewing Machine

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Sewing is the perfect hobby — it is relaxing, creative and extremely useful! But sewing machines can seem complicated. This book has everything you need to know to choose, use and look after your sewing machine with confidence. The first chapters will help you choose a machine, explaining which features to look out for. Once you've got your machine home, the step-by-step instructions will help you get to grips with everything. Learn how to set up your machine and its basic functions including: winding a bobbin, threading up and adjusting tension and stitch size. With plenty of information on basic dressmaking techniques, you will soon be tackling seams and hems, zips and buttonholes, gathers and pleats, binding and trimming. Feeling creative? Try out some decorative techniques — with machine embroidery, appliqué, patchwork and quilting. And if you get stuck, there is an invaluable trouble shooting section along with a jargon busting glossary. So whether you want to use your sewing machine to carry out simple repairs, customize and alter your vintage finds, create a whole new wardrobe from scratch, or make a stylish curtains and cushions for your home, be sure to have this manual by your side at all times!
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  • Josefine Nygaard Martinussenhas quoted3 years ago
    Thread often tangles and knots after a short period of hand stitching; coating it before you begin with a little beeswax or a synthetic thread conditioner will prevent this.
  • Josefine Nygaard Martinussenhas quoted3 years ago
    zigzag foot, blind hem foot, concealed zipper foot and rolled hem foot should come as standard or be available as extras.
  • Josefine Nygaard Martinussenhas quoted3 years ago
    blind hem foot and a concealed zipper foot will be useful, and you should consider buying a piping foot, gathering foot and ruffle foot

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