Sewing 101: What To Look For In A Beginning Sewing Machine

Do you love sewing? Do you have a good aesthetic sense with colors and fabrics? Do you have the knack of adding a little thing here and there to take an outfit from looking okay to looking ‘wow’? Why not get a sewing machine and use it to earn this additional income from home? It is a good idea to learn the basics about how to fix sewing machines so when they break down, you do not have to rush for sewing machine repair every time it gives some problem.

However – as one door closes, another will open, people say. As the door closed on my short career in making things, I found myself repeatedly walking in and out of the reading-and-writing door. Reading and writing was something I could do. Making dresses and vegetable animals was not.

It is important to actually enjoy what you are doing if you decide to quilt by hand. If you don’t, you will probably not be motivated to work on your beautiful project as often, which means it will take a lot longer to complete.

Doll seams are often quite narrow and Sewing Machines will “eat” them – with the needle driving the fabric down into the feed dogs, which can damage your machine. To avoid this irritating problem, make sure your needle is sharp with no burrs. (Remember, you should always replace your machine needles after every 8 hours of sewing). Make sure the thread tails are pulled back under the presser foot.

I have ideas for five (5) sewing projects for beginners that will help you become familiar with some basic skills needed in sewing, and will also allow you to easily produce your first sewing projects… items you can actually use!

You can make your own toddler sized pillow. It’s easy! Pink satin is perfect for little girls, and blue satin is great for little boys. Any fabric will do though, so long as it’s soft. A rough fabric may irritate your baby’s face. Satin will not. It is super smooth, soft, and silky.

You can now sew summer dresses and light curtains with ease. Coats and quilted blankets can be made for the winter. This is a very great tool for any sewing project. Plus, the machine is very efficient; you can use the Brother CS6000i in any fabric. You can handle silk, satin and denim. This machine can do sewing that pricy machines can do, making it a very good investment.