Are you interested in learning how to sew? But, you are uncertain? That is a totally normal feeling! And, we don’t want you to spend money buying all the materials and tools to get started. We don’t want this to be another item that will sit in the closet. This is why we offer classes at our studio and let students use our machine.
This day we are lucky to have access to thousands of youtube videos! A lot of people sharing their knowledge online. Now, if you prefer to learn having someone right next to you. Then, going to a local sewing studio may be the best fit for you!
Ready to learn to sew now?
What do you need to do? First, figure out if you want to take some classes online or in person. If you have tried online lessons and it hasn’t worked out. Then, find the nearest studio for you! Are you going to purchase a new machine or use grandma’s machine? I have nothing against old machines. In fact they are amazing and heavy duty! However, for someone learning to sew or a younger student. I wouldn’t recommend starting on an old one. In our studio we use a basic sewing machine, nothing fancy and not too complicated. We just want it to allow the students to do the basics. It is not too loud – which means not too scary for the little ones! It is not to expensive that if you or your child decide to finally purchase a machine and want the same model. it wouldn’t be too expensive. If you have the extra budget then go ahead and splurge on a nice one!
An introduction to basic sewing machine parts and their functions. In this video I used the Brother Project Runway sewing machine
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Here are a few basic notions you can use to start out with…
1. Sewing Machine – We have a few we can recommend. Here is the first one
Brother Sewing Machine, XM2701
Brother Sewing and Quilting Machine, CS6000i
SINGER | Heavy Duty 4452 Sewing Machine
2. Bobbins and Tape Measurement
3. Seam Ripper
5. Gutterman Thread
6. Fabric – you can start with any fabric you have at home. You can start with an old sheet or pillow case!
You can download a driving test here. You do not need to thread your machine to do the driving test. Do not stress about getting it perfectly straight! Remember you are learning! Take it easy!