Learning to Sew Part 2: How to Stitch


Welcome back to the Learning to Sew Series! Yesterday, we acquainted ourselves with our machines and learned how to wind a bobbin and thread the machine. If you missed yesterday’s lesson, you can catch up here. So, now that your machine is all set up and ready to go, let’s learn how to sew some stitches.

When learning to sew, it helps to practice basic skills and work your way up from small projects to bigger ones.  Be sure to practice on scrap fabric before diving right into a project. You’ll feel more comfortable sewing your nice fabric if you’ve had some practice runs first.

In this lesson you will learn:

  • • How to Start and Finish a Stitch
  • • How to Check and Adjust Thread Tension
  • • How to Sew in Reverse
  • • How to Turn Corners
  • • How to Sew Zigzag Stitches


Be sure to come back tomorrow for Part 3: How to Sew a Basic Seam. And if you’re not already, subscribe to the blog and get all this great content right in your inbox! Just click the  “Sign Me Up!” button on the right.

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