It’s Day 4 of the Learning to Sew Series and we’re back with a great tutorial for you today. Now that you’ve gotten to know your machine, sewn a few stitches, and learned how to seam, we’re ready to move on to a sewing skill you’ll use in almost every project: how to finish the edges.
Raw fabric edges can fray and don’t look very nice on a finished piece. To hide those unsightly edges you can create a hem or add a binding. In today’s video you will learn 3 commonly used methods of hemming as well as how to add binding to the edge using a binding attachment for your sewing machine.
Once you’re feeling comfortable with these hem styles, you can find tutorials for more specific, project-based hem styles in this post on Hem Construction Techniques.
Be sure to stop by tomorrow, as we move on to Part 5 of our Learning to Sew Series: How to Sew a Zipper.
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.
Welcome to the Learning to Sew Series! We invite you to sew through this 7-part video series with us and learn some basic sewing techniques. Made with the beginner in mind, these videos will walk you through all the fundamentals from how to set up your machine to sewing basic stitches. At the end, we’ll put all the skills together and sew a pillow with a zipper!
We will be releasing one video a day for 7-days, which gives you some time to practice your skills before moving on to the next lesson. This series is designed for those who have never sewn before, new Ultrafeed owners, those interested in starting sewing, or those who have taken a break from sewing and need a refresher course. In the course of the video series we will cover:
Throughout the series we will be sewing on an Ultrafeed LSZ-1 Sewing Machine. However, the skills featured in the series apply to sewing on any machine. Some features may be Ultrafeed specific, but you can refer to your sewing machine guidebook for specifications on your particular machine.
Learning to Sew Part 1: How to Set Up Your Sewing Machine
Today, we’re going to start at the very beginning and get familiar with our sewing machines. You’ll learn the parts of the machine and their functions, how to wind a bobbin and how to thread the machine.
Let’s get started!
Join us tomorrow for Part 2 in the Learning to Sew Series: How to Stitch. We’ll be posting the next part in the series everyday this week so be sure to check back for the next part or subscribe to the blog to get new posts right in your inbox.