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How To Use a Sewing Machine

Jackie White
Summer 2018

Following a few basic steps will make your learn-to-sew experience easier and much more fun.

  1. Put on safety glasses.
  2. Ensure there is thread in the bobbin case and that the needle is threaded.
  3. Turn machine on.
  4. Put fabric under presser foot.
  5. Put presser foot down.
  6. Bring needle down into fabric using the hand wheel at the side.
  7. Begin sewing, keeping fingers off to the side away from the needle.

When you are finished sewing:

  1. Lift presser foot up.
  2. Pull fabric slightly away from machine and cut threads.
  3. Turn machine off.

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