How to Thread Your Sewing Machine & How to Wind A Bobbin: 2 Easy Tutorials
Ok…here’s the deal…I’m no Martha Stewart.
I’m not even Julia Child. (Although I do talk kooky, occasionally appear to be a little tipsy, and enjoy good cooking.)
But I did make some videos.
I’m not saying they are great…but if you want to see a simple demonstration on how to thread a sewing machine or how to wind a bobbin they’ll do in a pinch.
So here they are:
How To Wind A Bobbin (using your sewing machine)
How To Thread Your Sewing Machine
Now…before you ask….no, there is not a video on how to thread your bobbin. I’m sorry. I am lucky enough to have access 9 different sewing machines (not all mine, but in my family) and I am telling you that every single one of them needs to be threaded differently. (Every single one of them.) Bobbins are independent little fellows…they can’t even agree on where to live on their machines…some are front loading bobbins…
and others are top loading (drop in) bobbins…
So today I’m just going to give you my only piece of bobbin threading advice which is this:
Get out your instruction manual and follow it to the T…and then practice, practice practice.
Really practice until it doesn’t make you want to punch someone in the face…and then keep practicing until it doesn’t make you want to kick the cat…and then…I’m just kidding but really, practicing is the key. I sat down one day and would sew a few stitches, then I would take the bobbin out, start over, rethread, sew a few stitches and then repeat the process all over again. Annoying yes…but now I can thread bobbins in my sleep (which is about the only time I get a few minutes to myself to sew:). So get out that manual and practice, practice, practice.
Alright, I think that is everything for the day…2 videos, 2 photos and some unsolicited advice. Yep, that’s everything.
Except…That’s not really everything…I forgot to share some “what I wish I’d known when I started sewing advice” from the ever famous Meg at Elsie Marley.
She says, “I wish I knew how important ironing was when I started sewing. Everything seems to take so long when you are starting out and ironing is yet another step–one that usually gets skipped all together. But I have come to believe that having a good iron is more important than having a good sewing machine. No matter what you are making–pillows, soft toys, garments–if you iron all your seams, the finished product will look so much better. Instead of looking sad and homemade, your finished product will look handmade and amazing!”
Thanks Meg…and watch for her gift in the giveaway at the end of this month!!!