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Where Can I Learn How To Use Sewing Machine

Discussion in 'Sewing & Stitching' started by gamma50g, Feb 19, 2021 at 11:03 AM.

  1. gamma50g

    gamma50g Senior IL'ite

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    I am planning to buy a sewing machine.

    Before buying it, I want to know where can I learn how to operate one.

    I had purchased Brother computerized sewing machine earlier and saw some videos on how to sew using that machine but dint have any success. So I gave it away.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Rihana

    Rihana IL Hall of Fame

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    Stay away from the computerized ones unless it can do something that you really need.

    1. What was the problem using the one you gave away? Did the computerized part challenge? Or were the threading and bobbin manipulation hard to do?

    2. What do you want to use the sewing machine for mainly? Straight stitching to shorten pants etc?

    3. Do you have experience using sewing machine in India?

    There are online classes. A quick search in google and yelp showed a few. But these are frankly too expensive in my opinion. Ideal would be to search for Indian women based in the U.S. who offer clothes and drapes etc alteration service. Ask one if she is willing to help you through Zoom.
     
  3. gamma50g

    gamma50g Senior IL'ite

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    1. Yes, I found it complex to use and I found it difficult to thread, bobbin etc

    2. I want to start learning how to sew using a machine and start very small first - darning and restitching.

    3. No prior experience at all in sewing machine. I have seen mom use the black singer machine and thats about it. Ive never personally used one and want to use.

    Yes, classes in person are now stopped too due to covid. Thats a good idea. I have to find someone who knows how to sew and teach me how to use my machine. Thank you!
     
  4. MalStrom

    MalStrom IL Hall of Fame

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    If you have a good independent fabric store in your area then they often offer sewing classes. They might have online offerings now.
     
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    Hopikrishnan Gold IL'ite

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    Brother computerized sewing machines are all automatic threading. We have one at home, and for seniors, automatic threading is such a boon. And many of those are also "drop-in" bobbins. There are youtube videos of many of the models. OP needs to look for a video of specific model, and then watch it in slow motion.

    Here is one: Practice this a dozen times...



     
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