Hi everyone, I’m the creator of Oggi ho voglia di creare, and for those who don’t know me, pleasure, I’m Romina. This is the second episode of my series ABCucito, the series devote to those who want to learn to sew. In this episode we’re going to use the sewing machine and acquire knowledge. first you have to pull out the sewing machine. I have 2 sewing machines. one is the singer talent 3233, and the other is the husqvarna viking emeral 118. In this video I will use the singer machine because I think that this machine is more suitable for beginners. In 4 week I will publish the review video about this sewing machine. If you are looking for a simple and inexpensive sewing machine, you can listen an overall opinion on this machine before buying this type of machine or other.
We have to turn on the sewing machine and we must attach its cable to the machine. I plug the socket into the current and place the pedal on the ground Before turning on the sewing machine, I will insert the upper thread. I insert the thread on its support and I block it. the wire must be routed in a path that in almost all the machines is the same.it is designed in the outer shell of the machine. If you find it hard to understand how to put the thread in your sewing machine consult the instructions, and if you don’t find them try searching on the internet. There are many online manuals. at this point there is a subspecies of hook that I believe is in almost all sewing machines. To get it out you have to turn the wheel to the right of the machine and then you have to pass the wire inside. now it is necessary to pass the thread through some supports, then I will thread the thread with the needle catcher, present in many modern sewing machines. I must first bring the needle to its highest position with the wheel used first for the hook and then lower the appropriate structure. There will be another hook where to place the wire. Leaving the structure just lowered the thread will be threaded into the needle without effort. for the lower thread, the protective fabric must first be opened. I. show you first how to put the reel and then how to recharge it By pulling the thread the reel must move in an anti-clockwise way. There is a special space for insersting the coil. The wire must be stuck. as a monster on video.
the thread in this phase must make a slight noise. a tic. This is the indicator that you have put the thread correctly then, holding the threads with your fingers, turn the wheel to the right of the sewing machine, to move the needle up and down. When you see that the threads have crossed pass something flat under the foot to let the lower thread come out , then close everything. now it’s time to turn on the sewing machine with the appropriate button. To start the machine, simply press your foot on the pedal resting first on the ground. now we come to the way of reloading the bobin. You have to pass the upper thread for a different path, but shorter than before. Then you have to pass the end of the thread into one of the holes in the bobbin and put it in the support that is above the sewing machine. some sewing machines just need to move the support to the right to start the mechanism, in others, like the huskverna viking emeral 118 , you also need to turn the wheel to the right of the machine. However, just read the sewing machine instructions. to start winding the bobbin, simply press the pedal. however, I suggest you keep the ends of the wire with your fingers. the machine will stop by itself when the bobin is complete. Well, it’s the moment to start to sewing. For all the exercises that I will propose I advise you to use non-elastic fabrics maybe cheap scraps or old clothes to throw away For the first exercise you need a piece of fabric to test all the sewing machine stitches speed and length. after positioning the fabric, lower the . presser foot using the lever on the back of the sewing machine the best way to hold the fabric in my opinion is using two hands. One to accompany the fabric and the other to orient it. go straight or curved too. To change direction before the end of the fabric simply move the needle lower, raise the foot, move the fabric, lower the foot and return to sewing. This exercise helps you understand how the fabric moves in the sewing machine and get the right confidence. This is one of the various results you could have. I recommend you experiment a lot. One of the things to change while sewing is tension. Experiment a lot by turning the wheel and discovering how to change the seam like this.. This is the wheel of width. It serves to change the width of stitch, like the zig zag stitch. This is the point wheel. The main ones are the slot, the straight stitch and the zig zag. in blue the elastic fabrics points are marked To select the type of stitch you need to bring it up by turning the wheel. This wheel is for stitch length. Numbers are for normal stitches. The range for buttonhole is between 0 and 1. “s1” is for stitches for elastic fabrics. Another thing that many machines have is a side cutter on the side. After you have become familiar with the sewing machine we can pass to the second exercise. you will always need a piece of fabric, but with the help of a ruler you will have to draw lines with a marker. the exercise is based on sewing on it. Don’t worry if wrong at the beginning or go slow. In time acquire practice it will always be easier to sew a straight line This could be about your result After having taken part in the second exercise let’s move on to the third. This always involves sewing on lines drawn by you, but this time you will have to draw curves and angles. Have fun! now let’s go get the two most important feet in addition to what we are already using. we have the foot for sewing the zippers and the one for the buttonholes let’s start with the foot to attach the zipper the foot has two points to attach to the machine this depends on where you want to sew the zipper. to replace the foot, I press the lever on the back. putting the foot in this way the zip will be sewn to the left. the advantage of this foot is that it maintains a constant distance during the sewing. if you want to do the re-writing at the beginning or end of a seam you have to pass a sewing several times by pressing a lever that has a drawing of an arrow that turns around. if, on the other hand, you have to sew by passing the zip to the right, you just have to move the foot attachment now let’s move to the buttonhole foot. you have to pull the back part first and insert the button we want to use. the mechanism will create the buttonhole button size. be careful, with the fabrics too thick the button will struggle to pass. I also go here to replace the foot with the lever on the back. here I went to place more layers of fabric to make thickness. After lowering the foot, I go to lower a lever. then I have to push it. Every time I forget this step, and I despair because I think my sewing machine is no longer working then I reread the instruction book and solve everything. I’m going to select the buttonhole point And a fix the stitch length, and I carry the width to the maximum This is the first buttonhole I made. it came a little ugly because I used too tight a stitch. I then went to open it with this tool be careful when you use it and you have no experience, because it cuts a lot This is the second buttonhole I made. it came decidedly more beautiful. I have only slightly lengthened the length of the stitch here I just went to fix the result by cutting the excess wires. Then I went to test if the button went through the slot now it’s time to learn to do other seams I’m going to put the foot we used at the beginning we’ll need the straight stitch now. Let’s select it, raise the length of the points and lower the width. now I’m going to overlap two pieces of fabric. I place them under the foot and start sewing with the straight stitch maintaining the same distance from the margin. I also do the retyping. this is the classic stitching found in many of your clothes. I realized only at the end of having made a crooked seam. however, opening in two overlapping fabrics, you will see this, which is what you see outside of your clothes. the part of the margin that normally is inside the garment tends to crumble. To avoid this, sew on the zig zag. then I go to select the point and increase the width let’s move on to English sewing. We superimpose two pieces of fabric and we are going to sew very close to the edge the seam is very similar to that made first with the straight stitch only that in this case we have to overlap the pieces of fabric on the contrary I then go back to redo another seam with a slightly greater distance from the edge, compared to the one we decided before. this is the result. the outside of the seam is the same as before but in this case it was not useful to do the zig zag inside of. And aesthetics is definitely better inside of. And aesthetics is definitely better, but it is good to do this seam only on straight edges well the video is finished. I hope I was clear enough in all the steps and that you enjoyed the video. If you don’t want to miss the next videos of this series or my other videos subscribe to the channel and if you want to activate notifications. comment below telling me what you think of the video. 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