When you got your first new sewing mahcine,you must can’t wait to start sewing something.But first,you need to get familiar with your machine.Take a small piece of fabric to practise straight line sewing and curve line sewing is a good start.
Sewing a straight line is not as easy as you think.When I sewn my first straight line of my life,it looks like this:
You can see it’s actually not a straight line,I kept trying and it just won’t geting better.It took me days of practice to sew a straight line and I want to share some tips with you.
First, you need a sewing machine and a piece of fabric.A striped fabric is perfect and convenient for your practice,you can sew along the stripe.
Even when sewing a straight line,you still need to feed the fabric to the feed dog.The key to sew a perfect straight line is to pull the fabric with another hand to adjust the direction of the fabirc.
Don’t worry about your precious machine,this won’t cause any damage to it when you slightly pull the fabric.When the stitch is out of the line,you need to pull the fabirc slightly to make the next stitch go back to the line.The key is,you don’t pull the fabric too hard or too light,so take some time to get used to your machine and your fabric.You need to control the sewing speed and feel your fabric.
When you notice your stitch is out of line and pull the fabric,the next stitch may not go back to the line immediately,it will take a few stitches before it goes back to the correct line.Even a professional sewer can’t sew a exactly straight line,so don’t be frustrated by the details and don’t pull the fabric too hard when the stitch is not go back immediately.
When there is a large stitch deviation,you can lift the presser foot to adjust the fabric.
I suggest you do not adjust the stitch by lift the presser foot frequently,when you do that,there will be a significant sign of low quality sewing.The picture down here will show you the difference between lifting the persser foot and pulling the fabric to adjust the stitch line.
Sewing a curve line is the same as sewing a straight line.Draw the curve you want to sew on the fabric,sew in a low speed and pull the fabric slightly along with the curve.
Don’t be frustrated when you can’t sew a good line in your first few projects, finished is always better than perfect,you just need more practice to get farmiliar with your machine and your fabric,just enjoy your sewing.