Beginner's Guide to Machine Sewing

A beginner’s guide to machine sewing

If you’ve just acquired your first sewing machine and want to learn to sew, this 20-minute video might be just what you need. In it, we’ll discover some common features of an entry-level front-loading bobbin sewing machine. Although this is one of my Husqvarna H|Class E20 sewing machines, you will find a lot of the features are common to other makes and models.

Straight out of the box, we’ll have a look at the controls and settings, learn how to wind a bobbin and how to thread the machine – both manually and with an automatic threader. Then, we’ll learn to use the sewing machine. I’ll build your confidence with some simple sewing exercises that we used to use in my live classes. Finally, I’ll show you how to sew and finish seams, using reverse stitch and zig-zag.

If you would like to take your sewing a bit further, I’ll soon be offering an online beginners’ dressmaking course. That course will focus learning to use a commercial pattern to make a simple garment, a skirt. We’ll go through the entire process, from picking your size, to cutting out your pattern and transferring pattern markings, to making up the skirt. You won’t need any dressmaking experience, but you will need to be able to use your sewing machine.

Contact me for for further information or to register.

Sew Irish | Wild Ireland Haberdashery

4 thoughts on “A beginner’s guide to machine sewing

  1. Hi Brigid,
    I’d be interested in doing an online beginners dressmaking class, whenever one is scheduled.

    Kind regards,

    1. Hi Noirin, please use the contact form to email us and we will let you know when classes are scheduled.

  2. Brigid,

    I can see light at the end of the tunnel after 20 minutes in your company! Never did domestic economy, never learned to sew, but bought a machine years ago to see what I might achieve, which was nothing after hours of futile attempts. The instructions (Singer Symphonie) were unhelpful, the drawings indecipherable, and I gave up.

    Today I googled for help and found you, Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have managed to thread the needle and sew a straight line. This is a major achievement and I can even glimpse enjoyment ahead.

    1. So glad we were of help. We have plans to run an online sewing class. If you might be interested, please use the contact form to get in touch and we’ll let you know when the classes go ahead.

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