How to use a sewing machine


This is a sewing tutorial for people who have never used a sewing machine before. Use this step-by-step guide to create your own hand-made items!



The prototyping lab in IDM offers a singer heavy duty sewing machine.

Mechanism of sewing machine

Reference below images for the terminology of each part of a sewing machine.

Once pushing the foot pedal, two threads are running through the fabric. One thread runs through the needle from a spool and the other comes from the bobbin. With these details in mind, you should tread the upper and lower part of the sewing machine.

Sewing supplies you need

  1. Bobbins for home sewing machine
  2. Spool of thread
  3. Scissors (recommended thread or fabric scissors)

Threading your machine and start sewing

  1. Wind the bobbin 0:00
  2. Thread upper part 3:15
  3. Join the upper and lower thread 4:15
  4. Stitch selection (kind, length, width), 4:50
  5. Test out first before you jump into actual material! 11:40

How to use a different stitch

How to make a button hole

How to change needle

All videos are from Singer official website.