Our sewing machines may be used by any user at any time. If you do not know how to use the machine, please ask a Makerspace Monitor for a quick tutorial, check out the machine's User Manual, or watch the following instructional video from Singer. Timestamps for helpful sections are listed below the video.
0:00 - General machine tour: Covers location of machine controls and uses for accessories
4:35 - Threading the Machine: Describes how to load and thread the bobbin, as well as how to thread the upper thread
9:35 - Select a Stitch and Start Sewing: Information on navigating the machine’s front panel and ow to change stitch
20:25 - Stitch Elongation and Mirroring: Explains how stitch length and stitch elongated differ. Also explains how to program elongated stitches and stitch mirroring.
26:15 - Buttonholes: How to select and stitch buttonholes.
29:10 - Changing Needles: Explains needle types and how to change them.
If the sewing machine is not pulling the fabric through the machine, the Feed Dogs are probably lowered. To raise the Feed Dogs:
Check out the following creators and resources for tutorials that range from beginner to advanced projects and techniques.