I got my first sewing machine during the Christmas of 2007. I had wanted to become a fashion designer when I grew up, and I wanted to sew. My great-grandmother had always sewn the most beautiful things by hand, but I wanted to sew larger and do greater things. When I got my machine, I went to Jo-Ann’s Fabric, and I learned from one of the women who work in the department. It was the most rewarding thing to be able to create new things and be in control of creating wearable or useable things.
Having a sewing machine helped me to finish projects that earned me badges in Girl Scouts and even helped me make a costume for ballet. It opened up opportunities for me to volunteer at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s costume shop as the student program was coming up. This summer I had to teach a co-worker of mine how to use a machine so that she would be able to make gifts to her friends. If I had not received my sewing machine, there would have been gaps in my life, and I would not have been able to help others as I did.
To begin your sewing machine journey, you need to determine its grand purpose in your life. If you are a strategic quilter or just a beginner wanting to sew simple pillowcases, you will need to sort out what specific tools and settings you will want your machine to have. Sizing and colors should also be taken into consideration, as you wouldn’t want to spend the money on a machine that is too large for the space you are planning to keep it or even have a color that doesn’t suit your desires.
When using your machine, you should first make sure that you have it plugged in and turned on. Once your needle has been threaded, and your fabric is ready, you may begin sewing. Most machines have a peddle that controls the speed, and you will want to make sure that you are going as fast as you can handle and control the machine.
All you have to do is select your stitch pattern, step on the peddle, and push your fabric through in the direction you want. Having a sewing machine is not just for those who sew, but for any regular household. From fixing torn clothes to sewing gifts for others, a sewing machine can provide many benefits to anyone who has one.
Sewing machines are something that can be tricky to learn and take care of, but having one has great impacts. You never know what kind of hobbies you can begin or personalized gifts you can make for others, even what type of opportunities will come your way. There is so much benefit into even knowing how to work a machine, as I know many people who have asked me or who have needed to use one but are unable. I believe that everyone should learn how to use a sewing machine, and purchase one to have. Sewing machines are very beneficial to everyone.