Sewteacher.com is a grassroots business created by and designed for working professionals, stay at home moms, amateur decorators, and anyone who is interested in creating original decorative and functional products for their home.
The Sewteacher philosophy is based on the idea that quality home decorative goods and professional sewing products aren't only for those who can afford to hire high-priced decorators and seamstresses. The DIY or do-it-yourself movement is growing as quality goods become more expensive to buy, and more consumers across the nation are seeking ways to make their own products in a more cost effective manner. The added benefit of the satisfaction and sense of accomplishment that comes from designing and making your own home goods only adds to this growing phenomena. We here at Sewteacher firmly believe in the do-it-yourself attitude, and our goal is to help you design and produce your own home decorative products such as pillows, window treatments, bedding, using the same methods and tools the professionals use, at a fraction of the cost!
Sewteacher instructional videos feature our Creative Director, Beth Bates, a professional seamstress with many years experience making window treatments, bedding and pillows. Beth will walk you through the steps in a calm, relaxed manner, using easy to understand instructions and examples, all the while giving you special insider seamstress tips and suggestions. Beth will show you how the professionals do it, so you don't have to hire them to do it for you!
How to Thread a Sewing Machine
Seamstress Beth Bates demonstrates how to thread a sewing machine.
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Beth Bates: Hi, I am Beth Bates with sewteacher.com. Today, we are learning how to work your sewing machine. In this clip, we will be talking about how to thread your sewing machine. I am going to turn the machine like this that you can see, you place your spool of thread here on this stick. The thread needs to unwind from the front, not the back like this, at the front. Put it through this first hook, turn it again, you are going to come down through here. This machine actually has an arrow showing you. You turn this so that it comes up, you can see it and even though this seems sort of like a random obstacle course, this is all very important for the timing, bring it back down through.
There is another little hook here on the side and then you are going to actually thread the needle. Grab the tail, pull it out. Okay, now, from the previous clip, we have already wound our bobbin, hold on to this, turn your handle manually till it catches the bobbin. So you should have two threads coming out like this and we pull it to the side. Put your sewing machine back together and you are ready to start sewing.