How to Use a Sewing Machine

How to Use a Sewing Machine

How to Thread a Bobbin

How to Thread a Bobbin

How to Thread a Sewing Machine

How to Thread a Sewing Machine

How to Change the Feet on a Sewing Machine

How to Change the Feet on a Sewing Machine

Basic Sewing Stiches

Basic Sewing Stiches

Trouble Shooting a Sewing Machine

Trouble Shooting a Sewing Machine

Easy Sewing Project - Tablecloth

Easy Sewing Project - Tablecloth

Easy Custom Christmas Tree Skirt

Easy Custom Christmas Tree Skirt

Finishing the Tablecloth

Finishing the Tablecloth

Sewing the Tablecloth

Sewing the Tablecloth

Pinning the Tablecloth

Pinning the Tablecloth

Measuring and Cutting the Tablecloth

Measuring and Cutting the Tablecloth

Determing the Length and Width of the Table Cloth

Determing the Length and Width of the Table Cloth

How to Make a Tablecloth

How to Make a Tablecloth

Trouble Shooting a Sewing Machine

Trouble Shooting a Sewing Machine

Basic Sewing Stiches

Basic Sewing Stiches

How to Change the Feet on a Sewing Machine

How to Change the Feet on a Sewing Machine

How to Thread a Sewing Machine

How to Thread a Sewing Machine

How to Thread a Bobbin

How to Thread a Bobbin

How to Use a Sewing Machine

How to Use a Sewing Machine

Christmas Tree Skirt - Adding the Final Stitches

Christmas Tree Skirt - Adding the Final Stitches

Christmas Tree Skirt - Turning It Rightside Out and Pressing

Christmas Tree Skirt - Turning It Rightside Out and Pressing

Christmas Tree Skirt - Sewing the Center Hole and Slit

Christmas Tree Skirt - Sewing the Center Hole and Slit

Christmas Tree Skirt - Cutting the Center Hole and Slit

Christmas Tree Skirt - Cutting the Center Hole and Slit

Christmas Tree Skirt - Sewing the Face Fabric and Trim

Christmas Tree Skirt - Sewing the Face Fabric and Trim

Christmas Tree Skirt - Attaching the Face Fabric and Trim

Christmas Tree Skirt - Attaching the Face Fabric and Trim

Creating the Pattern of the Christmas Tree Skirt

Creating the Pattern of the Christmas Tree Skirt

How to Make a Custom Christmas Tree Skirt

How to Make a Custom Christmas Tree Skirt

Easy Sewing Project - Tablecloth

Easy Sewing Project - Tablecloth

Easy Custom Christmas Tree Skirt

Easy Custom Christmas Tree Skirt

Simple Sewing Basics

Simple Sewing Basics

Beading Basics

Beading Basics

Beading Basics-How to Make a Simple Pair of Earrings

Beading Basics-How to Make a Simple Pair of Earrings

Beading Basics-Peyote Stitch

Beading Basics-Peyote Stitch

Beading Basics-Brick Stitch

Beading Basics-Brick Stitch

Beading Basics-Herringbone Stitch

Beading Basics-Herringbone Stitch

Needlepoint

Needlepoint

Cross Stitching

Cross Stitching

How to Quilt

How to Quilt

Crocheting Beyond the Basics

Crocheting Beyond the Basics

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Beth Bates

Creative Director of The Sew Teacher, The Sew Teacher

Sewteacher.com  

 

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.

Thank You! by graybar44 at 07/19/10 05:10AM Flag

You helped my daughter and I get through a frustrating moment with the bobbin! I was at breaking point since I know nothing about sewing and she had learned last year and forgotten...I googled and there you were and we BOTH appreciate your simple and easy directions! Much better than the vague manual! Thank you , Thank You, Thank You!

Great Video by Savannah1024 at 03/15/10 05:08AM Flag

I knew absolutely nothing about sewing and my manual was not very clear. Your videos are great! They are more informative than any other videos on sewing. I am ready to sew! Thanks!

You saved me by tinka590 at 06/16/09 11:30AM Flag

from a fate worse than embarassment. I bought a sewing machine coz i had bright ideas (2 years ago) and promised to use it one day. That day came and i could not find the manual. Thanks to your videos I have been able to wind, thread and sew all in a hour - 2o minutes of that was finding the material. So thank you Beth - your videos are great.

oh i love it by kukulasto at 05/10/09 10:58PM Flag

oh my god i had the same problem but thnx to u i fixed it i did not know how to use the bobbin part

Thank Thank YOU!!!!!!!!! by Oshie85 at 04/13/09 02:28AM Flag

I tried looking at youtube videos to teach me how to use a sewing machine and they were no good for me. I am honestly thankful to you because to me, you are very descriptive. The bobbin part was just so difficult for me to understand in the manual, thanks to you, it should be easier. Thank you!

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