Yesterday, we talked about how to choose the right machine for you. So, if you are like I was, I bet you are thinking, “Okay, I’ve got a machine. Now what?” Well, I’ll tell you, and listen up because it’s maybe one of the most important things I am going to say throughout this entire series:
KNOW YOUR SEWING MACHINE!!!!
You will never accomplish anything if you are afraid of your machine! Just about everyone I know, myself included, was terrified of their machine once they got it home. How do you overcome that? Simple. Familiarize yourself with your machine! Before you ever start your first sewing project, you need to go over your operation manual.
I’m not saying read it from cover to cover. You would probably never remember all of that info anyway, but once you get your machine out of the box, you should first check to be sure all of the included accessories are there. Your manual should have a list that looks something like this.
Next, familiarize yourself with your machine features. This is a page from my manual. It lists my machine’s features and has a short explanation of their purpose. There is also a page number that I can go to get more info.
Next, you will need to go over the names of the machine’s parts and it’s functions. Once again, this page gives a short description and a page number to where I can get more info. You should also read the section on care and maintenance of your machine.