What to Do with Your Sewing Machine When You Do Not Know Sewing. This guide is to help you make the best use of your machine.
There are so many people out there, who have a machine but do not exactly know how to start with it or what to do with it!
So, what would you do if you have a sewing machine but do not know where to start?
In fact, I think the question should be how to get yourself started with your machine. Because your sewing machine will start as soon as you get yourself started.
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Get rid of your fear.understand your machine.
Many times it is as simple as starting to explore.
Even if you have never tried sewing or you are allergic to sewing, you may try to know a little bit about your machine.
That may go a long way in developing a relationship between you and your machine.
Just open it and try on a scrap of fabric for fun and pastime. It can prove to be a good stress buster.
What you need to know about your sewing machine
1. If you have something.use it.
Many years back, I had a neighbor whom I bumped on one day by chance and I got to discover that she had this beautiful Stitch Magic sewing machine.
At that time, I had an old model sewing machine so of course that machine fascinated me.
Externally, machine looked perfectly fine but when I got to open it a bit, I discovered that many parts had melted like an old plastic bottle and they were in very bad condition.
I got curious and she replied that she was gifted that machine many years back by her parents on her wedding.
The machine and its parts seemed alien to her and therefore she could never pull herself to operate it.
Though, she was given a demonstration by a company representative but still the machine stayed neglected and in ruins because she could not remember many things and could not start the machine.
She confessed that she feared spoiling the machine because she was afraid to start it.
What a pity! For the machine and for the young lady, who wasted a valuable asset, blocked her premium space and strained her peace by looking at that dump called a sewing machine.
If you are also in such a situation then do not wait for SOME FINE DAY TO START. Life is today or never. Give yourself a deadline.
By that time either work on your available resources (here it is your sewing machine) or give it / sell it to someone, who would cherish it.
2.If you do not know. learn it
One of my seniors in my last posting, once shared her interest in stitching and designing her own dresses with me.
She despised tailor made and ready made dresses as it made her restricted to the whims of her tailors.
She told me that she bought a Stitch Magic two years back but could never operate it despite the demonstration provided by the company people.
I wondered because she was highly intellectual lady on the top post and nobody could question her understanding on things.
But, she couldn’t start her sewing machine, which she found complicated. But I appreciated that she was putting in efforts to learn a new skill.
3.Get going. there is a way
Now, I share how I felt when I first put my hands on my stitch magic sewing machine.
I was not really happy leaving my job behind as I wondered what would I do, if I won’t work?
And, my husband gifted me this sewing machine. I was skeptical if that toy like sewing machine be any use to me.
I waited for the company people for two days but it was enough for me to try my patience.
I opened the machine myself.
Tried to thread it from different angles.
Read the manual many times. Failed to do anything.
I doubted my skills.
I tried the same process next day. Throughout the day.
By the next day, company representative arrived for the demonstration.
I knew more than him and he was rather under equipped to answer my questions.
I understood why people could not learn by company demonstrations.
We are fortunate today that so many people step out to show us the way today.
So many tutorials are available online to guide us, to teach us and I am sure no sewing machine will sit idle anymore.
We’ll stitch a beautiful world of learning, sharing and creating together.
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