If you are interested in becoming a pro at sewing and are ready to buy a sewing machine, sewing tools and start researching sewing patterns to make your own projects and creations, we are here to help you take the plunge.

Sewing is a favourite hobby for many and a career for others (fashion design for example). It is both practical and entertaining and a great skill to have.

But diving into the sewing world can be quite daunting if you are a total beginner. If this is your case, worry not Superprof is here to support you with information about the different sewing tools that you need as well as connect you with teachers all over Australia who can help you with some sewing classes or courses.

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Sewing Tools: Sewing Machine for Beginners

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There are many things to consider before you buy a sewing machine. Source: Pexels

Are you ready to dive into the world of sewing and want to know everything there is to know about getting your first sewing machine? There is so much about them on the Internet it can be very overwhelming to anyone learning how to sew. If you have a machine, you probably also have a manual for that machine.

A sewing machine manual for your sewing machine makes learning to sew much easier and prevents sewing machine frustration. Make sure that you have it handy in case you need it.

When buying a sewing machine you should also be aware that there needs to be proper care for the tool. This is why it is important that you learn the basics before you start to prevent damaging the machine.

The type of machine you choose will depend on the project you want to make. That said, some of these are for industrial use only and it is more than probable that you will end up with a domestic model sewing machine.

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Sewing Tools on your Sewing Machine

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When buying a sewing machine you will also have to find the right sewing tools. Source: Pexels

A sewing machine could look a bit overwhelming to those who have never had to encounter one before. The different sections, wires and nooks can be quite confusing so it is important to understand what the different parts and accessories are all about.

These are some of the basic sewing machine parts and their functions:

  • Presser Foot: it presses and holds the fabric down the feed dog to give stability while you sew. There should be a lever in your machine that will serve as its control and the position may vary depending on the brand.
  • Feed Dogs: this is the mechanism that feeds the material under the needle. These are the teeth-like metal underneath the plate. As it goes up, it grabs the fabric and pushes it back.
  • Needle: This is a pointed metal with a hole at the other end where the thread is inserted.
  • Needle Clamp: this is what holds and tightens the needle. It makes sure the needle is steady and won’t move during the sewing process.
  • Needle Plate: it refers to the biggest plate you will see at the bottom of the sewing machine. This prevents the fabric from going down into the machine.

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Steps for Using a Sewing Machine

Anyone can use a sewing machine. Since all of them come with an instruction manual, it should be easy for you to follow the steps outlined there and go through things like setting up the machine, changing the thread and doing a couple of basic stitches.

The first step to start using your machine is to know the parts that we outlined above. Look for a diagram where you can see the different parts in a visual way to help you understand better what you are dealing with.

You’ll find the different brands and types of machines will vary slightly, but they share the same common parts, once you’ve got to know the main areas of one machine, you’ll find it easier to work out where they are on your own machine.

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Sewing Techniques

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While there is a very wide variety of sewing techniques that vary in the complexity level, these are some of the basic sewing techniques that every beginner should know:

  1. Zig Zag Stitches: these are the classical garment stitches
  2. Seams Finishing: this consists of giving a finished look to the edges of your fabric so it looks more polished
  3. Applique: the basic applique technique is to sew a small piece of clothing on another one to create some pattern or decoration design on the fabric.
  4. Zipper: it can be a little tricky but definitely something you should have in your skills.
  5. Understitching: it is a line of stitches that are sewn close to the edge of a facing to keep it from rolling toward the outside.

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Take a Sewing Class and Find Sewing Patterns with Superprof

Are you ready to learn more about the sewing world, practice your skills and start creating garments based on sewing patterns? Superprof has a network of sewing teachers all over Australia who are ready to teach you and help you practice all of your skills with the machine.

Whether you want to make a dress or a quilt, our teachers will guide you so you can better understand the sewing tools that you will need and how you can work with them in your favour.

The average cost per hour of private sewing lessons in Superprof in Australia is $36 dollars but this price may vary depending on the profile of your teacher and the modality (whether you pick online or in-person classes for example).

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