Video: Sewing Machine Anatomy – How a Stitch is Made
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There is no denying that sewing machines revolutionized the sewing industry. Even the most basic model of what we know as the modern sewing machine has many moving parts and can come equipped with a variety of functions. However, at its core, a sewing machine’s main objective is to produce high-quality stitches. If you’ve never bothered to look through your machine’s manual, you may not be aware of just how a lockstitch is made.
No matter what our sewing experience is, we could all use a refresher of sewing machine parts from time to time. In this excerpt from our popular beginner sewing video series, Teach Yourself to Sew, Threads Executive Editor Judith Neukam walks viewers through a lesson on how a sewing machine lockstitch is made.
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- Equipment 101
- Notions 101
- Patterns 101
- How a Stitch is Made (extended)
- A Trip to the Fabric Store
- Fabric 101
- Project: Make a Felt Jewelry Bag
- Knit Fabrics
- Woven Fabrics
- Project: How to Sew a Bias-strip Scarf
- How to Sew a Basic Seam
- How to Sew French and Lapped Seams
- Clipping and Trimming Seams
- How to Mark a Dart
- How to Sew a Dart
- Finishing Edges
- Faced Edges
- How to Hem
- Bias Binding
- Zippers 101
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