How to Use a Mini Sewing Machine

Last Updated on February 16, 2020

How to Use a Mini Sewing Machine

A mini sewing machine is the best option to start sewing. It is nothing but a small tool offering some simple stitch choices. As it provides slow stitching speed, the new sewers can carefully create delicate projects. The users no longer need to worry about complicated setup and usage complications.

These portable machines are cheaper than the larger ones but useful for quick small projects. After buying one, you need to learn its using process. Follow this step-by-step guide for using a mini sewing machine efficiently.

Step 1: Assembly

Assembly refers to putting the body parts together. Some mini sewing machines might come as a complete set while others come in pieces. If you don’t get a completely assembled product, you need to set the units together on their location. If the machine uses battery power, Insert the batteries. If it uses electrical energy, plug the power cord on your mini device.

Step 2: Collect everything you need for stitching

You will need fabric, bobbin, thread, batteries, foot pedal, scissors, etc. for sewing. Find a stable sturdy and stable working table for placing the machine.

Step 3: Threading the machine

Threading is one of the essential phases of using any mini sewing machine. The users have to set the thread spool on the spool pin of the machine. Different manufacturers mark the thread guides differently to pass the threads.

Then it is time to thread the needle. Unlike the advanced sewing tools, the mini ones don’t contain built-in needle threaders. They usually feature separate needle threaders. These threaders help to tread the needle eye with ease while eliminating eye strain.

Step 4: Winding and thread loading the bobbin

The bobbin requires winding for supplying threads to the needle continuously. As the majority of these machines don’t feature automatic winding capabilities, you need to do it manually. Make sure of covering the bobbin with thread evenly around it.

Start rotating it very slowly and lead threads around it with your finger. After finishing the winding process, load the bobbin into its holder. Grab the tip of the string and pull it out with the help of the handwheel.

Step 5: Testing

Always remember to test the operation of the machine before starting stitching. If the device is threaded correctly, it will provide smooth and excellent performance without any problems. Then it is set for use. Try stitching a little piece of fabric for determining whether it is working well.

Step 6: Trying various speeds

Not every mini sewing tool delivers the advantage of getting several stitch options. With multiple sewing rates, the sewist can handle different types of fabrics. We suggest working with low speeds when you are a newbie and not skilled enough. Gradually raise the speeds after being more skilled and experienced.

Step 7: Let’s start stitching

Now you are all set to start the actual task. Select your speed setting. You will find many advanced mini machines featuring additional stitches including, straight and decorative stitches. Besides, most of them allow choosing from short, medium, and long stitch lengths. Pick your preferred stitch type as well as stitch length.


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