Learning to Sew Part 1: How to Set Up Your Sewing Machine

Item # X-HT-200627

Welcome to the Learning to Sew Series! We invite you to sew through this 7-part video series with us and learn some basic sewing techniques. Made with the beginner in mind, these videos will walk you through all the fundamentals from how to set up your machine to sewing basic stitches. At the end, we’ll put all the skills together and sew a pillow with a zipper!

Sailrite's Learning to Sew Series

This series is designed for those who have never sewn before, new Ultrafeed owners, those interested in starting sewing, or those who have taken a break from sewing and need a refresher course. In the course of the video series we will cover:

  • How to Set Up Your Sewing Machine
  • How to Stitch
  • How to Sew Basic Seams
  • How to Finish Edges
  • How to Sew a Zipper
  • How to Add Piping
  • How to Sew a Pillow

Throughout the series we will be sewing on an Ultrafeed LSZ-1 Sewing Machine, however, the skills featured in the series apply to sewing on any machine. Some features may be Ultrafeed specific, but you can refer to your sewing machine guidebook for specifications on your particular machine.

Learning to Sew Part 1: How to Set Up Your Sewing Machine

We’re going to start at the very beginning and get familiar with our sewing machines. You’ll learn the parts of the machine and their functions, how to wind a bobbin and how to thread the machine.

Let’s get started!

When you feel comfortable with your sewing machine and are all set up and ready, head over to Part 2 in the Learning to Sew Series: How to Stitch (200626XHT).