Learning to Sew Part 2: How to Stitch

Item # X-HT-200626

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

In Part 1 of the series, we acquainted ourselves with our machines and learned how to wind a bobbin and thread the machine. So, now that your machine is all set up and ready to go, let’s learn how to sew some stitches.

When learning to sew, it helps to practice basic skills and work your way up from small projects to bigger ones. Be sure to practice on scrap fabric before diving right into a project. You’ll feel more comfortable sewing your nice fabric if you’ve had some practice runs first.

In this lesson you will learn:

  • How to Start and Finish a Stitch
  • How to Check and Adjust Thread Tension
  • How to Sew in Reverse
  • How to Turn Corners
  • How to Sew Zigzag Stitches

After practicing the feel and different stitches on your sewing machine, head over to Part 3 of the Learning to Sew Series: How to Sew Basic Seams (200625XHT).