How to Use a Mini Sewing Machine – Expert Guide

Mini sewing machines are the most suitable option for everyone, even if you are a beginner or a pro, 12 or 21 years old. They are easily affordable, so your hobby or your business can start immediately, and your return on investment will show.

The most amazing advantage is that you can have it with you, either you are traveling and need a new pair of socks, or you are simply changing places. Much better, if you think that you like minimal and sophisticated things, the mini or beginner sewing machine is the right answer for your work. The settings are almost the same as a standard machine, so maybe you will want to check out some instructions first.

#1 Put all the pieces together

Place your mini sewing machine on a flat surface.

Some of them are coming in pieces and others in a complete set. If yours is in pieces, there’s what you will need to know in the first place. It’s a must that the power cord and foot pedal need to be plugged into the machine for first use. That’s the first step to open it. Most of them are working on batteries, so don’t forget to buy a pair of batteries.

#2 Place the thread spool and spindle

A spindle is a vertical post on the top of the machine. It can be constructed of metal or plastic.

Anyway, for starting, threading means placing a spool of thread onto the thread holder (spindle). The location of the thread holder may be different from one another.

Threading the needle may be different too. Most of the mini sewing machines are coming with a separate needle threaded. This way, it maintains its small size. You will want to check the manual first to see which kind of threading fits your machine better.

Many of those sewing machines are built in different ways, but all you need to know is how to thread one machine. It’s a basic rule.

#3 Bobbin time

First, you have to take the thread and insert it through one of the holes of an empty bobbin. Your sewing machine has a special place called “Bobby Winder” and that the home of your bobbin. The “Bobby Winder” place should be located near the thread holder. But again, it depends on the manufacturer.

After winding it, pull the string tip out, using the needle by turning the handwheel. Turning the handwheel twice will lock the seam and let you stitch the material without any problem. Everything should be working well, so for proceeding with the next step, it is better to close the bobbin.

From now on, you are one step away from starting to sew. 

#4 Run a simple test

To see if it’s appropriately threaded, use a small piece of everything you find in your room. In this way, you will know if it’s needed to start all over. For that, hold your bobbin thread in your hand and press the foot pedal. The bobbin will do all the job.

At this time, you can try all the different speeds that your sewing machine has. Check the manual to see which speed fits best for your piece.

#5 Stitching

Stitching may be fun. It’s all about pressing the foot pedal, which comes into contact with your fabric material. You have to push harder, for your material not to move away from you and get injured. Be gentle with your fabric. Allow the device to go up and down across your material.

Why mini sewing machines are the best deal?

1. Think that your power goes off and your favorite jacket has a hole. Mini sewing machines are working with batteries too so you can switch to mains power later on.

2. Mini sewing machines are the best tool to have for fixing clothes in a hurry. They are easy to work with, especially when you have a hole in your favorite jacket.

3. It is very low priced.

4. They can be moved from one place to another because of their minimal size and light-weight. You can even take it with you to work and repair that hole in your jacket.

5. It has a lot of patterns – whether you want to stitch in a zig-zag style or not.
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