Many sewing machine repairs can be made at home, and most repairs can be completely avoided through routine sewing machine maintenance. This tutorial shows you how to carefully disassemble your machine to give it a round of maintenance. You will need a screwdriver - make sure ...more
Repair Sewing Machines
Sewing is an expensive enough hobby without having to factor in repair costs, as well. You can save money (and have more cash to spend on fabric and notions!) by fixing your own machine at home. This video shows you how to clean and fix the bobbin case area, which can often ge ...more
Sewing by hand can actually go quite quickly if you don't have access to your sewing machine or if it's broken. Hand sewing can also be useful if you're working with especially delicate fabrics, attaching an applique or making a small repair.
This video gives you a step by step tutorial how to recover the seats of your car. If you are a little familiar with sewing, this is easier as you imagine. All you need for this repair is new fabrics and a normal sewing machine. The repair is made at a Volkswagen Golf Mk1 (Ra ...more
Un-dull your crocheted sweater with a little creativity. Adding some decorative details and features to your clothing will do wonders for fashion, and could hide unsightly holes! Embellishing with crochet can be a creative way to repair a piece of clothing, and it can add flai ...more
Back in the olden days, whenever we desired a nicely embroidered hankerchief or gown we'd sit by the fire with a flickering oil lamp, whittling our fingers away until the breaking hours of dawn. But nowadays, thanks to the genius of sewing machines, embroidery, even the most i ...more
This video demonstrates how to sew a blind hem stitch to make Roman shades. This stitch is very easy to do. You need a sewing machine that has a blind hem stitch already programmed in it and a blind hem foot. The video shows two different kinds of blind hem foot for two differ ...more
This ten-part series on machining skills for prototype development comes straight from MIT & Erik Vaaler. It's one of the most extensive video tutorials available on the web for machining. MIT's artificial intelligence laboratory's primary work is done for their robotics group ...more
Did you think sewing was complicated? Then don't even get us started on threading a sewing machine. Each sewing machine is slightly different in the way it's constructed, which makes threading a puzzle (read: pain in the butt). Check out this sewing and embroidery video to le ...more
Whether you want to save money by making your own clothes or you just enjoy working with fabrics, choose the best sewing machine so your projects turn out great. You Will Need * A sewing class * A budget Step 1: Check out machines at local shop Visit your local sewing or fabr ...more
Many habitual sewers like to sew by hand if possible for smaller projects, since all it requires is some finger dexterity, a needle, and some form of thread. Sewing machines can create stitches and embellishments of great beauty, but as with all electronic devices sometimes th ...more
In this tutorial, Sherry shows you how easy it is to use a computerized sewing machine, the Singer 7466. Computerized sewing machines are a relatively new invention. They work just like traditional machines but cut out a few steps in between for a more perfect stitch. If you h ...more
Learn how to thread a Singer sewing machine. Most of the classic mechanical machines by Singer thread almost exactly the same way.
Crafts are easily completed once you learn how to quickly thread a sewing machine. You Will Need * A sewing machine * Thread * A needle * A bobbin Step 1 Put the presser foot into the upward position and place a spool of thread into the spool holder. Step 2 Insert the thread ...more
Their were many pedestrians in the scene as,they seen firefighters struggling with the horrifying disaster and they couldn't do much only continue to stare as bodies continued to drop.. Firefighters arrived at the Triangle Shirt Waist Company Fire minutes after the alarm was ...more
Keep warm and stay cute this winter! Make your own pair of trendy cyber fluffies! All you need is some faux fur in a color and style you like, thick elastic, plus a few basic sewing supplies (like a measuring tape and sewing machines).
This weekend, take some time to escape from the business and stress of your daily grind. Make a hammock and lay around in it. Fit for a city and you can make it even without much knowledge of sewing machines.
Learn how to recycle and reconstruct your denim jeans: Craft side Look, Learn and Create with Stefanie Girard and Jean Therapy with Scathe G. Allison demonstrate how to recycle and reconstruct your denim jeans. You can make a bag out of your jeans by using the leg as the strap ...more
The United States is a hierarchical country where the weak ones are at the bottom and the powerful ones are at the top. Garment workers are at the bottom of the list although they are the most important. Without them there would be no fashion industry. They sew and cut the gar ...more
Embroidery by hand is really a thing of the past. This tutorial video will give you a crash course in how to use the Singer Futura computerized embroidery machines. This sewing machine will change the face of embroidery as we know it.
Running a casino can be a pain, especially if you have to call the maintenance guy to come repair all your slots. When they break, you lose money each minute, but you can save the time and save the money by repairing the broken slot machine yourself. One of the easiest slot re ...more
Doorbells are pretty simple machines, but somehow they still break all the time. They are pretty easy to fix usually, and this video will teach you how to figure out what part of your doorbell is broken and then repair it yourself.
From sewing machine to scroll saw, check out Instructables member bongodrummer's in depth HowTo. Says bongodrummer, "...Old sewing machines, that are actually really rather well made, are often thrown out by people who do not have the time or inclination to use or maintain t ...more
Replacing your iPhone fingerprint sensor has been one of Apple's most cruel tortures. It's a slow and painful process made worse last year when Error 53 messages started appearing on the phones of users who had tried to repair their sensors outside of Apple. The error rendered ...more
How To : Dropped Your Phone in Water? Here's How to Keep Your Wet Android or iPhone from Being Water Damaged
When it comes to busted smartphones, liquid damage ranks right up there with shattered screens as one of the most common issues owners have to deal with—as well as the most embarrassing. Thankfully, though, with the rise of waterproof phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 and e ...more
As Android bug bounty hunters and penetration testers, we need a properly configured environment to work in when testing exploits and looking for vulnerabilities. This could mean a virtual Android operating system or a dedicated network for capturing requests and performing ma ...more
Say whatever you want, but Steampunk is primarily a maker culture. Consider that Steampunk has existed since the 1960s and yet more or less languished in obscurity until approximately 2005, which is when it made the leap to costuming. That costuming was what provided the leap ...more
Save money by performing your own sewing machine maintenance! While there are differences between a Singer sewing machine, a Brother model or a Janome machine, there are many similarities. This video shows you how to maintain and clean the feed dog area on your sewing machine.
Before you can mend or create garments with your sewing machine, you'll need to thread it. This video guide will walk you through each of the necessary steps, from winding a bobbin to threading the top of the machine itself. For more information, and to get started threading y ...more
Have a sewing machine and want to learn how to use it? If so, this ten-minute tutorial, which presents a general orientation to using an electric sewing machine, may be just what you need. For more information, and to get started using your own machine, watch this easy-to-foll ...more
Whether you use a Singer, Brother, Janome or other model of sewing machine, you'll still be able to use this tutorial. If you find that your stitches are too tight, too loose or bunching up on one side, the problem is likely with your thread tension. Here are a few ways to adj ...more
Whether you have a Singer sewing machine, a Janome or a Brother, this video is good advice. If your sewing machine has been sitting in storage or has been unused for a long time, you'll need to do a little bit of maintenance before you start it up again.
The first part of this tutorial shows you the various parts of your sewing machine, which will be the same regardless of the model. Then, you're shown how to thread both the top and bobbin of the machine, and start stitching.
This video shows how to thread your bobbin on a side threading sewing machine. We start off by making sure that the needle is in the most upright position. The upper thread guide when moved to the most top of its travel, the needle is in the most upright position.Then you take ...more
Quilt as you go is becoming one of the most popular quilting methods out there and this video will show you how to do the technique using only your sewing machine. This method allows you to create a quilt in no time flat. You'll need lots of fabric strips, squares or triangles ...more
Check out this how-to video from wonderhowto.com to learn how to sew on bias tape all by machine but without the swearing! This bias tape sewing video was filmed all in one take--wow!
Not sure what to do with your bobbin? Check out this video to learn some sewing tips
Ruth demonstrates how to wind a bobbin successfully every time you attempt. Place the spool of thread on the machine and wind the thread between the two disks on the spindle (found in all machines). It is better to wind the thread twice to avoid the thread come off the spindle ...more
Machine basting is a common technique used in many patterns for garment construction. It's easy, and can help your garment look more professional when finished. This video tutorial shows you how to machine baste a seam.
Even if you never took home ec, you can create simple projects by learning the basics of sewing machine use. You Will Need * A sewing machine * A sturdy table * Thread * Your machine’s instruction manual * A bobbin * Fabric * An adjustable chair or table (optional) Step 1: Pl ...more
Want to learn how to use that sewing machine? This video will teach you the basics on how to use a sewing machine. This video is part of a series and shows the basics of sewing, reversing the machine, and the basic mechanisms of the sewing machine. She will also show you what ...more
Thread cassettes on a sewing machine allow you to advance prepare desired threads. This how-to video provides a video guide for using a Brother sewing machine, how to read indicator lights, and how to set the machine up for sewing. Watch this video sewing tutorial and learn ho ...more
Sewing with a serger sewing machine can be quite difficult, if you're lucky enough to own one. Even threading the beastly sewing machine can be pretty tricky. But this two-part video tutorial should help you to properly thread one. This covers the threading of a Singer Differe ...more
Get a sewing machine for the holidays? Buying one for yourself? Like any machine, a sewing machine needs some basic maintenance to keep running properly. Make sure lint doesn't build up around the feed dogs, and oil the parts once a year to keep things running smoothly.
In order to thread your sewing machine and wind a bobbin, you will need the following, a sewing machine an empty bobbin, thread, and a pedal control for your sewing machine. Choose a good quality thread. Place the thread in the holder on top of the machine. Place the cap on th ...more
This video shows us how to thread a sewing machine step by step. To thread a sewing machine: Place the presser foot in the upward position. Place a spool of thread on the spool holder. Traveling from the spool holder, across the top of the machine, look for a minimum of one th ...more
Using a sewing machine entails knowing how to the tension knob properly. This sewing how-to video demonstrates how to properly adjust the tension knob on a vintage Kenmore sewing machine. The tension knob is located near the front of the sewing machine. It has a dial numbered ...more
"Big Fancy Fruitbowl" is a threadpainting that needed some embellishment. Using the bar-tack on the sewing machine three decorative techniques are demonstrated. Part 1 of 2 - How to Embellish a thread painting on a sewing machine. Part 2 of 2 - How to Embellish a thread paint ...more
The Button Flower Quilt pattern was designed in the spirit of the American Arts and Crafts movement of the early 1900's. In this episode of Designing by Thread, Terry shows simple techniques for machine applique and strip piecing Part 1 of 2 - How to Machine applique and strip ...more
This video shows in great detail how to thread a sewing machine. If you learn to thread one sewing machine you can thread any machine. Learning to thread a machine is one of the most common problems.
In this video, we learn how to thread a school sewing machine. First, apply the top thread to the bevin on the top of the sewing machine. You will thread this from the spool onto the side hook, then around the top and through the needle at the bottom. Next, thread the thread i ...more
Are you picking up sewing for the first time, or simply looking to brush up on your sewing machine skills? This video covers all the basics of how to sew with a sewing machine. It also covers what basic sewing supplies are needed, how to wind a bobbin, how to correctly place ...more
This series shows how to make a miniature rug on the sewing machine with thread painting which mimics Russian needlepunch. Variegated threads give a lovely blended look similar to wool hooked rugs. The threads used are YLI cotton machine quilting threads. Part 1 of 2 - How to ...more
If you already know how to sew a lapped zipper, than it's time to move onto the centered zipper, and that's exactly what you'll learn in this sewing tutorial. There's easy-to-follow directions for sewing lapped zippers using a basic sewing machine. If you don't have a sewing m ...more
The Brother LX-3125 is a basic compact, lightweight sewing machine great for home sewing projects. If you need some help threading this basic sewing machine, then this video will show you how it's done, and it will also show you how to wind the bobbin.
If you have yourself a serger sewing machine, and you've already learned how to thread a Singer Finishing Touch serger sewing machine with differential feed, then you're eventually going to have to change the thread colors. This tutorial will show you how easy it is to rethrea ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to thread a horizontal sewing machine. Start off by setting the spool on the top of the machine and placing a cap on the top to hold it on. Next, thread the string through the thread guide and then through the number one. After this, it will go d ...more
Using a sewing machine entails knowing how to fill a bobbin with thread properly. This sewing how to video will show you how to fill a bobbin on a vintage Kenmore sewing machine. Happy sewing!
This video quilting tutorial explains how to choose the feet on the sewing machine to suit the purpose of the project at hand. Different quilts are going to require different sorts of seams, but the right rotation of feet will be able to multi-task effectively. Learn how to ch ...more
Now that your bobbin is wound, get it inserted into the Singer sewing machine and it's ready to start sewing. Watch this video sewing tutorial and learn how to insert the bobbin into a Singer sewing machine.