Repair Sewing Machines

How To : Thread a mechanical Singer sewing machine

The machine used in this video demonstration is a 3343c, but the threading is exactly the same as on a vintage Singer and other modern models. Learn how to thread the needle on a mechanical Singer sewing machine by watching this video sewing tutorial.

How To : Use a Serger sewing machine with Threadbanger

This tutorial video from Threadbanger will show you how to use a Serger sewing machine. A Serger sewing machine is used to sew the adged of one or two pieces of cloth. After watching this video, your clothes should be looking better than ever. Get sewing!

How To : Thread your sewing machine

When it comes to sewing, threading your needle is pretty easy and straightforward (well, unless you're slowly losing your vision). But threading your sewing machine is another skill alltogether. Before you start sewing that bunting or cute hat for your niece, you'll need to se ...more

How To : Repair a wash machine lid switch

This Home and Garden video tutorial shows how to repair a wash machine lid switch. This video is on a GE Prodigy machine. Looking inside the machine under the switch, she finds that two wires are broken. Take a screwdriver and press down the clip of the switch from underneath. ...more

How To : Make a blind hem stitch using a sewing machine

In this sewing tutorial, you'll need a sewing machine to make a blind hem stitch. The sewing machine used is a Brother LX-1325 compact and lightweight model, but you can use a similar brand and model. To make a blind stitch, you'll need to fold the fabric the way you normally ...more

How To : Setting up your sewing machine

In this video, we learn how to set up your sewing machine. First, place the thread onto the top pin and pull it down. Then, wrap the thread around the bobbin pin and then push the pin onto the top next to the pin. Now, run the foot petal and keep threading until the spool is f ...more

How To : Thread an industrial sewing machine

This quick tutorial video will show you how to thread an industrial sewing machine. Follow these quick steps to thread an industrial sewing machine: Wind the bobbin thread and pace the bobbin in the bobbin case. Pull out 4" of thread and place the bobbin case in the hook. Now ...more

How To : Sew a bound buttonhole using a sewing machine

You don't have to sew a bound buttonhole by hand, you can replicate this fashion technique using a sewing machine. Make sure you sew slowly and carefully to get the clean finished lines of a perfectly done bound button hole.

How To : Use a sewing machine to sew on paper or cardstock

This video represents a union between two spheres of crafting - sewing and cardmaking. You can create some decorative stitching on your handmade greeting cards by using your sewing machine. Here's how you can sew on paper without ruining the paper or cardstock.

How To : Make several seams with your sewing machine

You may or may not realize it, but there are certain seams that are used when making clothes. Each seam as their advantages for keeping things together, so it's important to know them when making your own clothes. In this handy tutorial, you'll find out how to make several se ...more

How To : Repair a broken washing machine agitator

If you have a broken washer machine and the agitator isn't working properly, this tutorial is what you'll need. In the video, you'll see how an agitator works and the parts inside can easily be replaced. It's a project that can take about an hour or two to complete and will sa ...more

How To : Change a sewing machine presser foot

Use the right presser foot for the right job. If you are having trouble with easily changing presser feet, you need this video. You also need the slant shank adapter, as it makes changing presser feet even faster and easier than the screw on feet. Learn how to change the press ...more

How To : Sew a buttonhole in 4 steps on a Singer sewing machine

Making a buttonhole is easy to sew using the buttonhole presser foot and the four step buttonhole function on a Singer sewing machine. This video sewing tutorial guides through the simple step by step process of making a professionally finished buttonhole. Watch and learn how.

How To : Use a sewing machine

For all you whos resolution it was to start making your own clothes and DIY'in, this week were taking a look inside the mysteries of the sewing machine plus a look at our 2008 top DIY web picks.

How To : Repair the agitator on a washing machine

If you're having a problem with the agitator on your washing machine, this video should be able to help. Many people may not realize it, but the agitator on a washing machine, is supposed to go back and forth and not just one way. This can easily be fixed by removing the agita ...more

How To : Stitch pantographs with a longarm sewing machine

Watch this instructional quilting video to quilt a pantograph pattern with a longarm sewing machine. A pantograph is a mechanical linkage connected in a special manner so that the movement of one specified point is an amplified version of the movement of another point. If a a ...more

How To : Sew on a button using the Singer sewing machine

Use the Sew a Button presser foot to sew flat buttons on your garments or craft projects. It's easy, and fun once you've got the method down. The Singer sew a button presser foot comes both as a screw-on foot or a clip-on foot for the slant shank adapter. Great for those of us ...more

How To : Sew a lapped zipper with a sewing machine

These are some easy-to-follow directions on a sewing technique fore sewing lapped zippers on garments and clothing. You'll use a basting stitch to close the zipper seam from the hip to the waist, then you'll serge the center back seam edges separately. To see the rest of the s ...more

How To : Sew a French seam with a sewing machine

Sewing becomes more interesting when you know different seams. This instructional sewing how to video demonstrates how to sew a French seam. Watch and learn how easy it is to join two pieces of fabric together with a French seam.

How To : Backstitch sew on a Singer sewing machine

Good habits make your sewing easier. This is a quick video sewing tutorial on backstitching. You'll know what it means when it's mentioned in patterns. Your sewing will be more professional if you remember to backstitch at the beginning and end of each seam. Happy Sewing!

How To : Thread a sewing machine

This series will teach you the basics of sewing machine operation. Our expert will identify the parts of the sewing machine for you, as well as explain some of the general functions and abilities of the machine. Tips include how to thread a sewing machine, winding and installi ...more

How To : Use a Serger sewing machine

In this video clip series full of instructions and advice for sewing and using a Serger, you will learn how to use the controls, the parts of the machine, threading techniques and much more. Part 1 of 15 - How to Use a Serger sewing machine. Use a Serger sewing machine - Part ...more

How To : Thread a sewing machine

Using a sewing machine entails knowing how to thread it properly. This sewing how-to video demonstrates how to insert thread into a sewing machine. Follow the users instruction to properly insert the thread into your sewing machine.

How To : Use a knit edge foot on a sewing machine

Watch this video sewing tutorial and learn how to use a knit edge foot on a sewing machine. A knit-edge foot is great for sewing sweater knits and imitation fur. Select an overlock stitch pattern appropriate for the fabric, right the sides together, place under the special kni ...more

How To : Use a piping foot on a sewing machine

Watch this video sewing tutorial and learn how to use a piping foot on a sewing machine. A piping foot is used to stitch piping into the fabric of a seam. Use a piping foot on a sewing machine. Click through to watch this video on co.uk

How To : Use a rolled hem foot on a sewing machine

Watch this video sewing tutorial and learn how to use a rolled hem foot on a sewing machine. A rolled hem makes a small, lightweight hem appropriate for thin fabrics and delicate projects. Use a rolled hem foot on a sewing machine. Click through to watch this video on co.uk

How To : Practice sewing on paper on a sewing machine

Learning how to use a sewing machine is easiest when you practice on paper. This sewing how-to video demonstrates how to use a sewing machine by practicing first on a piece of paper. It is best to draw out some lines on paper as a guide to help you learn how to keep your stitc ...more

How To : Sew a straight stitch on a Kenmore sewing machine

This is the final step of learning how to sew on a vintage Kenmore sewing machine. Watch this how to video to learn how to sew a straight stitch on a this type of sewing machine. Run the motor as you press the reverse button, this locks up the thread.

How To : Use a sew on button foot on a sewing machine

Watch this video sewing tutorial and learn how to use a sew on button foot on a sewing machine. Mark where the button will be placed. Insert button between the black metal piece and the presser foot. Make sure that the two holes are positioned in the cut-out of the presser foo ...more

How To : Thread a vintage Kenmore sewing machine

Using a sewing machine entails knowing how to thread it properly. This sewing how-to video demonstrates how to insert thread on a vintage Kenmore sewing machine. Follow the user's instruction below to properly thread your sewing machine. 1. Run thread through the first hook. ...more

How To : Use an applique foot for a sewing machine

To use an applique foot for a sewing machine, select zigzag stitch with very short stitch length 0.30 to 1, width of 1.5 - 4.0. Loosen tension to about 3. Transfer pattern to paper side of fusible backing. Mirror all letters or numbers. Iron fusible backing onto applique mater ...more

How To : Use a bias binder on a sewing machine

To use a bias binder on a sewing machine, cut end of bias tape at a diagonal. Feed tape into scroll of binder and pull out to back. Adjust binder and/or needle position so that needle pierces fabric approximately 1/16 inch from folded edge of bias tape. Stitch about 1 inch alo ...more

How To : Top stitch with a double needle on a sewing machine

Use the Martelli Stitch in the Ditch Binding Foot for top stitching and with a double needle to get a professional finish to your quilting and sewing projects. Watch this video sewing tutorial and learn how to top stitch with a double need on a sewing machine.

How To : Mend and hem clothes

In this video series, watch as expert seamstress Karen Weisman teaches how to mend, patch, and hem clothes. Learn how to replace a button, how to thread a needle, how to use a sewing machine to fix buttons, how to remove old buttons from clothing, how to use a hand sewn blind ...more

How To : Master the basics of hand sewing

Sometimes, hand sewing is a better idea than machine sewing - or maybe you just don't have a sewing machine, but still want to sew a few things. This tutorial shows you the materials and techniques you'll need to get started hand sewing.

How To : Make a Babka doll out of old socks

In this episode of Oliart, Olivia uses an old pair of socks and fabric to make a Babka (Grandma) doll. Although Olivia uses a sewing machine to make her doll, you can use a non-fray fabric and hand stitching if you don't have access to a sewing machine. Part 1 of 2 - How to Ma ...more

How To : Sew a dart

Kate Hemmings & Vicki Taylor from Sew magazine show you how to properly sew a "dart" (a.k.a. taking in fabric to make it fit the contours of your body). Just follow these easy steps in the video: - Mark out your darts on your fabric, being sure to connect the marks. - Fold th ...more

How To : Make a no-sew superhero cape

Ditch the needle and thread, enjoy a fun family project, and give your little crusader the ultimate crime-fighting tool. Learn how to make a no-sew superhero cape. You will need: a ruler a tape measure fabric pins several sheets of newspaper tape fabric scissors a marker 1 y ...more

How To : Wind a bobbin and thread the needle on a machine

Tracie Cunniliers demonstrates how to wind a bobbin and thread the needle using an automatic needle threader in 'Elna 2800'.To wind a bobbin, place a spool of thread on the holder. Place a thread holder next to the spool of thread. Take the end of the thread and wind it around ...more

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