How to Use a Mini Sewing Machine

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By Gunjan Mehta | Updated 08/06/21
How to Use Mini Sewing Machine

A portable mini sewing machine is the perfect tool for beginners or kids who want to get their hands dirty with some delicate projects. It has simple stitching options, easy setup, and user-friendliness that anyone can appreciate!

You may be thinking these machines are only good at making doll clothes but this one offers many features usually reserved on a full-size option like no problem. Learn how to operate it after following the steps stated below:

Assembling Different Parts

Mini sewing machines are generally shipped assembled, but some integral parts such as a power cord and foot pedal come separately. Once you plug these in for the first time, your mini machine is ready to use!

Threading the machine

Threading a sewing machine sounds like an easy task, but it is not. There are many things to consider before you start up the machine and get ready for your first stitch! Follow these five easy steps for threading any mini sewing machine:

Placing Thread Spool on Thread Spindle:

On the top-right of this machine, you see a retractable thread spindle. Pull it up to extend and place your spool on there. Note that don’t get confused by another one on the right side of the front part – they’re different! The bobbin is just for using if you want less bulkiness in your sewing project because instead of having a whole bunch loose threads, bobbins are used to keep them stored tidily as well.

Take off its cap first before sliding it onto both parts carefully; make sure not to turn anything back until everything’s securely attached already so nothing falls out or gets caught into motion unexpectedly while working with such delicate materials like these ones can be really dangerous at times without proper precautions

Winding Empty Bobbin:

To wind a bobbin for your sewing machine, start by winding the thread around it 4/5 times. You’ll come to see that there is a winding post in front of you and then place the wrapped end on this post before wrapping more until your bobbin has enough thread inside. This can be tricky if you don’t have an automatic system as most mini machines do not but with some guidance from me, I am confident you will get it done!

Guiding Thread:

Third, you need to make sure that the loose end of your thread is guided by a hook or hole on your sewing machine. To do so, refer back to the instruction manual for guidance and ease when using different machines from various manufacturers which might have slight differences between them all. You’ll notice small holes or hooks known as ‘thread guides’.

Threading the Needle:

Mini sewing machines come with a separate needle threader because it’s small enough to keep the machine that size. To use, raise the needle and pass your string through its eye while tugging about 5 inches of threads towards you. This way, when starting up these mechanisms, any possible slip-ups will be avoided!

Setting Bobbin in Bobbin Compartment:

At first, get the bobbin case by taking off of cover to expose compartment. Place thread inside and make sure same color/fiber is in both coils. Then pull loop out over feed dogs (metal bars with teeth). With one hand lower needle so it catches new coil; then use other hand to turn wheel that will guide loose ends into channel where they belong. A tip: You should always have control over your threads or else you risk them slipping away from under the machine’s sewing foot when stitching starts-which would be a disaster!

Ensuring Power Supply

If you want to sew with the battery option, select your preferred type and quantity in accordance with instructions. When sewing without a power supply, make sure that all switches are switched off before plugging in or unplugging any cords from outlets. Plug one end of the cord into an outlet near where you will be working while positioning the foot pedal on a floor close by so it is reachable and comfortable for pressing when needed.

Begin stitching

It feels great to start working on your own project. To make the most out of it, place our mini machine on a flat and stable surface before positioning fabric under its raised presser foot and needle. Lower the foot and needle after you’ve turned the handwheel so that needles can pass through the fabric without catching any threads if they’re not secured properly beforehand. After finishing up, pull fabrics free by lifting up both feet- an easy way to avoid future headaches for yourself when rethreading!

Wrapping Up

The portability of this machine has made it a must-have tool for every sewer. You can easily face any sort of sewing emergencies, even while traveling places without electricity. The small size allows easy storage in your travel bag or at home without taking up too much space! Don’t undermine its quality just because it is so mini “Size Doesn’t Matter :)”