‘Slim is smart’ – this slogan is really enchanting to me. For this, my love has shifted from a conventional sewing machine to its mini version. Now, we are experiencing an ever-growing sewing world. With this blessing, it is no more a dream to sew anywhere, at any time.
Suppose you are a beginner or want to acquaint your kid with sewing or to deal with any delicate project. Then this portable, mini machine is a perfect choice. Its simple stitching option, easy setup, user-friendliness, lightweight must favor your need.
You may be with the wrong notion that they are relegated to sew only doll’s clothes. But, amazingly, they are available with many features of full-size options. You will face no slightest difficulties while operating. Start sewing just after following the steps stated below:
Assembling Different Parts
Unlike some conventional sewing machines, mini sewing machines are shipped being completely assembled. It’s only due to their small size. But, some integral parts of it like a power cord and foot pedal come separately. You need to plug them into the machine while attempting for first use. That’s all. Now you are all set to use it.
Threading the machine
You are ready with clothes to be stitched and an assembled machine. The threading process may differ from machine to machine. Having know-how of a machine will automatically generate the idea of threading any machine. Now, follow these general steps stated below:
Ensuring Power Supply:
The mini sewing machine may be either battery run or run with power supply. Select battery type and quantity as per manual. If you go for electric supply, connect the power cord to the power source. I got a bitter experience once, as I forgot to turn off the switch. Don’t repeat my mistake. On the right side of the machine, you see a slot to which you are to connect the foot pedal jack.
Keeping the machine on your work table, position the foot pedal on the floor to reach and press the pedal comfortably.
Testing the machine stitch
It is always better to start with a test scrap of fabric. It tells you whether your machine is threaded correctly and set for use or not. Thus, you avoid spoiling your fabrics just in case of anything wrong with your machine.
Testing the Machine speeds
Despite having limited features, some mini sewing machines possess different speed options, such as low speeds for beginners and faster speeds for experts. So, test speed while testing the stitching. If you don’t want to get puzzled with sudden experience of speed, determine the speed that suits you and your actual project most. You need to apply steady pressure on the foot pedal to begin sewing.
Now a happy moment for you – start working on your actual project. To get the best out of it, place the mini machine on a flat and stable surface. At first, position your fabric under the raised presser foot and needle.
Then lower the presser foot and needle and turn the handwheel so that the needle can pass through the fabric. Don’t be forgetful of holding the loose ends of thread-like me. It will bother you unthreading the machine. After completion of your stitching, pull out the fabric, lifting up the presser foot and needle.