Using 3 Sewing Skill Strategies Like a Pro

Sewing involves a lot of fun. When you are taking this as a profession then you should have the capability to sew like an expert.

At beginning stage you can adopt many strategies to build your skills but the bellow listed 3 skills are most essential to boost your expertise. It will make your sewing experience more enjoyable.

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Thread and never watch the needles

While threading the needles moisten the back of the needle rather moistening the edge of the thread. It will glide through the needle hole easily. You should use a sharp scissors to cut the thread in angles. It will make the task easier to go through the needle hole.

If the thread is more soften, then stiffen it with water or saliva. You also could moisture your thumb and hold it behind the needle it will easily draw the thread like a magnet.

Thread and never watch the needles

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At the same time you should not distract your eye from throat plate. To ensure a straight line to stitch, you have to watch the marks on your throat plate. If your needle distracts your eye then you will end up with destroying your project.

Make sure your presser foot is up

Presser foot releases the tension disc to keep the thread on the right spot. If you rise up your presser foot, the tension disc should also raise and your thread will slide right. When you thread the machine by lowering the presser foot, the thread will not slide. That is the reason for which you should thread your machine with your foot up!

The pressure foot also helps you to hold your fabric from slipping. If you realize that the fabric is slipping then you must adjust it so that feed dog can release it smoothly.

Make sure your presser foot is up

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Balanced tension produces a smooth stitch

If you can make a good balance in your tension regulator, it will produce smooth stitching. But it will destroy the project if you failed to keep it in a balanced position. It will influence the needle thread tension. So tension assembly is elementary.

If you need to increase the pressure turn it clockwise and by lowering the number will release the pressure. In most of the modern machine it you will find automatic upper-tension adjustments. In such situation you have to adjust lower tension part manually.

A good adjustment will enhance the work and stitches will look the same on both sides of the fabric. Before stitching, make sure that all guides are threaded. To ensure perfect amount of thread flow to produce symmetrical stitch, you need to regulate the tension device.

Balanced tension produces a smooth stitch

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There are other skills you need to develop to become successful in sewing business. You also can spray adhesive so that it can tame inflexible fabrics which are very difficult to sew together. It will not stick with the fabric when you will wash it. It’s another way you can reduce your headache while stitching stubborn fabric.

The above skills should be considered while sewing. These will enhance your sewing skills like a professional.