This one is for the virgin sewers out there. My beginner clients receive a list of sewing terms to assist in their learning process. I thought it would be nice to share a few with you.
Here is part 1, in a 3 part series of basic beginner sewing terms you should know.
Each individual stitch is measured in millimetres. 2.5mm is the normal stitch length to hold a seam secure.
Thread from the bobbin feeds the bottom of a sew line. One of two thread sources required to create a sew line. Bobbin is placed by hand into machine.
Bobbins come in several heights, make sure you use the correct height for your machine.
Thread used to thread the sewing machine and to fill the bobbin. One of two thread sources required to create a sew line.
Used to manually sew or move machine needle out of project. Found on the right side of a machine, it should only be turned towards the user, never away.
Presser foot sits on top of seam being sewn. It gives enough pressure to hold project in place. Presser foot is controlled by a hand leaver on domestic sewing machines.
Foot must stay up while threading machine, and must be placed down while sewing.
Photographed and written by Sheila Wong Studios