Sewing Machine Boot Camp
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Sewing Machine Boot Camp

The course that takes the fear out of learning to use your sewing machine.
4.7 (20 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
128 students enrolled
Created by Margaret Smith
Last updated 1/2016
Current price: $10 Original price: $20 Discount: 50% off
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  • 32 mins on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • know the parts of your machine
  • how to properly thread and sewing machine
  • How to make a bobbin
  • How To change Your Sewing Machine Needle
  • How to use an Automatic Needle Threader
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  • All-Purpose Thread, Ball Head Straight Pins, Scissors, Ruler or Yard Stick, Seam Ripper, Fabric Marking Chalk or Pencil, Universal Sewing Machine Needles
  • A Sewing Machine with a Reverse/Backstich Button

Are you ready to pull your sewing machine out of the closet and learn how to use it? Maybe you are looking to refresh your skills? Maybe you've never learned the proper techniques.

Then this sewing machine Boot Camp is for you. Sewing Machine Boot Camp is meant to show you how VERY EASY it is to teach yourself how to use a sewing machine, despite how overwhelming the manual that came with your machine may seem. The best part? It doesn't matter if you've never touched a sewing machine before.

In this comprehensive boot camp you will

  • Get to know the parts of a sewing machine
  • Learn how to properly thread it
  • Make a bobbin
  • Sew in a straight line
  • Change the needle on your machine
  • Use the automatic needle threader

Once you've established the proper foundation, you'll be ready to begin learning to sew all the projects on your Pinterest boards. On top of that, you'll have the knowledge and the confidence to be able to sew much, much more.

Click the 'Take this Course' button NOW and get started on your sewing adventure!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to get more comfortable with their sewing machine
  • This is not for those who already know how to sew and feel comfortable with the workings of their machine
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Curriculum For This Course
3 Lectures 01:20
Getting To Know Your Sewing Machine
3 Lectures 16:36

Getting to know the parts of your sewing machine and how they work is an important part of sewing.

Preview 11:45

Learn to identify the feet that came with your machine and when to use each one.

Common Sewing Machine Feet

Learn how easy it is to change the foot on your sewing machine.

How To Change The Foot On Your Sewing Machine
Getting Your machine Ready to sew
3 Lectures 08:02

This class will walk you through how to properly thread your machine and make a bobbin that will result in superior stitch outs and trouble free tension.

How To Thread Your Machine and Make a Bobbin

Threading Exercise

In this lesson I'll show you how to correctly use the automatic needle trheader on your sewing machine.

How To Use An Automatic Needle Threader
Basic Machine Maintenance
2 Lectures 03:34

Choosing the correct needle will greatly improve the outcome of your sewing project. The wrong needle can cause skipped stitches, broken thread, and even broken needles.

Changing The Needle On Your Sewing Machine

This printout will give you a visual to refer to when identifying the part of your machine.

How To Choose the Correct Sewing Machine Needle
Getting Ready To Sew
3 Lectures 05:00
How To Pin Your Fabric

How To Sew in A Straight Line

The basic terms you need to understand to sew.

Sewing Terms
5 pages
About the Instructor
Margaret Smith
4.6 Average rating
65 Reviews
534 Students
4 Courses
Sewing Instructor

Hi, I'm Margaret Smith, I live in Fort Worth, Texas, and I am addicted to sewing! Actually I am addicted DIY projects, crafting and sewing but spending the day sewing is primarily my fix!

I grew up with a a mom that was a professional tailor and encouraged me to be creative. I can't remember a time when she sat down and officially taught me to sew. It really was just part of what we did routinely. I can remember being very young and sitting on her lap while she sewed. She taught me early to pull out the pins before she came to them. Remember, we never sew over pins!

I had a scrap basket of fabric I could play in and I was taught which scissors were for fabric and which were for paper and patterns. At some point, I don't remember how old I was, I was allowed to use her machines on my own with permission.

Fast-forward about 20 some years and I was a young mom wanting to sew for my kids. That's when I got my first machine that was all mine! That machine was quickly joined by a serger. I wanted to make sure my creations looked professional so I began taking classes, reading books and asking my mom and other professionals for guidance.

I began teaching others to sew, including my children, and then in 2005 I opened my own business selling the items I was making.

About Let's Learn To Sew
  • Promote sewing and other needle crafts by providing instruction, inspiration and encouragement.
  • Celebrate the work of talented quilters, sewists, writers and designers.
  • Connect the historical foundations of quilting, sewing and needle crafts to current trends.
  • Demonstrate ways to use new products, including fabric, patterns, books and tools.