Do you sew with the presser foot down?
Always be sure your presser foot is in the DOWN position before sewing. Sewing with the presser foot in the up position will cause your thread to tangle and your bobbin to jam. Change needles regularly (after every 6 – 8 hours of use) as dull/weak needles can cause damage to your machine and fabric.
Why should you always put the presser foot down before sewing?
It is better for the bottom of your presser feet to always have some fabric under the foot when you sew. … Quilters like to “flash feed” their quilt pieces meaning sewing one piece after the other, and a little space between the fabric is unavoidable but is OK.
When starting to sew should your needle be up or down?
Step 3. It’s easy to turn a corner without finishing your thread. Make sure the needle is down in the fabric at the point where you need to turn, then raise the foot and spin the fabric to the new direction. Lower the foot and carry on sewing.
How do you store sewing elastic?
Corral your elastic with wonder clips.
I use elastic a lot and save all the short bits to sew them together. I keep all my elastic in a bin in a drawer, but it’s always a big mess.