My prized possession is the Gritzner sewing machine I got for my last birthday. Before that I had a cheapo Brother that was mainly made out of plastic and impossible to sew with.
If you just want to make clothes etc. and have no major ambitions to embroider or quilt or whatever else you’d need a fancy machine for, then this kind of model is perfect. (At work the only thing my actual sewing machine can do is a straight stitch. No zigzag powers or anything else. Of course we have other machines that do things like an elastic stitch or a blind hem – but that’s another story for another time.)
Have a look at this sexy little minx:
In this post I will be showing you how to thread this machine. Pfaff Machines are the most similar to Gritzner ones. With other machines the threading process may vary slightly but all in all for most makes of Household sewing machines it is usually along the same lines. It is shown in the user manual how to thread your machine but who knows, maybe you’ve discovered your grans old machine where the manual is long lost. Plus I vowed to share even the very basics that are second nature to me now and hopefully will be for you soon as well.
So lets get started! (Click on the pictures to get a better look!)
Now follow the arrows with you thread:
So that’s the first step any novice seamstress or tailor has to take.
In the next part I’ll be introducing you to all the various little feet and other accessories that come with most machines (or can be bought extra)