People often tend to evaluate their abilities and believe that an activity is impossible to learn, while instead, they could quickly learn it. Sewing with a suitable machine is one of them.
How often did you go to a customers’ shop just to attach the hoop of a pant or a collage button? Many prefer to go around with unlikely folds in the trousers to not hear about hems or needle and thread, which “come apart” as you walk.
Indeed, many people, instead of mending an almost new and still usable sock, for the simple fact that they have made a small hole, prefer to throw away pairs and pairs of socks and buy new ones, rather than fix the ones they already have.
It’s not a question of using the same things repeatedly, but throwing away a pair of socks after just a month just because there is a hole in the toe is a real slap in the face! By following this guide, you will understand how easy it is to recover certain problems at home and in complete tranquility. The first thing we need is needle, buttons, threads, pins, and sewing scissors.
What You’re Missing?
Every self-respecting homemaker should already have these things at home; if you haven’t, run right away to fix them! First, especially if a needle and a thread have never been taken up, become familiar by doing tests and experiments on pieces of fabric or rags that you no longer need.
For a seamstress, “getting carried away” is essential. The more you become familiar with cut and sew, the more confident you will feel when you pick up the needle and thread.
Start by threading your chosen thread through the eye of the needle. We know that this is one of those operations that cause many problems for many people.
Either get a needle with a broader eye or damp the thread with your lips to do so quickly as possible; this should make it easier to thread it (even a good pair of magnifying glasses can sometimes help!).
Once the thread has been threaded, tie one of the ends well, even more than once. At the same time, you have to be careful to leave one end free.
Thread the needle and execute the thread from the right side without pulling excessively from the wrong side of the fabric. Now repeat the same operation, threading the thread into the fabric and then passing it backward again.
A Matter of Practice
Proceed like this until you get a lot of lines. At this point, you can, for example, start attaching a button. When a button is dangling, it is best to detach it thoroughly, remove the old excess thread and start over.
Place the button in place and always starting from the wrong side; thread the needle into one of its holes. If there are only two holes, the game is simple, from the bottom up, you will go through a hole; from top to bottom, you will go through the one next to it. When there are 4 holes, on the other hand, “X” has to be established.
So if you pass the thread through the hole on the top left, then go through the hole on the bottom right, then the one on the top right, and finally the one on the bottom left, keep going until you are satisfied with the result.
Sewing holes in socks or shirts is also just as simple. First, turn your head back. Start on one side and try to get many parallel points. Never overlap the points. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes; making small mistakes at the beginning is normal, but remember, “making mistakes you learn!”.