Are you going to a sewing superstore. Let’s learn something.To start we will see what you will find in the box and how it all looks when you remove them. So you have your machine, of course. We have the instruction manual, which is right here. This is one thing you definitely want to keep on hand. Do not throw it away because there is a lot of good information in this manual. You have your quick start guide. It’s like a copy. If you need quick information on threading the machine or how to wind a bobbin, you can consult this guide. You have your project sheet. This is to make a super cool tote bag that we will run in part. There is a sheet of stickers. These are removable and reusable stickers, you can, if you wish, use them to decorate your machine. Here you have the rheostat and its power cord. Finally, in the removable storage compartment, there is a small compartment secret that contains some accessories. You’ll find a number of presser feet, extra needles, extra cans, a ripper and all these things we’ll talk about in more detail shortly.
We will start with something very basic and easy, it’s the current switch. First, make sure your machine is plugged in. It’s very important. The plug is connected to the right side. The other end plugs into the wall socket and the other end goes into the rheostat. The switch is directly above the socket. So turn it or push it and you will see that the light will come on. This is how you can see that your machine is on. On the same side of the machine is the steering wheel in the hand. This is this piece here. The hand wheel is the same function as pressing the rheostat but manually. When you turn the steering wheel by hand, you must make sure to turn it only towards you. This will prevent the machine from stalling and all this will be for the best. When I turn the steering wheel by hand you will see that this piece is moving up and down.
This piece is called the take-up lever of the wire. It will be important when we put on the machine. Do not worry about it at the moment, but we’ll be back soon. If you move to the top of the machine you will see a very useful carrying handle when you have to transport your machine wherever you can use it. Moving down towards this dial where numbers are written, this is the dial of tension. It basically serves to adjust the point voltage. Most of the time you can adjust it to the center, which is around four. You notice that there is a box around the number four. You will only use this dial to make a specific adjustment. But in most cases you can leave it at four. By moving down near the needle, this silver colored coin with the two little toes is called the presser foot. If you slip your hand into this inner part of the machine, which is called the groove of the machine, you will find a white lever that can be used to raise and lower the presser foot.
You can compare the presser foot as the parking or driving position when driving a car. When your presser foot is up, your machine is stationary. When you are ready to sew, you lower the presser foot to enter the driving mode. You can sew what you have to sew. When you are finished you go back up to return to parking mode. At the top here we have our point selector dial. These are all the points your machine can sew and that’s how you control what will happen when you weigh on the rheostat. Here is a sewing sample – from all the points that the machine can sew except the buttonhole. You can see that there are different options for the straight stitch, there are also different options for the zigzag. For all these points the length and width have already been set for you, you just have to pick one and you are ready.
There are different hem points right here. Then here are your buttonhole stitches. This is how you make a buttonhole, which we will eventually do. The last thing to explain is the reverse lever. It is this little lever here and we will use it as soon as we start to sew.