Amy Alan

Sew Ready: Machine Basics

Amy Alan
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Meet Amy and learn the basics of your machine. Learn how to thread your machine and wind your bobbins, along with how to use common features on your machine.
Get to know different feet and how to use them. Also, learn how to replace your needles and the different stitches that most machines use.
Troubleshoot common problems with ease! Learn how to solve tension problems, needle and thread breakage, crooked seams and other sewing problems.
Now that you've learned the basics of using and troubleshooting your machine, learn how to maintain it as well. From oiling to cleaning, you'll gain insight into machine maintenance and care.
4 Lessons
57  mins

Whether you need to solve common sewing machine problems or want to brush up on the anatomy of your machine, Amy Alan covers all the bases in Sew Ready: Machine Basics. In this free Craftsy class presented by Baby Lock, you’ll learn how to thread, clean and use your machine.

Amy Alan

Amy teaches sewing at Modern Domestic in Portland, Ore. and blogs at Really Handmade. She started crafting as a small child and has always made an effort to turn the everyday into art!

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10 Responses to “Sew Ready: Machine Basics”

  1. Elizabeth

    I am experiencing difficulty downloading bonus material

  2. Kathy

    Awesome class! You should do a part 2.

  3. Brooke Foskey

    Hi, this class is wonderful! Thank you. I have a question - I have a brand new Singer 9960 Quantum stylist and I'm trying to figure out how to do a chain stich on it. Does anyone on this forum know the answer? I've tried googling & Youtubing it without much luck Thanks! ~ <3

  4. lina tangarife

    hi, this class is amazing! thank you Amy. however, the download materials' link is broken, so, how can we get the bonus materials? thank you.</strong>

  5. Mariyka Tsoneva

    This class is so helpful, so it's kind of sad that we can't rate it! Have full five stars from me! My machine came with manual on other language not my native, non english and most of the time I have no idea what to do as maintenance for it. Thank you so much for sharing this tips! Lovely style of teaching.

  6. Ruth Allen

    Is there a way to "Bookmark" this class?

  7. Ruth Allen

    Amy Alan, you are a great teacher and your manner of explaining things thoroughly and in an uncomplicated way is just the perfect vehicle for learning. Thank you Craftsy for a great class.

  8. David Hlokoff

    Thank you for this excellent introduction! You're a fantastic teacher.

  9. Mary Doyon

    I am new to crafts. How do I save certain classes so I can go back to 2atch the others. I don't see a history list and had to go back through all the classes to find you again....glad I did.


    I sometimes get skipped stitches. I did fix it but I'm not sure what I did to fix it as I changed my needle size, changed the bobbin thread as it was not the same as my sewing thread, rethreaded the top and bobbin thread all at the same time. After watching this class, I am thinking that it was more likely caused by the bobbin thread being different than the top thread. ???

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