Have you ever thought how you can sew without a sewing machine? What the reply was from your brain? If it was a big ‘No’ then today, through this article we will be showing you how to turn no into a yes. That’s to say, we will present you with how to sew without a sewing machine.
As a passionate learner of sewing or an experienced pro, you must check out the entire write up. We guarantee that this will enrich both of your learning to a great extent. Besides, who knows that you will never be in a situation of sewing without a machine?
How to sew without a sewing machine?
Proverb says that example is better than explanation and today, we will be abiding by the proverb thoroughly. This is why instead of any general discussion of machine-less sewing, we will specifically show you how to sew ladle without machine.
- Scissors and nipper
- Measuring lace
- Thread and needle
As you know ladle has a very simple structure so we think it’s better to start the demonstration with it. This will help increase your confidence.
Step 1: Place the fabric upon a flat surface with a view to cutting in proper size. Avoid soft surfaces to make the cutting error-free.
Step 2: From any side measure 5”*5” and mark the measurement with a piece of chalk or temporary marker.
Step 3: Follow the marking of chalk or marker and ply the scissors along with it. While cutting make sure that there is no grain over your marked area. If there is any, straight it at once. Otherwise, your cutting won’t have a nice finishing.
Step 4: After the cutting you have now one side of the ladle. To get another side, cut out similar piece of fabric from the other side of the large piece. Be sure that the next one matches the current one in terms of size.
Step 5: Collect a piece of foam whose size is less than that of the two sides of the ladle. It will work as a filler of the ladle and prevent heat from passing to your hand.
Step 6: Now, this is the time to thread the needle by hand. Take the thread end with any of your hand. Hold it tight between index finger and thumb. Don’t hold it exactly at the end rather from a bit back from the end.
Step 7: Take the scissors and snip a little bit of the thread end. This will remove the unseen extensions of the thread that clogs a faster threading.
Step 8: Focus your eyes on the thread end and slowly insert it into the needle hole. Are you successful in inserting the end into the hole? Hold the thread back with the hand that holds the needle.
Step 9: With another hand, drag required amount of thread via the hole. Stop dragging when you feel like you have dragged sufficient amount of thread.
Step 10: Place the thread end onto the thread where it is over. Snip the thread part where the thread end touches.
Step 11: Place one side of the ladle upon a flat and tough surface. Then, place the piece of foam upon it and cover the foam with the other ladle side. In short, make a sandwich with the three elements.
Step 12: Match the edges of the ladle sides and fold proportionately. Press a steam iron over the folded edges to keep those stable.
Step 13: Start sewing from any of the folded cone you want. So, how to sew? Kindly keep following to learn!
Step 14: Use your left hand to hold the cone tightly from where you will start sewing. Use the right hand to hold the needle, that’s to say sew.
Step 15: Insert the needle from the cone. Pass the needle through the folded fabric and take it out from the other side. Now, insert the needle from the other side from the close piercing place. Pass it through the folded fabric and take it out.
Step 16: Repeat the 14 no. step at least 3 times. Remember that your insertion points of the needle must not be scattered. Instead, the points must be highly closer to each other. These must be so close that you cannot identify those separately. This will create a tight knot at the beginning point.
Step 17: Now, keep passing the needle through the fabric just in the way, a wave is created. Can you remember a wave? Cannot? Then, go and check it out now.
Step 18: In this way, you will reach another cone. Take a turn and continue to produce the same wave.
Step 19: Are you at the last cone? Well, can you remember the knot creation from step no. 14 and 15? Do the same with this cone. This will secure the cone. Snip the unexpected thread ends with the nipper.
Step 20: So, here is your ladle. Hope, you have learnt it well! You didn’t? Kindly repeat the scanning, you will definitely.
- It’s not wise to sew tough fabrics with hand like denim although you can if you want.
- The thinner the needle is, the better it will be for you
- To avoid injury in the thumb and index fingers, it is better to put on finger guards
- Threading the needle amid a dim environment is much harmful for the eyes
- Use the thread of good quality, otherwise, your hard-toil creation won’t last long
To sum up, it is always wise to keep your skills updated with every little task and one of the tasks can be this – how to sew without a sewing machine. Remember that every piece of knowledge and skill pay back, so learn this machine-less sewing with utmost passion..
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