Do you think that having an industrial sewing machine is enough for quality sewing? Do you think so! Well, then we cannot but say that you are in a fool’s paradise because without knowing how to use an industrial sewing machine, believe us the machine will bear no meaning at all.
To understand the fact, you can think of an interesting comic book whose language you don’t understand. Will the book hold any meaning for you? Can you burst out laughing by simply seeing the comic characters without understanding the write up?
However, to help you take the complete enjoyment of an industrial sewing machine, today, we will be sharing with you the tactics of using the machine in the best possible way. Don’t put less importance on any of the steps to feel the difference of machine’s performance.
How to use an industrial sewing machine?
Our sharing will revolve around the correct posture for operating the machine and sewing a piece and 2-pieces of fabric. Besides, we will draw the end of the writing with answer to – why to use an industrial machine.
Having a correct posture is important not only with an industrial machine but also for all machine types. It plays two vital roles: prevents tiredness and multiplies efficiency. So, what are the tactics of having an ideal sewing posture? Kindly keep following to learn.
Adjust the height of the chair or the sitting stool. Fix the height in such a position so that the sewing table becomes parallel to the below of your breast. More easily to say, ensure that you have control over the machine table with little bending of the neck. The more you bend the neck, the more possibility is there of your having a neck pain.
In case, your sitting stool or chair’s height is not fixable, you should fix the height of the machine. Remove its extension of foot or casters to lower the position, or add any of these to lift.
Never sit on the chair taking all of its seat area. Instead, you should sit a bit forward of the chair making sure that you’re occupying ⅔ of its area. This will offer you a better control over the machine and the materials you will be sewing.
Avoid sitting parallel to the table’s center. Sit taking a bit side to the left. Remember that an alignment between the needle bar and your right eye is a must.
Place the left foot on the foot pedal while the other foot will be on the lower surface of the machine.
Sew a piece of fabric
To start sewing, at first, you must lift the presser foot. To lift it, simply press the presser foot treadle.
Make sure that the machine features the correct presser foot as per your sewing plan. If it doesn’t then replace it with the needed foot. Otherwise, your expectation and outcome will be conflicting.
Place your piece of fabric under the presser foot and finalize its position before lowering the foot. Is the fabric edge curled? Uncurl it instantly using the index finger of the right hand. Otherwise, sewing will not be straight.
Keep pressing the machine treadle to sew the fabric until you reach one end.
Have a secure grip of the fabric using both hands to prevent its changing of way without your consent. Use the thumb and index finger of the left hand to hold the top of the fabric. On the contrary, use the thumb and index finger of the right hand to hold the back-end of the fabric.
Don’t hold the fabric ends so tightly that the fabric stop going forward keeping track with the foot. Hold the ends softly enough to just maintain the way of sewing.
Keep sewing at a stretch along the edge and don’t pull the fabric while sewing is on in full swing.
Sew 2-pieces of fabrics
At first, align 2-pieces of fabrics together making sure that every edge matches each other. Place the aligned fabric under the foot.
Maintain secure grip using the thumb and index finger from both hands.
Start sewing slowly and increase the speed gradually. Have sharp eyes on the edge of the two fabrics. As soon as you feel like any part of alignment is disrupted, stop sewing instantly and perfect alignment.
To change the sewing path, stop the machine, raise the presser foot, change the way, ensure the alignment, start sewing.
When sewing of one end or portion is done, secure it with back stitching for 2 to 3 cm.
Snip the thread to separate the fabrics from the machine.
Why to use an industrial sewing machine
Option for thread
Industrial sewing machine offers you thread option. Using the option, you can decide the type of thread you will be needing freely. For example, if your project requires the use of heavy-thread, you can make it possible only with an industrial machine. Besides, stitches will give you a professional vibe.
Option for fabric
Besides offering option for thread, an industrial machine has multiple options for fabric as well. You can sew fabric of any weight without being concerned for the machine’s health. Moreover, you can sew layers of fabrics of leathers far easily and effectively with an industrial machine.
Prolonged servicing hour
An industrial sewing machine hardly have any match if considered from the viewpoint of servicing hour. It is capable of serving you at a stretch as long as you want. It’s parts and motor are hardy enough not to break down so easily by your incessant sewing pressure.
So, these were all from our part regarding how to use an industrial sewing machine. If you already have an industrial machine then you must have a sound knowledge at least of the first two sections of the guideline. Otherwise, your purchasing of the machine and use of it won’t benefit you expectedly.