Getting started with sewing is a bit easier if you know how to thread the machine. My friend Gina came by to help me with a machine I picked up at a yard sale. First we threaded the top of the machine, then we threaded the bobbin in the lower part of the machine.
Chances are good that you won’t have this exact sewing machine, but from this process, you can get the general idea. Sewing machines are usually designed to be easy and logical to thread. If your machine is already threaded when you start, you won’t have to do this immediately, but if you want to change color, or when you run out of thread on the top or in the bobbin case, this step will become important.
Once you have your sewing machine threaded and working, you can start to sew simple things. Making little pouches is a great way to learn the basics of sewing, since they are quick, functional things that you can sew from scraps or old clothes.
Sewing is an excellent way of getting started with manufacturing. There are many connections between sewing and industry, fashion, culture and economics.
There are photos of this project.