Sewing may seem like a mysterious art form, full of hidden tricks and difficulty, but it’s actually really accessible to anyone with patience, motivation and a good eye for detail.
Although sewing used to be a family activity, passed down from generation to generation, the internet means anyone can now become an expert. This keeps sewing alive, and allows for its reinvention.
Play designer Maria Mandea (@miculhaos) specializes in creating playful fabric characters, which she makes with her basic sewing skills.
In this tutorial, Maria teaches you how to set up a sewing machine so you can set to work with much more agility. Don’t miss her video!
First place a bobbin of thread on the spool, which is usually on top of the machine.