*Take a deep breath*
*Make a cup of tea*
For many new sewing enthusiasts winding the bobbin and threading the machine is a very stressful experience. As a beginning sewist I can still remember the fear and anxiety I would have every time my bobbin would run out of thread. Frustrated, I would step away from my machine until I could muster up the courage to return and face the challenge that lay before me. In order to enjoy sewing I knew that I needed to make peace with my fears. On more than one occasion I would sit with my sewing machine and rather than start a project I would practice winding my bobbins and threading my machine. Over and over and over I would wind and organize my beautiful threads, I know it sounds silly but looking at cheerful and bright colors made me so happy - and let's face it happiness beats fear any day. In time, anxiety and fear was replaced with confidence and joy.
Now that I am teaching our beginning Basic Sewing class I realize that this fear and anxiety is alive in almost every student and in order to enjoy sewing we all have to move past these uncomfortable feelings. My challenge to anyone learning to sew is simple. Practice, Practice, Practice. Next time your bobbin runs out of thread - Don't shut the door to your sewing room! Don't put your machine way! Follow these instructions and you'll find YOUR confidence and joy in no time.
Step away from your machine
Take a Deep Breath
Make a cup of tea
Then watch this great online tutorial via you tube
Start Sewing - How to Threading a Sewing Machine from FilmCoUK