A sewing machine is used to stitch fabric (and other materials) together with thread. Rather than sewing by hand with a needle and single thread, most sewing machines form a lockstitch with two threads: the upper (needle) thread and lower (bobbin) thread intertwine in the center of the thickness of the material. To use a sewing machine, you steer the fabric under the needle with your hands while controlling the speed with a foot pedal. Once you get started, it won’t be long before you are making garments, bags, pillows, stuffed animals, dolls, ornaments, bean bags, placemats, purses, totes, hats, scarves, quilts, and more.
MADE has 3 domestic sewing machines available. They are free to use as a member, but training is required. Book training here.