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What are some tips for beginners learning to sew?

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When learning to sew, always make sure the thread guide is in the up position to prevent the needle from unthreading. Make the first few stitches by turning the handwheel to ensure everything is set correctly.

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Ensure the needle type is appropriate for the job to prevent unwanted holes in the project and possible breakage. Learning to sew on a simpler, older machine, such as a straight stitch only machine, alleviates many mechanical complications and lets you focus on technique. In addition, knowing how to cut and mark a pattern with accuracy and attention to detail makes a large difference in the project's outcome.

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