Hi, It’s Jess! Welcome to day 8 of our 30 Day learn to sew challenge. In today’s video, I’m going to show you how to change a needle on a sewing machine. As you begin to work on projects and sew through different types of fabrics, you’ll need to change needles. Also, best practice is to change your needle after 8 hours of sewing, or after every project. If you sew with a dull needle, your stitches won’t be as durable, and your fabrics may snag or get damaged.
Sewing machine needles may look alike, but the truth is that they are quite different. Selecting the proper needle will allow for ease of sewing through fabrics.
I hope you enjoyed this short tutorial. Let me know in the comments if you’d like to learn more about the different types of needles.
I’m so excited you’re following along with this 30 day challenge, and I encourage you to stick with it, because the projects will be coming up soon! For tomorrow’s video I’ll be showing you how to sew a straight stitch, which is the most common stitch used for sewing projects.
I look forward to stitching with you tomorrow, but until then, enjoy the rest of your day!
30 Day Sewing Challenge Schedule
Follow along each day, or watch the segments that interest you the most. Enjoy!
- Day 1: Learn to Sew Introduction
- Day 2: Basic Sewing Terminology
- Day 3: Sewing Supplies for Beginners
- Day 4: Sewing Machine Overview
- Day 5: How to Thread a Sewing Machine
- Day 6: How to Wind a Bobbin
- Day 7: How to Change Presser Feet
- Day 8: How to Change a Needle
- Day 9: How to Sew a Straight Stitch
- Day 10: How to Choose Fabrics
- Day 11: How to Prepare Fabrics
- Day 12: How to Read Sewing Patterns
- Day 13: How to Cut Fabric for Patterns
- Day 14: DIY Checkerboard Coasters
- Day 15: DIY Fabric Napkins
- Day 16: DIY Napkin Rings
- Day 17-20: Laptop or Tablet Sleeve
- Day 21-24: Drawstring Backpack
- Day 25-28: Hanging Closet Organizer