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Learn to thread up a sewing machine

Barley Massey
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Learn how to quickly and confidently thread up a sewing machine with Barley Massey and Yodomo.

In this free introductory lesson, Barley explains all the stages of threading up the machine, so you can get started straight away with sewing.

In this video course, you will learn how to:

  • Thread up your machine, step by step
  • Correctly insert a bobbin
  • Use the needle to pick up the bottom thread
  • Troubleshoot common problems
  • Get your machine fully ready to start sewing

Available to watch 24/7, you'll never get stuck threading up your sewing machine up again.

Progress onto the full ‘Learn how to use a sewing machine’ course for further video guides, explaining all the key features of the machine, common troubleshooting tips and easy techniques to get you started.

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Barley Massey in her store Fabrications of Broadway Market in London.

Barley Massey

Barley set up Fabrications in 2000 on Broadway Market in Hackney, East London. Her focus has been on reviving traditional textile techniques, eco-design and upcycling. Fabrications is a mini department store of creativity and design, selling Barley's own creations, homewares, fashion and accessories. They supply all the tools and supplies to fuel other crafters and offer classes in sewing, textiles and crafts.