How To Use Mini Sewing Machine

Mini sewing machines are a good choice for those who want to engage in sewing works without having to spend a huge amount of money. They might not be the biggest in size but that doesn’t stop them from offering some pretty cool features. 

The portability and ease of using these machines make them a great tool if you want to learn sewing from scratch. In this article, we will be offering a brief guide on how to use a mini sewing machine. So if this sounds useful, keep reading. 

Operating A Mini Sewing Machine

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Insert Batteries

Almost all the mini sewing machines are battery-operated. Hence, you need to find out the kind of battery it uses, whether AA or AAA. We would also recommend you lock the machine while resuming work for safety purposes. The locking key can be found near the power switch.

Setting up the Bobbin

The bobbin is a component made of either wood or plastic and is responsible for running the thread into fabric. For a handheld sewing machine, you need to set up the Bobbin every time with a new thread. Also, when engaging the bobbin with the thread spool, you will notice a small spring. Just make sure that the spring remains firm and does not fall apart.

Threading the needle

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The next task is to pass the thread within the guide. The thread can be passed in the forward or backward direction, it does not matter. All that matters is the full penetration of the thread. Now, pass the thread through the tension discs. Then use the needle threader to hook the thread into the loop. After you have finished setting up the bobbin, it’s time to fasten. To do so, turn the rotary underneath the fastening plate.

Fabric Sewing

Now disable the locking system and turn on the power switch. Usually, handheld sewing machines need to be moved from backward to forward manually.

Secure Stitches

This is the final step. Each time you thread successfully, you need to disable the power and reposition the plate again. 


We hope you enjoyed this brief read on how to use a mini or handheld sewing machine. Always, ensure that the machine needles don’t hit a hard surface as they could break easily. Just keep practicing and read the instruction manual properly.

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