GET A GOOD TEACHER
Learning sewing is easiest if you have a teacher. If you’re unfamiliar with your machine, a book about sewing will make no sense. If you learn best by reading, get a comprehensive sewing manual and give it a go. If not, it might be best to learn from someone else. There are sewing classes in most fabric shops. Go to your local store and see if there’s a course you can sign up for. If you don’t have the time, or would rather learn at home, video tutorials like those found on https://www.youtube.com can be a lot of help. Seeing someone else talk through the parts of your machine is the easiest way to familiarize yourself with what goes where.
TRY SOME PRACTICE PROJECTS
Practice projects are an excellent way to get the hang of things. Try simple things, like toys and cushion covers. Don’t push yourself too far here because you won’t be ready. The simpler, the better. To start, it may even be worth getting used to sewing on a piece of paper. This will allow you to practice sewing a straight line. It’ll also give you a pressure free chance to practice tricky corners! The less pressure you put on yourself at this stage, the better. The more you try to do, the more likely you are to scare yourself out of trying again!