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    New to the group and new to sewing

    Hello,

    I am completely new to sewing. I have a 2 year old daughter and initially was interested in sewing because I want to make my own cloth diapers/trainers for her. I've been dying to get my hands on a sewing machine and my mother in law lent me a Brother machine (1990s) that I haven't successfully gotten to work so I kind of gave up on the idea. My mother recently gave me a vintage Precision SewMagic machine (1950s I think) that belonged to my great grandmother. It completely reignited the idea of learning to sew for me and I now am determined to learn. I would love to make homemade items for my daughter and learn to quilt.

    The machine works, but I don't even know how to thread it properly. Can anyone help me get started?

    Thanks!

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    Do you have a local quilt shop or fabric shop? If you do, load it up and take it to them...I am sure someone there can help you. Welcome from Kentucky!
    Pam Riggs

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    When you google "how to thread precision sewing machine" many videos come up. Maybe one of those is your machine.

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    Welcome, from Texas!
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    welcome from se TX -- we were all beginners at one time!!
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    Hi from Mississippi!

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    Hello, welcome from Oklahoma!!!

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    Hi Happi and welcome from California. You might be able to find a manual, etc. for the machine at this website.

    "This is an initial list of all the available downloadable sewing machine manuals, service manuals, parts lists and instructions that could be located."

    http://www.ismacs.net/free-sewing-ma...uals-list.html

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    Welcome from Southern Ontario, you will love it here and you will be able to learn a lot from the people here.

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    Welcome from NE Ohio.

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