How Does a Sewing Machine Work?

By Sam Lewis

A sewing machine works by weaving thread through fabric from the needle above and from the bobbin below, creating very quick, very small stitches through the fabric. Understand the tension and the bobbin of a sewing machine with instructions from a sewing craftsman in this free video on sewing.

About the Author

Sam Lewis is an Austin-based artist and craftsman. He works in clothing, leatherwork, photography and wood, depending on the day, the project and whimsy. Uncomfortable with self-promotion, a decided disadvantage for a working artist, Lewis prefers to let his work speak for itself whenever possible.