New to Sewing? We're excited to have you!

Creative journeys begin in unexpected places, and often with just a tiny spark of an idea. Whether you're just starting out or rekindling your love for sewing, we welcome you to the maker community. Here you'll find inspiration, tools, and projects to help you start your sewing journey.


Start Sewing

Anyone can learn to sew. Once upon a time, sewing was a fundamental skill that was taught regularly in schools. But today, it's more common to learn outside of the classroom with all the online tools available. And it all begins with your first machine.

Start strong with these tips for sewing beginners

  • Review the manual - Your sewing machine's manual is the ultimate trusted source on how best to use your machine. From introducing you to its parts and included accessories to walking through how to thread, this in-depth guide is key to getting the perfect stitch. Plus, you will be able to take advantage of your machine's features as you take on your first creative project. If you ever misplace your Baby Lock machine manual, you can download a digital copy from our website.
  • Create Your Sewing Tool Kit - Did you know you that you can find pre-made sewing kits at your local Baby Lock retailer? These kits include everything you need to get started on your creative journey from scissors to thread. Don't know what you're missing? Our Beginner Sewing Tools Checklist tells you just what you'll need.
  • Take Your First Class - When you purchase a Baby Lock sewing machine from your local Baby Lock retailer, it comes with a complementary one-on-one or small group class to help you get started. You'll learn the mechanics of your machine so you're ready to go home and sew. Plus, this is the perfect time to ask questions. Can't wait for an in-person class? Every new Baby Lock machine includes a 60-Day Online Classes Trial. We recommend taking the Getting to Know Your Machine class first.
  • Test the Stitches - Before you start your first project, test out your straight stitch, zig zag and a few decorative stitches. You can also experiment with the width and length of a stitch to get a feel of the perfect size of stitch. Baby Lock Ambassador Heather Valentine recommends creating a stitch library. This allows her to get a feel for the machine, see the stitches first hand and understand any tension needs.
  • Try an Easy Project - The best way to boost your sewing confidence is completing your first project. This will allow you to learn some basic techniques, develop your sewing groove and end with a project you completed yourself. Find your next project here.

Keep Sewing

With so many creative possibilities, you may not know how to take the next step. We'll be there to help you with every stitch along the way. The Baby Lock community is made up of talented makers with a wide variety of skills. Whether you're looking for creative inspiration or just need some advice, our community is always there for you!

Check out these tips to take your sewing to the next level and be inspired to create.

  • Add Accessories - Your Baby Lock machine comes equipped with the fundamentals, but sometimes a project calls for something more. With a variety of optional Baby Lock accessories available, it's easy to get more of your machine and master new techniques. Check out the selection here.
  • Reach Out for Support - Stuck on a project or having trouble with a feature on your machine? Give your Baby Lock retailer a call. You can count on them to guide you through troubleshooting and make recommendations to get you back to sewing fast. You can also contact the Baby Lock Customer Support team for help during regular business hours.
  • Keep Learning - With every purchase of a Baby Lock sewing machine, you get a 60-day trial of our online classes. Choose from any of our 965+ video classes and shorts taught by over 35 Baby Lock experts covering more than 180 products. Explore our SEWED classes here.
  • Become Inspired - The Baby Lock blog and project section has countless of tips and tricks to practice your skills and explore new ones. Browse our blogs and projects for more creative ideas.
  • Join a Community - Connect with makers just like you and explore your love of sewing together. Like us on Facebook to see more fun and inspirational content. We currently offer three sponsored Facebook groups:
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Share Sewing

As makers we find inspiration everywhere, including from other makers. By sharing your latest projects, advice, tips and techniques you've learned along the way, you're helping other makers like yourself grow and progress in their own maker journeys. Be sure to tag us and use hashtags #babylocksewing and #babylock for a chance to be featured on Baby Lock's social channels.

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Learn & Create

There's always something exciting to learn, experience, or just be inspired by. Learn how to sew with projects created by our Baby Lock team of experts and find countless tips and tricks to learn new techniques.


Can't Wait To Get Your Needle Moving?

Our retailers across the United States and Canada are ready to help you find the Baby Lock machine that's right for you. And they'll be there as your trusted advisor every stitch of the way.

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