Part 2, at last! In the tutorial it even says to please ask questions if you need help. My pictures might not always be as obvious as they are to me, same with my descriptions. I'm always happy to try to answer questions though.
This one covers some basic things and a few sewing steps. More to come soon! I'm just writing up the text now. (2/21/12- I'm so sorry it isn't up yet! I didn't forget!)EDIT
I forgot something! When I talked about thread, I forgot to mention what you do with the bobbin. It's a complete waste to use expensive pretty thread in your bobbin! There are two things you can do. They make a special bobbin thread, usually it comes in black or white and it'll be stocked near the embroidery threads. It's thinner than normal thread. OR, you can use regular thread. Personally, this is what I do. My machine doesn't seem too keen on the bobbin thread (or it only likes certain brands?), but it does just fine with regular cotton thread, which I already have a lot of.
Also, just to answer the questions from the comments....
1. The machine I use is a Brother NX-400, which was top of the line back in 2005, when I bought it. (AND I've only had it serviced once so far!) The equivalent these days is the CS6000i, which is really reasonably priced. These are both just regular home sewing machine!
2. Yes, they're really regular home sewing machines. XD
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