On this sewing machine you can find a button that looks like the letter “U”. Today I will tell you what it is for and when to press it.
The reverse stitch button will help you to back up over the stitches and lock them in.
This is what it looks like; or it can resemble a big button, but be careful not to mistake it for the start/stop button.
How to use this button? It is very easy, actually.
Step 1. Let’s prepare the sewing machine, thread it and attach the needed presser foot.
Step 2. Take your piece of work and put it under the presser foot.
Step 3. While holding the fabric, make 2-3 stitches forward.
Step 4. Press the reverse stitch button. While keeping the fabric steady, continue sewing. Make 3 reverse stitches.
Step 5. Release the reverse stitch button and continue stitching forward.
Do the same at the end of the sewing line.
Step 1. Sew a line.
Step 2. Press the reverse stitch button and make 3 reverse stitches.
Step 3. Release the button, sew till the end of the line while holding the fabric.
Step 4. Cut the threads.
You can also secure a stitch with a lock stitch, if there is such feature on your sewing machine.
If you need to sew a long reverse stitch, just press the reverse stitch button and keep sewing. When you won’t need to sew in reverse any more, release the button.
Simple as that. Try it yourself!