Here in Part 3, we show you how to set your sewing machine up for webbing, and how to perform test stitching to get the stitches correctly balanced. If you’ve never used a sewing machine before, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with one first. There are already tons of blogs and videos on this topic, and rather than duplicate those efforts, we’re relying on you to do a little homework. Here’s one example of such a site, this one run by Tilly Walnes (whom our British readers will recognize from The Great British Sewing Bee). Once you’ve got the basics in your head, watch our video below, then hit the jump for the review points. Wind a bobbin, the little disc-like thing that feeds thread from underneath the material. Every domestic machine should have some mechanism to get thread wound around a bobbin. Practice this until you get it correct—the thread must be neatly and evenly machine-wound around a bobbin. In other words, winding it by hand is not adequate, as it would create inconsistencies and slack that would give you problems during the sewing process. Correctly insert your needle. Domestic sewing machine needles will have a flat surface on on...