Hey everyone! Sorry about such a delay, I have a lot going on. Today's lesson is about learning your machine. Every machine is different but many share the same characteristics. If you have a new-fangled, fancy one, please refer to your manual as I have never used programmables or anything. The machine in the pictures is a 1978 Singer Stylist. 1) Stitch-length 2) Needle-placement 3) Stitch width 4) Pattern selector 5) Wheel 6) Thread 7) Bobbin wind 8) Foot 9) Measurement/Ruler #1) The smaller the number, the longer your stitch (yeah it's counterintuitive). "FINE" is the smallest you can go and will stitch lines that almost look like dots instead of dashes. "0" will not feed the fabric...it is basically sewing in place (this is used for some techniques like appliques and such) #2, #3, #4) The needle placement has three options. left center or right. It's pretty self explanatory. Move the adjustment and watch the needle move. Center is appropriate for most simple projects. Right placement is good for getting your stitch very close to the edge. Stitch width is obviously how wide your stitch will be. straight versus zigzag. Let's not worry about pattern selector..keep it where I keep mine for now. #5) You turn the wheel to fine tune at the end if your sewing (so you don't go too fast with the pedal). OR it's great to get the needle out of the fabric if you stopped in a position where it is in the fabric.