Sewing machines have been an essential element of the world of fashion for generations, and are still the most important tool that we need to help us look and feel sensational. Whether you are an aspiring designer, or just keen to learn more, read on for everything you need to know about drawing a sewing machine, and the parts that you need to learn to make the most of this amazing tool.
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start with a black fineliner, and draw a small circle in the right half of your page. Add a curve to the top of this, creating a small crescent moon shape.
Draw a smaller circle inside the larger one.
Now, add a series of marks around the outside of the circle, including three straight lines, two straight lines and one straight line, a few zig-zag shapes, and small marks – this will be the dial of your sewing machine.
Add a small triangle to the left of the dial.
Now, add another circle below this, with a curve at the top, and add a “C” shape inside the left edge.
Add another triangle to the left of this.
Draw a long, thin curved rectangle shape below these circles, and add a long, thin strip to the top.
Now, repeat this shape to the left, and add another circle beside it. Draw a smaller circle inside the larger one, and connect this to the outside with a series of straight lines.
Now, add a small oval, a circle, and a “C” shape on its side above these shapes on the left. Add a curved shape in the center.
Connect the small oval to the circle with two curved lines…
Connect the “C” shape to the oval below with two straight, parallel lines…
Add another curved shape to the right, above the circles, and then add a small square below this.
Now, draw another curved shape to the left, and bring a long, thin rectangle up from this.
Next, add two short, parallel lines to the left of this, and join these at the top with a point.
Add a wide, oval shape to the left of this, and then add a small rectangle to the top of this.
Bring two lines down on either side and join these at the bottom with a curve. Add a black dot to either end of this bottom line.
Connect the shapes at the top with a horizontal line, and then curve this down and across the bottom, joining it to the circle at the bottom left.
Bring two curved lines across to the right, and join these at the end with an upward point.
Bring a curved corner up from the top of the circle, and then use a ruler to draw a horizontal line across. Add another curved corner, and then use the ruler to bring a line down towards the bottom of the page. Add a 45-degree angle, and then bring the line straight up.
Continue the line up to meet the bottom of the horizontal line, and then use the ruler to draw another horizontal line to the right.
Add a point to the right end of this line, and then bring a vertical line up, curve the corner, and take it across.
Now, add two short, horizontal lines to the back. Connect these at the back with a curved line, and then add another curved line to the left of this.
Add a series of horizontal lines all across this shape to form the wheel at the back.
Add a small, flat oval shape to the bottom of the left side.
Add a dot to the right end of this, and then add another “bump” to the end. Bring down two straight, parallel lines to the right of this, and connect them at the bottom.
Bring down a point, narrowing as you reach the bottom, and then add two diagonal lines, pointing towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page, joining these at the bottom with a curve.
Add a pointed shape behind this to create the presser foot.
Now, grab your ruler and draw a straight line across from the bottom left. At the end, add an angled line, and then add another one to the right of this, parallel with the first. Connect these at the end with a short, straight line, and then bring two lines down at the end of this. Add a short, diagonal line to the bottom right line.
Now, bring a line across on the right of the presser foot. Take a horizontal line across from this to the right. and then connect this to the bottom of the right-hand section. Add a parallel line below this, and connect them at the right end with a curved line.
Next, add a slightly angled rectangle shape to the bottom of the left-hand section.
Continue the bottom line across to the left, and add two small squares to this.
Add a long, thin line to the right of the presser foot…
And then bring a horizontal line across just below this.
Add a circle below this, and then add a long, thin shape inside this.
Add a “crescent moon” shape to the right of this, and fill this with three small circles.
Now, add a black mark to either side of the long shape.
Now, add another circle below the machine. Draw a small circle in the center of this, and then other small circles all around the edge.
Add a crescent moon to the top, and add small half-circles inside…
And then fill in the central circle with the black pen.
Now, grab a gray pen, and shade the bottom section of the machine, just below the presser foot.
Now, grab a blue pen, and shade the thread spool at the top of the machine, bringing a wavy line down from the bottom. Shade the holes in the spool at the bottom with the blue shade, and bring another wavy thread across to the right.
Use a yellow pen to shade the main body of the machine….
And then use a blue pen for the “C” in the bottom circle on the right.
Now, grab a black fineliner and a ruler, and draw a series of lines all around the machine, pointing to each part.
On the left, label the parts from bottom to top: “Bobbin compartment”, “Bobbin case”, “Feed dogs”, “Needle”, “Tension control”, “Thread guides”, “Take up lever” and “Pressure control”. Then, label the lines at the top, left to right: “Bobbin winder tension disc”, “Spool”, “Spool pin” and “Bobbin winder”. Then, the labels on the right, from top to bottom: “Bobbin winder”, “Stitch selector”, Hand wheel”, “Stitch length dial” and “reverse stitch lever”. Label the items in the middle – “Pressure foot lifter” and “pressure foot”, and then label the bobbin at the bottom.
And there we have it – everything you need to know about sewing machines – this is the ideal chance for you to let your creativity run wild, and develop a love for sewing!