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YouTube Videos from Baby Lock

When you are just getting started, these are the most important things you want to learn - threading your machine, winding and loading your bobbin, selecting your stitch, managing tensions and changing your presser feet. Check out these YouTube videos from Baby Lock to get you started:


Once you have mastered the basics, check out these videos to learn additional sewing techniques on your Baby Lock Zest:

Working with Buttons


Crafting Techniques


Quilting Techniques


Learning in the Classroom

Now that you know the basics of your machine, it's time to get stitching! Projects led by an instructor with a group can help you continue to learn how to get the most out of your new sewing machine. Here are classes we recommend to help you get started on your sewing journey:

  • Intro to Sewing 
    Learn the basics about using a sewing machine from threading, supplies, seams, and sewing straight lines. This class builds a foundation that will take your sewing where ever you want to go!

  • Intro to Sewing 2.0
    Are you looking for beginner projects to complete using your new sewing skills? This class will focus on sewing projects designed for sewists with less than 5 hrs of experience on a sewing machine.  

  • Intro to Quilting, Level 1
    This two class series covers all the essentials of quilting from fabric selection, rotary cutting, and piecing.  Create a small quilt top perfectly sized for a play quilt, baby gift or wall hanging. 

  • Intro to Garment Sewing
    Learn the basics of garment sewing from taking size measurements, garment sewing tools and materials, and how to read a garment patterns to give you the confidence and skills to start sewing garments!

Baby Lock Zest

The Baby Lock Zest is available for purchase online from our website. You can select curbside pickup or shipping.

Baby Lock Zest FAQs

Can you free motion quilt with the Zest?
Yes! You will need to use the darning plate to cover the feed dogs.

Projects on the Baby Lock Zest

Creating with your new machine is the best way to learn more about it! Here are some projects that Baby Lock has created to help you get started:

Have a question?

If you purchased your Baby Lock Zest from our store, you have full access to free operator lessons both in-store and online. To request help, please contact us.