How To Set Up A Shark Euro Pro Sewing Machine

Prepare the Machine

The first step of setting up a Shark Euro Pro sewing machine is to make sure you have the required materials and tools available. Gather the sewing machine, power cord, foot control, needle, thread, manual and any other materials that may be supplied with the machine. Take each piece out of the machine box and lay them on the table.

Next, install the needle and foot control into the machine. Install the needle by threading the needle and tightening it securely into the arm of the machine. Then, install the foot control by plugging it into the corresponding outlet in the machine.

Once the needle and foot control is installed, plug the power cord into the machine and then into a wall outlet. Now your sewing machine is ready to be used.

Choose Proper Sews and Settings

Now that the machine is installed, you need to select the desired sew, adjust the machine settings, and wind the bobbin. Start by deciding which sewing pattern you would like to use. The Shark Euro Pro Sewing Machine has a large variety of patterns, including basic straight, zigzag, and blind stitch. Determine which one is best suited for the project, and adjust the stitch settings accordingly.

Adjust the settings based on preferences. Depending on the machine and type of fabric you are using, the settings may vary. Use the manual to help you adjust the settings to ensure that the fabric is properly sewed.

Once the stitches and settings are properly set, thread the sewing machine and bobbin. Make sure Bobbin is placed in the spool pin securely, and be sure to thread the needle correctly. Proper threading will ensure that you are using the correct amount of thread for the project.

Start Sewing

Now that everything is properly prepared and the machine settings are configured, you can begin stitching. Attach the foot of the machine before you start sewing, to ensure that the fabric will be properly sewed. Select the desired stitch pattern and lower the presser foot. Now, you are ready to start sewing.

Start sewing and carefully guide the fabric under the presser foot. Keep an eye on the fabric to ensure that the stitches look even, and that they are properly sewn. You may have to readjust the settings or adjust the stitch pattern depending on the fabric in use. Do not sew too fast, as this can cause the stitches to look sloppy and uneven. Take your time, and enjoy the process.

Change Needles and Thread

Once you are done sewing, it is important to change the needle and thread. This will ensure that the stitches look uniform and professional. Switch the needle by unscrewing it from the arm of the machine. It is recommended to switch the needle every 8-10 hours of sewing. Then, replace the thread with a new one, as this will make sure the fabric does not tear easily.

Now that you have changed the needle and thread, you can start the process again. With each use, you will become more familiar with the machine and its features. You will begin to understand how to properly adjust the settings and choose the right stitch pattern for the fabric.


If you encounter any problems while sewing, the first step is to reference the manual. Most sewing machine problems can be solved simply by referring to the manual. This could include issues such as the thread not pulling properly, the needle breaking, or the machine not functioning properly.

If all other solutions fail, it is time to call a technician. Make sure to have the make and model of the machine handy as this will be necessary for the technician. This step should only be taken if you have exhausted all other alternatives.


Cleaning the machine is an important process for both maintaining the machine in good condition and for eliminating dust and dirt from the machine’s interior – which can cause the machine to malfunction. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet prior to cleaning the machine. Use a soft duster and gently clean the exterior of the machine – being careful not to damage the components or interfere with the overlapping layers of fabric.

If necessary, you can use a damp cloth to wipe clean the machine, taking particular care not to damage the machine or allow moisture to enter the inner parts. Keep in mind that if the machine gets too wet, the inner parts may corrode or the motor may short circuit. Always let the machine dry before powering it back on.

Storage and Maintenance

If you plan on not using your sewing machine for a prolonged period of time, you should ensure that it is stored properly. After you have unplugged the power cord, wrap the machine in a protective layer of cloth or cardboard and store it away from extreme temperatures, dust, and moisture. Ideally, the machine should be stored in the sewing machine box it came in. This will make it easier to carry if you are travelling with it.

Regular maintenance is also important for keeping your sewing machine in good condition. If the machine is used regularly, it is recommended to get it serviced once a year. This will keep it free of dust and oiled, which is important for smooth functioning. It also helps to extend the life of the machine, so it can be used for a longer period of time.

Tension Settings

Correct tension settings are key for creating even and professional stitches. Tension settings depend on what type of stitch you are using, as well as on the type of fabric you are using. Adjusting tensions settings on the Shark Euro Pro Sewing Machine is easy – simply use the tension adjuster on the front of the machine to adjust the tensions accordingly.

If you are unsure of what the tension settings should be, the manual will provide detailed instructions. You can also use the trial and error method – start by adjusting the tension settings to a certain level and then adjust them according to the stitches. This will help you figure out the best tension levels for the particular sewing pattern or fabric you are using.

Troubleshooting Issues

If you come across any issues while using the Shark Euro Pro Sewing Machine, the first step is to refer to the manual. The manual will provide detailed instructions on how to troubleshoot the issue. If the issue still persists, it is time to seek technical help. Make sure to have the machine’s make and model handy, as this will be necessary for the technician.

Finally, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and recommendations for using and maintaining the Shark Euro Pro Sewing Machine. With regular use, proper setup, and regular maintenance, the machine can last for years. This will not only help you save money, but also enhance your experience of creating beautiful garments and quilts.

Geoffrey Kirby is an experienced author and sewist who has been creating sewn projects for over 20 years. He has a passion for teaching beginners and inspiring more advanced sewists both online and through his writings. Outside of writing about sewing, Geoffrey loves to explore new techniques and styles of sewing that incorporate upcycling fabric remnants into sweet items with personality.

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