Sewing Machine Vocabulary

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Sewing Machine Vocabulary

  1. 1. Sewing Machine Vocabulary Miss Tracy
  2. 2. Bobbin <ul><li>Round metal spool that holds the bottom thread in place. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Bobbin Case <ul><li>Holds bobbin and regulates bottom thread tension as stitches are formed. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Bobbin Winder <ul><li>Allows you to fill a bobbin automatically </li></ul>
  5. 5. Face Plate <ul><li>Protects pressure dial and may contain upper thread chart. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Feed Dogs <ul><li>Moves fabric under the presser foot as stitches are formed. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Hand Wheel <ul><li>Controls up and down motion of the thread take-up lever, thread, and needle. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Needle Clamp <ul><li>Holds needle in position. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Presser Foot <ul><li>Holds fabric in place. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Presser Foot Lifter <ul><li>Raises and lowers the presser foot. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Reverse Control <ul><li>Permits machine to stitch backwards. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Slide/Lift Plate <ul><li>Covers bobbin case </li></ul>
  13. 13. Spool Pins <ul><li>Holds upper thread </li></ul>
  14. 14. Stitch Length Regulator <ul><li>Sets length of the stitches </li></ul>
  15. 15. Stitch Width Control <ul><li>Sets width of the stitches </li></ul>
  16. 16. Tension Control <ul><li>Regulates pressure on the threads. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Thread Take-up lever <ul><li>Controls the thread as it flows through the needle. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Throat Plate <ul><li>Provides a smooth surface for sewing and provides stitching guidelines. </li></ul>

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