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Parts of the Machine

Mrs. Michelle Prior

Spool Pin
Holds

the spool of thread and allows thread to feed evenly

Stitch Length Control


Controls

how long the stitch is

Stitch Width Control


Controls

stitch)

how wide the stitch is (zigzag

Handwheel
Rotates

counter clockwise as the needle moves up and down. It can be turned by hand ALWAYS turn it TOWARDS yourself

Bobbin Case
Located

under the stitch plate Holds the bobbin

Foot Pedal
The

pedal on the floor that makes the machine go Controls the speed of the machine NEVER pick up the pedal by the cord

Cover Plate
Door

to the bobbin. Keep shut while sewing to keep the lint out.

Stitch Plate
Covers

the bobbin case and had lines on it to help seam evenly

Needle
Helps

make a stitch through the fabric Put the FLAT to the BACK of the machine

Feed Dogs
Two

rows of parallel zigzag teeth directly under the presser foot. The feed dogs pull the fabric through the machine

Presser Foot
Holds

the fabric in place when sewing

Presser Foot Lifter


A

lever on the back of the machine that raises and lowers the presser foot

Needle Position Selector


Controls

how the needle is centered on the machine

Thread Take-up Lever


Pulls

the thread from the spool through the tension control. ALWAYS begin and end a row of stitching with the take-up lever at its highest point

Upper Thread Tension


Controls

thread

how much tension is on the