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Sewing Machines 2

Sewing Machines 2

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Feed mechanisms Operating sewing machines needs a detailed knowledge of the mechanisms associated with this.

If not all, we need to be aware of the basic ones. We have seen that the fabric is passed through the needle bar while sewing. The fabric is called the feeding material and the process is called as feed. There are many types of feed mechanisms. We will discuss one by one. Drop Feed: It is slightly complicated. It involves withdrawing needle from the material in between and pushing up set of “dogs” through machine surface slots and then dragging again horizontally through the needle. After the horizontal movement is done the “dogs” are again pushed back below and the next round starts. Here, material doesn’t move when the needle in the material. This feed mechanism is widely used in household as well as industrial sewing machines. Needle Feed: Here the material moves when the needle is in the material. It is mainly used for industrial purposes and in two needle sewing machines. It is advantageous over drop feed as it allows set of materials and any kind of slippery materials also to move in any direction while the needle has the grip not to allow the materials to get slipped off. Manual Feed: The most common one and easiest one, used for basic sewing like repairing torn clothes, replacing broken buttons, and also for basic free hand embroidery. Stitch direction, length, width everything is controlled manually by moving the material accordingly. Other than basic feeding mechanisms Auxiliary puller feed mechanism is used for heavy duty factory sewing machines. This is automatic feeding technique that can hold heavy materials and with more powerful grip and moves in controlled way. So, all these are worth learning mechanisms that are very useful for sewing job.

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