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Parts of a Sewing Machine

Knowing what the parts of a sewing machine are called and what those parts do will help you communicate a sewing machine issue... and may even solve the problem once you know what each part of the sewing machine does to form stitches.

Belts - Parts of a Sewing Machine
Sewing Machine belts are not as common today as they were in the past. Find information about sewing machine belts here.

Bobbin - Parts of a Sewing Machine
Learn about a sewing machine bobbin here.

Bobbin Case - Parts of a Sewing Machine
Find information about sewing machine bobbin cases here.

Bobbin Winder - Parts of a Sewing Machine
Find a full description and photo's of a sewing machine bobbin winder and information on how a bobbin winder works here.

Foot Pedal - Parts of a Sewing Machine
The foot pedal of a sewing machine comes in different shapes and forms. Find information about sewing machine foot pedals here.

Hand Wheel - Parts of a Sewing Machine
Learn why the hand wheel is on a sewing machine and what it does here.

Light - Parts of a Sewing Machine
The sewing machine light is important. Find more information here.

Motor - Parts of a Sewing Machine
A sewing machine motor may be hidden or may be visible. Learn about sewing machine motors here.

Power Cords - Parts of a Sewing Machine
Sewing machine power cords come in a variety of shapes and connect in various ways to the sewing machine. Find more information here.

Presser Foot - Parts of a Sewing Machine
The presser foot is a part of your sewing machine that can be changed and can make a job easy. Find out about sewing machine presser feet here.

Presser Foot Lever - Parts of a Sewing Machine
The sewing machine presser foot lever does more than lift the presser foot. Find information about a sewing machine presser foot lever here.

Pressure Adjustment - Parts of a Sewing Machine
This adjustment is on almost all sewing machines and most people never touch it. When problems arise, it just may be the solution. Find information here.

Slide Plate - Parts of a Sewing Machine
The slide plate on a sewing machine protects the bobbin area and gives access to the bobbin. Find information about a sewing machine slide plate here.

Spool Holders - Parts of a Sewing Machine
There is more than one way to hold the spool of thread on your sewing machine. Learn about the options here.

Stitch Length - Parts of a Sewing Machine
The stitch length adjustment on a sewing machine is more than just lengthening and shortening the stitch. Find information about sewing machine stitch length here.

Stitch Width & Needle Position Adjustments - Parts of a Sewing Machine
Any sewing machine that has zigzag stitch cpability has a stitch width adjustment and that adjustment can be used for needle position adjustments. Find the information you need here.

Take-Up Lever - Parts of a Sewing Machine
Sewing machines have many parts and all of them serve a purpose. Find out about the sewing machine take-up lever and what you need to know here.

Thread Cutter - Parts of a Sewing Machine
A thread cutter is built into most sewing machines. Find out about sewing machine thread cutters here.

Tension Disks - Parts of a Sewing Machine
Sewing machine tension disks are vital to a properly formed stitch. They can be adjusted but keeping them clean also plays a vital role. Find information here.

Throat Plate and Feed Dog - Parts of a Sewing Machine
Anyone who has looked at a sewing machine has seen these parts but do you know what they do and why they are important. Find the information here.

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