Allows you to choose the specific stitch you want to use for your project. Different projects will require different stitches. You can also use the stitch selector to select one of the decorative stitches built into your sewing machine.
What are the two dials on a sewing machine for?
For example, a lot of machines also have a dial that adjusts the pressure of the presser foot. This can be useful to help accommodate different thicknesses and types of fabric. Another common feature is the ability to switch the needle position from left to right.
What do the knobs on my sewing machine do?
But, really, it’s used to start and stop automatic sewing, like machine embroidery and automatic buttonholes. Stitch Selection Dial: Some machines have a very basic knob that turns to select the stitch, while others have multiple buttons or are completely computerized on a touch screen.
What is stitch length function?
Stitch length is basically how long each stitch is sewn by your sewing machine. Changing the stitch length adjusts the feed dogs, which controls how much fabric is pulled through with each stitch. For a shorter length, less fabric is pulled through.
What raises and lowers the presser foot?
|Lifts and lowers the presser foot||Presser Foot Lifter|
|Carries the thread and pierces the fabric||Needle|
|Holds the needle in place||Needle Clamp|
|Reverse sewing in order to secure stitches at end of seam||Reverse Button|
Which type of light is best for sewing?
Natural daylight offers one of the best sources of light in a room. Make sure to keep direct sunlight away from your sewing machine and supplies as the ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can damage fabric, threads, and even your machine over time.
What number should the tension be on a sewing machine?
As the bobbin thread tension is factory-set and wouldn’t usually be adjusted for normal sewing. So we’ll be talking only about the top thread tension since that’s where you’d usually make the adjustments. The dial settings run from 0 to 9, so 4.5 is generally the ‘default’ position for normal straight-stitch sewing.
Why is the stitching loose underneath?
Another reason you may experience loose stitches is that the thread tension may be low and may not be tight enough to hold these threads tighter to the fabric. When you experience loose thread, you should readjust your tension to see if it is close enough to stop the loose stitches.
How do you adjust bobbin tension?
To tighten your bobbin tension, turn the tiny screw on the bobbin case a smidgen clockwise. To loosen bobbin tension, turn the screw counterclockwise. A quarter turn or less is a good place to start.
What is a normal stitch length?
The average stitch length is 2.5mm. This is the typical setting on newer sewing machines. Older machines usually give you a range of about 4 to 60 which tells you how many stitches per inch; the equivalent of 2.5mm is about 10-12 stitches per inch. The smaller the stitch length number, the smaller the stitch.
What is stitch per inch?
A sewing machine sewing at 5,000 SPM at 14 SPI will sew 9.9 yards of seam per minute. More stitches per inch will also consume for thread per inch of seam. This will contribute to higher seam strength and more elastic seams, but will also increase the consumption of thread required to sew the garment.
What is the function of stitch length regulator?
A stitch regulator is a tiny computer attached to a sewing machine that constantly adjusts the machine’s stitch speed to accommodate the speed of the fabric during free-motion stitching. This ensures balanced, equal-length stitches.
What machines can stitch backwards?
Reverse control lever -allows the machine to stitch backward.