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Bobbin Case Location On a sewing machine

by: Kelsi Watts - The bobbin case on a sewing machine is typically located inside the sewing machine, near the bottom of the machine.

The exact location of the bobbin case can vary depending on the specific model and brand of sewing machine, but it is typically located inside the main body of the machine, below the needle and presser foot.

To access the bobbin case on a sewing machine, you will typically need to remove the sewing machine cover or face-plate to expose the bobbin area. This can usually be done by loosening a few screws or pressing a release button, depending on the specific model of sewing machine.

Once the cover or face-plate is removed, you should be able to see the bobbin case and the bobbin winding mechanism.

To insert the bobbin into the bobbin case, you will need to follow the specific instructions for your sewing machine, as the process can vary depending on the model and brand of the machine.

In general, however, you will need to hold the bobbin by the side of the case and insert the bobbin into the case so that the thread winds in a clockwise direction. Once the bobbin is in place, you will need to engage the bobbin winding mechanism and wind the thread onto the bobbin.


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Cause of fabric movement in a sewing machine

The needle plate, a metal plate located under the needle, moves fabric forward during sewing. The needle plate works best with an optional presser foot engaged above the fabric while sewing because the needle plate and presser foot then work in tandem at the same speed.

Basic sewing machine parts to know (All 5)

There are five basic common components in every home sewing machine that you should know how to use. These five allow for user input while typical other parts, such as the motor and casing, do not.

The five basic parts to learn about are the bobbin(incl bobbin housing), the presser foot(and foot dogs), the needle, the throat plat(sometimes called the needle plate) and the electronic controls(electrical switches on older models).

Differences in sewing machines - for your consideration

Sewing machines are not all the same, they don't all have the same parts inside. Some sewing machines quilt better than others, some sew fine fabrics better and others are more suited to automated industrial use.

For best results make sure you understand the differences, strengths and weaknesses of a sewing machine before you rent or buy it.

Bobbin case location on a sewing machine

Sewing machines advance society and trade

Sewing machines revolutionized the garment industry by significantly increasing production capacity. The benefits to society and to trade were immediately noticeable as production of clothes increased and new design options became more widely available.

They continue to allow the home tailor to save money and in many cases generate a viable income.

Difference between a computerized and a regular sewing machine

A computerized sewing machine is programmable for repetitive tasks and a regular sewing machine is not. Computerized machines typically have more options and settings to fine tune results.

Mechanical machines, on the other hand, require manual user input to perform the same tasks. Many digital machines don't even require a foot pedal to control speed.

The sewing machine belt shifter - what it does

A sewing machine's belt shifter is located on the lower part of the sewing machine and its function is to help remove the drive belt. Not all models have a drive belt, or a belt shifter, but for sewing machine models with a belt drive the shifter is needed for belt adjustment and removal.

Different types of home sewing machines

Overlocking or serger machines. Mechanical treadle sewing machines. Electronic mechanical sewing machines. Mini and portable machines. Computerized or automated machines. Embroidery machines. Quilting machines and overlocking Machines.

Avoid sewing over pins in your fabric (injury risk)

Sure, sewing over pins in your fabric is faster and more secure than removing them first, but, it's dangerous. Sewing over pins in your fabric is not recommended because your sewing machine needle could jam against them causing damage and, possibly, injury. Stay safe by removing pins before they pass under the needle.

What to do with the bobbin when done sewing

Unless you plan to continue with the same sewing project at a later time it's best to clean up your workspace when done for the day. You can leave the bobbin in the machine for next time but, my personal preference, is to place it on the bobbin winder. Odds are you'll be needing a different color of thread for the next project.

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