What is the hook on my sewing machine?

What part of the sewing machine is the hook?

The hook race is a circular groove that runs around the bobbin case. This groove or track allows the hook to travel in a circular path around the bobbin when the machine is in operation. To access the hook race on a machine you will need to remove the bobbin case.

What is a horizontal hook on a sewing machine?

With a horizontal hook, the bobbin drops in from the top. This can be very convenient. However, the thread must make a 90 degree turn in the stitch formation process with a top loading (horizontal hook) that isn’t required with a vertical hook.

Can you use a sewing machine without a spool pin?

One of the most simple, yet critical, of these is the spool pin. Although they may vary in design and appearance from one machine to another, the modern sewing machine would not function without this small appendage.

What part of the sewing machine helps to keep stitching straight?

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regulates the length of the stitch stitch length control
located directly under the needle; usually has guidelines to help keep stitching straight needle or throat plate
turns on the light and the machine power switch, on-off switch
raises and lowers the presser foot presser foot lifter
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What raises and lowers the needle?

Flywheel (or Hand Wheel).

The flywheel allows you to manually lower and raise the sewing machine’s needle. When you’re setting up a project to start sewing it, you’ll lower the flywheel in order to lower the needle into the fabric.

What can I use instead of a spool pin?

One substitute already mention is craft foam. Actually, just about any firm foam should be usable as a substitute temporarily. All you have to do is cut it to size and then make sure there is a large enough, but not too large of a hole, for the spool pin to fit into.