Do you thread a needle left to right?
Hold the thread to the left of the needle. Draw the thread down around the threader guide (or prong) with some tension and bring it from left to right in front of the needle.
Do all sewing machine needles have a flat side?
The main parts of the needle are the shank, groove, eye and point. Shank: The shank is the top part of the needle that fits up into the needle clamp of the sewing machine. The front side of the shank is rounded, and the back side is flat. The flat side of the needle always goes toward the back of the machine.
What is a flat shank needle?
Household needles have a flat shank, while commercial and industrial needles have round, threaded, notched or other special shanks. Shanks allow perfect positioning of the needle in the sewing machine. The sloping area transitioning between the shank and blade.
What particular sewing machine part holds the needle in place?
Needle clamp-holds the needle in place.