You asked: What part of the sewing machine holds the fabric down?

What holds fabric down while sewing?

Presser foot– holds fabric in place while you sew. Presser foot lever-lifts and lowers the presser foot. Reverse control lever -allows the machine to stitch backward.

What part of the sewing machine pulls the fabric through?

Needle: A needle pushes the thread through the fabric to form a stitch. Feed dog: The “teeth” directly under the presser foot that pull the fabric forward while sewing.

What part of the sewing machine moves up and down?

Thread Take-up Lever

This lever which is fitted to the body of the arm moves your thread up and down as you sew. It feeds the thread to the needle. The thread goes through this lever when you thread your sewing machine.

What controls the sewing machine?

Hand wheel controls the movement of the take up lever and needle; can be controlled by power or by hand; should ALWAYS be turned toward you.

Which type of light is best for sewing?

This is the most invaluable decision one can make wherever color is critical. A high Kelvin/daylight color temperature of 5000K-6500K with a CRI rating of at least 90-95 or higher is the best lighting you can have for nearly all sewing rooms and quilt shops that use color as an important factor in their work space.

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What lowers and raises the presser foot?

vocabulary

Question Answer
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

What is the lower part of the machine that removes the belt from the wheel?

Belt Shifter removes the belt from the wheel.

Which part of the sewing machine that regulates the tightness and looseness of stitches?

Sewing Machine Parts

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Stitch Width Dial Controls the width of zigzag stitching
Thread Needle Plate Has guidelines to keep seams straight and even
Needle Thread Tension Dial Controls the tightness and looseness of thread (leave alone).
Thread Cutter Is on the back of the sewing machine to trim threads

What are two important things to remember when you pivot during sewing?

Important: Always leave the needle in the fabric and raise the presser foot BEFORE pivoting the fabric. Then remember to lower the presser foot before you continue sewing. After pivoting, lower the presser foot and keep sewing.