Ways to Use an Electric Sewing Machine
We have discussed the process chronologically in the following discussion. So, let’s have a look at them:
Get Idea about Various Parts of a Sewing Machine
First of all, you will have to find out the power switch. It is the most important step in the process. If you fail to find out the switch, it will not be possible even to start the machine. It is located is different places based on the type of device. But in most of the cases, you will find it on the right side of the machine’s body.
Spool Pin Identification
The following step will be to find out the spool pin. A lot of people find it difficult to find out the spool pin because it is a small plastic or metal pin. It sticks to the top of the sewing machine. The spool pin will hold the spool of thread. You may experience it difficult to locate it at the beginning, but once you find it out, it will be easier to find it out and use the next time.
It is a geometric metal piece. It sticks to the top of the sewing machine. You will find it on the left side. It directs the thread from the spool to the bobbin winder. It is very necessary to learn about the thread guide because the thread will not work if you misplace it. You should learn about how to place the thread on the sewing machine.
Find out the Bobbin Winder
To the right side of the spool pin and on top of the machine you will find another smaller plastic or metal pin. It is located next to a little horizontal wheel. You will find out a bobbin winder and a bobbin winder stopper. They work in coordination to winding the thread onto the bobbin before starting sewing.
Stitch Adjustment Button
The adjustment buttons are located in different places in different machines. But they are very easy to find out as they are the regulators in a fan or light. You will see an adjustable wheel with numbers. With the wheel or button, one can easily set the type of stitch he or she wants.
You can set the length and the type of stitch as well. It is also simple to set the direction of the stitch either forward or reverse. To be able to understand the functions of each button, you will have to see the manual provided with the machine. If you still find difficulties to adjust the buttons, you should take professional help.
Thread Take-up Lever
To thread your machine, you have to coil the thread from the spool on top through the thread guide and around the take-up lever. The take-up lever is located on the front side of the machine. You will see arrows and numbers encrypted next to it which will direct you the way in which to thread the sewing machine.
Near to the lever (Take-up), you will find a small numbered wheel which is called the tension dial. It is crucial to control the tension of the thread as you sew. The tension dial is responsible for the control of the tension of the thread. Without this mechanism, the needle will be pulled to the right. If the tension becomes too loose, the thread will loop on the bottom of the fabric.
Needle Clam Screw
It is also a metal piece on the sewing machine. You will be able to locate it just above the needle. It holds the needle which the sewing of the clothes is performed. It is very much similar to a large nail. It sticks out to the right side of the needle.
With the screw, you will have to tighten the needle carefully so that the needle does not stay loose. Otherwise, it will be difficult to perform perfect sewing. It is better to tighten the needle so that it does not move left or right while sewing. If the needle screw is not set correctly, it may break the needle at the time of operation.
It is a small metal located below the needle clamp screw. It looks like a little ski. When the process starts, it keeps the fabric in places and guides the fabric through the right channels through the sewing machine. So, it will help you to handle the fabric at the time of sewing. You will not get this feature in the manual sewing machines.
Presser Foot Lever
The sewing machine operator must learn to find out the foot press lever. He or she must practice rising and lower the presser foot. The operator will have to move it all the way down or up. It is a lever on the right or left of the needle assembly.
Look for the Needle Plate
The needle plate is usually made of silver. It is located just below the needle. The machine operator will be able to locate it just below the needle. Here, you will have to put your fabric for sewing.
So, it is very easy to use an electric sewing machine, if you have proper knowledge regarding the steps involved in the process. The more you practice sewing, the more skilled you will become gradually.