You asked: Should the presser foot be down when you sew?

Should the presser foot be up or down when not in use?

Basic Tips for All

Always be sure your presser foot is in the DOWN position before sewing. Sewing with the presser foot in the up position will cause your thread to tangle and your bobbin to jam. Change needles regularly (after every 6 – 8 hours of use) as dull/weak needles can cause damage to your machine and fabric.

On what part of the sewing machine are the guidelines for stitching marked?

The needle plate is the flat, metal plate under the needle that covers the bobbin. When you’re making stitches, the needle goes down through the needle plate. The needle plate has marks that act as seam guides. These allow you to gauge how far your stitches are from the edge of your fabric.

What part of a sewing machine moves the fabric under the presser foot?

3.01 SEWING MACHINE PARTS

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moves the fabric under the presser foot, adevancing the fabric one stitch at a time feed dogs (of feeds)
holds the bottom thread bobbin
holds spool of thread spool pin
holds the fabric against the feed dogs as you stitch presser foot
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Which part of the sewing machine moves the fabric while sewing?

Bobbin spindle- holds the bobbin while it winds. Bobbin winder tension- provides tension on the thread when the bobbin winds. Feed dog– moves the fabric along as you sew.

What moves the presser foot?

Parts of the Sewing Machin

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Bobbin Winder Used to wind thread onto bobbin
Feed dog Teeth that move the fabric under the presser foot, advancing one stitch at a time
Foot Control, Regulates the starting, running, and stopping of the machine by the amount of pressure applied to the control

Is it OK to lay a sewing machine on its side?

You can store the machine on its side of stood up, either way it doesn’t hurt your sewing machine.

Can I keep my sewing machine in the garage?

Avoid storing your machine in the garage

Unless the garage is climate controlled. If this is the case, be sure to use a hard cover that will discourage moisture, dust and curious critters from getting into it.