What is a stitch plate on a sewing machine?

What is the purpose of a needle plate?

The needle plate is located under the sewing machine’s needle and presser foot and features holes that allow the needle to pass through as it stitches.

What happens when there is a problem with the throat plate?

If your throat plate has been nicked by you sewing over a pin it will snag the bobbin thread and cause tension problems. Your sewing may look all uneven and certain sections may look caught and looped.

What is looped stitch?

: a needlework stitch (as chainstitch or lazy daisy stitch) having one or more loops as part of the design and method of working.

On which part of the sewing machine do you place the spool of thread?

Place your spool of thread on the top of the sewing machine, on the spool pin. The spool should be turned so that the thread will be released counter-clockwise. Check the top of your machine for a diagram before you place your thread spool.

Where is the 1/4 seam allowance on a sewing machine?

Accurate 1/4″ Seam Allowances are achieved with the Quarter Inch Foot because the distance from center needle opening to the right hand edge of the needle, is a 1/4″. Singer Sewing Machine is set to straight stitch, center the needle position.

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What should my stitch length be?

What stitch length should I use?

What is the best stitch for: Suggested Stitch Length (mm) Stitches Per Inch
Standard Stitch Length 2.5 – 3.0 8 – 10
Basting stitch 5.0 – 7.0 4 – 5
Stay-stitching 1.5 – 2.0 12 – 8
Top-stitching – light/medium weight 3.0 – 3.5 7 – 8