What is the function of the needle bar?
NEEDLE BAR: This is a steel rod that holds the needle at the lower end. Needle is fixed by means of a clamp. Its main function is to give the needle the required motion.
How are needles sized?
The gauge (abbreviated as “G”) of a needle refers to the size of the hole in the needle. The higher the gauge, the smaller the hole. Needles come in various gauges and lengths. The length of a needle is listed after the gauge number.
What controls the length of the stitch?
The length of the stitching is determined by moving the fabric under the needle by hand.
What do you call the part of the machine that controls the length of the stitches?
If you need access to the bobbin, you open the slide plate. Spool Pin (or Spool Holder). A spindle on top of your sewing machine that holds a spool of thread. Stitch Length Selector (or Stitch Length Regulator). Allows you to choose how long your stitches will be.
Is my sewing machine needle too long?
The overall length of the needle.
If the needle length is too long, the point of the needle may still be in the fabric when the feed dogs begin moving the fabric. This can cause missed stitches, puckering and needle damage. A longer needle may also hit a part of the machine on its downward stroke.