Part 3 – Getting To Know Your Machine (2)
- This is used to guide the thread and will move up and down as you sew and connects with the bobbin.
Upper Thread Tension Dial
- This is used to adjust the amount of tension of the upper thread. If the top stitches seem to be too tight, lower the tension. If the top stitches are too loose, tighten the tension. The manufacturer usually marks this dial with a line that indicates the normal range (between 4, 5, and 6). The numbers usually go up to 9. Start with the tension within the normal range and adjust accordingly.
Upper Thread Guide
- These are the guides that the thread feeds through. Some machines have marks that you can follow along when threading the machine.
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My mother used to make our clothes when we were little. I would help her thread the sewing machine needle. That was the beginning of my love for sewing. I have many memories of my mother and the projects that we created. Here's to you creating many sewing projects and some beautiful memories of your own.
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