How a Sewing Machine Works
Learn how works a sewing machine. These knowing will be help you correct use the sewing machine and even fix it in some cases.
Learn how works your sewing machine. Knowledge of working a sewing machine helps you not only to sew correctly but and save money on repairs.
There are several types of sewing machines having different device of shuttle hook system. Here is home model of the zigzag sewing machine that has the vertical oscillating shuttle hook system.
For different types of fabrics is needed adjust the height of the feed dog teeth. This is done using this handle (for this model of sewing machine).
In the bottom of the sewing machine are metal parts that must be lubricated.
The metal gears should be lubricated with a special grease.
This is the driver of vertical oscillating shuttle hook.
The flat spring of driver must have the gap size about 1 - 1.5 mm.
The surface of the shuttle must be perfectly smooth and not have any dents or rust areas.
The tip of the shuttle hook should be sharp.
The tip of the shuttle hook should pass above the eye of the needle by 1.5 - 2 mm, as shown on photo.
At the same time the tip of the shuttle hook should pass along the needle, as close as possible - 0.15 mm.
To approach or move away the tip of the hook from the needle you need to loosen these two screws. Then you can rotate the shuttle assemble along its axis.
Note: Other models of sewing machines can have another way of adjusting this clearance.
Remove all covers from sewing machine. Oil all mechanisms under covers. After oiling the sewing machine it will be works quietly and gently.
The block of the zigzag stitch formation.
Remove the front cover and oil all joints and mechanisms.
The screw (P) presses needle bar. The screw (T) clamps the thread tensions assemble.
Any thread tension assembly must have such wire hook.
The reverse lever and knob of selection the length stitch.
Screw for fixing the electric motor to the body a sewing machine.
The belt tension of the electric motor can be controlled in two ways. Using this screw that holds the electric motor to the body a sewing machine. The belt tension can be controlled using these two screws also.
Here is the foot control of sewing machine.
Repair it yourself is not allowed. But if you're wondering how works not only sewing machine but and the foot control pedal you can read in another articles.
English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes and help correct them.
E-mail for sending is on the contact page.
Related Tutorials and Tips:
Tips for Choosing a Sewing Machine
How to choose your first sewing machine? A few key features of sewing machines you need to know necessarily.
How To Sew Four Step Buttonhole
All modern sewing machines come with the ability to do the buttonholes. In this tutorial you learn how to do four-step buttonhole.
Vertical Rotary Shuttle Hook System
Sewing machines (middle and upper classes) have the rotary vertical or horizontal hook systems. Here you can read how works vertical rotary hook and tips for repair it.
Bobbin and Top Thread Problems
If your sewing machine keeps breaking top or bobbins thread this tutorial helps you troubleshoot these problems.
How Does The Home Sewing Machine Inside
Do you want look inner parts of the sewing machine? In this post you can see how to works this mechanism and all its inner parts.
How to Cut the Bottom of Jeans
This tutorial has steps for restoring the bottom edge of your old jeans. In this post you will learn two ways how to cut bottom of jeans at home.
20 Sewing Tips and Tricks for Beginners
Want to learn the secrets of professional tailor? In this case you need to read this post containing 20 sewing tips and tricks for beginners.
What's inside Sewing Electric Motor and Repair Tips
Look what is inside the sewing electric motor. These photos help you understand how to clean and fix an electric motor of home sewing machine.