Parts of a Sewing Machine 2017-07-04T18:18:00+00:00

Parts of a Sewing Machine

The controls and their functions may vary from model to model,
but you will find these basic parts of a sewing machine on any machine.

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1- Bobbin winder This winds the thread onto the bobbin from a spool of thread.

2- Spool pin This holds a spool of thread.

3- Thread guide This is used for threading the machine as well as winding thread onto the bobbin.

4- Thread take-up lever

5- Hole for extra spool pin This holds a second spool of thread when using a twin needle.

6- Upper tension control dial

7- Thread cutter

8- Needle threader (on certain models)

9- Drop-in bobbin (on certain models)

10- Flat bed attachment with accessory compartment When this is off it creates a “Free Arm”

11- Presser foot

12- Reverse sewing lever Use this lever to stitch in the reverse direction.

13- Buttonhole fine-adjustment screw

14- Pattern selector dial

15- The Hand Wheel Use this to manually raise and lower the needle.

16- Air vent

17- Main power and sewing light switch

18- Foot pedal socket Plug in the foot controller into the machine for power.

19- Presser foot lever Use to lower and raise the presser foot.

20- Handle for carrying

21- Foot Pedal

Example of what a Presser Foot looks like.
Example of what a Drop-in Bobbin System looks like.
Example of what Metal Bobbins look like.
Example of what a Free Arm Sewing Machine looks like.

Parts of a Sewing Machine
& Sewing Machine Accessories

Let’s take a look at some of the different
sewing machine parts and accessories you might need.

Sewing Machine Parts

  • needle plates
  • bobbin winder
  • bobbin case
  • power supply cords
  • foot control pedals
  • light bulbs
  • tension screws

Sewing Machine Accessories

  • bobbins
  • needles
  • soft tote bag
  • hard carrying case
  • special presser feet
  • thread
  • extension tables

Where can you find sewing machine parts and accessories?

You can either go to your local brick and mortar store or you will find them online.

To find Brother Sewing Machine Parts & Accessories online, click here.
To find Janome Sewing Machine Parts & Accessories online, click here.
To find Singer Sewing Machine Parts & Accessories online, click here.